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.
Oulun yliopisto ja Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP) tekevät yhteistä tutkimusta 1800-luvun alussa julkaistuista auringonpilkkupiirroksista.
Oulun yliopisto järjestää yhteistyössä Oulun seudun ammattikorkeakoulun ja Kasetsart Universityn (Bangkok, Thaimaa) kanssa 27.6.–1.7.2011 kansainvälisen TIIM 2011 -konferenssin (Technology Innovation and Industrial Management).
One of the many historical sources for the activity of the Sun is just being harvested by the University of Oulu and the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP).
Suomen yliopistot UNIFI ry:n puheenjohtaja rehtori Lauri Lajunen sekä Suomen ylioppilaskuntien liiton (SYL) ry:n puheenjohtaja Katri Korolainen-Virkajärvi kritisoivat uuden hallitusohjelman korkeakoulutukseen ja tieteeseen kohdistuvia menoleikkauksia.
University of Oulu is widening its partner network in China by signing a student exchange agreement with Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) on June 21.
Radamsa, developed by the University of Oulu, is an efficient automated toolbox for data security specialists.
Professor Outi Savolainen has been appointed Dean of the University of Oulu Graduate School (UniOGS) from 1 August 2011 to 31 December 2013.
MediaTeam Research Group of the Computer Science and Engineering Laboratory joins the large-scale Finnish research programme Future Internet.
The University of Oulu has succeeded in balancing its budgetary deficit during the first year of its three-year savings programme.
LL.M. Tanja Pulkkinen has been appointed Human Resources Specialist, beginning 1 April 2011. M.A., Planner Elina Komminaho is responsible for international staff services beginning 1 April 2011.
The Education Minister of Ethiopia has appointed Oulu University alumnus Dr. Baylie Damtie as rector of Bahir Dar University.
University of Oulu Professor of Mass and Heat Transfer Riitta Keiski was named Professor of the Year by The Finnish Union of University Professors (FUUP) on Friday. Professor Keiski was awarded 15.000 Euros with the recognition.
The Board of the Nokia Corporation has decided to donate €1.8 million to the University of Oulu.
Universities have now been following the new Universities Act for almost a year. The staff of University of Oulu met on Tuesday, 21 September, in a common “Where are we now” briefing to hear how the reform year has gone.