Tampere University of Technology (TUT) produces new knowledge and expertise for the benefit of people and the environment. The results of the international 2017 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) demonstrated that TUT conducts high-impact and high-quality research. The University is committed to the continuous development of courses and programmes: TUT has introduced a major in robotics as the only university in Finland.
“Machines are becoming aware of their surroundings. They can recognize the same sounds that we humans continuously observe in our environment,” says Professor Tuomas Virtanen. His area of expertise is audio signal processing.
Virtanen develops computational methods that allow machines to identify and process individual sounds and entire soundscapes. Research in the field has been propelled forward by the advancements made in machine learning in the past few years.
“Machine learning has been around for decades, but deep learning has brought near-human accuracy to audio analysis.”
The number of fatalities is typically the main indicator for road safety. Transport Research Centre Verne’s research demonstrates that the overall view of road safety could be broadened by looking at the total number of people who are killed or seriously injured (KSI).
“There may be a fine line between a fatal injury and a serious one and the number of deaths may vary substantially from year to year. As KSI includes more incidents, it is a more accurate and reliable indicator for road safety,” says researcher Roni Utriainen from Verne.
Tampere University of Technology, the University of Tampere and Tampere University of Applied Sciences have joined forces to develop a new model of operation for higher education in Finland. They are working to establish a new higher education institution that will start its operations in the beginning of 2019.
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TUT hosts a wide range of events that are relevant for industry and business, such as seminars, fairs and conferences, on an annual basis. Upcoming events are listed in the TUT Event Bulletin, which comes out once a month.
TUT has been steadily climbing international rankings in recent years. The University has held steady among the world’s top 400 universities in several rankings. This year TUT ranked 41th on ‘QS Top 50 Under 50’ list.
Interested in 3D scanning or laser cutting? Not a problem – visit the brand-new TUTLab!
TUTLab provides the facilities for anything tech students may need for executing their ideas. The lab sports state-of-the-art equipment and software for planning and executing digital manufacture and it will be open to the whole campus community.
In addition to TUT’s students and staff, TUTLab is available to the general public and companies.
Tampere University of Technology is one of the two Finnish universities which operate in the form of a foundation. The foundation model promotes the development of education and research. It gives the University good prerequisites to succeed amid growing international competition.
The increased autonomy provides a competitive edge when competing for good researchers, inspiring teachers and talented students. The proceeds of foundation capital enable further investment in new openings in research and education.