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New HET website is coming soon

HET research group has been preparing a new website. The new website will be launched during spring 2019. Further information will be published in this blog.

Blog: Criticism towards humanitarian aid by Anu Rantalaiho

Humanitarian aid sprang into everyone’s knowledge in 1980’s when the famine in Ethiopia hit the news. Since then, the humanitarian actors have faced continuous criticism for either not reaching the needy, misusing the funds, being too slow or lacking timely and effective response. Humanitarian assistance has also been blamed for reinforcing the military troops and […]

Blog: Uber – Social inclusion or new risks for immigrant drivers? by Magdaleena Lehmuskoski

As global migration accelerates, the integration of immigrants challenges societies. Could platform models, such as Uber, provide social inclusion or do they merely entail new risks? Uber is a controversial global ride-sharing company providing a platform to connect drivers and passengers. It employs over one million drivers, many of them immigrants. Requiring virtually only a […]

Blog: Indoor air pollution in India and its damaging effects on health By Beulah Sarah James

Indoor air pollution is a topic of great concern especially in India due to its rampant health and environmental effects. Women and young children bear the brunt of indoor air pollution. 1 Women are traditionally responsible for cooking and spend hours nearby the cooking fire when compared to men. Under-five children stay at home and […]

Blog: The hepatitis B infection in indigenous people in Nepal requires a specific intervention by Purusotam Raj Shedain

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a global public health problem1, 2. It is ubiquitous and heterogeneous. HBV infection can result either as an acute hepatitis B infection or a chronic hepatitis B (CHB) infection, i.e. more than six months. The majority of acute hepatitis B virus infection is self-limiting. People with CHB are at […]

New publication was announced on internationalisation development in higher education

Internationalisation team in HET-research group celebrated new book publication on 29 November. The book titled ”Internationalisation and Transnationalisation in Higher Education” is edited by Vesa Korhonen and Pauliina Alenius and…

Microblogging

I decided to experiment with microblogging, and set up three new sites: https://frans.photo.blog/, https://frans.tech.blog/ and https://frans.game.blog/. All these “dot-blog” subdomains are now offered free by WordPress.com (see: https://en.blog.wordpress.com/2018/11/28/announcing-free-dotblog-subdomains/). The idea is to post my photos, game and tech updates into these sites, for fast updates and for better organisation, than in a “general” blog site, and also to … Continue reading ”Microblogging”

Professor Helena Ranta visited Global Health & Development by Yen Phan

Professor Helena Ranta visited the University of Tampere to give a lecture on humanitarian crises for the students of Health in disasters, conflicts and complex human emergencies course. Helena Ranta is a forensic odontologist who has led a number of international expert teams in investigations of clinical forensic dentistry. She has worked, for example, in […]

Blog: Gender-related association between socioeconomic status and obesity: Is East Asia different from the West? By Xiwen Qian

The gender-related association between socioeconomic status (SES) and obesity is different among regions with different culture and developmental level. Studies are consistent that women with higher income or educational level are less likely to become obese, whether in East Asian or Western countries. Whereas for men, the association is mostly found opposite in East Asia, […]