Category Archives: News

Highly educated people enjoy better health in later life

Socio-economic health differences persist even among nonagenarians (people in their nineties). Former manual occupations workers and those who received a lower level of education tend to have poorer health and…

Engaging little bodies and big imaginations

Spotlights swoop across the gym floor, feet stomp, voices shout. Instructions boom from the loudspeakers telling the students that they are now wizards, and all are soon engrossed in a…

New evidence found for the role of a specific virus causing type 1 diabetes

A vaccine has the potential to prevent a significant number of cases of type 1 diabetes. Viral infections have long been suspected of being the cause of diabetes. Now for…

Murmansk piracy trials are diverting attention from the Arctic

Activists aim to highlight the vulnerability of nature in the thawing north The arrest of Greenpeace activists on board a Russian oil platform in the Arctic Ocean has given rise…

Three Finnish universities start a joint company for education exports

The joint education export company of the universities of Eastern Finland, Tampere and Turku will start marketing and selling the international education services each university produces. The Board of the…

Tampere universities intensify cooperation in biomedical technology

More efficient development of diagnostic methods and new treatments Cooperation and a new research culture have brought good results to BioMediTech (BMT), the joint unit of biomedical technology of the…

Child custody controversy bears a strong resemblance to Cold War times

Russia would like to stop brain drain of young people The controversy around the custody of Russian children in Finland can be seen as a part of a propaganda campaign…

Cholesterol has an effect on the growth of prostate cancer cells

A study conducted at the School of Medicine at the University of Tampere shows that cholesterol has an important role in the growth of prostate cancer cells. LDL cholesterol increased…

Professor Marja Jylhä to join the steering group of an EU age programme

Professor Marja Jylhä has been selected to join the Scientific Advisory Board of a Joint Planning Initiative on population change and ageing entitled More Years, Better Lives.  The purpose of…

Most international exchange students satisfied with their experience at UTA

Most international exchange students were satisfied with their overall exchange experience at the University of Tampere (UTA) last year;  64 per cent were reportedly very satisfied and 26 per cent…