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Cast steel


Sheet steel is used in virtually any application that requires an economical, strong and easily workable material. The material is used, among others, in the automotive industry. Approximately 560 million tonnes of sheet steel was produced worldwide in 2013.

The image shows the microscopic structure of a cast steel ingot, which has undergone a single pass through a rolling mill. Before becoming a finished sheet steel product, the material will undergo several processing stages with varying levels of deformation.

The initial microstructure affects the final properties and structure of the finished product.

Contact persons: Professor Pasi Peura  and MSc Tuomo Nyyssönen.

DSII invites applications from doctoral students

TUT is looking for six innovative doctoral students to complete four-year dissertation projects. The students admitted to the Doctoral School of Industry Innovations (DSII) explore industry-driven research questions and carry out research at TUT and partner companies.

The theme of DSII’s 2015 call is intelligent industrial systems. The call for applications is open and closes on 12 October 2015.

More information on the positions and instructions for applicants are available at: http://www.tut.fi/openpositions

Further information: Professor Seppo Tikkanen, tel. +358 50 300 2173, seppo.tikkanen(at)tut.fi.


25 positions open at TUT’s Graduate School

TUT’s Graduate School has 25 funded places available for doctoral students in the fields of architecture and engineering. Students accepted on a funded place are expected to pursue doctoral studies on a full-time basis from 1 January 2016 onwards and complete their degree at TUT in four years. In addition, they are expected to gain teaching experience in their area of expertise as part of their studies.  

Funded places are currently available at the Graduate School in several fields of architecture and engineering. 

Please go to http://www.tut.fi/openpositions to find out more. Applications will be accepted until 12 October 2015.

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. 

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. The celebrations culminate with Technology Days next autumn.

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.

Read more about the Anniversary

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.