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A few photons are enough

When the current electronics technology cannot meet the rapidly expanding needs of data communication, light comes to the rescue. A research group at TUT is developing light-based technologies and enabling applications that, until now, have been little more than dreams.

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Energy harvesting brings power to out-of-the-way places

If wires and batteries are out of the question, energy can be harvested from mechanical vibrations, movement, friction and heat.  A growing number of devices are harvesting energy from ambient sources. As the Internet of Things develops further, the number of potential energy harvesting applications will grow exponentially.

‘Clean Energy from the Environment with Energy Harvesting’ project explores different energy-harvesting applications and seeks solutions with commercial potential.

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“Job agency for robots”

PhD Roel Pieters took up an appointment as Assistant Professor (tenure track) in the Laboratory of Automation and Hydraulic Engineering at Tampere University of Technology in September 2017. His research interests are in human-robot interaction.

“Robots can help make our work easier and safer. Robotics could also benefit smaller companies. As SMEs may not necessarily have the means to buy expensive robots or the time to program them, I would like to see companies that rent out robots to SMEs and run a kind of ‘job agency for robots’,” Pieters says.

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Inspired by Nature

Materials that can be moved with light are rapidly developing in the hands of the Smart Photonic Materials research team. Inspiration has been sought, among other places, from the plant kingdom and the human eye.

“Microbotics and photonic applications go hand in hand: Progress in one field promotes progress in the other as well," says Assistant Professor (tenure track) Arri Priimägi.

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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.  

Tampere3 online

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.

Read the latest news and blogs at https://www.tampere3.fi/en

TUT Event Bulletin for companies

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.

Read the latest bulletin and subscribe to our bulletin at www.tut.fi/followus

International rankings

TUT’s placement in key international rankings has been on the rise in recent years. 

This year TUT ranked 47th on ‘QS Top 50 Under 50’ list.

In 2017 TUT was ranked 380th in the QS World University Ranking.

In the Times Higher Education ranking, TUT’s strong suit was once again close industry collaboration. Measured with this indicator, TUT ranked in TOP 100 out of all universities.

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New method spots first signs of cardiac arrhythmias

Cardiac arrhythmias count among the leading causes of death worldwide. In addition to genetic susceptibility, the risk of developing an irregular heartbeat increases, among others, with high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, excessive consumption of alcohol, and stress. Arrhythmias often occur randomly at first. An international team of researchers from Tampere University of Technology, Qatar University and Izmir University of Economics has pioneered a new method for detecting the first signs of arrhythmias.

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TUTLab is a heaven for wild ideas

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.

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POPJob matches employers with new talent

Are you newly graduated and looking for a job? Or are you planning to recruit new employees? POPJob is a career portal that matches employers with new talent. Employers are encouraged to post open positions, internships and MSc thesis projects that are available for students at TUT in POPJob.

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TUT for the openness of science

Science and research must be open and transparent in order to be self-healing. When all research data is available to anyone, the research results can be repeated and the methods improved. This is a necessity for scientific and technological advancement. TUT’s new Research Data Policy outlines that research materials and methods are, by default, open and available for joint use.

“Openness is not only an option – it is a necessity,” says Professor Esa Räsänen from TUT’s Department of Physics in science magazine Interface.

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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.