Research at Tampere University
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.
We conduct an international assessment of all our research at regular intervals. The first research assesment excercise of our new university (TAU RAE 2022) was carried out as an international peer-review in two phases.
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.
Our new professors introduce you to changing living environments, timber construction and the history of multi-species society, among other interesting topics.
The 15-minute inaugural lectures are available on our YouTube channel. Let yourself be surprised by science!
Upcoming public defences
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.
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.
HR Excellence in Research
We are committed to the continuous development of our researchers' working conditionds and careers. We are proud to have been awarded the European HRS4 quality label in recognition for our development work.
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.
Various programmes offer possibilities to join the Tampere University research community as a researcher. Also international university networks promote and fund researcher mobility.
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.
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.
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.
Services for companies and partners
Research and development collaboration
Send us an email at industry [at] tuni.fi if you search research partners or services, or if you seek opportunities to cooperate in general.
Research to business
Our Innovation Services helps researchers identify funding opportunities and commercialise their research-based ideas and innovations. In addition, we keep investors and external stakeholders up to date with ongoing research to business (R2B) projects.
Contact us for more information at inventions [at] tuni.fi, and read more about our R2B projects.
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.