Meaningful Minorities – Part II

Still quite a strong heterosexual norm exists in our society, causing prejudices and discrimination. How do those appear in our everyday life? Does media play a role in forming views? Can we see any actions for the better?

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Meaningful Minorities – Part I

What it comes to human rights among sexual minorities, Finland is the 5th best European country to provide equality. There has been set laws considering rights of gender minorities and human rights. Some of these laws and acts still have deficiencies which violate one’s self-determination.

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How does one create those decent jobs? PART 2

Dear Reader, according to the UN´s Sustainable Development Goal #8, the job creation happens by improving women´s employment possibilities, by educating the youth and providing them with the skills which match the labour market needs. The local communities and authorities need to cooperate in this plan and work towards building a more communal society.

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Enough work and economical growth for all or just for some? PART 1

Dear Reader,

are you one of the lucky ones in this globe who has a decent job and a stable financial situation? Or do you belong to the group of people who struggles to get by?

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Happy 20th birthday, World Village Festival!

Ever since 1995 World Village Festival has successfully gathered thousands and thousands of festival visitors year after year to enjoy an memorable experience together. This year the festival theme is a topic hotter than ever, climate change, and the estimated amount of visitors reaches 80 000 persons.

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Are we going to be all right?

Right-wing politics have been on the rise globally in the past years. Many European countries such as Germany, France, Hungary, Poland, UK, Italy and Sweden are getting more towards the right-wing in politics. The changes in political situation in European countries from the year 1999 can be seen here.

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Laurea’s project a forerunner in boosting international talents

International talent boost has recently become a catchphrase in Finland. There is a governmental programme #TalentBoost; cities like Helsinki, Espoo or Tampere and probably many more initiated their own local programmes. Finland and its municipalities have realized that to thrive in the global markets in the near future they need a highly educated foreign workforce.

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AI, learning and the role of interaction

Artificial intelligence (AI) has a lot of promise for learning. However, most applications so far are using AI to replace human interaction while there are less examples of AI increasing the productivity of interaction. This article presents two retail cases that approach interaction from a different angle.

Written by Teemu Ylikoski

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Feudal vs. flat hierarchy

Before I started my internship at Laurea I’ve heard a lot about the “no hierarchy” approach, the equality, the flat organizational structure in Finnish companies. It was in opposite to what I have always heard or read about the feudal structure of Polish organizations and many complaints coming from employees and labor experts.

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