Tag Archives: University of Helsinki

New study by universities of Helsinki and Turku underlines the importance of higher education in dementia prevention

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 7-Feb-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Helsinki, the oldest and largest institution of academic education in Finland, has announced a joint study together with the University of Turku, the third largest university in Finland, which finds that … Read the full press release

Professor of Urban Ecology Jari Niemelä at University of Helsinki will step down as of 1 February 2022

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 31-Jan-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Helsinki, the oldest and largest institution of academic education in Finland, has announced that Professor of Urban Ecology Jari Niemelä, currently on sick leave from his position as rector of the … Read the full press release

New study looks into the link between the genetic variant APOE4 allele and the severity of COVID-19 in Finland

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 27-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Helsinki, the oldest and largest institution of academic education in Finland, and University Hospital Helsinki, Finland’s largest provider of healthcare services, have announced a new study that investigates the connection between … Read the full press release

University of Helsinki and University Hospital Helsinki: Very positive start for the correction of genetic alterations in the cultured patient cells

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 30-Nov-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Helsinki, the oldest and largest institution of academic education in Finland, and University Hospital Helsinki, Finland’s largest provider of healthcare services, have announced that their researchers have developed a method to … Read the full press release

University of Helsinki new artificial intelligence methods for industrial and fusion research part of ITER fusion reactor in Southern France

The participation of Finnish industry in the construction of ITER fusion reactor and the utilization of innovations in other fields is promoted by a cluster of companies and research institutions. ITER is beeing constructed in Southern France. (PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, … Read the full press release

YIT selected for the renovation of the Main Building of the University of Helsinki

HELSINKI, 06-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — YIT has signed an alliance contract for the renovation of the Main Building of the University of Helsinki. The current phase of the project consists of making a project plan. The project customer is the University … Read the full press release

University of Helsinki: neuroprotective protein CDNF entered clinical trials on Parkinson’s disease patients

HELSINKI, 14-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — With the help of the two-year Therapeutic Idea Award from the US Department of Defense professor Saarma and Dr. Voutilainen aim to generate more preclinical data i.e. data from tests preceding the patient trials, to support … Read the full press release

University of Helsinki meta-analysis on zinc acetate and zinc gluconate lozenges efficacies shortening the duration of common colds

HELSINKI, 09-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — There is no significant difference between zinc acetate lozenges and zinc gluconate lozenges regarding their efficacy in shortening the duration of common colds according to a meta-analysis published in Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine … Read the full press release

University of Helsinki: Finland still one of the top countries in the world in terms of press freedom

HELSINKI, 17-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — According to researchers, the tension between the public and the secret is significant, and stems from the very structures of our society. “Luckily, it has become more difficult to hide the truth. The media can easily … Read the full press release

University of Helsinki ranked 71st in the international National Taiwan University ranking

HELSINKI, 17-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Helsinki ranked 71st in the international National Taiwan University ranking. Last year, the University placed at 69. The only Nordic institutions to place higher were the University of Copenhagen and the Karolinska Institutet, … Read the full press release

Joint Learning Innovation Institute: University of Helsinki to host delegation of Chinese guests this week

The cultures of China and Finland share an appreciation of education. Mutual values are now promoted through a multi-university institute of learning innovation. HELSINKI, 19-May-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Helsinki is hosting a delegation of Chinese guests this week … Read the full press release

University of Helsinki to launch adjustment measures in its operations; actively seeks new sources of funding

The upcoming Government cuts in university funding require the University of Helsinki to launch adjustment measures in its operations and actively seek new sources of funding. This adjustment cannot be implemented without reducing the number of staff. HELSINKI, 18-9-2015 — … Read the full press release

University of Helsinki to focus on 3 strategic research areas for the years 2017–2020: life sciences, the human mind as well as the structure of matter and materials science

Besides the three newly chosen cross-disciplinary strategic research areas, the University of Helsinki has recognised two points of spearhead research: the atmosphere and climate as well as mathematics. HELSINKI, 11-6-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The Board of the University has decided … Read the full press release

Rovio Entertainment and Dreamkids Kindergarten teamed up to launch the first Angry Birds Playground in Singapore

Rovio Entertainment and Dreamkids Kindergarten team up to open the first Angry Birds Playground in Southeast Asia. Espoo, Finland, 11-2-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Rovio Entertainment and Dreamkids Kindergarten have teamed up to launch the first Angry Birds Playground in Singapore. Based on … Read the full press release

University of Helsinki Aleksanteri Institute partners with scientific institutions, universities, businesses and policy makers in new consortium named RussiaHUB Helsinki

The new RussiaHUB brings together Russia experts from different disciplines. The crisis in Ukraine increases the importance of research in these fields. HELSINKI, 15-12-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Helsinki aims to become the number one centre of knowledge on Russia. The … Read the full press release

University of Helsinki’s rector Jukka Kola demands Finnish Government refrain from further cuts to university funding

HELSINKI, 26-8-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Jukka Kola, rector of the University of Helsinki, demands that the Finnish Government refrain from further cuts to university funding. “Funding research and education is an investment in the future. It strengthens Finland’s ability to compete … Read the full press release

University of Helsinki researcher draws parallel between the speeches of Alexander I and President Putin

HELSINKI, 4-4-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Over the past two centuries, values in Finland have become more pluralized, indicates a dissertation on the public speeches of czars and presidents of Finland. The researcher also draws a parallel between the speeches of Alexander I … Read the full press release

Extensive international study finds malaria disappears when family size is less than four persons per household

Researchers have found a new way to curb the spread of the mosquito-borne parasite. Helsinki, Finland, 02-12-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Malaria disappears when family size drops to less than four persons per household. This connection was established in an extensive international study … Read the full press release