The administrative studies in Tampere University is the most extensive disciplinary unit in research and education of administrative sciences in Finland. Our educational and research fields are public administration, public finances, public law and regional and environmental studies. We have 15 professors and about 75 other researchers and teachers working in the academic unit, with approximately 140 master graduates and 10 doctoral graduates annually.
We work intensively with public administrations and provide leading research of public activities, regional development, environmental politics, and the interface of public and private organizations and activities. Every year, we provide several contract research reports for ministeries, municipalities and other institutions. Members of our academic unit work in international expert positions, for example in the World Bank, the Council of Europe, the European Commission and OECD.
Main funders of our research are the Academy of Finland, the European Commission, other public institutions and various foundations and international funders, such as the Nordic Council of Ministers.
Research in administrative sciences
In administrative sciences, we research in various disciplines, including regional studies, public law, public finance, and municipal and environmental policy. Our research provides new information related to administration, leadership, finance, legal aspects of administration, changes in regions and environment, and public policies and measures. Main research themes are
- the interface of public and private sectors
- services and innovations
- city and regional development
- equity and welfare
- sustainable development
- political agency and inclusion
- democracy and power
- security and risk management
Research groups and communities
Several research groups and communities work in the academic unit
Education in administrative sciences
The unit offers education in organizational leadership, finances, administration, legal issues, local and regional change, and environmental policy for future experts in the field. All bachelor's and most of master's programs are offered in Finnish, but four master's degree programmes are offered in English. These programmes offer students tools for understanding, analyzing and developing a more open and pluralistic society.
English master's degree programmes are:
- Master's Degree Programme in Leadership for Change (LFC)
- Master's Degree Programme in Research and Innovation in Higher Education (MARIHE)
- Nordic Master Programme in Innovative Governance and Public Management (NORDIG)
- Master’s Degree Programme in Security and Safety Management (SAFER)
Additionally, a doctoral program in administrative sciences is offered as part of the Doctoral Programme of Administrative Sciences, Economics and Business Administration and Political Sciences.