In 1965 academic operations began in Tampere, Finland as a part of the Helsinki University of Technology in the country’s capital. Tampere can be found 170km north of the city of Helsinki and is the largest inland Nordic city. Seven years later, in 1972, this part of Helsinki University of Technology achieved independence from the institution, and in 2010 began operating as a foundation.Show more
Approximately 8,300 students attend Tampere University of Technology between under- and postgraduate levels. As internationality is very important to TUT, about 1,700 of its students come from abroad – over 60 countries globally. The university employs around 1,700 employees.
Faculties at the university include: Biomedical Sciences and Engineering, Business and Built Environment (includes Architecture and Civil Engineering), Computing and Electrical Engineering (includes Electronics and Communications Engineering and Signal Processing), Engineering Sciences (includes Automation and Hydraulic Engineering and Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Systems), and Natural Sciences (includes Chemistry and Bioengineering and Photonics).
Alongside its taught degree programmes, the university also conducts research in subject areas such as: Biomedical Sciences and Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Energy Engineering, Materials Science, Mathematics, Pervasive Computing, and Physics.
The university has amassed an alumni body of around 30,00 people and encourages past students to stay in touch with other past students, current students, and the university itself by being a part of the TUT alumni community.
This community organises activities for its members so that ‘industry and academia’ can meet and positively contribute to each others’ careers.
As for current students, The Student Union at TUT can help with much of the issues and daily happenings of student life. The union also selects the university’s Lecturer of the Year and in 2017 awarded it to Jouni Lyly-Yrjanainen from the Laboratory of Industrial and Information Management.
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Tampere University of Technology is located in Hervanta, about 7 kilometers from the city center of Tampere. Hervanta is a great place for a student since it’s a cheap area to live in and everything necessary is found nearby. TUT has quite a modern campus since the university is still pretty young. All the buildings on the campus are found within 100 meters and they are connected with tubes so you are able to access all the buildings easily. Best feature in TUT is the student community and all the events and activities guilds and clubs provide during the year. There is also great facilities for doing sports and of course they are affordable for students.
Never have I felt this much like being at home. I have spent the best years of my life studying in TUT, and can most definitely recommend the TUT experience to everyone interested in developing themselves in a modern, high-quality university with the feeling of belonging to the student family! The studies encourage a lot of team work, which increases the social aspect of studies and lets the students get to know each other very well. The student organizations, on their behalf, do also support the social side of studies by offering an unbelievably large variety of events and activities from very academic and professional all the way to pure networking. See you at TUT! 🙂
TUT is a modern technology center with a lot of companies and industry collaboration to be found from the campus. The campus area is very compact and offers some of the best working facilities that I’ve seen in Europe (with a 24/7 access!). Education is of high quality even by Finnish standards and students can modify their studies pretty freely which allows the assembly of a very valuable personal skillset.
At TUT we have a great community and the student life is excellent: we have nice and cheap student housing beside the campus, and inside the campus there’s a gym and other sports facilities, student restaurants, library, labs, club/guild rooms, doctor etc., almost everything you need and the campus is open 24/7. Someone has thought almost about everything how to make students’ life great at TUT. And besides the great student life, also teaching is very good.
Guilds and clubs offer good change to meet people and support you with pretty much any hobby you have. Good facilities with 24/7 access. Education is good Nordic basic level and students are given a lot of responsibility.
Located in Hervanta, suburban with 22 000 inhabitants, good housing possibilities and everything for everyday life.
TUT is a very large complexity of various fields of studies for anyone who is little interested in anything about technology. They have many, very experienced lecturers who are really into what they are teaching. The quality of most of the courses is very high. You can always get help when you need it. A little minus for using such old technologies in these basic programming courses as I’m using a lot more advanced technologies in my work which could be used in TUT for teaching and it would be more convenient.
I have enjoyed my time at TUT thoroughly. The campus area is very pleasant and, quite uniquely, is open to students 24/7. The fellow students are very welcoming, and the so called “teekkari” culture is quite unique and traditional, with a variety of student events organized throughout the year. There are also plenty of opportunities and clubs for sports and other activities.
Tampere University of Technology (TUT) is the right place to grow personally and scientifically. Some students always think that just the ranking of a university is important and it must be below 100. I would say it is true, but we should not forget the social environment of the university. Staffs and professors are respectful, honest and polite. In one word perfect. Experiencing the sense of equality is the first impression here. I believe that TUT is a perfect place for masters students and it is a good place for Ph.D. Me myself, I am happy of studying here as masters student experiencing one of the most fair places around the world. I say everyone should see this system once in his/her life. For Ph.D, to be honest, I may go somewhere else with better ranking. In this way, both personal and scientific growth will be done.
In a nutshell, I highly recommend TUT to international students.
I went to TUT for an exchange and it was one of the best places you could imagine for it. The ESN section is very well organized so you, as a student from abroad, are able to integrate quickly and feel comfy at the university. The facilities are very modern and are open 24/7 for students. A student can spend the whole day at the university easily without being forced to not least because of the vivid student culture. There are events for students almost every day due to the very active student guilds and clubs of the university. A little downer is the location since it is a bit remote from the city´s center.