Researchers at the University of Turku found that the presence of a maternal sister was positively and significantly associated with annual female reproduction in a population of working elephants in Myanmar. In addition, an age-specific effect was found: young females were more sensitive to the presence of sisters and even more likely to reproduce when living near a sister.
Keyword: Faculty of Science
University of Turku to Expand Master of Science Education to Mechanical Engineering and Material Technology – a Sustainable Solution for Expert Shortage
The Ministry of Education and Culture has authorised the University of Turku to expand its technology education. The University will widen its educational range by adding Master’s Degree Programmes in Mechanical Engineering and Material Technology to its pre-existing Degree Programmes in Biotechnology and Information Technology. In addition, the University of Turku was granted educational responsibility in the Chinese language.
For the first time, the University of Turku participates in the international iGEM Competition on synthetic biology this year. Consisting of students from the University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University, the team Aboa’s goal is to improve tests that are based on antibodies and to succeed in the high-level competition.
The international Life Science Live event will gather medical and health care research communities and the business world to Finland in May. The cutting edge event will be arranged in the Turku Fair Center and keynote speakers include e.g. Karen Madden, Vice President of Perkin Elmer; Andrew Fried, Director of global Life Science Industry at IBM; and Dipak Kalra, President of the European Institute for Innovation through Health Data organisation.