Category Archives: Research

Finnish companies are powered by grit and democracy

However, companies could be better at setting bold growth goals. In commerce and the technology industries, Finnish companies have typically Finnish strengths: grit and democracy. Grit is evident in the…

Green nature makes people stronger

Science confirms that the nature restores and revitalises people. Many of us know that walking in the woods makes you feel great and relaxed. Now scientific evidence also exists about…

Common defence is back on the EU agenda

The European Union needs a new vision – and a leader. Solving the economic crisis no longer holds the centre stage in EU decision-making; room has been made for new…

Genes reveal how cancer behaves

As child patients bear the con- sequences of cancer treatment in their bodies for the rest of their lives, the treatments used must not be too severe. Researchers are seeking…

Boys are not only interested in games and technology

  The ideal of reading the newspaper and following the news is still appreciated Do boys do anything other than play on the Internet? Do young men feel that their…

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…