Category Archives: University of Tampere

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…

Farming tips sent to the fields

A voice-controlled mobile app reaches out to illiterate people in rural India. Anywhere else, but not India. This was the response Professors Markku Turunen and Mikko Ruohonen and Researcher Juhani…

New test reveals risk of death from sudden heart attack

Research directed at the University of Tampere makes new breakthroughs in the diagnosis of atherosclerosis. Imagine two patients who both suffer from coronary artery disease. One of them has a…

Recession-era children work differently to baby boomers

University researchers have devised a new division of the generations that reflects economic peaks and troughs. Traditionally, the post-war generations are conceptualised using a model that divides people into three…

Radiation effects not yet taken seriously

Finland has not tuned in to the negative effects of the radio frequency radiation emitted by mobile phones, says doctor Mikko Ahonen, an information sciences researcher at the University of…

Global Health and Development programme begins with the Millennium Goals

The first course in the Global Health and Development Programme (GHD) at the University of Tampere will begin next autumn. The programme, which is unique in Finland, starts with a…

(From left to right:) Study nurse Jarita Kytölä, study doctor Eeva Jason and study nurse Suvi Laurinen at the DIPP clinic welcome participants in the infant formula study at Tampere University Hospital.

Investigating infant formula’s possible role in preventing diabetes

Researchers at the University of Tampere are exploring whether early nutrition has an effect on the incidence of type 1 diabetes. The EDIA project explores ways of preventing childhood diabetes….

Exporting higher education management studies to Uganda

The School of Management at the University of Tampere is engaged in long-term cooperation with two Ugandan higher education institutions. These projects are funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs…

Russia, a patchwork of states, fears being torn apart

“Ukraine is not only important for Russia – it is historically a constitutive part of Russia.” Russia’s behaviour in Ukraine and the Caucasus demonstrates its fears about being dismantled and…