Tampere University of Technology produces research-based knowledge and expertise for the benefit of people and the environment. In 2016, we took bold measures in developing our profile and operations despite ongoing financial adjustment. TUT’s operations and finances are in great shape on the way towards a new university group in Tampere.
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’s placement in key international rankings has been on the rise in recent years.
In autumn 2016, TUT climbed the renowned QS university ranking for top young universities, now at no. 30. Last year, TUT ranked 48th on the same ‘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 the best 20% out of all universities.
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.
TUT has embarked on the development of light-controlled materials. Academy Research Fellow, Assistant Professor Arri Priimägi’s research group studies and develops functional light-controlled materials whose length and thickness can be altered to generate mechanical movement.
“Light is a convenient stimulus for designing functional materials in that it is easily available, cheap and environmentally friendly,” Priimägi says in science magazine Interface.
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.