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1.8.2012 News

Nordic Water will bring together experts on water issues

The 27th Nordic Hydrological Conference will be held in Finland, at the University of Oulu, from the 13th to 15th August 2012.

20.6.2012 News

First two graduated with Master's Degree in Wireless Communications Engineering

The first graduates in the history of Master’s Degree Programme in Wireless Communications Engineering (WCE) are Zoë Quintana Prados and Ijaz Ahmad.

19.6.2012 News

The University of Oulu strengthens its research profile by recruiting top researchers

The University of Oulu has initiated a programme for recruiting absolute top level researchers from abroad.

4.5.2012 News

University of Oulu phone numbers to change on 14 May

The University of Oulu will replace landline telephones with mobile phones.

25.4.2012 News

FiDiPro project to strengthen the machine vision research at the University of Oulu

The Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation Tekes has granted a new international research project to the University of Oulu within its FiDiPro – the Finland Distinguished Professor Programme.

3.4.2012 News

AOSpine Europe Young Researcher Award again to Oulu

Pasi Eskola has been selected as the AOSpine Europe Young Researcher Award 2012 winner.

29.3.2012 News

Top Forum video recording available

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.

15.3.2012 News

Martti Ahtisaari Institute to Launch New International Doctoral Programme

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.

13.3.2012 News

Johanna Hautala's dissertation receives international award

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.

12.3.2012 News

Professor Oliveira's book selected for the Outstanding Book Award 2012

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.

9.3.2012 News

University of Oulu opens a research unit in Japan

The University of Oulu has opened a research unit in Yokohama, Japan.

14.2.2012 News

Research seminar discusses the future of mobile technology

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.

30.1.2012 News

Mika Ylianttila to lead Internet research center CIE

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.

20.1.2012 News

Oulu nominated for Intelligent Community award

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.

7.12.2011 News

Ojala and Kostakos named as Professors in computer science and engineering

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.

18.11.2011 News

President Martti Ahtisaari: Education of youth is the most efficient instrument of progress

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.

10.11.2011 News

Zhang Ye wins International Student Award 3.11.2011

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.

3.11.2011 News

MVG celebrates its 30 years of existence

Machine Vision Group, one of the oldest research groups within the University of Oulu, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.

20.10.2011 News

Architect students win idea & design competition

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.

18.10.2011 News

The Biocenter Oulu research projects for 2012–2015 have been selected

The Biocenter Oulu Governing Board has made a decision on the projects to be taken into Biocenter Oulu for the period 2012–2015.

7.10.2011 News

CWC to coordinate Finnish-American co-operation in wireless communication

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.

23.9.2011 News

Public participation often ineffective in the siting of nuclear and hydro power projects in Finland

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.

12.9.2011 News

Rectors welcomed International Degree Students

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.

1.9.2011 News

Funding decisions for short-term international research visits

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.