Envisioning a world without plastic

A doctor of medical biomaterials has moved from growing jawbones to producing ecological cosmetic packages. Fed up with the omnipresence of plastic waste and encouraged by her fellow researchers, Suvi…

Multidisciplinarity and unique curricula interest Asian students

“Versatile faculties.” “Unique research on interesting topics.” “UTA offers courses that I have not come across anywhere else.” The feedback above comes from a survey investigating South East Asian students’…

Retaining internationally recruited nurses is a challenge

The Finnish social and health sector is going through a process of internationalisation, but employees of non-Finnish origin are still relatively rare. A recent study has developed methods to make…

The power of the mind

To shoot or not to shoot? Police officers must sometimes make potentially lethal decisions on the use of force very quickly while under great pressure. Researcher Harri Gustafsberg and his…

Sensitive parents try to interpret their baby’s feelings

Failure to respond to a baby’s signals may lead to behavioural problems in later life. As any parent knows, newborn babies cry at the top of their lungs. They cannot…

What happened – and how was it experienced?

As a Finnish parent, having one’s child taken into protective custody, on the one hand, and receiving a maternity package from Kela (the Finnish Social Insurance Institution), on the other,…

An eNose is able to sniff out bacteria that cause soft tissue infections

A recent study conducted at the University of Tampere, Tampere University of Technology, Pirkanmaa Hospital District and Fimlab in Finland has concluded that an electronic nose (eNose) can be used…

Mapping the baby box projects around the world

Researchers at the University of Tampere are conducting research for the first time ever on the extent to which the Finnish maternity package – also known as “the baby box”…

Go east, student!

Student exchange is the best way to learn the Chinese language and culture. Vice-rector Harri Melin calls for closer cooperation between the universities in Tampere and China. In the 1850s,…

Football breaks down boundaries

A new study is exploring how the voices of vulnerable groups can be included in urban planning, and a football team was born as a by-product. The November night is…