Category Archives: Research

Regional security complex in the Persian Gulf

  Fatemeh Shayan, PhD student of International Relations in the University of Tampere describes her research The Persian Gulf sub-complex is one of the most important regions in the world…

Saving the world – with peanut butter!

“Then I would like to stop hunger and poverty in the world,” so say the aspiring beauty queens. Actually, for some time now efforts have been made to do just…

Tampere gains recognition for alternatives to tests on animals

One of the world’s first centres focusing on alternative methods to animal testing operates at the University of Tampere.  At the beginning of the year the Finnish Centre for Alternative…

A timeless boost from the Age of Antiquity

The figures of Antiquity provide a timeless boost, a flow or a power which pervades the very bones and core.  Such is the assessment of Juhani Sarsila, Adjunct Professor of…

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…

Crossing language barriers in information retrieval

How would it be if you could search through the collections of the national library of France in your own mother tongue? Or do a net search in English regardless…

A tough childhood predisposes to diseases

Common sense says that a good, balanced home helps a child to develop into a balanced adult.  Now there is scientific evidence to demonstrate that negative experiences in childhood make…

An active member of society keeps up with the information society

Nowadays we can use the net to pay our bills, deal with KELA, the Social Insurance Institution of Finland, buy flight tickets and make medical appointments.  Even electronic voting has…

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.