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About us

Tampere Universities community comprises Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences. Together we are building a new model for higher education and research in Finland.

Tampere Universities came into being at the beginning of 2019 when the University of Tampere and Tampere University of Technology were merged to create the new foundation-based Tampere University that maintains close collaboration with Tampere University of Applied Sciences.

We are committed to combining world-class research and innovation activities, promoting multidisciplinary learning and lifelong partnerships and generating unique expertise in developing applications that benefit industry, business and the public sector.

Tampere University

Tampere University is one of the most multidisciplinary universities in Finland. Almost all internationally recognised fields of study are represented at the University. Our research groups conduct multidisciplinary research across institutional boundaries and our Centres of Excellence study body-on-chip systems and game cultures, among other things.

Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK)

Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) is one of the largest and most popular universities of applied sciences in Finland. Our strengths are multidisciplinary education, creativity, and a strong international dimension. TAMK is a higher education institution oriented towards working life and RDI co-operation.

What we can offer you


  • opportunities to undertake cross-institutional study and customise your degree
  • integration of theory and practice to enhance learning
  • wide range of entrepreneurship support services
  • connections to the world of work
  • international exposure and strong professional networks
  • extensive opportunities for continuous learning.

Get to know our study options
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  • fresh insights from students
  • access to both the latest research and practical expertise
  • international networks
  • cross-disciplinary perspectives
  • broad spectrum of equipment and services
  • information about new methods and innovations to support business.


  • state-of-the-art research infrastructures
  • extensive business connections and networks
  • wide range of support services
  • strong support for innovation and starting a business
  • cross-disciplinary and international environment.


  • interesting and diverse working environment
  • flexible career advancement opportunities
  • broad range of collegial networks
  • free courses at our open university and open UAS.

Our strategy

We are working to solve society's major challenges and create new opportunities.

Sustainable development

Tampere Universities is building an operating culture that promotes sustainable development in community activities, teaching, research, development and innovation, and social interaction.

Working at Tampere Universities

Join us to pursue a meaningful career and become part of our top team of 5,100 employees, who are driving change in research and education and reshaping the future of work.

For donors

If solving the biggest questions related to technology, health and society is close to your heart, donate to Tampere University or Tampere University of Applied Sciences.

Unit - together for deeper knowledge

Let yourself be amazed! Unit is a multidisciplinary publication of Tampere Universities that questions, explains, challenges and responds.

Digital signature services

Our university community has two electronic signature services, TUNI Sign and Aarre digital signature service. They can be used to sign contracts and documents.

TUNI, TAU and TAMK – what do these abbreviations mean?

TUNI is the acronym for Tampere Universities community (or Tampere Universities). It comprises Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences. is also our common address on the website and in emails.

TAU is the acronym for Tampere University.

TAMK is the abbreviation for Tampere University of Applied Sciences.

Contact us and find more information

Contact information for Tampere University and TAMK, arrival instructions, campus details and other useful information for both visitors and the media.