Tampere, Finland, is a continuously developed city, that is outstanding thanks to all of its titles. The highest populated city in the Nordic countries is also known as “the Manchester of Finland”, due to its industrial past. The two lakes that guard Tampere, Näsijärvi and Pyhäjärvi, provide the city’s inhabitants with spectacular views and guard the active urban life. Founded as a marketplace, Tampere grew until it became an important Finnish urban hub and, yet, it kept the warm small town feeling. This friendly atmosphere is visible both in the urban and metropolitan area (the sub-region of Tampere). Tampere i a surprising degree abroad destination, with activities connected to art and culture and a lot of ways to enjoy nature on one of the city’s nearby ridges. Step in line, along with other international students, in one of the nationally appreciated institutions of study in Europe!
After you earned an undergraduate degree or finished your studies in a graduate school abroad, Tampere offers you an environment favourable to economic development. The city is famous for being the home of Nokia and the birthplace of textile industry and the first Finnish electric light appeared in Tampere.
Industries of mechanical engineering and automation, as well as information and communication technologies, health, biotechnology and paper industry education are the ones that flourish in Tampere and companies like Accenture, CGI, Cybersoft, Honeywell, Intel and Sigma Solutions have offices here.
Tampere has an active cultural life and annually holds an international film festival, an urban rock festival and a floral festival. The Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra hosts classic, popular and film music concerts. Tampere is the place where “Manserock” appeared and rock and electro, drum and bass and dubstep music events often take place.
The Särkännieni amusement park is one of the main points of interest and includes a dolphins’ basin, a tower and a revolving restaurant. The Vapriikki Museum Centre, the Tampere Art Museum, The Spy Museum in Siperia and the Muumilaakso Museum could be memorable options for spending your free time.
Tampere owns the largest glass sculpture, called “The Mirror of the Sea”.
Tampere is an active and populated city, that hosts mostly Finnish people, along with Swedish and Russians and other minorities. Even so, it is a friendly and pretty relaxed place.
Since the city’s expansion, when it integrated four more areas, Messukylä, Lielahti, Aitolahti and Teisko, it became an important spot in Finland’s urban live. Development even reached the transport system which is very efficient, although some of the locals prefer riding their bicycles to destination.
Here, you can study for your Bachelor’s degree, Master’s or PhD and, in your free time, enjoy a walk in this clean and tidy city.
Weather is cold, during winter, but summers are mild in Tampere. Average temperatures are of 17°C (63°F) in July and -6°C (21°F) in January.
The University of Tampere, Tampere University of Technology and Tampere University of Applied Sciences have joined forces to create a new model for higher education in Finland called Tampere Universities. Our areas of focus are health, society and technology, and our strength lies in the combination of these areas.