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26.4.2013 News

Meteoroid impacts shatter Saturn's rings

Picture: Material is shattered in high-velocity impacts of meteoroids on Saturn's rings.

19.4.2013 News

Roy Wolfe Award to Jarkko Saarinen

The Association of American Geographers (AAG) has given the Roy Wolfe Award for geography professor Jarkko Saarinen from the University of Oulu. The award is for outstanding contributions to geographical research in the field of recreation, tourism, and sport.

19.4.2013 News

X-ray Photoelectron Spectrosopy System Installed to the Center of Microscopy and Nanotechnology

Center of Microscopy and Nanotechnology has purchased Thermo Fisher Scientific ESCALAB 250Xi x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) system. XPS can be used in surface chemical analysis of various materials.

18.4.2013 News

Professor Juha Röning elected into euRobotics Board of Directors

Head of CSE Department, Professor Juha Röning has been elected into the euRobotics Board of Directors. euRobotics aisbl is a Brussels-based non‐profit association. It brings together all relevant competencies in European robotics.

17.4.2013 News

World Affairs Forum to discuss European Union’s Achievements and New Challenges

The World Affairs Forum by Martti Ahtisaari Institute will discuss the state of the European Union and its achievements as well as challenges and the impact of global conflicts.

16.4.2013 News

UbiCity software released under open source license

University of Oulu MediaTeam Oulu research group has published the open source code of its UbiCity project.

9.4.2013 News

Research tied to industrial R&D opens new path of medical material production

In collaboration with the China Nonferrous Metal Mining (Ningxia Group) Co., Ltd (CNMNC), the Electron Spectroscopy research group (ELSP) at the Department of Physics in the University of Oulu is participating in the development of a novel method to prepare porous refractory metals.

8.4.2013 News

Martti Ahtisaari Institute Research Groups 2013-2015 chosen

Martti Ahtisaari Institute Managing Board discussed expert evaluations of applicants in their meeting 21st March 2013.

25.3.2013 News

UBI Challenge 2013 welcomes international researchers

University of Oulu will host the second International UBI Challenge, where the urban informatics R&D community is invited to design novel applications and services in real-world setting in downtown Oulu, Finland.

22.3.2013 News

Celtic Excellence Award in Silver to MEVICO

First results of the MEVICO project already transferred into products

25.2.2013 News

Welcome to Start-up Challenge!

Start-up Challenge is a business model competition for students, organized by Oulu Student Entrepreneurship Society and VTT. Competition is open for all students regardless of what you’re studying.

28.1.2013 News

Oulu and Sao Paulo join research efforts on telecommunications and dentistry

Brazil has launched a programme called Science Without Borders to facilitate mobility and networking of researchers in order to internationalize Brazilian R&D-activities. From the University of Oulu, two disciplines have been accepted to participate: Communications Engineering and Dentistry.

23.1.2013 News

Finnish Academy funding expands wireless communications research cooperation with Korea

Department of Communications Engineering at the University of Oulu has won funding for a new significant international cooperation from Academy of Finland.

21.1.2013 News

Novelty Cloud mines topics from TV broadcasts

Researchers at University of Oulu's MediaTeam Oulu research group have developed a method that detects and summarizes novelty topics from closed captions transcripts in broadcast TV news.

9.1.2013 News

Timo Koivumäki appointed as Research Professor of digital service business at the University of Oulu and VTT

Timo Koivumäki, D.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration, has been appointed as Professor at the University of Oulu with a joint appointment at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland from January 2013 onward.

7.1.2013 News

Petri Hottola appointed to the ATLAS board

Senior Researcher Petri Hottola, Department of Geography, has been appointed to the Association for Tourism and Leisure Education (ATLAS) World Executive Board, for the next three years.

20.12.2012 News

15th Anniversary of MediaTeam Oulu Research Group – history released

MediaTeam Oulu is a research group operating at the CSE - Department of Computer Science and Engineering. The group is celebrating its 15th Anniversary by publishing its history titled “15 Years – Exploring the Urban Life – History of the MediaTeam Oulu Research Group”.

3.12.2012 News

Business Kitchen is 29th of Oulu's '100 acts'

Start-up center Business Kitchen has been nominated the 29th act in the 100 Actions program in Oulu. The programme brings Oulu area municipalities together and gives everyone the opportunity to highlight small and large actions that take the area forward and bring joy to the population.

29.11.2012 News

University of Oulu participates in mobile and wireless project METIS

CWC contributes to the mobile and wireless systems for 2020 and beyond - the EU initiative METIS will lay foundation for the future "5G".

13.11.2012 News

The University of Oulu in the top 500 of the NTU Ranking

The University of Oulu is placed at 339 overall on the Taiwanese NTU (National Taiwan University) Ranking list of the top 500 universities in the World.

9.11.2012 News

Residential dampness and mold problems result in a 50% increase in asthma risk

Residential dampness and mold problems result in a 50% increase in asthma risk, concludes an international research team based at the Center for Environmental and Respiratory Health Research, University of Oulu.

31.10.2012 News

Europe supports Pyhäsalmi Mine as a location for neutrino laboratory

European researchers strongly support the idea that the giant neutrino laboratory should be placed on Pyhäsalmi Mine in Pyhäjärvi town.

2.10.2012 News

Ninth Conferment Ceremony of the University of Oulu in May 2013

The ninth conferment ceremony, jointly by all the faculties of the University of Oulu will be held 17–19 May 2013. The ceremony is the biggest and the most traditional academic ceremony of the University. It is held for ceremonial conferring of degrees on honorary doctors and young doctors.

1.10.2012 News

CWC Changes Director

At the University of Oulu Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC), Dr. Sc. Tech. Harri Posti has replaced the former director, who is leaving for research assignment in the United States.