The need of societal impact of research or research project is nowadays highlighted not only by the University but by each and every research funding source. Societal impact has many faces, to the extend, that everyone knows it, but nobody can say how it really looks or should look like. One thing is clear, research or knowledge, must have an impact on people in general, preferably, a positive impact. The number of reads, or attendance could be, and often is, used as a measure of the societal impact of research. However, the actual outcome of how the obtained knowledge has effected a person is, from that numbers, unknown.
Alussa haluan pyytää anteeksi, koska tekstillä varmasti joku löydä paljon virheitä, ei kukaan ole ei tarkistanut tämä tekstiä. Toivon vain että se on ymmärtävä ja sitten se on oikea kuva kuinka vaikea suomen kieli ulkomaaisille oikeasti on.
Olen muuttunut Suomeen Puolasta vähän yli 4 vuotta sitten. Tämä numero vielä yllättää ”Vain 4v? Sä puhut suomea tosi hyvin!” tämä kuulen ylpeänä ihan uusien. Aina sitten ihmettelen, milloin tämä loppu? Kuinka pitkä joku pitäisi asua Suomessa, että suomen kielen taito olisi ihan odotettua. Lue loppuun
Already about 3 years ago South Ostrobothnia region was introduced to me as a rural and very fast developing region of Finland. No surprise then that a research institute focused on rural studies and rural development, Ruralia Institute, has been successfully located in Seinäjoki exactly 25 years ago. Just recently I had a chance to see with my own eyes an example of the high-tech rural development in the region, in detail, in the municipality of Teuva. Lue loppuun
Sodankylä, one of the three municipalities in Northern Lapland (almost 700 km from Seinäjoki) has for long suffered from high unemployment and out migration. The positive development began in 2009 when the investment phase of the Kevitsa nickel-copper mine, worth USD 470 million, began. The Kevitsa mining company has plans to extend their activities, which would mean a sizeable increase of employment in the region. Lue loppuun
Ruralia-instituutin projektisuunnittelija Urszula Zimoch
It’s been a while since our trip to Japan, but the memories are still so colourful, like it would be yesterday.
After receiving invitation from Koyata-san, somewhere in the summer, the preparation for the trip took many months. It was Sunday 14th of October, when Hannu and I took 9,5h long flight (surprisingly we were not in the same plane) to Narita airport. Our travelling plans with Hannu were different from the beginning to the end. Mine plan was: to take a plane to Narita then get to the Tokyo Train station, then by Shinkansen to Aomori-shi then local train to Hirosaki. Regardless many worries of Koyata-san, my trip went smoothly and I got to Hirosaki without any problems. Lue loppuun