The course, organized by Pan-European Institute, brings interesting visiting lecturers to Turku in March and April. Among the speakers are representatives of business and experienced high-level professors.
Tanzania's Preparation for Climate Risks Supported by Collaboration between University of Turku and Four Local Universities
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.
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.
The Alumni Committee plans and coordinates the alumni activities of the School. It also participates actively in developing the alumni relations.
Who can summarise their research in the most compelling way in only three minutes? Come and find out in the University’s third Three Minute Thesis competition on Wednesday, 27 February. The competition is held at Turku School Economics in the OP lecture hall at 12.15pm, and the event is open for the public.
Processes in industry need to be more standardized in order to gain benefit from digital solutions.
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.
Healthy Ageing and Grandmother Involvement with Grandchildren Bring Benefits to Multiple Generations
A new study conducted at the University of Turku shows that grandmother involvement with their grandchildren improves the survival of the grandchildren. Based on historical Finnish church records, the study however finds the ability to provide help to young grandchildren declines with grandmother age and deteriorated health.
Track "Diversity, change and sustainability in academic entrepreneurship" at NFF Conference calls for abstracts
Millennium Docs Programme Promotes the Employment and Competence of Researchers in Natural Sciences and Technology
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.