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Science and Nature Attractions for the Public

The science and nature attractions of the University of Turku showcase science and the University to the general public. We promote multidisciplinary research and teaching at the University and inspire children and young people to develop an interest in science.

Commission a Thesis

Commissioning a thesis is a great opportunity to utilise the latest scientific knowledge and the University’s expertise.

Commission a Project

The University of Turku offers different kinds of opportunities for starting a collaborative project with students. You can start project collaboration with the ready-made concept of the Project Aces or initiate tailored collaboration through University Partner.

Bats Can Prevent Pest Insect Damages


In a new study, researchers at the University of Turku and the University of Helsinki identified the diet of the most common Finnish bat species. The diet of the bats included a considerable amount of various invertebrates, including ground dwelling beetles, gnats, mosquitoes, and a wealth of moths. The researchers were able to determine a total of over 500 different prey species from the approximately 1,200 bat droppings collected for the study.

Destruction of Species – Researchers Discuss Biodiversity Crisis


Nature is becoming less diverse all across the globe, which is also threatening the future of humankind. Researchers emphasise the fact that there is still hope, but now is the time to act.

​Professors Kari Saikkonen and Ilari E. Sääksjärvi emphasise the need for protecting natural forests that are home to diverse species. In Finland, forests cover over 70% of the country’s surface area, but especially in the south most of it is commercial forest.