Research infrastructures include the equipment, machinery, materials, and services that enable research and development, support organised research, and maintain and develop research capacity.
TUT operates on the campus in Hervanta, the best university campus in Finland. This compact campus area is bristling with the cosy community spirit Hervanta and TUT are known for. Our high-quality research infrastructures are being constantly developed to best serve as wide a user group as possible, including business life and private companies. The research environment at TUT enables researchers to achieve even their most ambitious scientific goals.
The research infrastructures utilised by TUT are classified into three groups:
International research infrastructures
Tampere University of Technology utilises a number of European infrastructure projects (ESFRI) and international research infrastructures Finland is party to by contract. These include:
- Aerosols, Clouds, and Trace gases, ACTRIS (ESFRI)
- Infrastructure for advanced computing PRACE (ESFRI)
- European Organization for Nuclear Research CERN (HIP)
- Synchrotron research centre MAX IV
National research infrastructures
The FIRI roadmap for national research infrastructures is a plan concerning research infrastructures that are being build or need to be built in the next 10–15 years and existing research infrastructures in need of significant updating in during that time. In the 2014 roadmap, Tampere University of Technology is involved in three national research infrastructures:
- The Tampere center for scientific computing (TCSC) operates at TUT. TCSC offers researchers at TUT, University of Tampere, and University of Jyväskylä support, computational capacity, and software for scientific computation. TCSC is part of the national research infrastructure roadmap’s Finnish Grid and Cloud Infrastructure (FGCI) project.
- The national research infrastructure roadmap includes the MAX IV research centre, which operates under Lund University and utilises synchrotron light in its research (MAX IV Laboratory). TUT researchers are involved in a consortium led by the University of Oulu. This consortium’s goal is to build a high-level international research programme in materials science and enable Finnish materials researchers better access to the MAX IV laboratory.
- The INAR RI (Integrated Atmospheric and Earth System Science Research Infrastructure) produces comprehensive and high-quality observations and discoveries concerning the exchange of energies and substances in nature. TUT researchers are involved in this consortium led by the University of Helsinki.
More information on the national roadmap on the Academy of Finland’s website.
Other national-level infrastructures at TUT include:
- Nanomaterials research centre Nanomat Laboratory (FIRI)
- Centre for Immersive Visual Technologies, CIVIT (FIRI)
- TUTCyberLabs (FIRI)
- Mobile laboratory (FIRI)
- Smart Machines and Manufacturing Competence Centre, SMACC-Labs
Internal research infrastructures
Tampere University of Technology contains a number of internal research infrastructures. The most significant of these are the university-level research infrastructures. These infrastructures are used widely across disciplinary boundaries, and their management and support is centralised on the university level. Our university-level infrastructures include:
TUT also features internationally significant research laboratories. These include the clean room for micro- and nanomanufacturing, manufacturing facilities for semiconductors (MBE), and the experiment hall for civil engineering.
More information on TUT’s research infrastructures is available on the TUTCRIS research portal and on the websites of our Faculties and Laboratories. In addition, TUT offers companies facilities as well as measurement and analysis services.
Pekka Savolainen, Research Environment
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