Category Archives: Research

The future of multicultural teaching looks bright thanks to the Kuulumisia project

A new study reveals the effectiveness of teacher qualification training for people with immigrant backgrounds Kuulumisia training for qualified and trainee teachers with immigrant backgrounds benefits its participants in an…

A small language can benefit from machine translation

A student project showed the potential of machine translation Machine translation (MT) can help to preserve small languages such as Finnish. Some claim that it may even reduce the need…

Healthy people recover well from brain trauma

A resilient mind promotes healing. Patients who have enjoyed full health before a mild traumatic brain injury stand an excellent chance of making a complete recovery. A study conducted at…

Personality shapes the way our brains react to eye contact

Eye contact plays a crucial role when people initiate interaction with other people. If people look each other in the eye, they automatically send a signal that their attention is…

Matti Lehtinen is currently investigating how often cervical cancer needs to be screened in the 1992-1995 born cohorts that were vaccinated against HPV in 2007-2009. If the research produces the expected results, the number of screening tests can be reduced from 10–20 to one or two, which would eventually save Finland about 25 million euros annually.

How the human papillomavirus was conquered

Tampere, Stockholm, Oxford, Heidelberg, Philadelphia and Seattle comprise some of the hubs of the human papilloma virus (HPV) research network. Research Director Matti Lehtinen, who is also a visiting professor…

New research shows that work ability in mid-life predicts functional ability in later life

People in their middle age should take care of themselves, because work strain will continue to influence their health even into their old age. The good news is that the…

Annual Science Prize awarded to Pirkko Pitkänen for research on global migration

The University of Tampere has awarded its Annual Science Prize to Professor Pirkko Pitkänen of the School of Education. Since 2014, Pitkänen and her team have been investigating global migration…

Television brings families together while computers isolate

Young people are spending increasingly more time on their computers and less time with their friends and family. It is often said that people have gone to the internet to…

Jonathan Middleton makes music about salmon migrating to the mountains

Who would think about making music about salmon migrating up the Snake River? Who would think about composing the DNA of redwood trees for a symphony orchestra? Whose computer contains…

Improving vision

Stem cell research paves the way for new eye treatments. Visually impaired people suffering from incurable eye diseases are eagerly awaiting new treatment methods. Many believe that stem cell research…