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Thesis Fair 2023

Tampere University
LocationTampere University, Hervanta campus, Kampusareena,
Date30.11.2023 10.00–14.00
Entrance feeFree of charge
Thesis Fair is a free networking event for international Master's students and companies looking for thesis workers. The event brings together international Master's students as well as companies and organisations that value the research information produced by international students, and can offer thesis positions in English. Registration for companies is now open!

For many international students, Master's thesis is the gateway to Finnish working life. International students who do their thesis in cooperation with a company or research organisation are more likely to stay working in Finland after graduation. It is in the interest of both universities and companies that our international students utilise the education and research knowledge acquired during their studies for the benefit of Finnish working life.

At the event, companies get to meet Master's students from different fields and hear their ideas for thesis topics. For international students, Thesis Fair gives an opportunity to present their potential research topics and to network with representatives of companies in various fields.

The event is organised in autumn 2023 at Tampere University and Aalto University.

Are you a student? Click here to learn more and register. 

For companies

Through university students, companies get access to the latest knowledge and expertise in the field. By conducting a thesis project, companies can also test potential new employees. Master's thesis project is one of the most effective means of recruiting graduating students. Thesis Fair is an excellent opportunity for companies to create a positive employer image and become profiled among students as an organisation that promotes diversity.

The Thesis Fair is aimed at all companies and organisations that are interested in utilising the skills and research knowledge of an international student. Tampere University educates international students in international degree programmes in all seven faculties. International students study at Tampere University in fields ranging from engineering to social sciences, from health sciences to security management and IT. Most students are interested in doing their thesis in cooperation with a Finnish company. In these cases, the language of the thesis is usually English.

A Master’s thesis is a public piece of research included in the Master’s degree which is conducted on a specific subject. The topic of the thesis may be provided by a company or organisation. Thesis assignments may be for example reporting, design, research or development projects related to the organisation's industry. By providing a thesis topic, you will gain access to the latest knowledge, extra resources for work to be done or possibly a new talent to your organisation.

A company participating in the Thesis Fair may already have a topic or theme in mind for a possible thesis project, but it is also possible to come to the event without a preliminary topic. Representatives from different degree programmes will also be present at the event, from whom companies can get information about the practices related to the assignment of a thesis, such as supervision, salary, and copyright issues.

Company registration

Company registration for Thesis Fair at Tampere University is now open! Thesis Fair is a free event for companies.  The event is looking for participants who can discuss the company's possible thesis topics with the students. In addition, there may be participants from HR or recruitment, for example. One company can have more than one participant in the event. The registration deadline is already past, but we are able to take late registrations through the email anna.pereiradeaguiar [at]

People at a fair


Programme for companies:

12.00-14.00 Company representatives can organise their tables in the event area

12.30-13.30 Information session 

  • Thesis cooperation from the perspective of the degree programmes | Terhi Kilamo, University Lecturer in Computing Sciences at Tampere University
  • Copyrights in thesis cooperation and the commercial use of the results | Jan Kolkkinen, Senior Specialist in Research and Innovation Services at Tampere University
  • Support services available for hiring an international talent | Taina Järä, Recruitment Coordinator at International House Tampere 

13.30-14.00 Coffee break 

14.00-16.00 Thesis Fair for companies and students in which students discuss thesis topics with company representatives | Lobby area, Kampusareena

For students

The Thesis Fair is aimed at international degree students studying in one of Tampere University's Master's programmes. The event is open for students from all fields, and the event also aims to involve companies from a wide range of industries to cater the needs of different study fields.

It is recommended that students participating in the event will be at such a stage in their master's studies that writing a thesis is relevant during the current academic year. The topic of the thesis does not have to be decided yet, but the further the idea for the topic is, the easier it is for the student to discuss the thesis topic with company representatives.

Student registration for the Thesis Fair can be done through this link.

Further information


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