Tampere University is the second largest university in Finland, established in the beginning of 2019. The university is primarily a research university, ranging from specialist subjects like game culture studies to tumour genetics. There are three separate campuses, each with their own speciality.
Notable alumni include former Prime Minister of Finland Sanna Marin (2019-2023).
- Overall ranking worldwide: 301-350 (Times Higher Education)
- Best young universities worldwide: 54 (Times Higher Education)
- Best young universities wordwide, millenials: 12 (Times Higher Education)
- Global world ranking: 415 (The QS World University Ranking)
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City centre, Hervanta and Kauppi campusTampere, Finland Campus Website5,000 - 20,000 on Campus100,000 - 250,000 residents in TampereLanguage(s) spoken on campus: Finnish
Situated in the City of Tampere - Voted best place to live in Finland
According to several national surveys, Tampere is the most popular city to live and study in Finland, and a region renowned for four beautiful seasons, pristine nature and thousands of lakes. Here, in the Sauna Capital of the World, you will find over 30 public saunas in the region for anyone to relax in, throughout the year, and the world's only Moomin Museum is located right next to the city centre campus.
To learn more, please see the Visit Tampere page.
Tampere University is among the top universities in the world
World university rankings recognise the top 1-3 % of the approximately 20,000 universities in the world. Tampere University is among these elite institutions, check our rankings above. The Finnish education system as a whole is highly esteemed around the world.
We offer you an inspiring environment to develop your academic freedom
Our academic approach puts you at the center of your own learning process. Rather than requiring you to absorb information, we value you as a contributor to our academic community and expect you to actively participate in classes. At Tampere University you are given a lot of freedom to plan and carry out your studies. You can, for example, include a few courses from various study fields, campuses and even other higher education institutions, which allows you to adapt your studies to your needs and expand your knowledge. From our course list you can find a lot of self-study courses that can be completed at any time or traditional lectures that are organised during our four different teaching periods. Tampere University has very modern facilities to support your online and in-person studies, including IT services, ultra-modern libraries, SportUni sports centers, the FabLab and campus restaurants offering quality food at very affordable student price. You will get our buffet student lunch for less than three euros!
For more information, please see the Why Finland and Tampere page.
Finland is one of the safest countries in the world
Finland is a safe country where technology and innovation are highly prized - Finnish companies and individuals use digital resources and mobile technologies at rates among the highest in the world. At the same time, nature is always close by and the conserving the environment in a sustainable way is another core value. Finns are strong believers in equality, education and sustainability. Finland, as a country, strives to become one of the world’s first fossil fuel-free welfare societies, reaching carbon neutrality by 2035.
Finland’s commitments to its values, its citizens and its institutions have led to its predominance in many international rankings, among them that Finland is the most stable nation in the world (Fragile States Index); the freest nation in the world (Freedom House); the safest country in the world (World Economic Forum) and the happiest country in the world for the last six years in a row (Sustainable Development Solutions Network / UN's World Happiness Report) etc.