Eeva Puumala

A fresh perspective

A UTA academic is bringing asylum seekers together with the empowering effects of photography. Postdoctoral researcher Eeva Puumala is starting a six-month project taking photographic portraits of asylum seekers. The…

Language teaching outside the box

  The basics of language teaching are set to change when the new national core curriculum is adopted in 2016. The aim is to have clearer guidelines on comprehensive language…

Oxana Krutova

Finnish education aids the integration of Russian immigrants

Russian speakers have become the largest immigrant group in Finland over the past fifteen years, and their numbers are growing by about 2,300 every year. Oxana Krutova, a researcher in…

Professor Clas-Håkan Nygård

The ability to work peaks in middle age

It turns out that ageing is not all downhill, after all. The ability to work may actually improve with age, and middle age can be the most efficient period in…

Ageism major issue in recruitment

Will you be working until you are 68? Not likely, says Sirpa Syvänen, docent of local government economics at the University of Tampere. It would take eorganisation and flexibility from…

Socioeconomic health differences continue until old age

Socioeconomic status is associated with health and functioning also among very old people. This was discovered in the Vitality 90+ Study conducted at GEREC, the Gerontology Research Center at the…

Coffee protects the liver

Drinking more than four cups a day reduces the level of the gamma-GT enzyme in heavy drinkers. A Finnish study recently confirmed that drinking coffee protects the liver from the…

Searching for a lost nation

The people who went missing in the Bosnian War are a hot political topic. After the breakup of Yugoslavia, a bloody war broke out in Bosnia-Herzegovina in which 30,000 people…

Finland left out of the Arctic Ocean

The climate change moves the focal point of the world further north – Finland wants inA vision: The climate change warms up the northern hemisphere for decades. People grow potatoes…

Investigating the genetic markers of atherosclerosis

A research project at the University of Tampere is probing how insidious atherosclerosis – the stiffening of the cardiac arteries – could be diagnosed earlier, in order to prevent sudden…