Tampere University


Tampere University is a Finnish research institute finally established in 2019 after a merger between the University of Tampere and Tampere University of Technology. 

The University of Tampere started in 1925 as a college and was named a university in 1966. On the other hand, the Helsinki University of Technology created a sub-campus later called the Tampere University of Technology in 1972. Both these institutes merged in 2019 to form Tampere University. 

This university's entire academic staff is 4,200. As for now, it comprises seven faculties and offers studies at various levels. 

These faculties are as follows.

  • Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences
  • Faculty of Management and Business
  • Faculty of Education and Culture
  • Faculty of Medicine and Health Technology
  • Faculty of Built Environment
  • Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
  • Faculty of Social Sciences

Their notable alums include four Prime Ministers of Finland and one of Ethiopia. Other than these, the government body includes Sampo Terho (Minister for European Affairs, Culture and Sports of Finland) and Paula Risikko (Minister of Interior of Finland). 

Other notable alums include:

  • Hille Korhonen (CEO of Nokian Tyres)
  • Matti Kähkönen (President and CEO of Metso)
  • Jouko Karvinen (CEO of Stora Enso)
  • Kari Neilimo (former CEO of S Group and Vuorineuvos)
  • Mariina Hallikainen (CEO of Colossal Order)


They have 18,800 students enrolled in bachelor's and master's degree programmes and 2,700 in doctoral degrees. More than 1000 are exchange students. 

International students are 20,000 from more than 80 countries making up 8% of the student body.


Tampere University doesn't have accommodation for students. But there are housing organizations in Tampere that offer a place to stay. These include;

You should apply as soon as you get accepted at Tampere University. The complete process for application is online, so there is no margin for delay.


Global rankings of this university are as follows.

  • Rank from 251 to 300 by Times Higher Education in World University Rankings
  • Rank from 51 to 60 by QS Under 50
  • Rank #395 by QS World
  • Rank #34 by the Times Higher Education in Young Universities


Tampere University
Kalevantie 4, 33100 Tampere, Finland

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