Common mess rooms on Finnish ships promote multicultural coexistence
Finnish cargo ships with crews of Finnish, Estonian and Philippine crewmembers have a polite host-guest dynamic. Even with the mixed crew, the...
Links between religions and nationalism shape world politics
Religious nationalism is now sparking conflict in Asia, in addition to the Middle East, Russia and the United States.
Biggest ever individual donation to the University of Helsinki goes to the humanities
Maija Lehtonen has bequeathed her estate to her alma mater, and specifically the arts and humanities.
The selection of archaeological research material should be re-evaluated
All research requires decisions on how to restrict the material under study. The material included in an archaeological study is in many ways...
Language guides give Finnish-learning first aid
When a large number of asylum seekers arrived in Finland in autumn 2015, volunteers jumped in to teach them Finnish. Since then, the training...
New vice deans at the Faculty of Arts
In 2017, the vice-deans for the Faculty of Arts will be Matti Miestamo, professor of general linguistics, and Mikko Saikku, professor of...
A long tradition of hand-knit socks
Many of us will be opening packages to find hand-knit socks this Christmas. While they rarely feature in the top lists for most desired gifts,...