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Campus Development development project

Changes in the operating environment and society, such as the needs arising from new types of learning and digitalisation, affect the operations of higher education institutions and the development of campuses. The experiences from the covid-19 pandemic in the spring of 2020 emphasise the need for flexible work and study solutions where digital and physical operating environments merge to support the users’ everyday life and well-being. In the campus facilities of the Tampere Universities community, the operational development of the facilities and related functions provide an opportunity to promote responsibility and co-creation in the community. The goal of campus development is to create multi-purpose environments that support the everyday life of the community in the best possible way when people study, work, do research and meet others - facilities that correspond to the changing needs of the users and society now and in the future. The campus areas are a part of the dynamic Tampere urban environment. That is why it is important that the campus areas open to the city environment both spatially and functionally. This fosters versatile co-operation opportunities, the development of services and the dynamism, attractiveness and competitiveness of the Universities community.

Campuses as a platform for co-operation and building an ecosystem


The operating environments foster cooperation both within the community and with the business world, and the public and third sectors. They create a platform for co-operation and building an ecosystem.

The opening up of facilities to the surrounding society

The opening up of facilities to the surrounding society supports the vitality and internationalization of research, innovation and development activities

Modern campus environments

Up to date campus environments that support the Universities’ actions are a significant factor influencing the competitiveness and attractiveness of the Universities community both domestically and internationally.

Responsibly for the benefit of the environment and community

Social and cultural responsibility

Accessible jointly used spaces that change according to the users’ work methods foster the community spirit and the multicultural, equal encounters between fields of science.

Ecological responsibility

According to national climate goals, the Ministry of Education and Culture expects higher education institutions to also take action. The goal of the Tampere Universities’ community is to be carbon neutral by 2030. By 2030 and as part of fulfilling this goal, the number of the community’s facilities will be decreased by 25 percent from the level they were at in 2019.

Economic responsibility

Adaptable jointly used facilities and the development of operations supporting them enable a more efficient use of the facilities and a better occupancy rate. Facilities with duplicate functions may also be abandoned and used in a manner that meets the user needs better. In the long run, this will yield economic benefits.

Kampuksella kaksi hahmoa istumassa

Campus development is guided by co-created campus development theses

1. Versatile and adaptable facilities solutions 2. Facilities for meetings and co-operation 3. Physically and digitally accessible campuses 4. Work and learning environments supporting objectives 5. Cosy, attractive and thriving campuses 6. Shared use and responsible approach 7. An open community that has an impact on the world around it 8. A model that promotes building the higher education community

Current state analysis of campus development

The current state analysis of campus development published in spring 2019 provides guidelines for future development work. During the spring of 2019, extensive information was collected on campus facilities, operations, operating environments, and actors.

Campus development strategy 2020-2030

The campus development strategy formed on the basis of the current state analysis guides the direction of campus development and practical action plans. The goal of the campus development strategy is to create environments that support a functional everyday life on campuses.

Five-year strategic project

Campus development is one of the university’s five-year strategic projects. The project focuses on the development of campus environments that promote synergy benefits and strategies for the university community, with the goal of a three-campus area that supports a functioning campus sheet.