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9.9.2016 News

Welcome speech by Rector Jouko Niinimäki at the State visit of Norwegian royal couple

It is my pleasure to warmly welcome Your Majesties to the University of Oulu. This visit is a great honor for us.

9.9.2016 News

Joint Arctic agenda for the universities in the Northern Scandinavia

The University of Oulu and the University of Lapland from Finland, Luleå University of Technology from Sweden and UIT The Arctic University of Norway announced a joint Arctic agenda during the Arct

8.9.2016 News

Geopolymers are changing the world

Concrete can be substituted with geopolymers, which are manufactured from industry waste or side products. Geopolymers are also suitable for binding hazardous chemical waste, or, for example, as construction material for playgrounds.

8.9.2016 News

Tuudo replaces mobile app Aapo

Aapo, app widely used by students, will be replaced by a new mobile app Tuudo.

5.9.2016 News

INTERACT – The Success Story Continues

The International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic (INTERACT) was recently granted 10 M€ from the EU H2020 framework programme.

31.8.2016 News

Norwegian royal couple to visit the University of Oulu

King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway will visit the University of Oulu on Thursday 8 September.

30.8.2016 News

High expertise more important for appeal than before

According to Rector Jouko Niinimäki, the 58th Academic Year of the University of Oulu is starting with quite a positive outlook.

25.8.2016 News

Construction work for Mining research centre begins

Construction work has begun for the Oulu Mining School (OMS) research centre. When the new facilities are finished, there will be an internationally top-class mining research centre in Oulu, encompassing research and special teaching premises for geosciences, geophysics, mining technology, and concentration technology.

19.8.2016 News

Children learn quantifiers in the same order across languages

Children acquire words that denote quantity, such as 'some' and 'all', in the same order across many different languages.

17.8.2016 News

Future Factory gives new students an active start for their studies

The 58th Academic Year of the University of Oulu will be opened in August with a series of events.

1.7.2016 News

Academic Year 2016–2017 Opening Events

GET-TOGETHER! – Academic Year’s Opening for students at Rotuaari on Mon 22 August at 14:00–16:00

20.6.2016 News

Millennium-award winning Frances Arnold visited Oulu for the EMBO conference

Biochemical engineer and Millennium-award winner Frances Arnold visited Oulu for the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) conference 12­–15 June.

17.6.2016 News

Disabled coalminers fuelled the Industrial Revolution

Disabled people helped make the industrial revolution. So says a groundbreaking new study of British coalmining in the nineteenth century.

17.6.2016 News

Human organs cell by cell from a laboratory

In the future, our own cells can be used for growing tissue and perhaps even whole organs to replace damaged ones.

16.6.2016 News

The Board of the University of Oulu decided on degree program renewal and tuition fees

The Board of the University of Oulu decided in its meeting 15 June 2016 on implementing the degree program renewal for the student selection of 2017.

13.6.2016 News

Energy weather forecast: Power from the Sun and wind

The energy weather forecast converts sunshine and wind into kilowatt hours for each location over the next 24 hours.

13.6.2016 News

Internet developer Schulzrinne at the University of Oulu in June 16–17

Professor Henning Schulzrinne from the United States is visiting the University of Oulu 16–17 June 2016. He is a central figure in the development of the Internet.

7.6.2016 News

Millennium-award winning Frances Arnold gives public lecture in Oulu 15 June 2016

Professor Frances Arnold, who received Finland's most important science prize, the Millennium Technology Prize in May 2016, visits Oulu on Wednesday 15 June 2016.

1.6.2016 News

Air pollution increases risk for stillbirth

New study results show evidence that exposure to ambient air pollution, especially during the last third of pregnancy, increases the risk for stillbirth. The study was carried out

1.6.2016 News

Campaign result exceeds 5 million euros

The Growing Together fundraising campaign in the University of Oulu has now made over 5 million euros.

26.5.2016 News

University of Oulu ranks well in the CWTS

The University of Oulu is ranked at 485 in the world, and at number four in Finland in the Leiden University CWTS ranking. The ranking takes into account the publications of the universities.