Category Archives: University of Tampere

New evidence found for the role of a specific virus causing type 1 diabetes

A vaccine has the potential to prevent a significant number of cases of type 1 diabetes. Viral infections have long been suspected of being the cause of diabetes. Now for…

Murmansk piracy trials are diverting attention from the Arctic

Activists aim to highlight the vulnerability of nature in the thawing north The arrest of Greenpeace activists on board a Russian oil platform in the Arctic Ocean has given rise…

The revival of horror – Jarkko Toikkanen offers a new approach to horror literature

The place of horror Jarkko Toikkanen says that modern horror needs a tension between reason and emotion. In the black of night, a couple travels home through the New England…

Three Finnish universities start a joint company for education exports

The joint education export company of the universities of Eastern Finland, Tampere and Turku will start marketing and selling the international education services each university produces. The Board of the…

Tampere universities intensify cooperation in biomedical technology

More efficient development of diagnostic methods and new treatments Cooperation and a new research culture have brought good results to BioMediTech (BMT), the joint unit of biomedical technology of the…

Eeva Puumala

A fresh perspective

A UTA academic is bringing asylum seekers together with the empowering effects of photography. Postdoctoral researcher Eeva Puumala is starting a six-month project taking photographic portraits of asylum seekers. The…

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…