18 June 2018
| Alan Burkitt-Gray
A university in Finland has started research on 6G mobile networks – before 5G networks have even started commercial operation – and it is seeking PhD students
The University of Oulu, close to the Arctic Circle, has
started the programme, called 6Genesis, under a programme being
led by the Academy of Finland.
The whole programme will spend €25 million this year and a
similar sum in 2019.
"The programme will provide intelligent digital applications
and will develop the fundamental 6G competence needed for smart
societies," said the university in a statement.
"Our future society will be increasingly digitised,
hyper-connected and globally data-driven. Near-instant wireless
connectivity will be the key technical driver for realising
this. [The] programme’s impact goals are to ensure
wireless expertise for the industry and to enable early
adaption of smart society technologies."
And the university has already advertised for PhD students to
join it for the 6G programme. The deadline for applications is
this Wednesday, 20 June.
"We offer a highly innovative, international working
environment and increasingly challenging research topics
deriving from our vision on 6G," said the university. "As a
doctoral student in a research project within the 6Genesis
flagship programme, you will graduate with a competitive
doctoral degree in three to four years."
Candidates need a master’s degree in computer
science, electrical engineering, communications engineering or
related field, with "excellent English and multi-cultural