News: category "yhteistyo"



Harri Jalonen appointed Professor of Social and Health Management at the University of Vaasa

Doctor of Philosophy Harri Jalonen has been appointed the new Professor of Social and Health Management at the University of Vaasa. He will take up the post at the beginning of August.



University of Vaasa to become a member of the European network of leading distributed energy laboratories

The FREESI smart grid laboratory of the University of Vaasa's VEBIC research platform has been approved as member of DERlab, an international network of leading research laboratories focusing on distributed energy resources. In addition to the University of Vaasa, the network has 36 members, including universities and research institutions particularly from Europe, but also from around the world.



University entrance exams to be replaced by alternative admissions procedures this spring

The Finnish universities have concluded that, due to the coronavirus situation, organising traditional entrance examinations is not possible without compromising the safety of those involved. What makes guaranteeing safety impossible is the severity of the pandemic, the difficulty of identifying those at a higher risk for serious illness, as well as the risks associated with the examination situation itself.



Dissertation: Who controls the future of welfare services? – Decision-making inclusion is determined by people's wallets

According to statistics, 10 percent of citizens – people who are the most unwell – use the vast majority, more than 80 percent, of welfare services. However, these people do not have much say in welfare decision-making. The ability to exercise influence is increasingly linked with assets and being active, reveals Hanna-Kaisa Pernaa's doctoral dissertation in Social and Health Management.



Jari Kuusisto appointed rector of University of Vaasa until year-end 2020

The board of University of Vaasa has appointed Jari Kuusisto rector of University of Vaasa for term 1.1.2021–31.12.2022. Kuusisto has been working as rector since June 2015: first on interim basis, and then appointed for the current term 1.2.2017-31.12.2020.



Dissertation: Is repatriation really an issue? Not for expatriated dual-career couples

Coming back to the home country seems to be a smooth process for the expatriated international dual-career couples, according to a new study from the University of Vaasa. “The comprehensive interviews which have been conducted with 36 expatriates and their dual-career partners show that the return is actually much more pleasant than anticipated”, says Agnieszka Kierner, who will defend her doctoral dissertation in Management on March 16th.



Universities and the industry are building research collaboration to create cleaner solutions for ships and work machines

Four Finnish higher education providers, the University of Vaasa, Aalto University, Tampere University and Åbo Akademi University, are engaged in establishing a research consortium together with the companies Wärtsilä and AGCO Power and other corporate and research partners. The research consortium sets out to create a roadmap towards low-emission seafaring technology and work machines and realise these objectives through innovation. The consortium also aims at developing flexible fuel...



Dissertation: Hazardous waste or edible food? Retailers should make a bigger effort in reducing bread waste

More drive and novel and creative solutions are needed in retailing to tackle bread waste. Lotta Alhonnoro, M.Sc. (Econ), who will defend her dissertation at the University of Vaasa on Friday, 28 February, encourages grocery stores to reduce waste by making the most of technology, marketing methods and staff engagement.