Action

Interdisciplinary encounters lead to action that is relevant today and tomorrow. Our impact is the result of a high standard of research and high-level education. We generate new knowledge and skills, and innovations based on these, in collaboration with different actors.

HEALTHLIFE_Ageing, lifestyles and health

More healthy years

Our goal is to make active living and healthy ageing available to an increasing number of people.

Cardiovascular diseases have been studied for a long time, yet we keep finding new approaches to their treatment.

SEPPO YLÄ-HERTTUALA

Academy Professor, UEF

“Boundaries in research addressing different brain diseases are starting to be a thing of the past.”

ASLA PITKÄNEN

Professor, UEF

“We are also studying healthy ageing, that is, what kinds of factors contribute to well-being and good functional capacity in senior years.”

HEIKKI KRÖGER

Professor, UEF

“The objective is to identify the key factors contributing to the risk of cancer, to improve cancer diagnostics, and to develop increasingly personalised and more effective treatments.”

VELI-MATTI KOSMA

Professor, UEF

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DIGILEARN_Learning in a digitised society

Opportunities and challenges of our digitising world

We seek to safeguard opportunities for meaningful learning for everyone. Our research provides tools for advancing tomorrow’s pedagogical solutions and skills in our digitising world.

”Many have been surprised at the diversity of different careers involving science.”

TUULA KEINONEN

Professor, UEF

“It will soon be a buyer’s market in online education, with students independently choosing where and when to study.”

PASI VAHIMAA

Professor, UEF

“We wanted to drive the change caused digitalisation especially with teaching and learning in mind.”  

ERKKO SOINTU

Postdoctoral Researcher, UEF

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CULTCHANGE_Cultural encounters, mobilities and borders

Deeper understanding of cultural encounters, mobilities and borders

We strive for a better understanding of processes of societal and cultural change in the era of globalisation in particular. Research-based knowledge on cultural encounters, migration, mobilities and borders opens up new avenues for solving challenges posed by globalisation. 

“It is not given that the human aspects of migration and mobility are understood in our society.”

LAURA ASSMUTH

Professor, UEF

“Flexible and innovative strategies for the social integration of immigrants with a refugee background are needed in response to changing patterns of migration.”

JANET ANAND

Professor, UEF

“The European Union is constantly reforming its cohesion policy, and the discussion regarding its future delivery is heating up at the moment.”

PETRI KAHILA

Research Director, UEF

“Thanks to globalisation, it is more than likely that people nowadays have more shared sensory memories also in the global context.”

HELMI JÄRVILUOMA

Professor, UEF

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sustenviron_Environmental change and sufficiency of natural resources

Sustainable life on Earth for generations to come 

We seek to safeguard a sustainable future for generations to come. Scientific solutions and policy recommendations stemming from our research create new opportunities for understanding and mitigating climate change, and for the sustainable use of natural resources.

“Emissions from nature and emissions caused by humans create quite a cocktail, and we are able to accurately measure the components of it.”

KARI LEHTINEN

Professor, UEF

“We study the needs for adjustment in forest management in a changing operating environment.”

HELI PELTOLA

Professor, UEF

“We want to take Finnish environmental decision-making to a new era.”

LASSE PELTONEN

Professor, UEF

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