Global Health and Development programme begins with the Millennium Goals

The first course in the Global Health and Development Programme (GHD) at the University of Tampere will begin next autumn. The programme, which is unique in Finland, starts with a…

(From left to right:) Study nurse Jarita Kytölä, study doctor Eeva Jason and study nurse Suvi Laurinen at the DIPP clinic welcome participants in the infant formula study at Tampere University Hospital.

Investigating infant formula’s possible role in preventing diabetes

Researchers at the University of Tampere are exploring whether early nutrition has an effect on the incidence of type 1 diabetes. The EDIA project explores ways of preventing childhood diabetes….

Exporting higher education management studies to Uganda

The School of Management at the University of Tampere is engaged in long-term cooperation with two Ugandan higher education institutions. These projects are funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs…

Russia, a patchwork of states, fears being torn apart

“Ukraine is not only important for Russia – it is historically a constitutive part of Russia.” Russia’s behaviour in Ukraine and the Caucasus demonstrates its fears about being dismantled and…

Learning from Othello – Shakespeare’s tragedy provided professional tools for future teachers.

Mediterranean scenes from the 16th century became familiar to future teachers in drama rehearsals at the University of Tampere. The rehearsals were a part of teacher training and they were…

Ukraine’s EU membership and its obstacles

Professor Pami Aalto thinks that a ten-year accession timetable would be overly optimistic for Ukraine. Jean Monnet Chair Pami Aalto at the University of Tampere thinks that Ukrainian EU membership…

Economic crisis highlighted class divisions

The concept of social class is loaded in Finland but it is quite a neutral term for a sociologist. Because of the economic crisis, the class society has become a…

Finnish companies are powered by grit and democracy

However, companies could be better at setting bold growth goals. In commerce and the technology industries, Finnish companies have typically Finnish strengths: grit and democracy. Grit is evident in the…

Green nature makes people stronger

Science confirms that the nature restores and revitalises people. Many of us know that walking in the woods makes you feel great and relaxed. Now scientific evidence also exists about…

Common defence is back on the EU agenda

The European Union needs a new vision – and a leader. Solving the economic crisis no longer holds the centre stage in EU decision-making; room has been made for new…