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An Interview with Honorary Doctor – Henning Schulzrinne

An Interview with Honorary Doctor – Henning Schulzrinne

June 28, 2021

The guest of the 14th episode of An Interview with Honorary Doctor podcast is Henning Schulzrinne, the Levi Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University in New York. Schulzrinne has made fundamental and pioneering contributions to key protocols used in Internet multimedia applications. For years, he has also advised the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), for example, in his role as Chief Technology Officer. Henning Schulzrinne is an award-winning expert in the field of computer science, and he has been inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame.

In the interview, Schulzrinne talks about his research work and describes the greatest challenges in Internet research. In the past, the biggest challenge was to make the internet technically functional. Today, the focus is especially on developing the usability of the Internet and directing the development process into a positive direction. We also get to hear what Schulzrinne’s typical workdays include and what kind of ongoing research projects he currently has. His research interest includes for example applications that support the agencies working for public safety.

An Interview with Honorary Doctor is a podcast series, in which we will get to know the honorary doctors of the 11th Doctoral Conferment Ceremony. The conversations will cover interesting stories about the life and achievements of the guests and their connections to the University of Oulu.

An Interview with Honorary Doctor – John McGrath

An Interview with Honorary Doctor – John McGrath

June 2, 2021

The guest of the 13th episode of An Interview with Honorary Doctor is Professor John Joseph McGrath, one of the world’s leading researchers of schizophrenia. Professor McGrath is the Director of the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, and a conjoint Professor at the Queensland Brain Institute at the University of Queensland.

In this interview, McGrath talks about his interesting and successful research career during which he has focused on the epidemiology of schizophrenia and risk factors for psychoses. Brain research is important in studying mental disorders. According to McGrath, we can truly understand broken brain only by studying how the brain is built.

McGrath also defines more closely his philosophy on research and the qualities of a successful researcher. He emphasizes that the researcher should not fall in love with his hypotheses, as most of them are false. A good researcher, on the contrary, challenges his or her own hypotheses, avoids dogmatic thinking, and engages with outside people to gain fresh perspectives on his or her research.

An Interview with Honorary Doctor is a podcast series, in which we will get to know the honorary doctors of the 11th Doctoral Conferment Ceremony. The conversations will cover interesting stories about the life and achievements of the guests and their connections to the University of Oulu.

Kunniatohtorit tutuksi - Eva Liljeblom

Kunniatohtorit tutuksi - Eva Liljeblom

May 4, 2021

Kunniatohtorit tutuksi -podcastin 12. jakson vieraana on oululaislähtöinen professori Eva Liljeblom, joka on johtavia rahoituksen tutkijoita Suomessa. Mittavan tieteellisen uran lisäksi hän on toiminut lukuisissa esimies-, asiantuntija- ja hallintotehtävissä.

Haastattelussa Liljeblom kertoo, mitä hän pitää tutkimusuransa ja Hankenin rehtorikautensa (2010–2015) merkittävimpinä saavutuksina. Kuulemme myös, mikä muun muassa Stockmannin, Veikkauksen ja Fennian hallituksissa toiminutta Liljeblomia motivoi hallitustehtävissä. Hänen mukaansa luottamustehtävät antavat erityisen mahdollisuuden soveltaa omaa osaamista käytäntöön ja laajentaa verkostoja elinkeinoelämään.

Kunniatohtorit tutuksi -podcastissa tutustutaan Oulun yliopiston 11. tohtoripromootiossa vihittäviin kunniatohtoreihin. Keskusteluissa kuullaan mielenkiintoisia tarinoita tulevien kunniatohtoreiden elämästä, saavutuksista ja yhteydestä Oulun yliopistoon.

Kunniatohtorit tutuksi - Aarno Palotie

Kunniatohtorit tutuksi - Aarno Palotie

March 30, 2021

Kunniatohtorit tutuksi -podcastin 11. jaksossa tutustumme Oulun yliopiston alumnin, professori Aarno Palotien menestyksekkääseen uraan sairausgenetiikan tutkijana. Palotie toimii professorina ja ryhmänjohtajana Helsingin yliopistossa, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvardissa ja Massachusetts General Hospitalissa, jossa hän johtaa suurta FinnGen -tutkimushanketta.

Haastattelussa kuulemme, millaisia eroavaisuuksia Suomessa, Englannissa ja Yhdysvalloissa työskennellyt Palotie näkee näiden maiden akateemisten kulttuurien välillä ja mitä opittavaa meillä olisi maailmalta. Suurten sairaus- ja väestöaineistojen genomitietoa sairauksien syiden selvittämisessä hyödyntävä Palotie avaa myös uransa suurimpia saavutuksia. Hän iloitsee siitä, että on saanut toimia yhteisöissä, jotka ovat pystyneet rakentamaan suuria tutkimusprojekteja. Paloniemi toivoo näiden tutkimusprojektien kasvattaneen suomalaista tutkimusinfrastruktuuria niin, että seuraava sukupolvi pystyy niiden avulla rakentamaan omaa tutkimustaan eteenpäin.

