Category Archives: University of Tampere

Challenging the translation industry

Finnish researchers challenge the translation industry with a new user-centered approach. “From the translator’s perspective, the translation industry currently emphasises volume and overlooks the readability and high standard of translated…

Cold winds blow between the East and the West

Russia is once again at loggerheads with the West, so is talk of a new Cold War justified? The Ukraine crisis has seen a deterioration in Russia’s relations with the…

Professor Tuula Tamminen appointed to EC health panel

Child psychiatry professor Tuula Tamminen from the University of Tampere has been appointed to the Scientific Panel for Health of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 research innovation programme. She is…

International students think Finland is the best country to study in Europe

Information gathered by the StudyPortals website in the Netherlands shows that international students think Finland is the best country to study in Europe. The University of Tampere scored 9 out…

Prostate cancer screening saves lives – but results in overdiagnosis

New research confirms that screening men for prostate cancer prevents cancer deaths. In a 13-year follow up study, prostate cancer mortality rates were around 20 per cent lower among men…

Society has an impact on mental health

  Not everyone is suited to modern working life. Traditional unskilled labour is becoming increasingly rare, and modern working life demands that people are active social networkers with new kinds…

The money invested in Youth Guarantee will save benefits costs in the future

“Finland has effectively implemented the EU’s Youth Guarantee,” says EU Commissioner László Andor. “For instance, the time limit in which the guarantee must be put into effect in Finland is…

A breakthrough in clinical trials testing a treatment for celiac disease

A new drug for celiac disease appears to attenuate gluten-induced small bowel mucosal injury. Patients who were administered the new ALV003 drug in a clinical trial also experienced less abdominal…

I play snooker, therefore I am

A researcher of consciousness delves deep into his own mind. What can you see at the moment? What can you hear, and what can you smell and taste? If you…

Professor Pertti Alasuutari from UTA to the board of the Academy of Finland

The Government of Finland has appointed a new board for the Academy of Finland. The new Board’s term of office will last until the end of 2018. The Board will…