Category Archives: University of Tampere

“Schools must not close their doors to the society around them. Parents and the community should become more involved in taking responsibility for school work,” says Professor Marita Mäkinen. “Schools reach all pupils, but we must now find out how schools can also genuinely engage with them.”

Schools need to move with the times

The world-class results achieved by Finnish pupils in the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) study have been based on successful actions in the past. Schools cannot rest on…

The rock star of Greek economics is no stranger to Tampere

The economic ideas of Syriza – the party that has just won the general election in Greece – make sense and could lead to a deeper change in European economic…

Three HEIs in Tampere develop degree programmes that cross institutional borders

Three higher education institutions in Tampere are planning a new, multidisciplinary higher education collaboration in order to make them better prepared to serve the scientific and educational needs of the…

Finland has established itself as a part of the EU over the last twenty years

Finnish politicians have adapted quite well to EU decision-making. Political parties have also increased their cooperation on the European level. Finnish politicians have a reputation for being hard-working and fact-oriented,”…

Challenging the translation industry

Finnish researchers challenge the translation industry with a new user-centered approach. “From the translator’s perspective, the translation industry currently emphasises volume and overlooks the readability and high standard of translated…

Cold winds blow between the East and the West

Russia is once again at loggerheads with the West, so is talk of a new Cold War justified? The Ukraine crisis has seen a deterioration in Russia’s relations with the…

Professor Tuula Tamminen appointed to EC health panel

Child psychiatry professor Tuula Tamminen from the University of Tampere has been appointed to the Scientific Panel for Health of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 research innovation programme. She is…

International students think Finland is the best country to study in Europe

Information gathered by the StudyPortals website in the Netherlands shows that international students think Finland is the best country to study in Europe. The University of Tampere scored 9 out…

Prostate cancer screening saves lives – but results in overdiagnosis

New research confirms that screening men for prostate cancer prevents cancer deaths. In a 13-year follow up study, prostate cancer mortality rates were around 20 per cent lower among men…

Society has an impact on mental health

  Not everyone is suited to modern working life. Traditional unskilled labour is becoming increasingly rare, and modern working life demands that people are active social networkers with new kinds…