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The men and women behind TaRC. Docent Iiris Ruoho (front row left), Professor Arja Rosenholm and Professor Heikki Luostarinen, postdoctoral researcher Dmitri Yagodin (back row left), Professor Ari Heinonen, senior lecturer Aleksandr Zelenin and coordinator Aaro Immonen. Photograph: Jonne Renvall

University of Tampere launches the Tampere Research Centre for Russian and Chinese Media

The University of Tampere has established a knowledge hub focusing on the study of Russian and Chinese media. Tampere Research Centre for Russian and Chinese Media (TaRC) comprises a network…

Epidemiology programme celebrates a quarter of a century of transnational education

In May, the International Doctoral Programme of Epidemiology (IPPE) celebrated its 25th anniversary. Those years tell a unique story about internationalisation. The IPPE was founded at the University of Tampere…

The real nature of gaming

Pauliina Raento wants to expand gaming research beyond mere problems, numbers and statistics. The new docent in gaming research points out that gaming is part of our day-to-day life and…

Finnish basic income experiment piques the interest of South Koreans

In January, doctoral student Hyeon Su Seo from the Faculty of Management at the University of Tampere wrote an essay on the universal basic income experiment in Finland and published…

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…

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….

BioMediTech is developing a new treatment for corneal damage

A novel stem cell-based treatment method for serious corneal damage is being developed at BioMediTech (BMT), the joint institute of the University of Tampere and Tampere University of Technology. A…

The new Celiac Disease Research Center provides a boost to research

The third generation of celiac disease scholars at the University of Tampere have just established their own research centre. Founded in May, the new centre provides a further boost to…

Finding definitions for medieval remedies

Fifteen years of work resulted in a unique dictionary. There is no doubt that Juhani Norri, University Lecturer in English at the University of Tampere, is a patient man. For…