University of Tampere, which achieved university status in 1966, is one of the largest universities in Finland. The university has a non-traditional campus; classes are offered in Tampere’s downtown area and in Pori, a town on the west coast of Finland about 75 miles west from Tampere. Also affiliated with the university are the university library, language center, computer center and Finnish Social Science Data Archive. Students at UTA may study at other institutions in and near Tampere, such as Tampere University of Technology.
TampereTampere, Finland Campus Website5,000 - 20,000 on Campus100,000 - 250,000 residents in TampereLanguage(s) spoken on campus: English, Finnish
Tampere, a city of green parks and clean water, lies on an isthmus between two lakes, on the banks of the Tammerkoski rapids. Once a center of industry, textile and paper manufacturing, Tampere is now a hub of the IT industries. The largest inland city in Scandinavia, Tampere offers many cultural attractions, including theater, film, music festivals and museums, as well as an adventure park consisting of seven attractions: Aquarium, Dolphinarium, Planetarium, Observation Tower, Art Museum and children’s Zoo.