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With changes on the horizon, Brussels looks to Turku for support


As Brussels gears up for a decisive election week, the European Commission looks to the University of Turku for advice on the future. University of Turku is one of the main partners in a €20m framework contract on foresight services recently signed with the European Commission.

Futuuri 2/2023: Special Conference Issue on Empowering Futures


23rd Futures Conference focused on the wide variety of ways we see futures and how futures studies can empower people, societies, and organisations for creating more just and sustainable futures. ‘Empowering Futures – Long-term Governance, Democracy and Futures Research’ conference was organised during 14–15 June in Turku, Finland and on 16 June 2023 online.

This special issue of Futuuri includes articles giving insight to the keynote speakers based on their speeches as well as introduces some of the sessions organised during the event.

Strengthening the capacity of cultural and creative actors in Rauma – welcome to a seminar in 31 October – 2 November 2023


The University of Turku organizes an interactive cooperation seminar “How can artists and creatives be more entrepreneurial and innovative in non-urban areas?” for cultural and creative actors at the Rauma Maritime Museum in 31 October – 2 November 2023. The event is designed to assist the capacity-building and foster entrepreneurial social and business models and innovations in non-urban areas.

New project accelerates digital transformation in the pharmaceutical and life science industry in Finland


The goal of the co-creation project, led by the University of Turku, is to develop solutions that will secure the industry's international competitiveness in the future. The pharmaceutical industry is a significant employer in Finland and a source of economic growth and income, especially in Southwest Finland. The University of Turku’s strategic partner Bayer Oy is already committed to the project.