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Our community comprises close to 5,100 employees who occupy positions from research to teaching to support services. Ours is the second largest university community in Finland, and we engage in close collaboration across our campuses. Watch our employees talk about their work in our community.

Heikki

Associate Professor (tenure track) Heikki Heikkilä researches journalism; how news are made, what news tell or don't tell you, and how the public uses journalism and news in their lives. The video is in Finnish, but English subtitles are available.

Regina

Senior Research Fellow Regina Gumenyuk supervises an Advanced Coherent Sources research group at Tampere University. The group develops ultrashort pulsed lasers and high-power amplifiers based on fiber technology.

Pauliina

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Pauliina Tuomi studies the methods used to activate and attract audience to watch today's linear TV. The video is in Finnish, but English subtitles are available.

Erkka

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Erkka J. Frankberg builds a sustainable word by developing the strongest materials in the world. His research group has developed a glass that doesn't break, but yields and bends at room temperature. This property might permanently change our conception of what glass can be used for. The video is in Finnish, but English subtitles are available.

Nina

University Lecturer Nina V. Nygren studies environental protection politics. "With the Offsetting Game we have studied ecological offsetting and raised awareness". Ecological offsetting or environmental compensation means compensating the damages to the biodiversity by producing similar natural resources. The video is in Finnish, but English subtitles are available.

Paula

Doctoral Researcher Paula Rossi researches conflicts, especially in public social and health service development projects, and how studying conflicts can lead to a better understanding of the systemic change of services. The video is in Finnish, but English subtitles are available.

Joonas

Academy Research Fellow Joonas Ilmavirta researches the mathematics of indirect measurement, especially in relation to the Earth. The video is in Finnish, but English subtitles are available.

Tomi

Associate Professor (tenure track) Tomi Roinila's reasearch group studies intelligent, power electronics based methods that quarantee the operation of renewable enrgy sources in the power grid. The video is in Finnish, but English subtitles are available.

Hanna

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Hanna Vuorenpää studies cell biology in the Center of Excellence in Body-on-a-Chip Research that develops 3D cell models.

Isabella

Doctoral Student Isabella Aura studies gamification and storification of teaching and the learning environment: how different game and story elements are utilized in teaching contexts and how they affect students, teachers and the whole school experience. The video is in Finnish, but English subtitles are available.

Mikko

Associate Professor (tenure track) Mikko Hokka and his IMPACT research group studies how the structure, deformation speed and temperature affect the mechanical properties of materials. The video is in Finnish, but English subtitles are available.

Juha

Doctoral Student Juha Franssila works in a research project aiming to produce new information on the value networks of wooden apartment building construction and circular economy. The video is in Finnish, but English subtitles are available.

 

Marika Vuorenmaa. Photo: TAMK

Head of Degree Programme Marika Vuorenmaa, TAMK

Marika Vuorenmaa started as an innovation specialist at TAMK. In a year she became the head of degree programme at TAMK’s Y-kampus. Y-kampus offers entrepreneurship and innovation services in the higher education community.

”I get ideas from my earlier work experience at Nokia and as an entrepreneur. Y-kampus is an environment which resembles a growth company. We are continuously developing new ways to increase young people’s entrepreneurship skills and creativity. It is important to listen to customers and be ahead of the times.”

Leena Mäkelä. Photo: TAMK

Principal Lecturer Leena Mäkelä, TAMK

TAMK’s Principal Lecturer Leena Mäkelä researches and develops the media field at Mediapolis.

”At Mediapolis we cooperate closely with Yle and other enterprises. Learning from one another is the most interesting: we know what working life needs and learn from professionals but also understand better what we have to offer.”

Erkki Brotkin. Photo: TAMK

Senior Adviser Erkki Brotkin, TAMK

Erkki Brotkin is among the first to participate in joint projects of the higher education community. He is building the community’s online services in the IT cooperation unit with colleagues from TAMK and the university.

”It is important for me that work challenges me daily and employees have the possibility to influence what they want to do. Even more important is the chance to work with these great people. I learn something new from my workmates every day and the atmosphere is always good.”