Tampere University of Technology (TUT) produces new knowledge and expertise for the benefit of people and the environment. We continuously develop our degree programmes in response to the future needs of society. TUT is now the first university in Finland where students can major in robotics. We also introduced a new module in circular economy in 2017 with financial support from the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra.
The revenue generated from the TTY Foundation's capital enables long-term investments in the quality of teaching and state-of-the art learning environments that increase the attractiveness of our University among applicants. We saw an impressive 18 per cent increase in applications in 2017.
TUT pursues high-impact research. Among others, our research on light-controlled materials, electronic nose technology and its medical applications attracted widespread interest in Finland and abroad in 2017.
We continued to strengthen our international outlook by joining the European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU). As TUT maintains close ties with industry and business, we, among other things, signed a partnership agreement with Rolls-Royce to develop remotely controlled and autonomous ships.