Careers at TUT - Tampere University of Technology

Careers at TUT

Tampere University of Technology (TUT) is an active scientific community of 1,600 employees and 8,300 students. The University enjoys a reputation as a sough-after collaboration partner in industry and academia and maintains close ties with some 200 universities around the world. Internationality is an integral part of all our activities. TUT is a member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU).

The most extensive and established of our international leading-edge fields of research are signal processing, optics and photonics, and intelligent machines. We aim to be counted among the world’s foremost research institutions in these fields.

TUT was established in 1965 and has operated in the form of a foundation since 2010. Our compact and welcoming campus is located in the city district of Hervanta and is easy to reach by public transport or by car.

The Kampusareena building (photo) stands in the middle of the campus and is a vibrant meeting place for students, researchers, staff, companies and alumni. The building was completed in autumn 2015.

Strong commitment to the well-being of the campus community



Our employees promote the well-being of people and the environment and reshape the competitive landscape of Finnish industry through research and education. Our University has a long history of successful collaboration with industry and business.  

TUT has an outstanding campus environment, and we have made substantial investments in the development of new learning environments in recent years. We are both operationally and financially well on our way towards the new higher education community in Tampere. Our work has paid off, as evidenced, among others, by TUT’s steady climb up international university rankings in our priority areas.   

Competent, motivated and contented employees and students are our most valuable asset. We aspire to be the best university employer in Finland.

Mika Hannula





A good work environment has a significant impact on the well-being of employees. We are delighted that the results of the national university HR survey demonstrate that our employees report higher levels of job satisfaction than employees from any other university in Finland. According to the survey, the employees at TUT are especially satisfied with their duties and competencies, working conditions and community spirit. In spring 2014, we received the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research Award that recognizes our commitment to supporting the personal, professional and career development of our researchers.

Our campus community has a warm, intercultural atmosphere and a hands-on attitude. One-fifth of our employees are foreign nationals. We offer interesting and diverse career opportunities in different fields, among others, through our tenure track system. Welcome to join us at TUT!  

Anne Korhonen
Head of HR Services



HR Excellence in Research

The European Commission awarded Tampere University of Technology the right to use the HR Excellence in Research logo in spring 2014 in recognition of the University’s commitment to promote the working conditions and career development of researchers.

Staff benefits

  • Unipoli Sport ( offers employees a broad range of sports opportunities both on the TUT campus and in the other local higher education institutions
  • Employees may use one hour of their weekly working time to attend instructed exercise classes
  • Sports and culture vouchers
  • Affordable massage therapy
  • Broad range of on-campus cafes and restaurants with staff discounts
  • Extensive occupational health services, including GP appointments, occupational physicians as well as specialist referrals in accordance with the University’s guidelines
  • Flexitime

Smoke-free campus

TUT wants to promote healthy living and well-being among staff and students. Our campus is smoke-free. Smoking is only allowed in designated areas on campus.

Most attractive city in Finland

Tampere is one of Finland’s fastest growing urban centres and a popular city to live and study in. Tampere is home to more than 200,000 people. Tampere and the surrounding region with a total population of close to 400,000 make up the second most populous area in the country after the Greater Helsinki area. Tampere is the third largest city in Finland and the largest inland city in the Nordic countries.

More information about living in Hervanta, Tampere and Finland:

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Updated by: Mika Puonti, 11.06.2018 23:18.
Content owner: Huttunen Tiina
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