Tampere University

Tampere University

Tampere University is one of the most multidisciplinary universities in Finland. Almost all internationally recognised fields of study are represented at our university. As a student you will receive a world-class education in a unique learning environment. Studies at Tampere University will give you excellent opportunities to form a global network of both professional and academic colleagues.

Top reasons to study here

  • The University, our student organizations and the City of Tampere provide many extracurricular activities where you can easily find like-minded people.
  • Education at Tampere University is based on the latest research knowledge, strong lifelong partnerships and close collaboration with society and working life.
  • Tampere has been voted as the most student friendly city in Finland.

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About

History

Tampere University was formed at the beginning of 2019 when two previously separate universities, Tampere University of Technology and the University of Tampere, merged into one. The University of Tampere was first established in 1925 and Tampere University of Technology in 1965. Thus, Tampere University has many decades’ experience in educating university students.

Education

Tampere University offers a selection of bachelor's programmes and master's programmes taught entirely in English. As a bachelor’s student you will receive a world-class education in a unique learning environment. Tampere University is a perfect institution to start your university education. Master studies with us provide you with high-quality education and give you excellent opportunities to form a global network of both professional and academic colleagues, invaluable for your future career.Our doctoral education is based on the latest research knowledge and close collaboration with society and working life. The Doctoral School and doctoral programmes offer high-quality learning and research opportunities.

Research

Research at Tampere Universities focuses especially on topics related to technology, health and society. Numerous research groups and networks operate in our community conducting multidisciplinary and diverse studies across organisational boundaries.

The research undertaken at our Centres of Excellences (CoE) ranges from game culture studies to tumour genetics. 

Career

Working life and career planning page is a hub for information and support regarding career planning during your studies and getting familiar and ready for the working life. Most of the target content is located at the Students´Handbook.

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2022
251 50
2021
301 -50
2020
251
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2022
414 -5
2021
409 -14
2020
395
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2021
501
2020
501
2019
501
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2022
-
2021
361 37
2020
398
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Housing services

There are plenty of possibilities to find a place to stay in Tampere. Tampere Student Housing Foundation and several rental companies as well as private providers offer housing for students. Affordable living costs are one of the reasons why students choose Tampere.

Library services

Tampere University Library produces library and information services for students, researchers and staff of the Tampere higher education community. The Library also serves customers outside the academic community. Library services are provided at five locations.

Medical services

Finnish Student Health Service, FSHS, offers targeted low-threshold services designed to provide long-term health benefits for students. The range of services includes general health care, dental care and mental health services.

Student Life

Campus life

Our campuses provide services (such as cafes and lunch restaurants) and flexible spaces in three different locations: City Centre, Kauppi and Hervanta.

  • City Centre Campus is a hub of leadership studies, education, natural sciences, medicine and life sciences, communication and social sciences. 

  • Hervanta campus and the surrounding area constitute a major technology hub. Side by side with Tampere University operates about 100 companies.
  • The Kauppi campus is located near the Tampere University Hospital. It is the home base for medicine and life sciences.

Sports facilities

SportUni provides high quality and versatile sport services for students and personnel of Tampere Universities. You can use the services for affordable fee!

SportUni offers sports services on three campuses: City Centre, Hervanta and Kauppi. Of course, you can choose your own place to exercise according to your own schedule, close to your place of studies, next to your home, or just a nice bike ride away.

All campuses have comprehensive sports services, including gyms, group exercise activities, ball games and different courses.

Student clubs

Student Union of Tampere University, TREY, represents all university students in Tampere. TREY protects the interests of students, facilitates the work of student associations, provides services for its members as well as creates a sense of community. All of Tampere University students constitute the student union.

There are also over 150 associations operating within TREY, such as advocacy associations, subject associations and hobby associations. Advocacy associations operate on the faculty level and they supervise the interests of the faculty’s students. Subject associations organise tutoring and free-time activities for the students. Hobby associations operate on the basis of a hobby, interest or conviction.

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