Working in Tampere and in Finland

Why Tampere? 

Tampere is a vivid, growing inland city of about 235 000 inhabitants and the third largest city in Finland. According to us Finns, Tampere is the most loved residential and tourism city in Finland.  Tampere is also one of the most popular cities in Finland to study in. Why? Tampere is a functional entity in a compact size; almost everything you need is within a walking or a biking distance in the city centre. Well-organized public transport services, numerous sport and hobby possibilities as well as good services and special stores enable good life for everyone. Tampere is a city of innovation and technology, as well as that of culture and theatre. Tampere is surrounded by two beautiful lakes, and its scenery is dominated by both its scenic waterways and industrial heritage. 

"A promise of things to come has been planted into the rough brick walls and the rows of windows rise ever higher. The city skyline may change, but you can always find that familiar feeling in Tampere. This is home. "
- Visit Tampere

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Finland is a highly developed Nordic country where East and West, light and dark, and the four seasons meet. It is a country where both working hard and having time for the family and friends are appreciated.   

Finland was recently nominated as the happiest country in the world (UN World Happiness Report 2018). We are also proud of our gender-equality in working life. For researchers especially, you do not need to choose between an academic career or having family, you can have both! Finland has working and affordable public daycare and free, good quality basic schooling for children.  

Regardless of their position in the company, most people are on a first-name basis, and this also applies to our Tampere universities. We all respect and value each other, but once you have met us, you can just call us by our first names.  

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Tampere Region 

Tampere City Region is one of the most attractive growth centres in Finland. Tampere Region is formed around city of Tampere, and it includes the towns of Kangasala, Nokia, Orivesi, Ylöjärvi as well as municipalities of Lempäälä, Pirkkala and Vesilahti. Tampere region is located in the crossroads of the main traffic ways, which makes it easily reachable within Finland. Tampere region is home for more than  385 000 inhabitants.