2/2009

TUT's positive reputation attracts international students

Ieva 1

Ieva Servaite opted for TUT after hearing nothing but praise about
Tampere and the TUT spirit from her friends.

Ieva Servaite, a third-year architecture student from Lithuania, is one of the many exchange students who come to study at TUT and find that the University lives up to its strong reputation.

TUT has successfully retained its position as an internationally sought-after university among students, researchers and teachers. International students' interest towards studying at TUT is based on the University's good reputation, flexible study opportunities and good feedback from graduates and previous exchange students.

Ieva Servaite started her six-month Erasmus exchange at the School of Architecture of the Faculty of Built Environment a few months ago. She opted for TUT after hearing nothing but praise about Tampere and the TUT spirit from her friends.

"The city and the University have more than fulfilled my expectations; beautiful nature, friendly people, high-class education and a pleasant environment. I also enjoy the easy flow of everyday life here in Finland."

Professional teachers inspire students to learn

Ieva is pleased that the teaching methods employed at the University include workshops and a lot of freedom of choice for students. She also appreciates the open-mindedness and helpfulness of the teachers.
"The teachers show understanding in many ways and even criticize kindly."

 International encounters on campus

  • TUT is Finland's most international university of technology in terms of student and researcher exchange.
  • The University employs a staff of 2,000, of which 215 are foreign nationals. The staff members represent more than 50 nationalities.
  • There are altogether 11,600 undergraduate and postgraduate students at TUT, of which close to 1,000 are international exchange and degree students.
  •  TUT has bilateral students exchange agreements with 270 universities worldwide.
  • A total of 799 students applied to TUT's international Master's degree programmes in 2009. Some 300 were admitted.
  • The most popular international MSc programme was information technology. The programme attracted 380 applicants.
  • Studying is flexible, thanks to the good itconnections and a 24-hour access to the University.

The well-equipped 12 hectare campus with a large greenery area gets high marks from this architecture student.

"I was just admiring the buildings and lighting on campus the other day. The campus is lively and comfortable, too, since the faculties and departments are located near each other and the buildings are linked with enclosed corridors".

Because of her positive exchange experiences so far, Ieva is already considering the opportunity to pursue postgraduate studies at TUT, too.

 

 

 

 

 

Text and photo: Tarja Luukko

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