Tampere University

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tampere University
founding 1925
place Tampere , Finland
President Mari Walls
Students 20,178 (2016)
Employee 1,981 (2016)
including professors 190 (2016)
Annual budget € 186.4 million (2016)
Website www.uta.fi
Tampere University

The University of Tampere ( Finnish Tampereen yliopisto ; Swedish Tammerfors universitet ) is a state university in Tampere , Finland . It has around 20,000 students and a good 2,000 employees.

In the 2018 winter semester, more than 22,000 high school graduates applied to the University of Tampere (as part of the joint application process of the Finnish universities), of which around 2,000 were accepted after an entrance examination or on the basis of their high school diploma. More than 1000 Masters and 100 PhDs from the University of Tampere graduate each year.

The University of Tampere offers a wide range of different subjects. The university's graduates are often recruited into both the private and public sectors. There they work as experts and experts in the areas of research, administration, communication and management.


Originally founded in Helsinki as a university in 1925 , it was moved to Tampere in the 1960s and recognized as a university in 1966 . In the early 1970s, the university expanded and developed into its present form. Until January 2011 the university consisted of the following six faculties:

  • Faculty of Business Administration and Administration
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Information Science
  • Humanistic Faculty
  • Medical school

At the beginning of 2011, the 30 institutes and the six faculties were merged as today's nine departments.


There are nine departments:

  • Educational sciences
  • biomedical technology
  • Health science
  • Information science
  • Cultural and social science
  • Management science
  • Media and Communication Studies
  • medicine
  • Linguistics, translation studies and literature



Former students


Web links

Commons : Tampere University  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. https://www.tuni.fi/en/mari-walls
  2. a b c d Key Facts in 2016. Accessed on August 13, 2018 (English).
  3. ^ The University of Tampere admits 2,000 new students. Accessed June 28, 2018 .

Coordinates: 61 ° 29 ′ 39 ″  N , 23 ° 46 ′ 41 ″  E