Centres of Excellence
Earth and near-space system and environmental change
The Academy of Finland Centres of Excellence (CoE) are internationally competitive flagships of Finnish science and research. Centres of Excellence strive for scientific breakthroughs, develop high-quality creative research environments and train talented researchers for the needs of academic research and industry.
In the Earth and near space system and environmental change focus area, the University of Oulu is coordinating the Centre of Excellence in Research on Solar Long-term Variability and Effects (ReSoLVE), directed by Kalevi Mursula.
In the focus area, the University of Oulu is a partner in the following Centres of Excellence:
Centre of Excellence in Inverse Problems Research, coordinated by the University of Helsinki (Markku Lehtinen and Valeriy Serov from the University of Oulu)
Centre of Excellence in Analysis and Dynamics Research, coordinated by the University of Helsinki (Maarit Järvenpää from the University of Oulu)
Nordic Centres of Excellence (NCoE) increase and facilitate cooperation between excellent Nordic researchers, researcher groups or institutions. The most important selection criterion is leading-edge research of a high international standard. The NCoEs are funded by the Nordic Research Councils, the Nordic Council of Ministers and NordForsk.
In the Earth and near space system and environmental change focus area, the University of Oulu is a partner in the following Nordic Centres of Excellences:
An Integrating Nexus of Land and Water Management for a Sustainable Nordic Bioeconomy (BIOWATER, Björn Klöve from the University of Oulu)
Reindeer husbandry in a Globalizing North - resilience, adaptations and pathways for actions (NCoE ReiGN, Simo Sarkki from the University of Oulu)