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Unit Magazine

Unit is a fresh multidisciplinary publication of Tampere Universities that delves into current issues and explores a variety of topics from society’s perspective. Unit questions, explains, challenges and responds.

Unit is available in print and online

Unit is published as both an online and print version in Finnish and English. The print version comes out twice in Finnish and once in English a year. In the online edition, stories are continuously updated. The goal is to publish a new article once a week or every other week.

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Printed copies are available on the campuses. If you need a large number of magazines, please place an order by contacting staff in the central storeroom: keskusvarasto [at]

Fancy a planetary plate?

A small-scale garden, where grows different kinds of edible plants.

The majority of the world’s food is consumed in cities and the demand for food is expected to double by 2050. We need changes in food system to meet this demand.

The dilemma of the green shift

We need clean energy in the fight against global warming. At the same time we need batteries and more minerals to power them than the earth can provide.

Do I have the guts to participate?

A group of people with different emojies as their faces.

Everyone seems to agree that public debate should be improved. However, people have different views about what is wrong. Besides, everything is not terrible.

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Together for deeper knowledge

Unit has a mission to offer not only research-based knowledge and fresh insights but also highlight the impacts that new discoveries are having on our daily lives. Although the magazine focuses on technology, health and society in line with the strategy of Tampere Universities, the articles showcase the broad spectrum of our research and teaching and feature our faculty, students, alumni and other members of our diverse community. Unit is published by Tampere Universities. Editorial decisions are made by the Communications unit.

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