About Tampere University of Technology

On 1 January 2019, Tampere University of Technology and the University of Tampere will merge to form a new foundation-based university, Tampere University. The new university will also be the majority owner of Tampere University of Applied Sciences.

Combining the strengths of two universities and a university of applied sciences will create a higher education community that is more diverse, international and influential. It represents all levels of research, from fundamental to applied research and service concepts. The community of 35,000 students and 5,000 staff will be a unique hub for interdisciplinary research and education in the fields of technology, health and society.

Tampere University is integrated into the surrounding society and working life. The city of Tampere offers us a living laboratory, the best possible research environment in the world. In this living laboratory, we test, experiment, learn from mistakes and gain insight.

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Established in 1965, Tampere University of Technology (TUT) is the second largest university of technology in Finland that conducts research in the fields of technology and architecture and provides higher education based on this research.

TUT is located in the south of the country in the city of Tampere, and it is a community of 7,900 BSc, MSc and doctoral students and 1,700 employees. Around 2,000 foreign nationals from more than 60 countries work or pursue studies at TUT. The University’s global standing is further strengthened by its 230 partnerships with universities worldwide.

TUT offers its students the opportunity to pursue broad, cross-disciplinary education. There are seven degree programmes conducted entirely in English available at TUT. The competent Masters of Science of Technology and Architecture as well as Doctors of Technology and Philosophy who graduate from TUT are in high demand among employers. Upon graduation, over 80 % of students find employment corresponding to their education.

Check out our degree programmes on the TUT admissions site.

TUT prides itself as being at the forefront of research developments in signal processing, optics, photonics and intelligent machines. It places particular emphasis on combining research in natural sciences and engineering with business and industrial topics, thus extending knowledge into ‘real life’ issues that have tangible benefits to society. Particular strengths include the interaction between fundamental and applied research, broad international networks and high-quality research projects that cut across departmental and disciplinary boundaries.

Here you can find more information on the research carried out at TUT.

TUT generates research knowledge and competence for the benefit of society. The University is a sought-after partner for collaborative research and development projects with business and industry and a fertile breeding ground for innovation and new research- and knowledge-based companies.

Interested in collaborating with us? Take a look at our business and industry pages.

The University is situated conveniently close to the Hermia science park, a hub of 150 technology start-ups. Other facilities that TUT students can benefit from include a well-equipped library, several workstations and computer labs, various group study rooms, an abundance of sports facilities, recreational activities and clubs. TUT has an outstanding campus environment, and substantial investments have been made in the development of new learning environments in recent years.

Tampere has year after year been rated in various surveys as Finland’s most popular place to live and study on. The city is a hub of leading-edge technology, research, education, culture, sports and business. With a population of 220,000 people, Tampere is the third largest city in Finland, one of the three most rapidly developing regions in Finland, and the largest inland city in the Nordic countries.

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Subjects taught at Tampere University of Technology

Key statistics

  • 21.4
    No. of students per staff
  • 5,439
    Number of FTE Students
  • 23 : 77
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 10%
    Percentage of International Students
Based on data collected for the (1) 2019 World University Rankings