Category Archives: University of Tampere

Sensitive parents try to interpret their baby’s feelings

Failure to respond to a baby’s signals may lead to behavioural problems in later life. As any parent knows, newborn babies cry at the top of their lungs. They cannot…

What happened – and how was it experienced?

As a Finnish parent, having one’s child taken into protective custody, on the one hand, and receiving a maternity package from Kela (the Finnish Social Insurance Institution), on the other,…

An eNose is able to sniff out bacteria that cause soft tissue infections

A recent study conducted at the University of Tampere, Tampere University of Technology, Pirkanmaa Hospital District and Fimlab in Finland has concluded that an electronic nose (eNose) can be used…

Mapping the baby box projects around the world

Researchers at the University of Tampere are conducting research for the first time ever on the extent to which the Finnish maternity package – also known as “the baby box”…

Go east, student!

Student exchange is the best way to learn the Chinese language and culture. Vice-rector Harri Melin calls for closer cooperation between the universities in Tampere and China. In the 1850s,…

Football breaks down boundaries

A new study is exploring how the voices of vulnerable groups can be included in urban planning, and a football team was born as a by-product. The November night is…

Functional ability: Coping or self-actualisation?

For the first part of her doctoral dissertation on elderly care, University of Tampere researcher Vilhelmiina Lehto interviewed nurses and elderly residents at a 24-hour care facility about their perceptions…

Fresh advances are being made in stem cell research at the University of Tampere

The University of Tampere is conducting pioneering research on stem cells. The Human Spare Parts project – a joint venture of the University of Tampere and Tampere University of Technology…

The men and women behind TaRC. Docent Iiris Ruoho (front row left), Professor Arja Rosenholm and Professor Heikki Luostarinen, postdoctoral researcher Dmitri Yagodin (back row left), Professor Ari Heinonen, senior lecturer Aleksandr Zelenin and coordinator Aaro Immonen. Photograph: Jonne Renvall

University of Tampere launches the Tampere Research Centre for Russian and Chinese Media

The University of Tampere has established a knowledge hub focusing on the study of Russian and Chinese media. Tampere Research Centre for Russian and Chinese Media (TaRC) comprises a network…

A feminist and an optimist

Johanna Kantola, professor of gender studies, still believes in fighting for equality. The idea that Finland is a model country in terms of the rights of women and girls may…