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.
University of Tampere and Tampere University of Technology merged in January 2019. Thus, the name also changed to Tampere University. Tampere Universities (in plural) consists of Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences, forming a new multidisciplinary community with competitive edges in technology, health and society. The research mostly focuses on applied sciences and often has close ties to many different companies (such as Nokia).