Tampere Universities

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“Challenge yourself, and you will have many opportunities to learn in Tampere, an educational and cultural city.”

Come study in the dynamic and attractive city of Tampere, one of the fastest growing cities in Finland. Voted the most popular place to live in Finland several times, Tampere offers a wide variety of sports facilities, cultural experiences and excellent services in safe surroundings. Beautiful nature, efficient infrastructure, and wide-ranging student discounts ensure that your life in the city is both comfortable and affordable. Furthermore, Tampere is very student-oriented: approximately 40,000 of its 230,000 inhabitants are students.

Three higher education institutions in Tampere – the University of Tampere, Tampere University of Technology and Tampere University of Applied Sciences – joined forces to develop a new operational model in Finnish higher education. This new, combined institution was launched on 1 January 2019, when the University of Tampere and Tampere University of Technology merged to create Tampere University.

The new Tampere University, together with Tampere University of Applied Sciences, form a new higher education community in Tampere with competitive edges in health, society and technology. The strength of the community lies in bringing these areas together to create a multi-disciplinary, inspirational and globally attractive research and learning environment – one that places humanity at its centre. The new higher education community is the second largest university community in Finland, with 35,000 students, 50 international degree programmes, 3,500 international students, and 1,000 international partnerships.

“You get the best of educational facilities to enable you to compete with everybody on this planet.”

We offer our students flexible and individual study paths that enable them to grasp broad multidisciplinary perspectives and develop in-depth expertise and mutual understanding. Our community educates shapers of the future – individuals who understand people, identify technological opportunities and are accustomed to a culture of co-operation already upon graduation.

As a student, you can plan your studies flexibly and complete them within the target time. You are given access to up-to-date information on the progress of your studies and the level of your skills. Doctoral training and research careers provide the basis for academic excellence. As a university focusing on both theoretical and applied sciences, we can offer you adaptable study paths and a wide variety of courses and professional skills that are readily transferable to working life.

“Take the initiative, join more events and be active. Opportunities are always there for you.”