General information

EUC Number (Charta): 29560
Erasmus Code: SF TAMPERE01
The University of Tampere

is 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. In its research, the university addresses the central issues in contemporary society. By providing critical knowledge and education, the university helps people and societies to improve their health and their cultural, social and economic well-being.

The basic values of the University are academic freedom, creativity and social responsibility. This means that everyone has an equal right to learn, to acquire knowledge, to participate and to make an impact on society.

Tampere, the home city of the University is the third biggest city in Finland. There are also activities in smaller towns of Hämeenlinna, Pori, Seinäjoki, Valkeakoski and Virrat.

Some 15,200 students are currently pursuing degrees at the University of Tampere. Every year approximately one thousand master's degrees and one hundred doctoral degrees are produced. The personnel number about 2,100.

The Chancellor of the University is Ms Krista Varantola, the Rector is Ms Kaija Holli and the Administrative Director is Mr Petri Lintunen.

At the beginning of 2011 the University of Tampere conducted a thorough overhaul of its organization. The former faculties and departments were rearranged into what is referred to as a schools model.

Network memberships

Conseil Européen pour les Langues (European Language Council) (CEL/ELC)
EuroMed Permanent University Forum (EPUF)
European Association for International Education (EAIE)
European University Continuing Education Network (EUCEN)
International Association of Universities (IAU)
International Student Exchange Programs (ISEP)
Mediterranean Universities Union (UNIMED)
The Finnish-Russian Cross-Border University (CBU)


ranked 390 by QS World University Rankings (2011)
ranked 369 by QS World University Rankings (2010)
ranked 337 by Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities (2009)
ranked 348 by Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities Top 500 (2008)
ranked 319 by Times Higher Education Supplement (THES) Ranking of World Universities (2007)
ranked 383 by Times Higher Education Supplement (THES) Ranking of World Universities (2006)

Faculties / Schools

IBT - Institute of Biomedical Technology
CMT - School of Communication, Media and Theatre
EDU - School of Education
HES - School of Health Sciences
SIS - School of Information Sciences
LTL - School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies
JKK - School of Management
MED - School of Medicine
YKY - School of Social Sciences and Humanities
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