Mervi Hasu’s research group received funding from the Research Council of Norway

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SWiPE researcher Mervi Hasu, who is currently working as an associate professor at the University of Oslo, and her research group have received funding from the Research Council of Norway to the Changing competence requirements in public services: Consequences of digitization in general and highly specialized work research project. The project explores the effects of digitalisation … Continued

SWiPE Newsletter has been published

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The first SWiPE research consortium newsletter of 2019 has been published! The newsletter deals with research results of platform economy and platform work, as well as several SWiPE activities happening in the spring and next summer. The newsletter also presents thoughts of labour market leaders Jarkko Eloranta from The Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions, … Continued

Listen now! The latest Workcast discusses the employment and entrepreneurship of immigrants

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Satu Aaltonen, project research from SWiPE, and Anu Yijälä, project manager from Polkuja työhön project, discuss in this week’s Workcast about how immigrants coming to Finland can be included into working life, how they become entrepreneurs and what guidance they need for their employment and entrepreneurship paths. In the “Arjen ääni” (voice of working days) … Continued

Researchers and parliamentary candidates meet at Tiede kohtaa vaalit event series organised on 30.1.-8.2.2019

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In January and February the programmes of Strategic Research organise four discussions with different themes. In each discussion one researcher and one parliamentary candidate discuss about a certain theme. The first Tiede kohtaa vaalit (Science meets election) event, Osallistuminen ja maahanmuutto (Involvement and immigration) is on 30 January at 15-17 at the School of Business … Continued

Workcast podcasts discuss about work

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The Workcast podcasts are produced by the Finnish Institution of Occupational Health and the programmes and research projects of the Strategic Research that study work and well-being. The main theme of the Workcast podcasts is work. Each Workcast begins with an interview “Arjen ääni” (voice of working days) that leads to the discussion about the … Continued

Call for abstracts to WORK2019 conference extended to 31 January

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​Due to several enquiries, the deadline for call for abstracts to WORK2019 conference is extended to 31 January 2019. The conference theme “Real Work in the Virtual World” hosts over 20 streams on work and working life research. Please visit www.work2019.fi for more information on the theme and the streams. More detailed information on the submission and the link to … Continued

Anne Kovalainen and Seppo Poutanen scholars at Harvard until the end of 2018

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Professor Anne Kovalainen and docent Seppo Poutanen from SWiPE have worked since August as visiting scholars at Harvard University in the United States. They were invited after an application process of the SCANCOR-Weatherhead partnership. Kovalainen and Poutanen work at the at Harvard Weatherhead Center for International Affairs (WCFIA). Their visit now lasts until the end … Continued

Multidisciplinary scientific journal Työelämän tutkimus 4/2018 has been published

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The latest issue of scientific journal Työelämän tutkimus, published by the Finnish Association of Work Life Research, is a special edition produced in cooperation with WORK2017 conference, Turku School of Economics, Turku Centre for Labour Studies and the Finnish Association of Work Life Research. The issue is thematically linked to digitalisation and platform economy as well … Continued

Laura Seppänen visited Yle’s morning TV programme

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SWiPE subproject leader, senior researcher Laura Seppänen from the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health visited Yle’s morning TV programme on Thursday 29 November 2018. The theme of the interview was digital labour market, but also SWiPE research project was presented. The digital labour transmission and the platform work in general were discussed. Also the research … Continued