Research Flagship Centre INVEST is commissioning an international external assessment of its activities and future options as the first Finnish Flagship. The assessment will help INVEST and its host organisations to decide on the future of its activities after the end of the current flagship period.
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Patrick McGrath has worked devotedly for the improvement of psychiatry. He arrived to Turku straight from Ukraine to give a keynote speech in child psychiatric seminar.
The autonomous educational organization “Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools” has commissioned the KiVa School programme to its schools. Kazakhstan is thus the first Central Asian country to adopt an anti-bullying programme developed at the University of Turku.
Most of the time, what stands in peoples’ way of finding a job is neither a lack of will nor a lack of skills. Rather, it is insufficient information about options or sheer hopelessness. To invest in labour markets means to invest in people, which in turn requires to focus on their needs.
Before this decade is over, labour force shortages will have become palpable in many sectors of European economies. Strategies to ensure long-term labour market resilience must be put in place now.
An international seminar discussed the effects of global crises on the mental health of children and adolescent
The mental health of children and adolescent is a current topic around the world, especially now, when the well-being of young people is burdened by many crises. With the pandemic, suicides among young people have been on the rise worldwide. According to researchers, climate change and the loss of biodiversity are also significant threats to public health.
An International Seminar on the Mental Health of Children and Adolescents in Finnish and Global Perspectives
Researchers from the University of Turku and the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology investigated the role of grandmothers in preventing childhood mortality from infectious diseases in 18th and 19th century Finland. According to the study, grandmothers decreased all-cause and cause-specific mortality of children.
Invest Research Centre's new projects study the impact of the pandemic on the well-being of children and adolescents
Professor of social work Mia Hakovirta and Professor of child psychiatry André Sourander have received funding from NordForsk call Welfare among Children and Young People in the Post-Pandemic Nordics. Both projects examine the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the well-being of children and adolescents in the Nordic countries.