Kunniatohtorit tutuksi -podcastissa tutustutaan Oulun yliopiston 11. tohtoripromootiossa vihittäviin kunniatohtoreihin. Keskusteluissa kuullaan mielenkiintoisia tarinoita tulevien kunniatohtoreiden elämästä, saavutuksista ja yhteydestä Oulun yliopistoon.

An Interview with Honorary Doctor – Mats Paulsson

An Interview with Honorary Doctor – Mats Paulsson

March 4, 2021

The guest of the 10th episode of An Interview with Honorary Doctor podcast is emeritus professor Mats Paulsson, a long-time Director of the Biochemistry Institute II of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Cologne. Paulsson is an internationally recognised tissue researcher, who has led several large research consortia and held numerous academic positions of trust.

In the interview we hear how Paulsson’s long connection with the University of Oulu was formed and what kind of co-operation there has been. Paulsson describes also more generally his methods of collaboration. He emphasises the importance of the collaboration which starts spontaneously from shared interests.

An Interview with Honorary Doctor is a podcast series, in which we will get to know the honorary doctors of the 11th Doctoral Conferment Ceremony. The conversations will cover interesting stories about the life and achievements of the guests and their connections to the University of Oulu.

An Interview with Honorary Doctor – Jeremy B. Searle

An Interview with Honorary Doctor – Jeremy B. Searle

February 4, 2021

The guest of the 9th episode of An Interview with Honorary Doctor podcast is Professor Jeremy B. Searle, who acts also as the Chair of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Cornell University in USA. Searle is an internationally established scientist in the field of evolutionary biology. He conducts research related to the evolutionary biology of animals and studies the interface of animal evolution and human history.

In this interview Searle sheds some light on how his great interest towards genetics of animals and evolutionary biology was originally formed. It all began already in his early childhood with him being totally hooked by bird-watching and species identification. During the interview we learn also what studying the genetics of house mice can reveal about the history of humans.

An Interview with Honorary Doctors is a podcast series, in which we will get to know the honorary doctors of the 11th Doctoral Conferment Ceremony. The conversations will cover interesting stories about the life and achievements of the guests and their connections to the University of Oulu.

Storytime: alumnien tarinoita työelämästä - Ville Hakamäki

Storytime: alumnien tarinoita työelämästä - Ville Hakamäki

January 20, 2021

Tässä jaksossa vieraana on humanistisesta tiedekunnasta valmistunut Ville Hakamäki, joka opiskeli arkeologiaa Oulun yliopistossa ja valmistui filosofian tohtoriksi vuonna 2018. Hänen väitöskirjansa käsitteli Pohjois-Suomen myöhäisrautakautista asutusta, ja hän on suorittanut useita arkeologisia kaivauksia Pohjois-Pohjanmaan ja Kainuun rautakautisilla kohteilla. Nykyään Hakamäki työskentelee arkeologina Pohjois-Karjalan museossa Joensuussa. Tässä jaksossa kuulemme mikä on parasta arkeologin työssä sekä millaisia muinaisia löytöjä ja kaivauksia Hakamäki on tehnyt. 
 
Storytime-tapahtumat esittelevät Oulun yliopiston alumnien uratarinoita tiedekunta kerrallaan. 

Linkit:

Humanistinen tiedekunta
Kulttuuriantropologia ja arkeologia

Storytime: alumni career stories - Tiina Nygård

Storytime: alumni career stories - Tiina Nygård

January 20, 2021

In this episode our guest is Tiina Nygård who studied Industrial Engineering and Management at the Faculty of Technology, University of Oulu. During her career she has worked example for Nokia and Konecranes. Currently she works for Valmet as a Supply Chain Development Director. In this episode you will learn how you should always follow you dreams and believe your expertise! 
 
Storytime events invite University of Oulu alumni with interesting career paths to tell their story one faculty at a time.

Links: 

Teknillinen tiedekunta
Tuotantotalous

Faculty of Technology
Product Management

Storytime: alumni career stories - Tuomas Kenttä

Storytime: alumni career stories - Tuomas Kenttä

January 20, 2021

In this episode our guest is Tuomas Kenttä who studied Biomedical Engineering at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Oulu, and graduated with a master’s degree in health sciences in 2006. He started his career as a PhD student working for a cardiology research group. After receiving his PhD in 2012 Tuomas spent a year as a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University.  
At the moment Tuomas works as a physiological algorithm expert for the Oulu-based, globally recognized health technology company Oura known for the Oura Ring. In this episode you will hear what it takes to be a researcher at one of the most prestigious universities in the world and how Tuomas sees the future of health technology! 
 
Storytime events invite University of Oulu alumni with interesting career paths to tell their story one faculty at a time.

