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…

The European Union must choose between two evils

The crisis is not over yet The acute banking crisis is over in the European Union, but the underlying problem behind the crisis has only worsened. Competitive differences between the…

The Internet gives alternative music an audience

Piracy takes money from record companies, but small labels cannot manage without the Internet Big record companies regard the Internet and piracy as a threat. However, for small record labels,…

Mental health disorders predispose individuals to driving under the influence

People who drive under the influence (DUI) are a threat to other people. However, do drunk drivers get enough help? Research by Karoliina Karjalainen, Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of…

Child custody controversy bears a strong resemblance to Cold War times

Russia would like to stop brain drain of young people The controversy around the custody of Russian children in Finland can be seen as a part of a propaganda campaign…

New programme in peacemaking

It has now been proved. Last summer Finland was in last place in the Failed States Index 2012 compiled by the organisation Fund for Peace or, the other way round,…

“Researchers have erred about the True Finns Party”

Political scientists have erred and largely overlooked the significance of organisation in their analyses of the success of the True Finns Party. This is how David Arter, Professor of Political…

It’s okay to put the teacher on the spot

Be active. Search for information. Ask. Tuula Juvonen and Pekka Nykänen, the recipients of the University of Tampere Good Teacher Awards, wonder why students will not come to talk about…