Tampere University

Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences constitute the Tampere university community. Our community was created at the beginning of 2019, when the University of Tampere and Tampere University of Technology were merged establishing the new foundation-based Tampere University that maintains close ties with Tampere University of Applied Sciences.

Together we are building a new model for higher education and research in Finland. Our new community brings together research and education, for example, in the fields of economics, technology, health and society. We have made it our mission to address the greatest challenges facing our society and to create new opportunities.

The guiding principles of our community are to combine world-class research and innovation activities, promote multidisciplinary learning and lifelong partnerships, and generate unique expertise in developing applications that benefit industry, business and the public sector.

Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences constitute the Tampere university community. Our new community was created at the beginning of 2019, when the University of Tampere and Tampere University of Technology merged establishing the new foundation-based Tampere University that maintains close ties with Tampere University of Applied Sciences.  

Together we are building a new model for higher education and research in Finland. Our new community brings together research and education, for example, in the fields of technology, health and society. We create a multidisciplinary, inspirational and globally attractive research and learning environment to explore new frontiers in interdisciplinary research. 

We have made it our mission to address the greatest challenges facing our society and to create new opportunities.

The guiding principles of our university community:

  • Combining world-class research and innovation activities
  • Multidisciplinary learning and lifelong partnerships
  • Unique expertise in developing applications that benefit industry, business and the public sector

We will pursue three breakthroughs to achieve our long-term goals and establish a strong international reputation:

  • Strengthen the culture of international collaboration and create a digital campus
  • Develop novel working methods and transcend boundaries in all our activities
  • Promote sustainable societal renewal in a measurable way

We will respond to global and local challenges through multidisciplinary research, development and innovation activities.

We are committed to offering our students flexible and individual degree paths that enable them to make effective academic progress. Our students are active and goal-oriented and pursue studies in an environment that is conducive to learning. We are an inspirational university community for future game-changers.

We will offer our partners high-quality research and professional development services. 

Faculty of Education and Culture (EDU)

We are a research and learning community interested in the state of education in society and the reshaping of education. We train socially and culturally aware, broad thinkers, experts in education and changemakers in all levels of education, from early childhood education to adult education. Our learning community values the diversity of viewpoints and encourages broad and critical thinking.

The University of Tampere Teacher Training School, a teaching placement school and a centre for the development of school activities, is an integral part of our activities.

Our research focuses on educational activities and educational knowledge, as well as educational institutions. We see education as a tool for social change, which is why the aim of our activities is to promote the development and study of educational principles and practices in society.

Our focus is on

  • changing and multicultural educational and work environments
  • the societal aspects of teacher training
  • educational policies, structures and cultures