Saving the world – with peanut butter!

“Then I would like to stop hunger and poverty in the world,” so say the aspiring beauty queens. Actually, for some time now efforts have been made to do just…

The University of Tampere doing education in Vietnam

The University of Tampere is providing master’s education in public finance in Hanoi, Vietnam.  In the years to come this twp-year, made-to-order education which started up  last November may well…

Application period for incoming exchange and visiting students has started

The application period for incoming exchange and visiting students has begun. The deadline for applications is 15 May 2011. Instructions on how to apply and the application form are available…

Tampere gains recognition for alternatives to tests on animals

One of the world’s first centres focusing on alternative methods to animal testing operates at the University of Tampere.  At the beginning of the year the Finnish Centre for Alternative…

A timeless boost from the Age of Antiquity

The figures of Antiquity provide a timeless boost, a flow or a power which pervades the very bones and core.  Such is the assessment of Juhani Sarsila, Adjunct Professor of…

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…