The University of Tampere (UTA) is a culturally-committed higher education institution with the social mission of educating visionaries who understand the world and change it.
University of Tampere (UTA)Tampere, Finland Campus Website5,000 - 20,000 on Campus100,000 - 250,000 residents in TampereLanguage(s) spoken on campus: English, Finnish
UTA is situated in Tampere - the best place to live in Finland.
Tampere has been voted as the most popular place to live in Finland several times. It is a very student-oriented city, with approximately 40,000 of its 232,000 inhabitants being students. The city offers a wide variety of sports facilities, cultural experiences and excellent services in safe surroundings. Here, in the Sauna Capital of the World, you will find over 20 public saunas in the region for anyone to relax in, throughout the year, and the only Moomin Museum in the world is located right next to the university.
To learn more, please see the Visit Tampere page.
UTA 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. The most popular rankings include 200-500 universities, usually chosen by their number of publications and/or references. The University of Tampere is among these elite institutions.
The Finnish education system as a whole is highly esteemed around the world. In 2018, Finland was ranked 6th in the Universitas21 ranking for national systems of higher education, which evaluates national systems rather than individual universities. Finland has consistently been within the top 10 since the ranking was first published in 2012.
To learn more, please see the UTA Rankings page.
UTA is international.
Studying at UTA gives you a truly international and multicultural experience. Approximately 7 % of UTA students and over 6 % of UTA staff have international backgrounds. The student population of 15,000 includes about 550 international degree-seeking students and about 700 incoming exchange students.
In 2018, we have students from over 70 nationalities, with different backgrounds and experiences. By coming to the UTA you will therefore not only get to know Finland and Finns, but several other countries and nationalities as well! International students are highly satisfied with their studies in Tampere; in 2018 UTA ranked top 5 globally in a international student satisfaction survey.
To learn more, please see the Student Experiences page.
UTA offers an inspiring environment to develop your skills.
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. We want you yourself to discover the central point in the issues you are studying, to bring your own perspective into discussions, to question what you learn, and to build a convincing argument. At UTA you are given a lot of freedom to plan and carry out your studies. You can, for example, include courses from other degree programmes, which allows you to adapt your studies to your needs and expand your knowledge. UTA has very modern facilities to support your studies including IT services, libraries, sports centers and restaurants.
For more information, please see the Studying at UTA page.
UTA teaching is based on the latest research.
The latest research, on which our teaching is based on, is carried out by many of our lecturers and professors themselves. We encourage our teaching staff to be the best teachers that they can be, and reward them for doing so. For example, we present the Ällästikku award for excellence in teaching and learning annually, and offer pedagogical training focused on university teaching to our teaching and research staff.
The wide-ranging and multidisciplinary profile of the University is given special emphasis in the university's strategy. UTA has developed innovative research perspectives towards the various aspects of society, health and welfare.
To learn more, please see the Research page.
UTA offers you friendly student-teacher relationships.
We're not so big on titles or hierarchies in Finland. In fact, it is likely that you will be on a first-name basis with your professor, and may have an informal discussion with a Vice-Rector in one of the university's many events. Our teachers, researchers and professors are approachable and eager to share their knowledge and help you find your strengths.
The study groups in our international programmes are usually small, which allows our professors and other staff to get to know you personally. Our current and previous international students, such as Nirmal, are very satisfied with how approachable our staff are.
Human potential is unlimited.
University of Tampere (UTA) and Tampere University of Technology (TUT) will merge to form a new foundation-based university, Tampere University, in January 2019. What makes this a completely unique hub of knowledge and community in the Finnish context is the addition of Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) through majority shareholding. This will bring together a total of about 40,000 students and staff to form Tampere Universities. The new brand is encapsulated by the slogan - Human Potential Unlimited.
Finland - one of the best 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 is another core value. Finns are strong believers in equality and education.
Finland’s commitments to its values, its citizens and its institutions have led to its predominance in many international rankings (2016-2018), 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); the happiest country in the world (Sustainable Development Solutions Network); one of the most innovating countries in the world (Global Competitiveness Report, World Economic Forum); first in human wellbeing (Sustainable Society Index); first in environmental performance (Environmental Performance Index, Yale University); one of the least corrupted countries in the world (Corruption Perceptions Index, Transparency International); one of the most equal countries in the world (Global Gender Gap Index, World Economic Forum) and best basic education in the world (Global Competitiveness Report, World Economic Forum) among many other accolades.
To learn more, please see the Finland among the best in the world page.