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Weboodista syntyi someilmiö

Kolme viikkoa sitten Weboodin etusivu uudistui. Siitä syntyi musiikkilehti Rumbassakin huomioitu uutisaihe. Toisin kuin aiheen perusteella kenties veikkaisi, korvamadon takana on musiikkivideo, ja oikea rapkappale. Alkuperäinen artikkeli on julkaistu Helsingin yliopiston intranet Flammassa. Jutun on kirjoittanut Susanna Peltonen.

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Bolognan prosessin luoma tutkintorakenne on epäonnistunut

Suomalainen kanditutkinto ei ole saavuttanut itsenäistä asemaa työmarkkinoilla ja maisterin tutkinnon asema kansainvälisessä kilpailussa on heikentynyt. Raimo Kantola ehdottaa kolumnissaan muutoksia korkeakoulujen tutkintorakenteisiin, mm. nelivuotista kandidaatin tutkintoa.

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CSC in the chase for Swamp Soccer World Championship title!

Swamp Soccer World Championships took place at Hyrynsalmi, Finland, during 15.–16.7.2016. CSC participated in the games for the first time and with two teams. The tournament included tightly fought battles and dives into the swamp, as well as strengthening the team spirit. In this column CSC’s player number 30, Jonna Helenius tells about her journey to Hyrynsalmi’s Vuorisuo to play swamp soccer.

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Speculations on measuring road use

Minister of Transport and Communications Anne Berner recently suggested that Finnish road construction could be funded using road tolls rather than tax revenue. During the ensuing debate, politicians and officials have avoided proposing an alternative in which road use would be precisely measured with the aid of ICT technology.

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Kai Ekholmin kolumni: Tieteen tekijät – toisen luokan kansalaiset

Kansalliskirjaston ylikirjastonhoitaja Kai Ekholm kritisoi kovin sanoin yliopistoleikkauksia: "Itsenäisyyttään juhliva Suomi valmistautuu merkkivuoteen katsomalla oman sivistyksensä tyhjeneviä hyllyjä."

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National traumas and the tragedy of leadership

The Finnish nation and school system should systematically produce better leaders, or else we will face endless problems and keep making the wrong decisions in our rapidly changing world, writes Raimo Kantola.

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EU data protection in suspense: will year 2015 be the year of European data protection?

The European Court of Justice (CJEU) has given several important data protection decisions that set into question the legality of transfer of personal data to the US given that EU citizens are not provided with effective safeguards against the mass surveillance measures of the US government.

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Research competitiveness must be safeguarded

"National resources for scientific computing should be renewed during this governmental term, and preparations for this should begin now", write Kimmo Koski and Taina Pihlajaniemi.

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Knowledge Management

Hunting for customers

It's no longer worth standing behind a desk waiting for these customers when the same materials are available elsewhere online.

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Multiculturalism also touches on universities

”Here in the Western countries, we have every reason to leave aside the criticisms of multiculturalism based on nationalistic utopias and concentrate on realising and defending universal human rights as the foundation of harmonious coexistence,” Raimo Kantola writes.

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ICCSS 2015 and what can we learn from bioinformatics, part 2

In the first part of this ICCSS report, I described the exciting experience of participating in the first International Conference on Computational Social Sciences. In the second part I will take a closer look at the role of data in bioinformatics and see if there is something to learn for social sciences.

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ICCSS 2015 and what can we learn from bioinformatics, part 1

It was an exciting experience to participate in the very first International Conference on Computational Social Sciences. There were two of us from CSC, with the goal of meeting new people and getting a better idea of the field.

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Exciting times – a social science telescope and other observations about the ICCSS conference

Seija Sirkiä is the first expert at CSC with the title of Data Scientist. In the early summer, she participated in ICCSS2015, the International Conference on Computational Social Science, which was held at the Finlandia Hall in Helsinki. There, she learned that social science has found a new 'telescope' for computational methods. It is CSC's task to maintain it and advise researchers how to use it.

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Käsikirjan vinkeillä kohti avointa tiedettä – tutkijoiden ääni kuuluviin

Avoimen tieteen ja tutkimuksen käsikirja on tärkeä osa ATT-hanketta. Se ei kuitenkaan ole mikään top-down -ohjeistus, vaan sen tarkoituksena on ennen kaikkea toimia käytännön apuna eri toimijoille sekä lisätä tietoutta avoimuuden tuomista mahdollisuuksista ja haasteista.

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Widespread consensus on a research exception that permits data mining in Europe – is Finland resisting?

The EU Commission found it problematic that there is no common legislation permitting text mining within the EU. Finland's current legislation has no research exception and no exemptions that permit data mining.

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The Curse of the Present

"Superficial information is nothing but electronic noise. I'm glad that gaining real knowledge still requires the patience and life-long dedication of a gravedigger," writes our columnist Kai Ekholm.

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Europe needs trust

"Researchers and ICT service providers must learn how to trust each other and cooperate, in order to make European eInfrastructure projects succeed," writes Kimmo Koski.

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Finland needs a new competence driven strategy

"The efficiency of the current research funding in Finland does not impress," writes professor Raimo Kantola.

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Task for the next Government: Turn Finland into a model country of e-infrastructures

Finland must actively harness new global phenomena, such as big data and digitalisation, and be at the forefront in promoting growth based on them, write Kimmo Koski and Irina Kupiainen.

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Who'll kick our infrastructure into shape?

"When Finland celebrates its centenary in 2017, we'll need to have even more Finnish-language literature, newspapers and magazines online," claims columnist Kai Ekholm.

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