Calling attention to expertise

Letting others know about one’s own expertise is now an integral part of a researcher’s professional qualifications.   Three years ago, Nina V. Nygren, a university lecturer in environmental policy…

The Global Health Programme is expanding its students’ perspectives on well-being

Health is not only a medical matter; it is also a social one. It is only in recent years that international debate has started to turn to the links between…

Not just another fad diet

According to Professor Katri Kaukinen, people should not avoid grains if they do not experience any symptoms: a gluten-free diet is not a shortcut to weight loss. Nevertheless, grains do…

Finnish pensioners migrate to Thailand

Growing numbers of Finnish pensioners are spending their winters in Thailand. The country is even seeking to attract pensioners with its special Retirement Visa scheme. In the dark winter months,…

Global Health students fight to contain a dangerous epidemic in a new training simulation

You find yourself in the following scenario: you are working in a developing country, and a very sick patient comes to visit your rural health clinic. His symptoms point to…

Eating cabbage is not the solution to poverty

The number of people living on low incomes in Finland is increasing, but even so, the well-off have a hard time understanding the comprehensive effects of poverty. Professor Juho Saari…

What should we make of this world?

Philosophical ideals include truth, wisdom and the good society. But how are these values being realised in Finland right now? We asked Panu Raatikainen, an adjunct professor of theoretical philosophy…

Fear and loathing in political rhetoric

An American election researcher sees worrying signs of a changing political discourse in Trump’s success. What if the words will become deeds? The presidential election in the United States is…

Cell transplants offer new hope to patients with spinal cord injuries

The right kind of transplant could restore some functions of the body and make everyday life easier. Brain tissue is one of the most complicated in the human body, which…

International university networks help scholars at risk

In early 2016, the University of Tampere joined the Scholars at Risk (SAR) network, an international network of higher education institutions working to protect threatened scholars and promote academic freedom….