Category Archives: Research

Language teaching outside the box

  The basics of language teaching are set to change when the new national core curriculum is adopted in 2016. The aim is to have clearer guidelines on comprehensive language…

Professor Clas-Håkan Nygård

The ability to work peaks in middle age

It turns out that ageing is not all downhill, after all. The ability to work may actually improve with age, and middle age can be the most efficient period in…

Ageism major issue in recruitment

Will you be working until you are 68? Not likely, says Sirpa Syvänen, docent of local government economics at the University of Tampere. It would take eorganisation and flexibility from…

Socioeconomic health differences continue until old age

Socioeconomic status is associated with health and functioning also among very old people. This was discovered in the Vitality 90+ Study conducted at GEREC, the Gerontology Research Center at the…

Searching for a lost nation

The people who went missing in the Bosnian War are a hot political topic. After the breakup of Yugoslavia, a bloody war broke out in Bosnia-Herzegovina in which 30,000 people…

Finland left out of the Arctic Ocean

The climate change moves the focal point of the world further north – Finland wants inA vision: The climate change warms up the northern hemisphere for decades. People grow potatoes…

Investigating the genetic markers of atherosclerosis

A research project at the University of Tampere is probing how insidious atherosclerosis – the stiffening of the cardiac arteries – could be diagnosed earlier, in order to prevent sudden…

The European Union must choose between two evils

The crisis is not over yet The acute banking crisis is over in the European Union, but the underlying problem behind the crisis has only worsened. Competitive differences between the…

The Internet gives alternative music an audience

Piracy takes money from record companies, but small labels cannot manage without the Internet Big record companies regard the Internet and piracy as a threat. However, for small record labels,…

Mental health disorders predispose individuals to driving under the influence

People who drive under the influence (DUI) are a threat to other people. However, do drunk drivers get enough help? Research by Karoliina Karjalainen, Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of…