Tanzania’s Preparation for Climate Risks Supported by Collaboration between University of Turku and Four Local Universities

The World Bank is funding the University of Turku and four Tanzanian universities in developing geospatial expertise to control risks posed by floods and climate change. Cities in Tanzania are especially vulnerable to the extreme phenomena caused by climate change due to population growth and weak...

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Digital Futures Open Positions

University Research Fellows and/or Postdoctoral Researchers (2-4 positions) Turku School of Economics invites applications for 2-4 positions of University Research Fellows and/or Postdoctoral Researchers until 31.12.2020. Positions start as soon as possible as agreed. Applications must be submitted on January 1st 2019 (23:59) at latest. The...

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DF tenure-track professorships

The first DF professorships have come through the recruitment process! Our new DF tenure-track professors are Professor Juha Lavapuro in public law, Assistant Professor Matti Mäntymäki in information systems science, Associate Professor Niina Käyhkö in digital geospatial research and Assistant Professor Pekka Taimen in Molecular pathology. All...

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Turku Data Science Meetups Takeoff!

During the last couple of years data science has become one of the most interesting fields in science. So, what is it actually? One definition is, that it is a cross-disciplinary field combing natural scientific and statistical methods to find meaning – or knowledge – out...

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Almost 50 Applicants for DF Professorships!

UTU’s Digital Futures profile is gathering steam! Nearly 50 high-profile applicants expressed their keen interest in our newly opened tenure track positions: Professor/ Assistant Professor (Tenure track) of Public Law, in total 12 applicants Assistant Professor (Tenure track) of Molecular Pathology, in total 5 applicants Assistant...

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What’s a physicist doing in a Biobank?

How do you reconcile medical research and a dissertation on the Structure of Relativistic States? Samu Kurki, a theoretical physicist and DF researcher working at the Auria biobank, does. Roughly put; the answer is interdisciplinary data science. Have a read of Samu’s blog post (in Finnish)...

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Let’s build the Digital Future together

Matti Karinen – a DF team member has written a short blog for UTU’s entrepreneurial university portal about his experiences helping get the Digital Futures programme off the ground. Read the full blog post below: Ajatuksia yrittäjyysyliopistosta: Build Something New Together