Category Archives: Research

Russia, a patchwork of states, fears being torn apart

“Ukraine is not only important for Russia – it is historically a constitutive part of Russia.” Russia’s behaviour in Ukraine and the Caucasus demonstrates its fears about being dismantled and…

Economic crisis highlighted class divisions

The concept of social class is loaded in Finland but it is quite a neutral term for a sociologist. Because of the economic crisis, the class society has become a…

Finnish companies are powered by grit and democracy

However, companies could be better at setting bold growth goals. In commerce and the technology industries, Finnish companies have typically Finnish strengths: grit and democracy. Grit is evident in the…

Green nature makes people stronger

Science confirms that the nature restores and revitalises people. Many of us know that walking in the woods makes you feel great and relaxed. Now scientific evidence also exists about…

Common defence is back on the EU agenda

The European Union needs a new vision – and a leader. Solving the economic crisis no longer holds the centre stage in EU decision-making; room has been made for new…

Genes reveal how cancer behaves

As child patients bear the con- sequences of cancer treatment in their bodies for the rest of their lives, the treatments used must not be too severe. Researchers are seeking…

Boys are not only interested in games and technology

  The ideal of reading the newspaper and following the news is still appreciated Do boys do anything other than play on the Internet? Do young men feel that their…

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…

Burnout is not self-inflicted

Breaking the cycle of exhaustion requires a change of values. When work and well-being no longer go hand in hand, a person suffering from work-related burnout must make big adjustments…

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…