17.5.2018 News

Give course feedback - win iPad

Spring's 2018 teaching periods are coming to an end and now is the time to give feedback on all the actual teaching to which you have participated.

17.5.2018 News

Janne Haverinen is Professor of Practice in entrepreneurship

Doctor of technology, founder and board member of IndoorAtlas Janne Haverinen has been appointed Professor of Practice (PoP) in entrepreneurship at the Faculty of Information and Electrical Engineering in University of Oulu. The PoP is a three-year fixed-term position.

16.5.2018 News

Wide development potential for business in the arctic area

The Arctic should be examined as innovative areas which provide big development potential instead of the production of raw materials. The potential that lies within the development of business in the High North is broader than today’s picture of the area. Ageing and decrease of the population cause challenges.

4.5.2018 News

Hannu Huttunen, CEO of Bittium Corporation is the University of Oulu´s Alum of the Year 2018

Hannu Huttunen, Master of Science in Economics, financial economist, Chief Executive Officer has been nominated as the university´s Alum of the Year 2018. The nomination was announced by the University of Oulu Association in the University of Oulu Day Alumni Celebration 4 May 2018. The nomination is based on Huttunen´s significant career as a business leader for the benefit of Northern Finland and the Finnish economy.

4.5.2018 News

Researchers at the University of Oulu solve the mystery of the Käymäjärvi Stone

Archaeology and history researchers at the University of Oulu have solved the mystery of the so-called Käymäjärvi Stone, which has puzzled scholars of ancient history for over 300 years.

2.5.2018 News

A tit gives a pied flycatcher information about good nesting spots

The neighbourly relationship between the European pied flycatcher and the great tit provides valuable information about behaviour between the species. Species living in the same area are not only in competition with each other, but also model their behaviour following each other’s example.


25.4.2018 News

Recent study pushes back the start date of Sámi offering rituals

University of Oulu researchers showed together with their Nordic colleagues that the use of Sámi offering sites began earlier than previously thought. New radiocarbon dates show that the use of these sites began more than thousand years ago.

24.4.2018 News

Wisdom of the crowds harnessed for pain prevention

The Kipuriihi tool developed at the University of Oulu assesses the effectiveness of treatments for lower back pain using wisdom of the crowds. In April, Kipuriihi will be introduced in Canada at the world's premier international conference of Human-Computer Interaction.

23.4.2018 News

Attention to creativity and inventions

World Intellectual Property Day is celebrated annually on April 26. The event was established by WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) in 2000. Its purpose is to draw worldwide attention to the importance of creativity and inventions in promoting prosperity and well-being.

23.4.2018 News

Julius Bartels Medal to Professor Ilya Usoskin

The 2018 Julius Bartels Medal is awarded to Ilya G. Usoskin, Professor of space physics at the University of Oulu, for his key contributions to long-term changes of cosmic rays and solar activity. Julius Bartels Medal is awarded by the European Geosciences Union EGU, which is the Europe’s premier geosciences union. It describes Usoskin as a founder of the space climate discipline.



18.4.2018 News

University of Oulu to begin groundbreaking 6G research as part of Academy of Finland’s flagship programme

The Academy of Finland has selected the University of Oulu’s proposal 6G-Enabled Wireless Smart Society & Ecosystem as one of the first two flagships in the new national research funding programme. The flagship programme aims to further increase the quality and impact of Finnish research by funding the most prominent research clusters with high scientific merits and impact in supporting economic growth or society at large. The flagships will carry out ambitious research programmes enabled by substantial funding for a period of eight years.

29.3.2018 News

National record in the number of applicants to international master's programmes

University of Oulu had the Finnish record number, total of 3 475, international master’s applicants during its two application rounds for programmes starting in autumn 2018. The number of applicants more than doubled from last year’s 1 414 applicants (145 % growth).

In the Finnish Joint Application period to higher education, 15 378 applicants submitted their applications to bachelor and master’s programmes taught in Finnish. This is the record number in the University’s history.

22.3.2018 News

Myanmar’s first Diploma Programme in Telecommunications launched

The new Diploma Programme in Telecommunications between the University of Oulu and Yangon Technical University (YTU) was launched on 22 March 2018.

22.3.2018 News

Master’s degree in one's own field opens doors

The first conversion training to be completed as labour market training has begun at the University of Oulu. A two-year Master's programme aims to combine makers and doers with the competence needs of companies in the area.


21.3.2018 News

Extensive study reveals serious deficiencies in treatment of low back pain

Even today, health care resources are wasted on unnecessary examinations and ineffective and even harmful treatments. These are the conclusions of 3 extensive review articles published in the respected scientific journal The Lancet, in which 31 leading experts from 13 countries have compiled research evidence on the causes, risk factors and treatment of low back pain. Professor Jaro Karppinen from the University of Oulu is one of the contributors.   

20.3.2018 News

Climate models predict changes to flows and biota of northern rivers

The habitats of species in Finland's flowing waters will move northward as climate change causes temperatures to rise. In addition, seasonal fluctuation in the flow of rivers will become more irregular than it is now. Small headwater streams will experience greater changes in flora and fauna than larger rivers, according to a study by the Finnish Environment Institute and the University of Oulu.

14.3.2018 News

Northern Finland Birth Cohorts give valuable information about our health

People born in Northern Finland in 1966 and between July 1985 and June 1986 can consider themselves to be in a privileged position. Their health and well-being have been followed already from the foetal stage. This has continued through the present day at ten years intervals. The result has been an extensive research data referred to as the Northern Finland Birth Cohort. The collection of new information is beginning this year.

13.3.2018 News

Ten research-based companies from TUTLI projects

TUTLI is a funding instrument of Business

13.3.2018 News

eCounselling for Every Student

University of Oulu takes part in the EU project eCounselling for Every Student! The main goal of the project is to make theory of online student counselling methods into practice in collaboration between Oulu University of Applied Sciences, University of Oulu, Centria University of Applied Sciences, Oulu Vocational College and the network of upper secondary schools in Oulu. The project started on the 1st January 2018 and it will last until 30th June 2020.

13.3.2018 News

University of Oulu Summer School 2018

The University of Oulu arranges summer courses during the summer. Summer studies are organised by the faculties of the University of Oulu and the Summer University of Northern Ostrobothnia. Please notice that the registration for the summer courses might start later this Spring. See Summer Courses 2018 here.

9.3.2018 News

Forced displacement and migration are part of Finland’s recent history

It is only a few decades since many Finns became war refugees; there are still people among us whose past is marked by forced displacement and migration. What are their stories like? How did these people integrate into a new community and the society, and how long did it take?


8.3.2018 News

Many men carrying breast cancer gene are left without support

A new doctoral dissertation shows that many men carrying hereditary breast cancer gene feel that necessary support is not available to them. Despite an increased cancer risk, there is no consistent preventive cancer screening organised for these men.

8.3.2018 News

How innovative is the University of Oulu?

Compared to other European Universities and research institutes, in our University more inventions and startups are coming from the research. Instead, we have less resources for staff handling knowledge transfer and patenting of inventions.

1.3.2018 News

Government future tour begins at University of Oulu

At the Toward the Next 100 event hosted by the Prime Minister, people at the university pondered major themes for the future to support political preparatory work.