Current issues for students

3.4.2020 News

New training site Wistec Online for ICT-trainings available

New training site Wistec Online is available for university staff and students from 1.4.2020.

2.4.2020 News

Learn about Zoom's security

In recent days, there has been a lively media debate about the privacy of Zoom, which is used for distance working and learning.

1.4.2020 News

New event series: Virtual Tellus Goes Abroad

We’re launching a series of online events at Virtual Tellus which will connect our academic community to our alumni and students from abroad.

27.3.2020 News

Students may get necessary book loans from the library on certain conditions from 25.3. onwards

University of Oulu students need to send an email to about which books (maximum of 5 books) are needed and agree on when to pick them up.

27.3.2020 News

Welcome to Virtual Tellus

Virtual Tellus has been opened and you an now take part in the events online!

25.3.2020 News

New remote desktops for students

ICT Services have brought into use new remote servers which make possible for students and researchers to use the university's licensed software remotely without payment. 

25.3.2020 News

Virtual Morning Yoga

24.3.2020 News

OpenVPN Connect error "Authentication Failed"

If you were one of the first OpenVPN users, you may now get an error message when trying to open the OpenVPN connection: Authentication Failed . 

20.3.2020 News

Relief to distance studies

The remote use of science specific software will be possible soon.

20.3.2020 News

Tips for studying at home

Studying at home requires self-discipline and routines. These tips, compiled by a study psychologist, will give you a rhythm to your studies and tips for studying at home.

19.3.2020 News

Phishing messages, scam calls and malicious programs on the pretext of the corona

The scammers are now utilizing the exceptional situation caused by corona, in many ways. The themes of phishing are, among others, protecting from the corona virus and remote working connection. The phishing attempts to get user names and passwords will come both by e-mail and by telephone.

17.3.2020 News

Remote use of student's home directory

Install VPN client on your home computer. With the client, you can use the files in your home directory remotely.

17.3.2020 News

All the laptop vendors are closed

All the laptop vendors have been closed today. The rest of the computer premisies will be closed beginning tomorrow, 18th March.

17.3.2020 News

Electronic exams cancelled

University of Oulu has decided to close its campuses from students in accordance with the guidelines from the Government of Finland. For this reason electronic exams are cancelled 18.3.-13.4. 

17.3.2020 News

Kela has taken steps to prepare for a corona virus epidemic - securing the processing and payment of benefits given priority

Kela strives to limit the spread of the corona virus among its customers and personnel.

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.

16.3.2020 News

Academic Affairs Service Teams and Counselling services are serving remotely

Because of the Corona virus situation the physical distance between people is recommended. Academic Affairs Service Points are closed until further notice. However, you can easily handle all the study related issues with Service Team members over the phone or online.  In addition counselling services are also serving remotely.

16.3.2020 News

Some computer premises are closed

Because of the corona situation the cleaning of the premises of the university is intensified and the resources are concentrated on core areas and to risk sections. In practice this means that some of the computer premises and laptop vendors have to be closed for the present.

16.3.2020 News

Tellus events taking place in March will be cancelled

All events produced by Tellus will be cancelled until the beginning of April to prevent the spreading of corona virus. The cancelled events are St.

16.3.2020 News

Become an expert of intellectual property rights (IPR)

Copyrights, patents and trademarks are in the news almost daily. Know-how from intellectual property (IP) rights is an important part of working life skills.

16.3.2020 News

Electronic exams available with exceptional arrangements

For now, electronic exam system Exam is used with exceptional arrangements. Some of the exam computers have been decommissioned on both campuses so that only about every other machine is in use. Restrictions have also been done to exam starting times to arrange enhanced cleaning in the exam rooms. 

16.3.2020 News

Coronavirus – coping with anxiety


The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. You can seek help from the following links.