Tampere University's strategy and key information
Our university brings together scientifically excellent and high-impact research and education in technology, health and society. Together with our partners, we are developing solutions to improve human health and wellbeing, societal resilience, and environmental sustainability. We are creating new knowledge and expertise that stand the test of time.
Our strategic goals
In 2030 we will be:
- a thriving university community
- an internationally esteemed research university
- an educator of world-changing experts, and
- a strong partner and an active societal influencer.
Our cross-cutting development themes
- The principles of sustainable development guide our operations.
- We renew our operations through digitalisation.
- We are active in international networks.
- We use the opportunities of collaboration in the higher education community.
Our profile in research and education
- We bring together research and education in technology, health and society.
- We are looking for solutions for building a more sustainable world at the interfaces of these fields, together with our partners.
- Our strong themes include, among others
- sustainable urban development
- gamification, and
- research of light.
- We actively look for and support the development of new emerging fields.
- We strive to be an internationally esteemed research university, an impactful educator, and a strong partner and an active social influencer.
The values of Tampere University
Manifested in our passion to join forces to tackle the world’s most vicious problems. We feed inspiration for creating inventive and open-minded solutions.
Manifested in us challenging established truths and engaging in an appreciative and constructive dialogue. Constructive critical thinking drives creativity. Our operation is founded on the freedom of thought and expression and an atmosphere of trust.
Manifested in our appreciation of different people, fields and traditions. We encourage cooperation and identifying new potential. Our foundation is laid on equality.
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Manifested in our scientific and artistic ambitions both within individuals and the community. Appreciation for others encompasses all our actions.
Manifested in us promoting learning and development potential. Our operation is driven by the learners’ best interests. Everyone learns in our community. Our aim is to evoke curiosity and a thirst for learning.
Manifested in our communications, decision-making and the way we open our community up to society to highlight our scientific achievements and maximise our impact. Our mutual interaction is open-minded.
Manifested in our research, education, the way our community operates, and societal impact. We lead the way in sustainable development.
Key information of Tampere University
Tampere University is one of the most multidisciplinary universities in Finland. Our University brings together research and education in technology, health and society.
Tampere University was created in 2019 through a merger between the University of Tampere and Tampere University of Technology.
There are close to 21,500 students working towards a degree at the University, of whom 18,800 are studying for a bachelor's degree or a master’s degree and some 2,700 for a doctoral degree.
Almost 4,200 new students enroll in our degree programmes each year. We also have more than 1,600 students completing medical specialty training at our University.
We confer more than 4,100 degrees in our ten fields of study on an annual basis. Roughly one third of the degrees are awarded to students who complete engineering programmes and a quarter to students who specialise in social sciences.
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We employ almost 4,200 people. Our community is made up of 2,700 members of teaching and research staff, 100 staff members working at the Tampere University Teacher Training School and 1,300 members of support staff.
Our researchers publish around 3,600 peer-reviewed scientific papers a year, of which 35% are ranked to the top two levels according to the Finnish system for measuring the quality of research output (Jufo). Approximately 75% of our research papers are made openly accessible.
In 2021, Tampere University had an overall budget of €336 million. We received €198 million in government funding. The majority of our research funding comes from the Academy of Finland, the European Union, Business Finland and domestic foundations.
View the annual review of Tampere University 2021
Read more about our partnership with the City of Tampere on tampere.fi website