I am not sick. Does that mean I am well? Or have I just not been examined enough – does my genetic makeup or lifestyle render me at risk? Who is healthy enough to be a good citizen? Can I be denied treatment or fired from my job if I do not live according to health guidelines or if my genes reveal some troubling information? Who decides the limits of health, sickness and difference?

Can we all soon control our own health through technology? Or will the astounding development of health-related technology lead to an all-encompassing control of health?

We are a part of nature. Is it possible to separate the health of humans, animals and the environment? We share one planet, do we also share one health?

Well enough is one of the science themes of the University of Helsinki’s 375th anniversary year.

 

How has humanity viewed the world? How have major changes shaped this world view? Are we moving from a safe world to one rife with risks?  What kinds of world views can be found in different eras and areas? Do the world views of indigenous peoples change when the world around them changes? And how do media, the increase in the amount of available information and the Internet influence our world view?

In March and April 2015, Think Corner welcomes you on a trip to different world views, led by researchers and other experts.

New world view is one of the science themes of the University of Helsinki’s 375th anniversary year.

According to science, human behaviour is causing global warming. However, climate change is more than climate research. Global warming will change our seas and forests, economies and politics, arts and morals. Even though the problem is a global one, the consequences are local, varied and difficult to predict. How does the world change when the climate changes it? How will different fields of science change accordingly?

In May 2015, Think Corner focuses on the consequences of climate change, both locally and globally.

Climate changes everything is one of the science themes of the University of Helsinki’s 375th anniversary year.

What is global Helsinki like? To whom does it belong? What do the terms global responsibility, global democracy or global economy mean? Will globalisation make regional identities more important, or more fragmented?

Internationalisation and urbanisation challenge nature and humanity. Globalisation connects different places – the local and the global intertwine. Local communities and regional structures change and create new social networks. Encounters between different cultures and people are also a fact of everyday life in Helsinki.

Global Helsinki and its researchers are out and about in August and September 2015.

Global Helsinki is one of the science themes of the University of Helsinki’s 375th anniversary year.

How and in which language will the digital natives and their children learn in the future? What about senior citizens? What will the new spaces of learning be like? Has time passed the likes of old ABC books by, and what could take their place?

These and many other questions will be addressed at Think Corner in October and November 2015!

Future learning is one of the science themes of the University of Helsinki’s 375th anniversary year.

Students of textiles teaching and craft science introduce the world of craft through different topics. Traditional handicraft topics, visiting specialists and modern craft science for all who are interested!