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…

A racy take on science and art

Saara Särmä, an international relations (IR) researcher, creates risqué collages of caricatures depicting North Korea and other nations seeking nuclear capabilities. In the middle of her collages, Särmä draws “church…

More of us can look forward to becoming nonagenarians

Just a couple of decades ago, nonagenarians were a rarity. Now, however, there are about 45,000 people in their nineties in Finland, and they are living proof that longevity has…