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A small language can benefit from machine translation

A student project showed the potential of machine translation Machine translation (MT) can help to preserve small languages such as Finnish. Some claim that it may even reduce the need…

Healthy people recover well from brain trauma

A resilient mind promotes healing. Patients who have enjoyed full health before a mild traumatic brain injury stand an excellent chance of making a complete recovery. A study conducted at…

Personality shapes the way our brains react to eye contact

Eye contact plays a crucial role when people initiate interaction with other people. If people look each other in the eye, they automatically send a signal that their attention is…

Annual Science Prize awarded to Pirkko Pitkänen for research on global migration

The University of Tampere has awarded its Annual Science Prize to Professor Pirkko Pitkänen of the School of Education. Since 2014, Pitkänen and her team have been investigating global migration…

University of Tampere recognised for its commitment to improving the status of researchers

The European Commission has granted the University of Tampere permission to use the HR Excellence in Research label, which indicates that the University is committed to improving the status and…

Social history research on ancient papyri uncovers some pushy parenting

Research uncovers children’s every-day life in Roman Egypt. “The most striking story we uncovered in an ancient papyrus was a fixed match between two high-ranking 13 year-old boys in the…

Gut microbes hold the key to undernourishment

Gut microbes may yet provide an answer to the health problems encountered by undernourished children. Researchers at the University of Tampere are participating in a study directed by Washington University…

Number of sons contributes to inflammation in old age

The rate of inflammation increases in elderly individuals. This low-grade inflammation (inflammaging) is associated with many degenerative diseases, such as atherosclerosis, dementia, the frailty syndrome and even life expectancy. A…

“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…