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Light generates movement

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.

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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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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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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.

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.
 

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