Tampere University

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Tampere University
Tampereen yliopisto
Tampere University logo.png
MottoHuman Potential Unlimited
EstablishedJanuary 1, 2019; 4 months ago (2019-01-01)
RectorMari Walls
Academic staff
3,550 (2017)[1]
Students20,600 (2017, not counting Tampere University of Applied Sciences)[1]
AffiliationsECIU, UArctic EUA, SEFI

Tampere University (Finnish: Tampereen yliopisto) is a Finnish university that was established on 1 January 2019 as a merger between the University of Tampere and Tampere University of Technology. The new university is also the major shareholder of Tampere University of Applied Sciences.[2][3]



Tampere University comprises the following faculties:[4]

  • Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences
  • Faculty of Management and Business
  • Faculty of Education and Culture
  • Faculty of Medicine and Health Technology
  • Faculty of Built Environment
  • Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
  • Faculty of Social Sciences

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The University's Hervanta campus

Tampere University is primarily a research university, whereas, Tampere University of Applied Sciences focuses on development. Pre-merger multidisciplinary collaboration was mainly conducted between the fields of signal processing, biotechnology and medical technology at the Institute of Biosciences and Medical Technology (BioMediTech). The University states that it pursues to become a globally recognised research community in the areas of technology, health, and society research. The university has ten Finnish Centres of Excellence:[5]

  • HEX - History of Experience
  • SPARG - Spaces of Political Agency
  • Gamecult - Game Culture Studies
  • AgeCare - Ageing and Care Research
  • CoETG - Cancer Research
  • FinMIT - Mitochondria, Metabolism and Disease Research
  • CoEBoC - Body-on-Chip Research
  • ProLipids - Biomembrane Research
  • COMP - Computational Nanoscience Research
  • Inverse Problems Research

The University also comprises a single Nordic Centre of Excellence:[5]

  • NordSTEVA - Security and Safety Research


  1. ^ a b "Facts and figures | Tampere universities". www.tuni.fi. Retrieved 2018-12-20.
  2. ^ Nieminen, Elina (2018-04-19). "Tampereen uusi yliopisto luottaa uudessa ilmeessään ihmiseen ja violettiin väriin". Yle Uutiset (in Finnish). Retrieved 2018-12-20.
  3. ^ "Together we are greater | Tampere universities". www.tuni.fi. Tampere University. Retrieved 2018-12-20.
  4. ^ "Faculties | Tampere universities". www.tuni.fi. Tampere University. Retrieved 2018-12-20.
  5. ^ a b "Research Strategy of Tampere University Community" (PDF) (in Finnish). 2018-11-14. Retrieved 2018-12-09.

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Coordinates: 61°29′39″N 23°46′41″E / 61.49417°N 23.77806°E / 61.49417; 23.77806