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University of Tampere

A culturally-committed higher education institution with the social mission of educating visionaries who understand the world and change it.
The profile of the University of Tampere accentuates the university’s multifaceted research and education on society and health.
Students and doctoral students
Funding in 2015
Total staff
Teaching and Research personnel
The University emphasises the close connection of instruction and research and the social impact of its activities. The University appreciates open and free research and gives its researchers the tools to engage in such research practices.
Faculty of Communication Sciences
The Faculty of Communication Sciences combines traditions and expertise from the arts, natural sciences, social sciences and theatre.
Faculty of Education
The Faculty of Education explores and analyses changes in education and society, and participates in building the idea of learning society.
Faculty of Management
Faculty of Management is an academic research and education unit operating in the areas of Politics, Business and Administrative Sciences.
Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences
The faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences combines the studies and research in biotechnology and medicine.


Faculty of Natural Sciences
The Faculty of Natural Sciences offers education in Computer Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics.


Faculty of Social Sciences
At the Faculty of Social Sciences, we research society, social change and people’s welfare, health and functional ability.

The University of Tampere is a multi-discipline university known especially for its research on the society and health. The profile of the University is wide-ranging and its research crosses disciplinary boundaries. The University has developed innovative research perspectives into the various phenomena of the society, health and welfare.

The University’s researchers work in the Schools where the work has been organised in research centres and groups. In addition, several multidisciplinary research communities are active at the University. The researchers are also typically involved in national and international networks of co-operation.

The University of Tampere is an active academic community with about 2,200 employees. The University’s basic values are creativity, social responsibility and academic freedom and equal opportunities to learn, to acquire knowledge, to participate and to make an impact on society.
“There are many exciting things about my job. There is significant academic freedom and the supervisors are always encouraging you to pursue your own ideas… Even on a busy day, I get time to have fun, healthy and fruitful discussions and brainstorming sessions with my colleagues.”

Deepak Akkil, Doctoral Researcher
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