Good transport connections, a walking distance to the city centre, park-like urban spaces and modern housing solutions also guarantee the attractiveness of Science Park as a residential area. The number of residents in the Science Park area will grow by as many as 20.000 when new apartments are built on the side of Kupittaa park, in Itäharju and in the Student Village. The sharp increase in residents will add to the round-the-clock vividness of the area and diversify its service offering.
The strength of Turku Science Park is its excellent location in the proximity of the city centre and good transport connections. The developing of Science Park proceeds in stages as large entities and the transport and mobility solutions are further developed at the same time.
Turku Science Park is a future-oriented urban space of high class. Its building blocks include smooth and smart services, smart mobility solutions and diverse free time opportunities that support wellbeing.
Turun Tiedepuisto - Turku Science Park, one of the spearhead projects of the City of Turku, is an important component in developing the attractiveness and competitiveness of the city. The objective of the project is to use new network-like operating models to create a boldly experimental cluster of know-how of international interest that has diverse functions and is logistically attractive.
Top experts in light microscopy to meet in Turku in 2021
The 2021 International European Light Microscopy Initiative (ELMI) conference has been decided to be organised in Turku. The conference welcomes research centres providing light microscopy services and equipment, as well as companies in the field from Europe and elsewhere around the world to Turku.
The Service Map is an open information channel on the service points and services offered by the City of Turku. The Map helps the inhabitants of the municipality find current information on services offered by the city, as well as on the accessibility of the services. Using the Map, it is possible to provide feedback and engage in open conversations directly with the people in charge at the services and the service points.
Åbo Akademi University has been offered the rare opportunity to host a large-scale history congress. The ENIUGH 2021 congress will be organised in Turku in June 2021. The congress is expected to attract as many as 600 delegates.
Europe’s Most Prestigious Conference in Entrepreneurship Research to Turku in 2021
Photo: Ulla Hytti, Emmi Laakso and Jarna Heinonen warmly welcome European researchers in entrepreneurship to Turku. RENT has been organised in Turku once before, in 2001.
Logomo hosts major conference on plant biology
Turku is set for an invasion of plant biologists in late June, all of whom share a special interest in a normally unexceptional plant.
Nursing work has taught Maarit Ahtiala and Marja-Liisa Ylitalo-Airo how to adapt to surprising situations. The ability to deal with pressure and react quickly are also advantages when organising international congresses.
Maarit Leskelä-Kärki and Kimi Kärki are enthusiastic and inspiring event organisers, who would rather create something new than be stuck in old familiar patterns. In the conferences and events they organise, science and art are intertwined in a natural fashion.
WAMx – international window for exchange in Turku
In March 2019, WAM, the City Art Museum of Turku, launched WAMx, an operating model new to the Finnish art museum scene. It is a process with the primary idea of annually inviting an international expert to plan an exhibition programme in co-operation with the museum. The co-operation seeks new themes and entities that discuss current phenomena from interesting artists.
Åbo Akademi wins CatBior 2019 -congress to Finland
There is great excitement in the air. Professors Tapio Salmi and Dmitry Murzin are top scientists in their fields but they are also driven to share their expertise. They understand the significance of social activism and have been successful as congress organisers.
Masters of distribution of work
Deep dive into the world of animals
The University of Turku organises the first international conference on human-animal studies in Finland on 7–9 August 2018. More than 260 delegates from different countries are expected to participate.
Europe’s largest international conference on computational biology is coming to Turku
The European Conference on Computational Biology (ECCB) is coming to Turku for the first time in 2024. The conference will be chaired by Research Director Laura Elo from the Turku Bioscience Centre.
ESEB2019 showed the way for environmentally friendly congresses
Academy professor Craig Primmer and a group of evolutionary biologists from the University of Turku arranged the ESEB2019 congress in Turku without compromising the principles of sustainable development. The carefully selected arrangements provide an operating model which conserves nature even for future event organisers.
The activities of the family clubs are preventive child protection. You can join the service under the guidance of a nurse of the Maternity Clinic or the Child Welfare Clinic or a social worker specialized in child welfare.
The employees of the group provide guidance on issues related to the childcare and upbringing as well as they support parenting. In family clubs you can learn everyday skills and prevent exhaustion and loneliness as a parent. The club also provides peer support for the families.
The home service for families with children includes, for example, the necessary assistance in the home care and support for the daily routines of the family with children, support for the parenting and for the functioning of the family.
The contact person is the family conselor of the city, who also makes the mapping home visit, which is a prerequisite for providing the service.
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The unit of the Social Work for Adults provides social services for Turku residents who are over the age of 18 and who do not have minor children living in their household. Social Work for Adults supports you in stressful life situations, you hope for a change in your life or you feel that a wide range of challenges have piled up and you are not sure how you will move forward with your life.
Family work is a form of support for families who have a need for social support. Family work is done at the client's home or in groups. The evaluation of the dedicated social worker of the family is required for receiving the service.
If the family has difficulties in coping with its everyday life such as the childcare or a sudden or a prolonged crisis, a family worker can support the family to cope with the situation. The family worker searches for networks that support the daily life of the family together with the family.
In the units of the Social Work for Families with Children, the social workers assess the service needs in cooperation with the client, with his or her relatives and with other actors in case it is necessary. Other workers of the team can also participate in the evaluation of the service needs of the client.
Every resident of a municipality has the right for the evaluation of the service needs based on the Social Welfare Act.
During the evaluaton of the service needs