Year of foundation: 1965
Approx. number of students: 10,000
Period of study: Mid August-Mid December; Early January-End May
MCI partner since: 2015
Tampere is a city in Pirkanmaa, southern Finland. It is the most populous inland city in any of the Nordic countries. The city has an approx. population of 225,000 inhabitants.
Tampere is located between two lakes, Näsijärvi and Pyhäjärvi. Since the two lakes differ in level by 18 metres, the rapids linking them, Tammerkoski, have been an important power source throughout history, most recently for generating electricity. Tampere is dubbed the "Manchester of Finland" for its industrial past as the former center of Finnish industry, and this has given rise to its Finnish nickname "Manse" and terms such as "Manserock".
Helsinki can be reached in 1.5 hours by train and 2 hours by car. The distance to Turku is approximately the same. Tampere Airport is the third-busiest airport in Finland, with over 400,000 passengers annually.
Tampere University of Technology (TUT) is Finland's second-largest university in engineering sciences. The university is located in Hervanta, a suburb of Tampere. The research, conducted by some 1,800 staff and faculty members, mostly focuses on applied science and often has close ties to many different companies (such as Nokia). Located next to the university campus is a Technology Centre Hermia, including a large Nokia research facility. The yearly budget of the university is some 147 million euros. TUT is one of the only two Finnish universities which operate as foundation. Close to 50% of its budget is external funding.https://www.tuni.fi/en Zurück