“Schools must not close their doors to the society around them. Parents and the community should become more involved in taking responsibility for school work,” says Professor Marita Mäkinen. “Schools reach all pupils, but we must now find out how schools can also genuinely engage with them.”

Schools need to move with the times

The world-class results achieved by Finnish pupils in the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) study have been based on successful actions in the past. Schools cannot rest on…

The rock star of Greek economics is no stranger to Tampere

The economic ideas of Syriza – the party that has just won the general election in Greece – make sense and could lead to a deeper change in European economic…

Three HEIs in Tampere develop degree programmes that cross institutional borders

Three higher education institutions in Tampere are planning a new, multidisciplinary higher education collaboration in order to make them better prepared to serve the scientific and educational needs of the…

Finland has established itself as a part of the EU over the last twenty years

Finnish politicians have adapted quite well to EU decision-making. Political parties have also increased their cooperation on the European level. Finnish politicians have a reputation for being hard-working and fact-oriented,”…

Challenging the translation industry

Finnish researchers challenge the translation industry with a new user-centered approach. “From the translator’s perspective, the translation industry currently emphasises volume and overlooks the readability and high standard of translated…

Cold winds blow between the East and the West

Russia is once again at loggerheads with the West, so is talk of a new Cold War justified? The Ukraine crisis has seen a deterioration in Russia’s relations with the…

Obesity causes inflammation

Hormones produced by the adipose tissue can cause diseases. The risk of arthritis is much higher among the obese than people of normal weight, and one reason for this is…

Professor Tuula Tamminen appointed to EC health panel

Child psychiatry professor Tuula Tamminen from the University of Tampere has been appointed to the Scientific Panel for Health of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 research innovation programme. She is…

Researchers at Tampere universities examine neonatal cry for markers of child development and health

A new study at the Tampere Center for Child Health Research investigates whether the analysis of the acoustic properties of neonatal cry reveals information that could be used in the…

Riina Sarkanen from FICAM awarded for a developmental vascular model

Dr. Riina Sarkanen, a scientist at the FICAM (the Finnish Centre for Alternative Methods), which is an expert centre for alternative methods for animal testing, is the recipient of the…