Get to know Tampere Universities

Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences constitute the Tampere university community. Our new community will be created at the beginning of 2019, when the University of Tampere and Tampere University of Technology are merged to establish the new foundation-based Tampere University that will maintain close ties with Tampere University of Applied Sciences.  

 Together we are building a new model for higher education and research in Finland. Our new community will bring together research and education, for example, in the fields of technology, health and society. We will create a multidisciplinary, inspirational and globally attractive research and learning environment to explore new frontiers in interdisciplinary research. 

We have made it our mission to address the greatest challenges facing our society and to create new opportunities.

The guiding principles of our university community:

  • Combining world-class research and innovation activities
  • Multidisciplinary learning and lifelong partnerships
  • Unique expertise in developing applications that benefit industry, business and the public sector

We will pursue three breakthroughs to achieve our long-term goals and establish a strong international reputation:

  • Strengthen the culture of international collaboration and create a digital campus
  • Develop novel working methods and transcend boundaries in all our activities
  • Promote sustainable societal renewal in a measurable way

We will respond to global and local challenges through multidisciplinary research, development and innovation activities.

Human Potential Unlimited


We are committed to offering our students flexible and individual degree paths that enable them to make effective academic progress. Our students are active and goal-oriented and pursue studies in an environment that is conducive to learning. We are an inspirational university community for future game-changers.

We will offer our partners high-quality research and professional development services.