New members to the Board of the University of Oulu: Damski and Väänänen to replace Murto and Hyssälä
New board members Juhani Damski and Kalervo Väänänen will make their extensive experience and networks available to the Board of Directors. The Chairman of the Board will also change.
The start-up company FinnAdvance, resulting from vascular and lymphatic research at the University of Oulu, has won the Tech Start-up Award 2019, a large international innovation competition in Cologne.
Petri Kulmala does not like to think of the university and hospital as separate institutions. Cooperation and working together are important values for this Professor of Medical Education.
UArctic Research Chair, Professor Jeff Welker (University of Oulu & University of Alaska) has been one of the global leaders in the study of Arctic winter ecology and biogeochemistry since the 1990’s. Winter is the dominant season in the Arctic but typically the most neglected part of the international Arctic research agenda, until now.
The University of Oulu is making more video clips for teaching purposes than ever before. Video can be used to improve the quality of education.
Exercise-related benefits for heart health present already in youth – even light exercise is beneficial
According to a recent study conducted in Oulu, Finland, in young men even light physical activity had beneficial effects on the heart health. Regular exercise increased heart rate variability, which reflects autonomic nervous regulation of the heart and is an indicator of heart health.
Researchers of the Optoelectronics and Measurement Techniques Unit (OPEM) at the University of Oulu have invented a new method of producing ultra-sensitive hyper-spectral photodetectors. At the heart of the discovery are colloidal quantum dots, developed together with the researchers at the University of Toronto, Canada. Quantum dots are tiny particles of 15-150 atoms of semiconducting material that have extraordinary optical and electrical properties due to quantum mechanics phenomena. By controlling the size of the dots, the researchers are able to finetune how they react to different light colors (light wavelengths), especially those invisible for the human eye, namely the infrared spectrum.
Connecting the unconnected is a driving force for Dr. Sudhir Dixit, a docent of the University of Oulu, who brings his long industry experience especially from Nokia and HP, but also from several startups, societies and foundations, to the 6G Flagship program. Dixit’s wide global experience and visions help in gently shaking up the research community, which often operates in a comfortable vacuum. Dixit shared his views on global connectivity in Palo Alto, at the heart of the Silicon Valley, where he has worked for the last 12 years.
The Equality and Diversity Committee of the University of Oulu has given the 2019 Equality and Diversity Award to former doctoral researcher Vasiliki Mylonopoulou and Management Assistant Pia Askonen.
UArctic Research Chair, Professor Jeff Welker (University of Oulu and University of Alaska) has been one of the few terrestrial ecologists studying the periglacial landscapes in the High Arctic of NW Greenland over the past 20 years. His program in High Arctic Biocomplexity began a multi-decade program addressing the extent to which physical, chemical and biological processes interact in unique ways at the margins of the Greenland Ice Sheet and in the nearby Arctic Ocean.
Final year student Alexandra Ahtiainen spent the International Day of the Girl as a university rector
On the United Nations’ International Day of the Girl on 11 October, Jouko Niinimäki, Rector of the University of Oulu, handed over his position to 18-year-old Alexandra Ahtiainen, a final year student of Oulu University Teacher Training School (Oulun normaalikoulu). Alexandra served as the Rector of the University for a day.
The conferment ceremony is a cause for celebration – sign-up now open for the conferment ceremony in spring
The 11th conferment ceremony of the University of Oulu will be organised as a three-day event between 22nd and 24th May 2020. Thanks to her extensive experience, Paula Rossi has been active as the unofficial bearer of conferment traditions at the University of Oulu.
A major project PRIORITY will research, develop and trial critical communication solutions for authorities and remote businesses. A key target will be to complement existing mission critical voice and messaging services with broadband data capability, using commercial 4G and 5G wireless networks.
Graduates want better negotiation skills and stress tolerance – this autumn’s career monitoring survey begins
Based on career monitoring, graduates with a Master’s degree are mainly satisfied with their degrees and feel that getting the education was worth the effort.
A mathematician by training, Pekka Kyösti is enjoying what he calls taking “a bit of an outsider look” at the technologies of future mobile telecommunications.
-Even as I have worked with engineers throughout my career, I’ve always looked at things from a different perspective than engineers
A recent doctoral dissertation indicates that deviations from the instructions and recommendations of medication administration are common in long-term elderly care.
Professor Gong-Hong Wei’s research group awarded for their work into the mechanisms of aggressive prostate cancer
The Minerva Foundation’s Medix prize in biomedical basic research has this year been awarded to a research group headed by Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine Gong-Hong Wei at the University of Oulu.
The University of Oulu offers the general public an extensive coverage of its research during the Researchers’ Night in Linnanmaa on Friday 27 September from 17.00 to 21.00. In the programme targeted at all ages, the audience has an opportunity to see and experience how science is conducted. During the evening, visitors will be able to familiarise themselves with the work of researchers through various workshops, lectures and tours.
City of Oulu Educational and Cultural Services and the Faculty of Education at the University of Oulu will be launching a unique collaboration to develop teacher skills. All the 80 students who began their training in the broadly-based primary teacher programme at the University of Oulu this autumn will be collaborating closely with practical school work right from the start of their studies.
Much is going on in the areas of internationalisation and education export.
Controlling drought and floods in potato fields by developing the soil’s automatic moisture regulation system
Researchers at the University of Oulu are developing a system for measuring and regulating moisture conditions in the soil of potato fields in Tyrnävä. The knowledge-based and automated regulation system offers significant help for farmers and is expected to enable higher and higher quality potato yields.
The University of Oulu ranks in the bracket 251–300 in the new Times Higher Education Rankings. The score is the same as last year amongst the best universities in the world. In a comparison between Finnish universities, the University of Oulu jumped to third place.
Researchers from the Faculty of Science at the University of Oulu have increased the sensitivity of an emerging spectroscopic method with promising applications for materials studies.
The Kontinkangas campus will get its own Tellus this autumn. The opening ceremony will be on September 17, after which the three floors of Tellus will be freely available to students and staff.