Category Archives: University of Tampere

Language teaching outside the box

  The basics of language teaching are set to change when the new national core curriculum is adopted in 2016. The aim is to have clearer guidelines on comprehensive language…

Oxana Krutova

Finnish education aids the integration of Russian immigrants

Russian speakers have become the largest immigrant group in Finland over the past fifteen years, and their numbers are growing by about 2,300 every year. Oxana Krutova, a researcher in…

Professor Clas-Håkan Nygård

The ability to work peaks in middle age

It turns out that ageing is not all downhill, after all. The ability to work may actually improve with age, and middle age can be the most efficient period in…

Ageism major issue in recruitment

Will you be working until you are 68? Not likely, says Sirpa Syvänen, docent of local government economics at the University of Tampere. It would take eorganisation and flexibility from…

Investigating the genetic markers of atherosclerosis

A research project at the University of Tampere is probing how insidious atherosclerosis – the stiffening of the cardiac arteries – could be diagnosed earlier, in order to prevent sudden…

The Internet gives alternative music an audience

Piracy takes money from record companies, but small labels cannot manage without the Internet Big record companies regard the Internet and piracy as a threat. However, for small record labels,…

Student mentoring will intensify in the new degree programmes

  Wide-ranging does not mean straying Now it starts – one of the biggest changes at the University of Tampere. The new wide-ranging Bachelor’s Programmes are about to begin this…

The numbers of shoulder fracture operations are vastly growing

The surgical treatment of shoulder fractures has multiplied in Finland in the past ten years. Surgeries on older women have especially increased although at the same time there is no…

Moments of joy shield the child from psychological problems

The mother’s contentment with her own life has an effect on the child’s mental development. If the mother has experienced contentment and creativity in the early interaction with the child,…

Most international exchange students satisfied with their experience at UTA

Most international exchange students were satisfied with their overall exchange experience at the University of Tampere (UTA) last year;  64 per cent were reportedly very satisfied and 26 per cent…