Category Archives: News

Professor Markku Mäki receives a major international research award

Professor Emeritus Markku Mäki of the University of Tampere has received the Distinguished Service Award from ESPGHAN, the European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. The annual award recognises…

Negligence damages a child’s trust

Child protection saves lives, but there are still shortcomings in the implementation of children’s rights. Training organised by the University of Tampere brings child protection professionals together to create new…

What happened – and how was it experienced?

As a Finnish parent, having one’s child taken into protective custody, on the one hand, and receiving a maternity package from Kela (the Finnish Social Insurance Institution), on the other,…

An eNose is able to sniff out bacteria that cause soft tissue infections

A recent study conducted at the University of Tampere, Tampere University of Technology, Pirkanmaa Hospital District and Fimlab in Finland has concluded that an electronic nose (eNose) can be used…

Mapping the baby box projects around the world

Researchers at the University of Tampere are conducting research for the first time ever on the extent to which the Finnish maternity package – also known as “the baby box”…

Go east, student!

Student exchange is the best way to learn the Chinese language and culture. Vice-rector Harri Melin calls for closer cooperation between the universities in Tampere and China. In the 1850s,…

Football breaks down boundaries

A new study is exploring how the voices of vulnerable groups can be included in urban planning, and a football team was born as a by-product. The November night is…

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…