Category Archives: Study

Quality assessments do not improve quality itself

PISA results can be used as arguments by politicians, but offer little aid or instruction in the development of our school system. The PISA survey, conducted every three years, measures…

Clownery set an actor’s imagination free and helped her say goodbye to her inhibitions

Curious, questioning and wondering. These are three words actor Laura Rämä, 36, uses to describe the true essence of clowns. The words also describe her own persona as an actor….

Language courses unite students from different fields

Students believe that the Finnish language is the key to accessing Finnish society. What is the difference between talonpoika (a farmer) and talon poika (the son of the house)? What…

Multidisciplinarity and unique curricula interest Asian students

“Versatile faculties.” “Unique research on interesting topics.” “UTA offers courses that I have not come across anywhere else.” The feedback above comes from a survey investigating South East Asian students’…

Go east, student!

Student exchange is the best way to learn the Chinese language and culture. Vice-rector Harri Melin calls for closer cooperation between the universities in Tampere and China. In the 1850s,…

Epidemiology programme celebrates a quarter of a century of transnational education

In May, the International Doctoral Programme of Epidemiology (IPPE) celebrated its 25th anniversary. Those years tell a unique story about internationalisation. The IPPE was founded at the University of Tampere…

Knowledge can be entertaining

Prostitution, domestic violence, suicide and child abuse: the research topics of Postdoctoral Research Fellow Louise Settle are not the most cheerful in the world. However, with the help of improvisation…

The Global Health Programme is expanding its students’ perspectives on well-being

Health is not only a medical matter; it is also a social one. It is only in recent years that international debate has started to turn to the links between…

Finnish pensioners migrate to Thailand

Growing numbers of Finnish pensioners are spending their winters in Thailand. The country is even seeking to attract pensioners with its special Retirement Visa scheme. In the dark winter months,…

Global Health students fight to contain a dangerous epidemic in a new training simulation

You find yourself in the following scenario: you are working in a developing country, and a very sick patient comes to visit your rural health clinic. His symptoms point to…