Thematic research areas - Tampere University of Technology

Technology for the benefit of people and the environment

Technology is the key to addressing global challenges. TUT generates research-based knowledge and competence for the benefit of society.

Our research combines natural sciences, the fields of engineering, and business economics. Our distinctive strengths lie in the interaction between fundamental and applied research, expanding international networks, and research projects that cut across conventional disciplinary boundaries.


We pursue competitive, high-quality research that paves the way for new technologies and operating models. We produce professionals who have the expertise to generate and transfer new knowledge to industry and society. We actively contribute to the creation of new business opportunities, companies and jobs arising from our research. We strengthen the industrial competitiveness and export industry of Finland.

Digital operating environment

The transition into the digital age opens up unprecedented opportunities for the interaction between people and machines. We build a better future by processing and analysing exponentially growing volumes of data and pursuing radical new avenues of research. We explore technologies for transferring data between machines. Our University enjoys a reputation for research excellence in signal processing. We are seeking to become the world’s foremost hub of research in intelligent machines and networked systems.

Energy- and eco-efficiency

Effective use of energy and raw materials cuts costs and helps protect the environment. We study and develop new technologies and materials for energy production, intelligent energy systems and for improving life-cycle performance and environmental impact management. We maintain a world-class research infrastructure that supports research in the field of energy-efficient construction. Our goal is to establish an international reputation for research in circular economy.

Health technology

The key to our success in health- and biotechnology research is our close and multidisciplinary collaboration with biologists and clinicians. We place special emphasis on diagnostic and regenerative technologies and develop new methods for monitoring and maintaining human health. We are internationally recognized for our expertise in biomodelling. Our distinctive and scientifically ambitious research is geared towards applications that improve the quality of people’s lives.

Light-based technologies

The science of light underpins much of modern science, technology and data communications. Our University is one of the world’s leading centres for photonics research. We develop new laser sources and methods for the sophisticated control and utilization of the properties of light. Together with new photosensitive materials, they drive the development of unique new applications in multiple areas. We conduct research in the fields of photonic materials and ultrafast, nonlinear phenomena with the aim of accelerating scientific and technological breakthroughs.

Updated by: Satu Kantti, 17.05.2017 11:55.
Content owner: Ayres Katja
Keywords: science and research