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Research at Tampere University

At Tampere University, research on technology, health and society come together.

At Tampere University, multidisciplinary research is conducted across the boundaries of fields of science. More specifically, our strength lies in research in the fields of health, technology and society. The topics our Centres of Excellence (CoEs) study range from body-on-chip research to game cultures.

The missions of our research include fostering a just and participatory society, promoting the health and welfare of people at all ages, developing safe living and working environments that are resource efficient, and ensuring socially responsible digitalisation and transformation of work.

Faculties and units

Meet our researchers

We have over 2,800 researchers at our university. Our numerous research groups conduct multidisciplinary research that crosses organisational boundaries.

At our university, we conduct both fundamental and applied research. We develop solutions to tackle climate change, preserve the natural environment and improve the well-being and sustainability of societies.

Get to know our researchers and research groups

We need clean energy in the fight against global warming. At the same time we need batteries and more minerals to power them than the earth can provide. In the CeLLife research project, our researchers have developed diagnostic measures to detect the condition of batteries to separate the faulty parts and to make safe recycled batteries.

Read the story on Unit magazine: The dilemma of the green shift

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Information on current research

The TUNICRIS research portal contains information on the publications and academic activities of employees at Tampere University and Pirkanmaa Hospital District.

Research infrastructures

State-of-the-art research infrastructures are an integral part of the research environment at Tampere University. Our researchers and students have access to a wide range of specialist research equipment, laboratories, databases and materials. Much of our research infrastructure is also available for use or hire by our collaboration partners.

Research excellence

Our Centres of Excellence study body-on-chip systems and game cultures, among other things. We have top researchers who have been granted with ERC funding from the European Research Council. In addition, we coordinate an Academy of Finland Flagship Programme. We strengthen our research profile in strategically selected areas with competitive funding for profiling.

The Doctoral School

Tampere University’s Doctoral School is a university-wide expert of research education. The courses organised by the school offer doctoral researchers opportunities to develop essential skills in research methods, research ethics, and conducting research.

Tampere Institute for Advanced Study

Tampere Institute for Advanced Study is an international research community offering the most competitive researchers the opportunity to focus on their own research and career advancement.

Support scientific breakthroughs

By donating to the Tampere University you are involved in creating new knowledge. The proceeds of the donated funds are used to provide long-term support to the University’s high-quality scientific research and research-based education.

Responsible research

Responsible research is reliable and its results may be used in many different ways.

We conduct ethically sustainable research by adhering to sound scientific practices.  We communicate about scientific breakthroughs and research results in a responsible manner.

Open science

Openness promotes research and the development of the scientific community.

The publications, theses, dissertations, and research data produced at Tampere University and the research methods used are inherently shared and open.

Research services

Tampere University’s Research Services help researchers and research groups to find, apply for and manage research funding.

The Preaward team provides information about funding opportunities and offers support with planning and preparing grant proposals. Contact the Preaward team at preaward [at] tuni.fi.

The Postaward team offers guidance and advice on project management and provides project management services for large-scale research projects coordinated by Tampere University. Contact the Postaward team at postaward [at] tuni.fi.