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Tanzania's Preparation for Climate Risks Supported by Collaboration between University of Turku and Four Local Universities

14.02.2019

The World Bank is funding the University of Turku and four Tanzanian universities in developing geospatial expertise to control risks posed by floods and climate change. Cities in Tanzania are especially vulnerable to the extreme phenomena caused by climate change due to population growth and weak urban planning.

New Researchers at Turku Institute for Advanced Studies Tackle Pioneering Projects

14.02.2019

Turku Institute for Advanced Studies (TIAS) strengthens its position as a leading multidisciplinary research unit in humanities and social sciences after recruiting new researchers, ten of whom started their work at the beginning of 2019. During their three-year projects, the Institute’s researchers will conduct a diverse range of interdisciplinary, innovative and socially impactful research.

Modern Mahouts Taking Care of Elephants in Myanmar Are Younger And Less Experienced

11.02.2019

Traditional elephant handling worldwide is rapidly changing. Researchers from the University of Turku in Finland and Myanma Timber Enterprise (MTE) veterinarians found mahouts in Myanmar are only 22 years old on average, with an average experience of three years working with elephants, and they are changing elephants yearly preventing the development of long-term bonds between elephants and mahouts. These shifts contrast the traditional elephant-keeping system of skills being accumulated over a lifetime of working with the same elephant before being taught to the younger generation.

Millennium Docs Programme Promotes the Employment and Competence of Researchers in Natural Sciences and Technology

07.02.2019

The University of Turku, Åbo Akademi University and Technology Academy Finland TAF have launched a pilot programme that aims to develop collaboration and networking between universities and business life. The programme offers the best expertise and topical knowledge to companies and organisations, and employment opportunities and a chance to utilise their competence to doctoral candidates.