Citizens’ Jury has offered deliberated views on climate actions for climate policy decision-makers. Implemented by researchers from the University of Turku, the Citizens’ Jury compiled a statement, which was delivered to the Finnish Ministry of the Environment and the government-appointed Climate Policy Roundtable, the purpose of which is to create a common understanding of how Finland can make a just transition to a carbon neutral society by 2035.
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The KiVa Program has now been in use at the Liberty School, Paraguay, for over four years. It was not straightforward to manage to become a KiVa School – but Liberty is now a proud, satisfied and active member of the global “KiVa Schools Community”.
What do you value or what does your work community or home country value? Please tell us in the #Value4YourValue survey. The survey is carried out by the EC2U Alliance of seven European universities, one of which is the University of Turku.
Dependence on technology underline the need for ethics and constructive debate
As COVID-19 hastens the implementation of digital tools in virtual communication and remote work, many sectors of our societies are becoming even more dependent on the use of technology. Reactions to the pandemic have included questionable approaches to contact tracing through smartphone apps, and invasive surveillance monitoring of our working-from-home practices.
The coronavirus pandemic has moved education online, but has not stopped the global interest towards KiVa Antibullying Program. A new extension agreement has just been made in New Zealand and the use of this antibullying program is currently negotiated in the Middle East and South East Asia as well.
The University of Turku is opening for application access to a research residence renovated from the birthplace of former Finnish President Mauno Koivisto (”Manun kammari”, "Manu's chambers"). The application period ends on 7 December 2020 at 15.45.
Turku Institute for Advanced Studies (TIAS) has appointed five new postdoctoral fellows to three-year positions, which commence on 1 january 2021. Following a process of international peer review, the successful candidates were chosen from a field of 286 applications for the five positions available (a success rate of 1.7%). They will join an institute which is committed to interdisciplinary working and the development of top-level researchers.