Tampere University's strategy and key information
The new multidisciplinary Tampere University brings together research and education focusing on technology, health and society. Our collaboration with our partners is built on our strengths, unique combinations of disciplines and applied expertise. We develop solutions to tackle climate change, preserve the natural environment and improve the well-being and sustainability of societies.
New areas emerge from fundamental research
The future of well-being
We explore novel solutions for improving health and well-being, guided by an in-depth understanding of changes in the societal landscape.
We create globally applicable and ecologically, socially and economically sustainable solutions for urban planning – with the growing city of Tampere as our living lab.
Gamification and augmented reality
We will harness the potential of gamification and augmented reality to address the greatest challenges facing humanity.
Revolution of light and image
We will develop technologies based on the manipulation of light and optical phenomena to reshape future societies.
The actions that support the University strategy are especially focused on:
- the scientific quality and impact of research,
- the quality and impact of education,
- increasing the University's international attractiveness and retention, and
- tapping into the synergies offered by the Tampere Universities community.
Being a new university, we will implement a human resource programme during the contract period to strengthen our community and the well-being and expertise of our staff as well as take measures to build a University-wide organisational culture.
Our work is based on a continuous pursuit of new knowledge and scientific breakthroughs.
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.
Erudition - Bildung
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 enrol 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.
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.