The Rectors of the University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University support the organisation of the demonstration that started in Aurum on Wednesday, 20 September. The University of Turku and Student Union of the University of Turku organise discussion events for the students participating in the demonstration.
The Rectors’ Council of Finnish Universities UNIFI issued a statement regarding the student demonstrations on 26 September 2023.
At the beginning of 2024, the University Board of the University of Turku will select the Rector for the five-year term starting on 1 August 2024.
The Allpahuayo-Mishana National Reserve in Peru has often been described as the most biodiverse rainforest in the world. For example, in recent decades, scientist have discovered several new bird species from the region. The researchers of the University of Turku in Finland have studied the insect biodiversity in Allpahuayo-Mishana for over twenty years. In their latest study, the scientist described a new wasp genus, Capitojoppa, to science.
The universities in Turku launched in autumn 2021 a joint webinar series focusing on technology and sustainable development. Aboa Tech Talks will highlight new technologies and innovative technological research that can offer solutions to the complex global challenges of our time.
Professor Virpi Lummaa receives nearly €2.5 million in EU funding for research on how societal changes influence human kinship networks
Professor of Evolutionary Biology Virpi Lummaa from the University of Turku in Finland has received a major funding from the European Research Council ERC. Lummaa received the funding for a research project that focuses on how major societal changes in the past 300 years have influenced human kinship networks and how they, in turn, have influenced the evolutionary fitness of people in the 18th to 20th century Finland. Lummaa also investigates the same questions in Asian elephants, which have suffered from declines in population size during the past 50 years due to human influence.
Centre for Intelligent Computing brings together the AI expertise in Turku higher education institutions
The Centre for Intelligent Computing (CIC) is the joint artificial intelligence centre of the University of Turku and other regional higher education institutions combining their versatile research expertise and spurring collaboration with the business world. The centre is part of the TechCampus Turku.
The successful ENVISION_2027 project held its final meeting in Turku and kicked off a new NordPlus project, “BalticSeaBioMed”
Combined effort of six European universities, the ENVISION_2027 Erasmus+ project had its final meeting in Turku on 30 May–1 June. The project focused on digital education in bioscience studies, addressing both the current need of transitioning from conventional classroom teaching into digital remote teaching, as well as improving the current status of online teaching and e-learning course modules across Europe.
How can a researcher become an entrepreneur, what does the journey require and why should more researchers aim to commercialise their invention? The Corporate Corner event of the InFLAMES Flagship shares stories of how science can become business, told by interesting speakers and companies. The theme for the next Corporate Corner is The Journey of Turning Science into Business, and it will be held on 6 October in Turku.