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Libraries Will Open on a Limited Basis from 10th of August 2020


All of the six library units in Turku as well as the Teacher Education Library in Rauma will be open with limited service hours in August for University staff and students with access rights. Customer service is open in every unit and the collections, study areas and the 24/7 study rooms located inside the libraries can be used in accordance with the summer opening hours.

Climate Change May Melt the “Freezers” of Pygmy Owls and Reduce Their Overwinter Survival


Ecologists at the University of Turku, Finland, have discovered that the food hoards pygmy owls collect in nest-boxes ("freezers") for winter rot due to high precipitation caused by heavy autumn rains and if the hoarding has been initiated early in the autumn. The results of the study show that climate change may impair predators’ foraging and thus decrease local overwinter survival . The study has been published in the internationally esteemed Global Change Biology journal.

Finnish-Namibian Joint Tech Campus Promotes Cross-cultural ICT Learning Between Africa and the Nordics


The first Finnish overseas university campus in Namibia, a partnership between the University of Turku and the University of Namibia, provides courses in programming and educational robotics. When computer science students and teachers from Finland and Namibia come together to develop human-centred technologies on campus, unique cultural lenses are essential to identifying and solving problems. Read the article Alina Wekström has witten about the co-operation.

University of Turku has received the status of a European University together with a transnational alliance of higher education institutions


The European Commission approved a total of 24 new members to join the alliance of European Universities. The University of Turku is part of the European Campus of City-Universities, EC2U university alliance, which aims to promote cooperation between the alliance’s universities and cities.