Category Archives: University of Tampere

The status of English will not diminish with Brexit

The biggest threat to small languages is not English, but the dominant language close by, as in the case of Finnish and Sámi. The status of English as the most…

The Summer School is short but intensive

The international Tampere Summer School was held at the University of Tampere on 7–18 August 2017 for the third time. The courses, which filled the classrooms with students, were free…

The EU needs a brave leader

The European Union will soon have to discipline its unruly member states. Professor Hanna Ojanen from the University of Tampere calls for strong leadership and believes in multi-speed integration. Last…

What does old age look like?

The imagery used by the media shapes society and even affects the health of older people. The way the media portray older people actually influences older people themselves. Research has…

Narratives can be dangerous

How and why has narrative become a defining (discursive) form of well-being and social participation? What are the risks involved in this? How can researchers contribute to a critical understanding…

Five facts about corporate responsibility

Responsibility pays off in business   1. Responsibility is a way of managing risks. When companies operate responsibly, they do not have to be concerned about shady practices being exposed….

For whom is the city being developed?

“Smart city” is the new buzzword in urban development, and people are expecting great things. Nevertheless, researchers remind us that development must benefit those living in urban environments, not just…

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…

As long as you don’t get stuck on the sofa drinking beer

Men are also talking and thinking about ageing. As men get older, the most important things they can do are to stay active and take care of their functional ability….