The Martti Ahtisaari Institute Top Forum on Tuesday 20.3.2012 featured keynote presentations on global business by Antti Herlin, Chairman of the Board of KONE Corporation and Matti Alahuhta, President and CEO of KONE Corporation.
Martti Ahtisaari Institute of Global Business and Economics will expand its business education and research portfolio through the launch of the new Martti Ahtisaari International Doctoral Programme in 2012. The Call for Applications for Autumn 2012 is open until 15.5.2012.
Johanna Hautala's dissertation entitled 'Academic knowledge creation as a spatio-temporal process: the case of international research groups in Finland' has been awarded as the best dissertation of economic geography in 2011.
Professor Vanessa de Oliveira (née Andreotti) from the Faculty of Education in the University of Oulu has received a prestigious international book award in educational sciences.
The University of Oulu has opened a research unit in Yokohama, Japan.
University of Oulu Department of Communications Engineering (DCE) with its world-wide renowned research unit Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC) is organizing a public seminar offering a concise view on the latest results of joint research projects conducted with industry partners.
Dr. Tech and adjunct professor Mika Ylianttila has been nominated as the new director of research and innovation center, Center for Internet Excellence (CIE), functioning jointly with the University of Oulu, from beginning of February 2012.
Oulu has been nominated among 400 cities to compete for the title of Intelligent Community. The seven nominees for the title are communities that have succeeded in utilizing information and communications technology locally.
PhD, Adjunct Professor Timo Ojala has been appointed as Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Oulu from September 1, 2011 to August 31, 2016. His area is especially internet and information networks in ubiquitous computing. FiDiPro Fellow, PhD Vassilis Kostakos has been appointed as Professor of Computer Engineering at the University of Oulu from November 1, 2011 until October 31, 2016. His area is computer engineering in ubiquitous computing.
President Martti Ahtisaari, an alumnus of the University of Oulu, honored his Signature Date by a visit to the University of Oulu on 16 November. During the two-hour event, Mr.
Zhang Ye, student of the Department of Information Processing Science at the University of Oulu, has received the Best Student Paper Award at 4th International Conference on Cognitive Radio and Spectrum Management (ISABEL 2011), which was held in Barcelona, Spain.
Machine Vision Group, one of the oldest research groups within the University of Oulu, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.
A team of students from University of Oulu and Oulu University of Applied Sciences (OAMK) was awarded the first prize of 5.000 Euros in the International Student Idea & Design Competition SuvelaSURGE.
The Biocenter Oulu Governing Board has made a decision on the projects to be taken into Biocenter Oulu for the period 2012–2015.
Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation, the Academy of Finland and the USA's National Science Foundation (NSF) have agreed on the foundation of a virtual institute aimed at solving mobile data transmission problems and developing competence and innovations. Planning of the WIFIUS institute is being co-ordinated by Professor Matti Latva-Aho from the University of Oulu's Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC) unit.
On 23 September, Hannah Strauss publicly defended her doctoral thesis. In her work at Thule Institute she looked into the siting processes for nuclear and hydro power projects in Finland from a social scientific perspective.
On 9th of September 2011 University of Oulu for the first time hosted an event, where University of Oulu rector Lauri Lajunen and University of Applied Sciences rector Jouko Paaso were welcoming new international degree students. In their welcoming speeches both of the rectors emphasized the importance of international students to the internationalization of their educational institutions.
The University of Oulu allocated altogether 200 000 euros from its 2011 budget to international research visits. The funding was meant for both incoming foreign researchers and outgoing University of Oulu researchers. The first call closed February 24, 2011, and the second August 5, 2011.
Electroencephalogram (EEG) can be utilized in the measurement of the depth of anesthesia also during multidrug administration
Within the last few decades, electroencephalogram (EEG) has become a widely used tool for the automatic assessment of the depth of anesthesia. The EEG-based depth of anesthesia measurement has been associated with several advantages, such as a decreased incidence of intra-operative awareness and recall, faster recovery, and reduced consumption of anesthetics.
Centre for Health and Technology, an innovation center which the University of Oulu is a participant in, started its operations in the beginning of August. The offices of CHT are in the premises of CIE, Center for Internet Excellence, in the Linnanmaa campus.
The University of Oulu has retained its rank among the 500 top universities in the world. The University of Oulu is currently ranked at 301-400 in the ARWU Ranking, formerly known as the Shanghai list.
New social networking services developed by international teams take over the ubiquitous city of Oulu in Finland
International top researchers in the field of ubiquitous computing will publish new interactive social networking services in the UBI Challenge application development competition. The services will be available free of charge at the unique UBI displays in the heart of the city of Oulu from 7/7/2011.
Kansainväliset jokapaikan tietotekniikan huippututkijat julkaisevat uusia vuorovaikutteisia yhteisöpalveluja. Palvelut ovat käytettävissä ilmaiseksi Oulun ydinkeskustassa sijaitsevilla ainutlaatuisilla UBI-näytöillä 7.7.2011 alkaen.
Filosofian tohtori, dosentti Esa Turunen on nimitetty Sodankylän geofysiikan observatorion johtajaksi 1.7.2011 alkaen. Filosofian tohtori, dosentti Mikko Sillanpää on nimitetty genetiikan ja biometrian professoriksi Oulun yliopiston luonnontieteellisen tiedekuntaan 1.8.2011 alkaen.