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Award-winning M-Files seeks expertise at TUT

The software company M-Files is a veritable hive of activity headquartered in Hervanta, Tampere. It was selected as the winner of the 2015 Growth Company Award by the technology-oriented Finnish magazine Tekniikka&Talous.

M-Files has a list of research questions that their in-house R&D team has been struggling to find time for. As a thorough analysis of these two dozen or so challenges requires specialist expertise, the company has turned to TUT.

Read more about the Campus Club that brings together companies and the TUT community.

Robots evolve into self-reliant team workers

Researchers at TUT have launched an exciting new project to develop a work site where multiple robots and autonomous machines work side by side without any direct human involvement.

”We want to see what happens when we pool our expertise on factory robotics, heavy mobile machines, flying drones, computer vision and machine learning. Will we be able to build an automatic robot-populated work site where robots can even repair one another?,” muses Joni Kämäräinen, Professor in the Department of Signal Processing.

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TUT invites applications for tenure track positions

Tampere University of Technology has a tenure track system, which offers researchers a clearly defined career path towards a professorship and enables them to devote their time to research, teaching and the advancement of their fields.

The University is looking to fill the following tenure track positions:

  • Tenure track, Bio-MEMS for cell and tissue engineering
  • Tenure track, biomaterials for cell and tissue engineering

The job advertisements and further instructions are available at www.tut.fi/openpositions. Applications are accepted until 7 December 2015.

Cool atoms and laser light

What do Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, time and light have in common? What is the world's most accurate time keeper? Nobel Laureate, Professor William D. Phillips answered these questions while speaking to a packed audience during the Science and Technology Day at TUT in September.

Professor Phillips from the USA received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1997 for the development of methods to cool and trap atoms with laser light.

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TUT celebrated together with Tampere Illuminations

A breathtaking art installation “Koski” by artist Kari Kola bathed Tampere city centre in light on 23-25 October. The installation also celebrated the 50th anniversary of Tampere University of Technology as partner of Tampere Illuminations.

The light installation was spread out on both sides of Tammerkoski rapids, lighting them up in stark colours and highlighting the conflict between nature and architecture.

Light has been selected as the theme of TUT’s anniversary year. As the symbol of life and hope, it reflects the promise that science and technology hold for addressing many of today’s global challenges.

TUT’s 50th Anniversary 

Tampere Illuminations 

Promoting Tampere Association 

Photo: Atacan Ergin

TUT's 50th Anniversary

The year 2015 marks an important milestone for Tampere University of Technology (TUT). The University turns 50 and commemorates the anniversary with a series of events and activities running throughout the year.

Light has been selected as the overarching theme of the anniversary year. As the symbol of life and hope, it reflects the promise that science and technology hold for addressing many of today’s global challenges.

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Study in English for a Bachelor’s degree in technology!

In autumn 2016, TUT is launching Finland’s first University-level Bachelor’s programme in English in the field of technology. In the International Degree Programme in Science and Engineering, BSc (Tech), studies are multidisciplinary and give you a solid basis in several core fields of engineering. Graduates with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Technology are eligible to continue studies directly towards a Master’s degree at TUT. In the programme, you are studying for your own career in a multicultural group of the best-qualified students, Finnish and international alike!

Please see www.tut.fi/bachelor for further information on the programme. The first application period for international applicants will begin on 1 December 2015 and for applicants who have completed the Finnish matriculation examination, International Baccalaureate, European Baccalaureate tai Reifeprüfung on 16 March 2016.

Kampusareena has opened its doors

Two years have passed since the construction of the new Kampusareena building on the TUT campus started in 2013. Now the building is complete, with grass growing on the green roof.

The TUT Library, the Centre for Professional Development Edutech, Student Services and the International Office are now located in Kampusareena. The building also houses companies, which are in the process of moving to their new facilities.  

More than 30 companies will initially move into Kampusareena. The number of companies will grow once the activities get into full swing.

Kampusareena was officially inaugurated at an invitation-only event on Wednesday, 9 September. 

Research for the benefit of people and the environment

TUT’s new promotional video titled “Research is the key to the future” takes you on a breath-taking visual journey into the world of science, retracing the industrial history of Tampere and reaching for the stars to offer a glimpse into the future of scientific exploration. The video illustrates TUT’s commitment to pursue research for the benefit of people and the environment.

Watch the promotional video and visit TUT’s video channel on YouTube.  

TUT – a foundation university

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.

Read more about the foundation model.