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Libraries Will Open on a Limited Basis 10.1.2022

All of the six library units in Turku as well as the Teacher Education Library in Rauma will be open with regular opening hours for University staff and students with access rights.

Please contact library by email at if you are not a student or personnel at Turku University and you have questions about library facilities and materials or your loans.

Boundaries between Work and Family Life Disrupted by COVID-19 Pandemic – Increased Childcare Responsibilities Often Shouldered by Mothers


According to mothers’ experiences, the daily life during the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown in the spring of 2020 blurred the boundaries between work and family responsibilities and roles. Especially in families where the division of childcare responsibilities had been unequal already before the pandemic and where only the mother switched to working from home, the mothers felt that they shouldered the main responsibility for the increased childcare duties.

Teaching in Spring Semester Starts as Planned


In the spring semester, the University of Turku aims to provide as much contact teaching as possible. The coronavirus situation requires that the instructions on safety measures are followed in all activities. The University implements a restriction on the maximum number of participants or the COVID-19 certificate in public events. 

Return to Working on Campus Staggered When Possible, Dissertation Defences Opened to Public


The University’s coronavirus management team has decided that the doctoral dissertation defences are opened to the public starting from 25 October 2021. In addition, other public events can again be organised at the University, but the facilities are not rented to external parties for the time being. The coronavirus management team recommends that returning to work on campus is staggered when possible. At the moment, the green light stage of the traffic light model is in force on all the University’s campuses.

Health through Research: Turku Developed Its Own Coronavirus Test with No Delay


In early 2020, researchers in the Clinical Microbiology unit of Turku University Hospital heard about the new Sars-CoV-2 virus. They were among the first ones to start developing the diagnostics. With a foundation in the strong diagnostic expertise at the University of Turku and Turku University Hospital (Tyks), the test developed in Turku has had a central role in the fight against the coronavirus.