Category Archives: University of Tampere

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Researchers make new inroads in the study of undernourishment

Researchers at the University of Tampere are launching a new study on the significance of viruses, parasites and worms in causing early childhood undernourishment and reduced growth, usually referred to…

Turning the tables on the relationship between literature and the human mind

Starting this autumn, Professor Mari Hatavara, from the School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies at the University of Tampere, will lead a significant consortium project on the boundaries between…

Over the Mediterranean into Europe

According to researcher Anitta Kynsilehto, the only way to help the refugees in the Mediterranean is providing them legal ways of entering EU countries. “People are well aware of the…

The future of multicultural teaching looks bright thanks to the Kuulumisia project

A new study reveals the effectiveness of teacher qualification training for people with immigrant backgrounds Kuulumisia training for qualified and trainee teachers with immigrant backgrounds benefits its participants in an…

A small language can benefit from machine translation

A student project showed the potential of machine translation Machine translation (MT) can help to preserve small languages such as Finnish. Some claim that it may even reduce the need…

Healthy people recover well from brain trauma

A resilient mind promotes healing. Patients who have enjoyed full health before a mild traumatic brain injury stand an excellent chance of making a complete recovery. A study conducted at…

Personality shapes the way our brains react to eye contact

Eye contact plays a crucial role when people initiate interaction with other people. If people look each other in the eye, they automatically send a signal that their attention is…

Matti Lehtinen is currently investigating how often cervical cancer needs to be screened in the 1992-1995 born cohorts that were vaccinated against HPV in 2007-2009. If the research produces the expected results, the number of screening tests can be reduced from 10–20 to one or two, which would eventually save Finland about 25 million euros annually.

How the human papillomavirus was conquered

Tampere, Stockholm, Oxford, Heidelberg, Philadelphia and Seattle comprise some of the hubs of the human papilloma virus (HPV) research network. Research Director Matti Lehtinen, who is also a visiting professor…

New research shows that work ability in mid-life predicts functional ability in later life

People in their middle age should take care of themselves, because work strain will continue to influence their health even into their old age. The good news is that the…

Annual Science Prize awarded to Pirkko Pitkänen for research on global migration

The University of Tampere has awarded its Annual Science Prize to Professor Pirkko Pitkänen of the School of Education. Since 2014, Pitkänen and her team have been investigating global migration…