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23.3.2020 News

Flexible and individual studies becoming more common

All educational institutions are in distance learning mode at the moment, but many consider online studies ideal in general. Open University student Nico Himanka and Master of Arts Jiachen Dong have enjoyed studying in a way that suits their life situation and is independent of place.

23.3.2020 News

Path towards 6G Clarified at the Virtual 2nd 6G Wireless Summit 2020

As the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic and the world began to go into lockdown, the organisers of 2nd 6G Wireless Summit 2020 decided to transform the leading global 6G event to a virtual one – in less than five days. Sharing of 6G visions, research results and challenges could be realised virtually, the organising team in the Finnish 6G Flagship programme concluded.

20.3.2020 News

The world looks different through the eyes of an archaeologist

Tiina Äikäs is a lover of history and studies Sámi offering sites, some of which are still in use today.

20.3.2020 News

Tutkijan työ on sosiaalista – yhteyttä kollegoihin voi pitää myös digitaalisesti

Oulun yliopistossa on teoreettiselle kvanttitutkimukselle hyvät olosuhteet. Matti Silveri johtaa pientä tutkimusryhmää ja nauttii työstä, joka tarjoaa aivoille jatkuvia haasteita.

18.3.2020 News

Solar wind driven particle precipitation affects winter climate in polar regions

Changes in space climate driven by long-term changes in solar activity have a significant impact on Earth’s atmosphere and climate. Understanding the complex system requires cooperation between space physics and climate science.

17.3.2020 News

6G Wireless Summit launched virtually and first edition of 6G Waves Magazine is out now

6G research is in a very exciting stage and this is the time to combine predictions of the future with research, innovation, and collaboration. The 2nd 6G Summit is underway in a virtual environment and there are many more things to come in 2020. Keep up with all things 6G with a new magazine, 6G Waves. 6G Flagship has just released the first edition of its biannual magazine.

16.3.2020 News

The University of Oulu moves to distance learning and campuses will be closed from students

The University of Oulu will switch entirely to distance learning and close its campuses from students, in accordance with the guidelines from the Government of Finland. Closure of premises takes effect on Wednesday, March 18, and will last until April 13.

13.3.2020 News

Big events cancelled at the University until the end of May

Due to the coronavirus situation, the university has decided that no major seminars or events will be held until 31 May. If necessary, the organiser of the event makes a cancellation decision based on an event-specific risk assessment.

12.3.2020 News

Coronavirus COVID-19: Detailed guidelines on 12.3.2020

University of Oulu has updated guidelines concerning the Coronavirus COVID-19.

12.3.2020 News

17 students of the University of Oulu diagnosed with the coronavirus infection

At the University of Oulu 17 students have been diagnosed with the coronavirus infection (COVID-19), as confirmed by Northern Ostrobothnia Hospital District (PPSHP). All diagnoses were confirmed on Thursday, March 12.

11.3.2020 News

Instructions regarding coronavirus

In early 2020, a new outbreak of COVID-19 caused by the new coronavirus began in China and has spread to more than 150 countries worldwide. Stay at home when ill and take care of hand hygiene.

9.3.2020 News

Education and Medicine on the rise in QS Rankings by Subject

In this year's QS World University Rankings by Subject, the University of Oulu ranks among the 600 best universities in the world in 11 different fields of science.

9.3.2020 News

Corona virus COVID-19: Updated instructions on the 4th of March, 2020

University of Oulu has updated it’s instructions concerning corona virus COVID-19: Due to increased risk of disease's spreading and it’s risk to employees’ health, the employees and students of University of Oulu may not travel to epidemic area. Employees and students returning from epidemic area are required to work/study remotely for a period of 14 days after return. University of Oulu does not receive visitors from epidemic areas for the time being.  

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3.3.2020 News

New research about treating brain disorders with lasers

New research project, NEUROPA, targets the progress in photonics, neuroscience, and medicine by developing a non-invasive means of modulating specific neural pathways in the brain. The ultimate aim of the initiative is to provide the treatment and alleviate the long-term brain dysfunction in some neurodegenerative conditions such as Huntingdon’s or Alzheimer’s disease.

27.2.2020 News

Scaling up the production of eco-efficient cements made from industrial side streams

  • Calcium sulfoaluminate cement clinker containing belite and ferrite has been produced with more than 85% of the raw material mix coming from waste materials.
  • The raw materials CO2 emissions of the produced clinker are 90% less than that of traditional Portland cement clinker; overall process CO2 emissions are 60% lower.
  • Hundreds of kilograms of clinker have been produced in a pilot rotary kiln for further performance and application testing
25.2.2020 News

Future leaders will be trained in an EU project that has received millions in funding

The international multidisciplinary joint project examining the sustainability and effectiveness of new business has received 4.3 million euros in funding from the European Union Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks programme. From the University of Oulu, the Martti Ahtisaari Institute from the Oulu Business School will be taking part in the project. The funding share of the University of Oulu is 1.1 million euros.

24.2.2020 News

Up to one in four geriatric emergency visits to specialised medical care caused by adverse drug events

According to MSc, licensed pharmacist Outi Laatikainen´s dissertation study, adverse events related to medications are one of the most common reasons for hospitalisation among the elderly and one of the most common causes of death in western countries. Drug-related adverse events are also common during hospitalisation.

19.2.2020 News

Researchers have developed a bioplastic that protects against UV radiation

Researchers at the University of Oulu's Research Unit of Sustainable Chemistry have developed a new synthetic bioplastic that, unlike traditional carbon-based plastics or other bioplastics, provides protection from the sun’s ultraviolet radiation.

11.2.2020 News

Vertebral size and shape potentially linked to generalized back problems

According to a multidisciplinary study at the University of Oulu, contemporary Finns’ vertebrae have not grown in the same proportion to body size compared to people who lived 200–500 years ago. The smaller size of vertebrae may be linked to contemporary back problems.

10.2.2020 News

MEDigi is updating medical education

The MEDigi project coordinated by the University of Oulu harmonises basic education in medical fields in Finland and develops it in terms of digitalisation. The latter is visible in both teaching content and methods.

6.2.2020 News

The invasive Argentine ant has seasonal viruses

Argentine ants are one of the most successful invasive species in the world. Scientist from University of Oulu and University of Girona, Spain, have previously identified viruses from the invasive Argentine ants of the Mediterranean region and found several new virus species. Now the researchers studied the ant’s virus ecology, because loss of pathogen may help an invasive species succeed in a new environment.

6.2.2020 News

Solitary bees learn from their neighbours

A new study has found that mason bees, which are a type of solitary bee, use interspecies social information when selecting a nest hole. Mason bees observe and remember the nesting preferences and success of previous nesting species. They copy the previous nesting species if their nests show themselves to be successful. If the nesting of the previous nesting species shows itself to be a failure, the female mason bees chose another nesting hole.


6.2.2020 News

Eight European universities sign mission statement UNIC to boost mobility and inclusion

On February 5th 2020 the representatives of eight European universities signed the mission statement of UNIC, The European University of Post-Industrial Cities. Together, the universities of Bilbao, Bochum, Cork, Instanbul, Liège, Oulu, Rotterdam and Zagreb have a clear mission to boost mobility and inclusion for impact in a diverse society.

4.2.2020 News

Professor Markku Juntti: “6G Is The Glue That Binds Everything Together”

Here is a sentence one hears a lot when talking to Professor Markku Juntti: “Well, this is not my core expertise–but it is of course very closely connected to what I do.”