I’m Yukitoshi Kashimoto, a visiting researcher in Oulu university, Finland between Mar. 2015 and Feb. 2016 joining “JSPS The Strategic Young Researcher Overseas Visit Program for Accelerating Brain Circulation”.
I would report my life in Oulu.
Oulu locates the northern area in Finland, 500km from Helsinki.
The MAXIMUM temperature of the first day was -1.0 centigrade, chilly…
And, I could see the field is covered with snow everywhere.
As you know, Nordic countries are famous that they have the custom of taking sauna.
It’s a good news to Japanese sauna-enthusiast like me.
Even the dormitory for students has the sauna inside!!!
This is Oulu university.
Oulu university is famous for the northernmost university in the world.
The concept of this university is to operate the research-centered campus.
So, we can find many materials, e.g. posters introducing researches, books, discussion tables and so on, which will encourage our researches, everywhere in the building.
This characteristic is a interesting to me.
This is my office.
In Oulu university, I belong to professor Pulli’s ASTS project research group in Information Processing Science.
One key objective of this group is the development of the useful smart glasses for elderly with mild dementia. So, currently I’m working on the improvement of the first prototype.
During work, we can drink coffee, cappuccino and others for FREE.
It’s helpful to cure the exhaustion from my work.
In the beginning of May, exchange students from Japan and Finnish people celebrated Easter holiday together.
I’ve thoroughly learned and enjoyed the life in Finland.
I keep doing it!!!
I do appreciate JSPS and NAIST professors for giving me the chance to learn many things in Finland.