Links:

Lääketieteellinen tiedekunta
Lääketieteen tekniikka

Faculty of Medicine
Biomedical Engineering

Story time: alumni career stories - Jyrki Hoisko

Story time: alumni career stories - Jyrki Hoisko

January 20, 2021

In this episode our guest is Jyrki Hoisko, alumn of the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering. Jyrki's studies at the University of Oulu focused on embedded systems and computer science, and with that knowledge he has worked for Nokia and Accenture in both Finland and the US. In this episode you will hear good tips how to start programming and also what it takes to work abroad.
 
Storytime events invite University of Oulu alumni with interesting career paths to tell their story one faculty at a time. 

Links:
Tieto- ja sähkötekniikan tiedekunta
Tietotekniikka
Tietojenkäsittelytiede
Elektroniikka- ja tietoliikennetekniikka

Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering 
Computer Science and Engineering
Software, Systems and Services Development in the Global Environment
Digitalisation, Computing and Electronics
Wireless Communications Engineering

Storytime: alumnien tarinoita työelämästä - Anna Haverinen

Storytime: alumnien tarinoita työelämästä - Anna Haverinen

January 20, 2021

Tässä jaksossa vieraana on Oulun yliopiston lääketieteellisestä tiedekunnasta terveystieteiden koulutusohjelmasta valmistunut terveystieteiden maisteri Anna Haverinen. Tällä hetkellä Haverinen työskentelee Kuntaliitolla sosiaali- ja terveysalan erityisasiantuntijana. Kuntaliitolla hänen työnsä liittyy ikääntyneen väestön palveluiden järjestämiseen sekä omaishoitoon. Haverinen on kasvattanut alan asiantuntijuutta myös toimiessaan Oulun kaupungilla vanhustyön johtajana 13 vuoden ajan. Tässä jaksossa kuulemme, miksi haku seuraavaan työhön kannattaa aina olla auki ja mitä hyviä ohjeita Haverinen antaa uransa alussa oleville opiskelijoille! 
 
Storytime-tapahtumat esittelevät Oulun yliopiston alumnien uratarinoita tiedekunta kerrallaan. 

Linkit:

Lääketieteellinen tiedekunta
Terveystieteet
Hoitotiede
Terveyshallintotiede
Terveystieteiden opettaja

Kunniatohtorit tutuksi - Mauri Ylä-Kotola

Kunniatohtorit tutuksi - Mauri Ylä-Kotola

January 5, 2021

Kunniatohtorit tutuksi -podcastin 8. jakson vieraana on mediatieteen professori Mauri Ylä-Kotola, joka toimi myös pitkään Lapin yliopiston rehtorina. Professori Minna Isomursun haastattelema Ylä-Kotola kertoo, miten hän on professorikautensa aikana kehittänyt mediatiedettä tulevaisuuden mediaa suunnittelevaksi tieteeksi. Kuulemme myös Ylä-Kotolan tärkeimmistä saavutuksista Lapin yliopiston rehtorina. Hänen mielestään sekä rehtorin että tutkijan työtehtävissä tarvitaan luovaa otetta: hallinto on taidetta ja tiede vaatii mielikuvitusta kehittyäkseen.

Kunniatohtorit tutuksi -podcastissa tutustutaan Oulun yliopiston 11. tohtoripromootiossa vihittäviin kunniatohtoreihin. Keskusteluissa kuullaan mielenkiintoisia tarinoita tulevien kunniatohtoreiden elämästä, saavutuksista ja yhteydestä Oulun yliopistoon.

#UniOulu Podcast Episode 5 – Health

#UniOulu Podcast Episode 5 – Health

December 28, 2020

#UniOulu Podcast Episode 5 – Health 
In the last episode of the #UniOulu Podcast we welcome Alexander Kastaniotis, researcher at the faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine. The round is complete with Biomedical Engineering student Liubov Lonishin and Biochemistry student Sadeem ElBasyouni. We talk about their journeys to Finland and the various ways one can get involved in health research at the University of Oulu.

Links:

Biochemistry
Biomedical Engineering
Faculty of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine

 

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#UniOulu Podcast Episode 4 – Environment

#UniOulu Podcast Episode 4 – Environment

December 21, 2020

#UniOulu Podcast: Ecology and population genetics graduate Carolina De la Rosa and Mineral Resources and Sustainable Mining 1st year student Durba Biswas are our guests in this episode. They talk about the challenges of moving to Oulu from a warmer country and their studies at the University of Oulu.

Links:

Read Ambassador stories
Ecology and Population Genetics
Mineral Resources and Sustainable Mining
Festival of Cultures

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#UniOulu Podcast Episode 3 – Business

#UniOulu Podcast Episode 3 – Business

December 15, 2020

In this episode of the #UniOulu Podcast our guests are two first year master’s students of Oulu Business School. Hong Bao Ngoc Lukinmaa, who studies in the Finance programme and Chathuka Bandara, International Business Management student talk about their experiences with the study environment at the University of Oulu. We also have a chance to hear about their future plans with a degree from Oulu Business School.

Links:
Read Ambassador stories
International Business Management
Finance

 

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