Careers at TUT - Tampere University of Technology

Careers at TUT

Tampere University of Technology (TUT) is an active scientific community of 2,000 employees and more than 10,000 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.  Internationalization is an integral part of all our activities.

The most extensive and established of the international leading-edge fields of research at TUT are signal processing, optics and photonics, and intelligent machines. The University aims 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 district of Hervanta and is easy to reach by public transport or by car.

The Campus Arena taking shape in the middle of the TUT campus brings together students, researchers, staff, companies and alumni. The building completed in autumn 2015.

Commitment to the well-being of the campus community



TUT is a work community consisting of 8,300 students and 1,700 experts from a variety of fields. Internationality is an integral part of all our activities. TUT’s employees engage in research and education that improve the well-being of people and the environment and reshape the competitive landscape of Finnish industry. TUT encourages its researchers to form research communities that operate independently from the organisational structures. In recent years, TUT has also invested strongly in new learning environments, which lays a solid foundation for developing university education in technology.

TUT’s competent and motivated employees and students are our key assets. We aspire to be the best university employer in Finland.

Mika Hannula




TUT recognizes that competent, motivated and contented employees and students are its most valuable assets. Our faculty members maintain close collaborations with their colleagues in Finland and abroad. The University offers multiple pathways to lifelong learning and ensures that degree programmes are aligned with labour market needs. A positive atmosphere in the workplace contributes greatly to the well-being of employees. TUT is a vibrant scientific community with a campus bustling with student activity and an environment conducive to cross-cultural encounters. This diversity helps the University maintain a positive work environment and an atmosphere of open dialogue.

Hanna Rinne
Director of Human Resources



HR Excellence in Research

In recognition of development activities related to research careers and the position of researchers at the University, the European Commission awarded Tampere University of Technology the right to use the HR Excellence in Research logo in spring 2014.

Staff benefits

  • Unipoli Sport ( offers employees a broad range of sporting opportunities both on the TUT campus and in other higher education institutions in Tampere
  • Employees may use one hour of their weekly working time to attend instructed exercise classes at TUT’s sports hall Tamppi Areena
  • Sports and culture vouchers are available to employees
  • Affordable massage therapy
  • On-campus cafes and restaurants
  • Extensive occupational health services, including GP appointments, occupational physicians and referrals to specialists as provided for in the University’s guidelines.
  • Flexitime

Smoke-free campus

TUT wants to promote healthy living and well-being among staff and students. The University will be a smoke-free campus from the beginning of the autumn semester 2015 onwards.    

The University is adopting a smoke-free policy along with other universities and universities of applied sciences in Finland as a concrete measure to protect the health and safety of the members of the campus community. The University respects the rights of smokers by continuing to allow smoking in designated areas on campus.

New employees are introduced to the smoke-free policy already at the recruitment stage and during new employee orientation sessions. Smoking is only allowed in designated areas on campus. TUT’s occupational health services offer support for employees who want to give up smoking. Cigarette breaks are not counted towards an employee’s daily working hours.

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 Greater Helsinki. Tampere is the third largest city in Finland and the largest inland city in the Nordic countries.

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Updated by: Anne Korhonen, 01.12.2017 12:08.
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