Category Archives: Research

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.

Howy Jacobs is Professor of the Year

The Finnish Union of University Professors (FUUP) has chosen Academy Professor Howard T. Jacobs as Professor of the Year.  Professor Jacobs’ scientific achievements, his unflagging efforts towards the internationalization of…

Tampere gaze-tracking researchers
lead the world

The layman’s web camera can serve as a gaze-tracking device Researchers at the University of Tampere Department of Computer Sciences have successfully concluded a five-year research project entitled Communication by…

Researcher profile: Aiming at peace

  Tuomo Melasuo, professor of peace and conflict research, encourages everyone to study languages and to travel the world Professor Tuomo Melasuo spent much of his youth in Paimio, matriculated…

It is hard to do newspaper business
on the net

 “It is the public who know best about many things, not the paper,” says journalism researcher Esa Sirkkunen. “The conventional business operation model of a newspaper does not work in…

Two million downloads for
University of Tampere net publications

Doctoral dissertations accomplished at the University of Tampere, other publications and master’s theses have been downloaded from the net over two million times. The University has engaged in the net…