Category Archives: Research

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…

Functional ability: Coping or self-actualisation?

For the first part of her doctoral dissertation on elderly care, University of Tampere researcher Vilhelmiina Lehto interviewed nurses and elderly residents at a 24-hour care facility about their perceptions…

Fresh advances are being made in stem cell research at the University of Tampere

The University of Tampere is conducting pioneering research on stem cells. The Human Spare Parts project – a joint venture of the University of Tampere and Tampere University of Technology…

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…

A feminist and an optimist

Johanna Kantola, professor of gender studies, still believes in fighting for equality. The idea that Finland is a model country in terms of the rights of women and girls may…

Technology is transforming health care

Diseases are being diagnosed earlier and more accurately than before. The advances being made will eventually enable preventive healthcare. In the future, the role of doctors will change from making…

People versus food

Food communicates the same things as yoga pants,” claims Professor Piia Jallinoja of the University of Tampere. Jallinoja has been following the Finnish health debate for thirty years, so she…

Do Finnish and Japanese working lives have anything in common?

Finnish and Japanese working lives differ in many ways. Whereas the average Finn works a little less than forty hours per week, many Japanese workers put in sixty hours or…

The physical and metaphorical power of water is a universal human concern

Researchers analysed the meanings of water in different cultural and social contexts The fact that there is no life without water is a familiar one both to farmers and to…

China’s great leap forward in the media

According to Professor Heikki Luostarinen, Finland will have to consider the role of China more thoroughly in the future. China is starting to make its presence felt more strongly in…