Tampere University is the second largest university in Finland, established in the beginning of 2019. Our new university is the majority shareholder of Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) and together the two institutions form a higher education community of 30,000 students, 330 professors and 4,400 other staff.
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 current Prime Minister of Finland Sanna Marin, former Prime Minister of Finland Jyrki Katainen, and former Minister of Finance and current Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä.
Tampere University placed 34th in the recently announced Times Higher Education Young University Rankings for 2022, among the 539 young universities that were ranked globally.See All 12 Photos
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
Tampere University is situated in the city of Tampere - voted best place to live in Finland
Tampere is Finland’s most sought-after city to live and study in, 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 (Times Higher Education overall ranking in 2022: 251-300; Best young universities 2022: 34; Best millenial universities 2020: 12; Sustainability impact rankings 2022: 301-400;QS Global World Rankings 2023: 415). The Finnish education system as a whole is highly esteemed around the world.
Tampere University offers an inspiring environment to develop your skills and academic freedom, offers you friendly student-teacher relationships
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 courses from other degree programmes, campuses and even other higher education institutions, which allows you to adapt your studies to your needs and expand your knowledge. Tampere University has very modern facilities to support your studies in-person or even in a remote format, including IT services, ultra-modern libraries, SportUni sports centers, the FabLab and campus restaurants offering quality food at very affordable student prices. You will get our buffet student lunch for three euros only!
For more information, please see the Study with us as an exchange student page.
And finally, Finland is 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 in a sustainable way is another core value. Finns are strong believers in equality and education. 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 four years (Sustainable Development Solutions Network / UN's World Happiness Report) etc.