A complete organizational overhaul for the University of Tampere

As of the beginning of 2011 the University of Tampere will conduct a thorough overhaul of its organization. The present faculties and departments will be rearranged into what is referred…

Call for Applications for Master’s Degree Programmes begins in December

The annual application round for the Master’s Degree Programmes taught in English at the University of Tampere begins on 1 December 2010. Applications for the programmes are to be submitted…

Regular supplements of Vitamin D in winter afford protection against respiratory infections

Research published by the Medical School at the University of Tampere shows that regular supplements of Vitamin D in winter afford protection against respiratory infections. The researcher in charge, academic…

International mobility continues to increase at the University of Tampere

International mobility among students of the University of Tampere continues to increase.  At the same time there is a decrease in the overall number of incoming foreign students of higher…

Foreign university students in Finland are keen to learn Finnish

In summertime foreign university students in Finland work hard on their Finnish.  Before beginning their exchange period in Finland over 300 ERASMUS students study the rudiments of Finnish.  Moreover, 170…

Crossing language barriers in information retrieval

How would it be if you could search through the collections of the national library of France in your own mother tongue? Or do a net search in English regardless…

A tough childhood predisposes to diseases

Common sense says that a good, balanced home helps a child to develop into a balanced adult.  Now there is scientific evidence to demonstrate that negative experiences in childhood make…

An active member of society keeps up with the information society

Nowadays we can use the net to pay our bills, deal with KELA, the Social Insurance Institution of Finland, buy flight tickets and make medical appointments.  Even electronic voting has…

Papillomavirus vaccination may afford protection against cancer of the pharynx

Finnish research on human papillomavirus (HPV) has achieved its objective: over 40 per cent of young people born 1992–1994 participated in the study. In addition to protecting against cervical cancer,…

A new book on the challenges of globalisation

A new book entitled Globalisation: Challenges to Research and Governance has come out in English. A collection of 14 articles, it opens up perspectives on the shaping of the global system.

The book presents a multidimensional scrutiny of globalisation, and not only from the economic perspective. Subjects addressed include an increasingly multidimensional culture, worldwide systems of regulation and international trends for change. Methodological solutions in the research of globalisation and conclusions to be drawn are likewise presented.