For whom is the city being developed?

“Smart city” is the new buzzword in urban development, and people are expecting great things. Nevertheless, researchers remind us that development must benefit those living in urban environments, not just…

Epidemiology programme celebrates a quarter of a century of transnational education

In May, the International Doctoral Programme of Epidemiology (IPPE) celebrated its 25th anniversary. Those years tell a unique story about internationalisation. The IPPE was founded at the University of Tampere…

Knowledge can be entertaining

Prostitution, domestic violence, suicide and child abuse: the research topics of Postdoctoral Research Fellow Louise Settle are not the most cheerful in the world. However, with the help of improvisation…

As long as you don’t get stuck on the sofa drinking beer

Men are also talking and thinking about ageing. As men get older, the most important things they can do are to stay active and take care of their functional ability….

The real nature of gaming

Pauliina Raento wants to expand gaming research beyond mere problems, numbers and statistics. The new docent in gaming research points out that gaming is part of our day-to-day life and…

Five facts about recovery

          You should take breaks during your working day. A walk in the park during lunch break has been proven to be beneficial. 1.    Insufficient recovery…

Five facts about populism

The idea of building a border wall offers a simple solution to the complex problem of immigration. Such populist ideas and the contested nature of contemporary media are contributing to…

Knowledge is useless without motivation

Changing one’s health habits may be difficult for various reasons. People need concrete support, not to be preached at. Most Finns are familiar with the basics of healthy habits: they…

Unaccompanied minors arriving in Finland need a lot of support

In 2015, over 3,000 refugee children arrived in Finland without their parents.   By the end of November 2016, a further 385 had arrived. Some of them were accompanied by…

Finnish basic income experiment piques the interest of South Koreans

In January, doctoral student Hyeon Su Seo from the Faculty of Management at the University of Tampere wrote an essay on the universal basic income experiment in Finland and published…