Category Archives: Research

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…

The revival of horror – Jarkko Toikkanen offers a new approach to horror literature

The place of horror Jarkko Toikkanen says that modern horror needs a tension between reason and emotion. In the black of night, a couple travels home through the New England…

Eeva Puumala

A fresh perspective

A UTA academic is bringing asylum seekers together with the empowering effects of photography. Postdoctoral researcher Eeva Puumala is starting a six-month project taking photographic portraits of asylum seekers. The…

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…