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The application period for Exchange Studies in Spring Semester 2012 open

The application period for exchange studies at University of Tampere (UTA) in Spring Semester 2012 opened 1 September and closes 15 October 2011. Eligible to apply is a student pursuing…

The University of Tampere welcomes 450 new international students in the autumn 2011

Student selection for the Master’s Degree Programmes starting in August/September 2011 has been finalised at the University of  Tampere (UTA). During April-May 121 new degree students were  granted the right to study….

It’s the mental equipment that counts

    A recipe for world peace – baked at 40 degrees “Talk about the knowledge society and the information society is pretty empty; if it doesn’t include a conception…

A complete organizational overhaul for the University of Tampere

As of the beginning of 2011 the University of Tampere will conduct a thorough overhaul of its organization. The present faculties and departments will be rearranged into what is referred…

Call for Applications for Master’s Degree Programmes begins in December

The annual application round for the Master’s Degree Programmes taught in English at the University of Tampere begins on 1 December 2010. Applications for the programmes are to be submitted…

Regular supplements of Vitamin D in winter afford protection against respiratory infections

Research published by the Medical School at the University of Tampere shows that regular supplements of Vitamin D in winter afford protection against respiratory infections. The researcher in charge, academic…

Papillomavirus vaccination may afford protection against cancer of the pharynx

Finnish research on human papillomavirus (HPV) has achieved its objective: over 40 per cent of young people born 1992–1994 participated in the study. In addition to protecting against cervical cancer,…

A new book on the challenges of globalisation

A new book entitled Globalisation: Challenges to Research and Governance has come out in English. A collection of 14 articles, it opens up perspectives on the shaping of the global system.

The book presents a multidimensional scrutiny of globalisation, and not only from the economic perspective. Subjects addressed include an increasingly multidimensional culture, worldwide systems of regulation and international trends for change. Methodological solutions in the research of globalisation and conclusions to be drawn are likewise presented.

Howy Jacobs is Professor of the Year

The Finnish Union of University Professors (FUUP) has chosen Academy Professor Howard T. Jacobs as Professor of the Year.  Professor Jacobs’ scientific achievements, his unflagging efforts towards the internationalization of…

New premises for the Nordic Centre
at Fudan University

In spring 2009 a ceremony was held on the main campus of the Fudan University, Shanghai for the foundation stone laying of the Nordic Centre premises.  The Centre, scheduled to…