The University of Tampere and Tampere University of Technology will merge on 1 January 2019. The new foundation-based Tampere University together with Tampere University of Applied Sciences will form a new higher education community in Tampere with competitive edges in technology, health and society.
Tampere University of Applied Sciences is a higher education institution oriented towards working life and RDI co-operation. Our strengths are multidisciplinary education, creativity, and a strong international dimension.
TAMK is characterized by its diversity and multidisciplinary education. In all our education and development projects, competences in different fields are boldly and creatively combined
Tampere University of Applied Sciences is one of the largest universities of applied sciences (UAS) in Finland.
According to the legislation on universities of applied sciences , the main task of a UAS is to provide higher education leading to professional expertise for working life. In addition, a university of applied sciences should support economic and cultural development in its region by conducting applied research and development, and by carrying out and promoting artistic pursuits.
TAMK's educational provision focuses particularly on wellbeing and health, business, and industrial production, with special emphasis on promoting learning and creativity.
Land of fascinating contrasts
Finland, the land of peace and quiet, lakes and forests, snow and ice, sisu and sauna.
The land of fascinating contrasts, which include the famous four seasons, the Midnight Sun and the winter darkness, urban and rural, hot sauna and ice-cold ice swimming.
Trust us, you'll want to be a witness to all of our four seasons, since they are all truly unique. There is a beautiful, lush summer with astonishing midnight sun; colourful, crisp autumn; a perfectly white winter wonderland, and finally - light's promise and nature's awakening: the spring.
High quality education
In international rankings of education systems, the Finnish system is TOP of the class! It was ranked best in the world in 2012 (the Learning Curve, Pearsons).
Finnish higher educational institutions are mainly funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture, and the quality of teaching is overseen carefully. Higher education institutions react to the needs of the society, business and industry in their curricula and teaching.
A lot of effort is put into study counselling, and students are guided through their studies by teachers, tutors and student counsellors. The high standard of educational facilities and learning environments support student motivation and the effectiveness of the study process.
The quality control systems of Finnish higher education institutions are audited regularly by The Finnish Education Evaluation Centre.
The best in the world?
In international country comparisons of positive things Finland is often among the top countries next to other Nordic countries.
Finland became an independent state on 6 December 1917. The Finnish people have for almost a hundred years engaged in the building of their country and making decisions together.
Did you know that Finland is the best in the world? Don't trust our word - see for yourself: Statistics Finland
European Commission awards and labels
TAMK has been awarded an Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) which allows TAMK to take part in the European Commission's Erasmus+ Programme for 2014-2020. By accepting this Charter, TAMK is committed to following the basic principles and terms of the Programme as well as the Erasmus Policy Statement (EPS) represented in the ECHE application.
TAMK has also been awarded a Diploma Supplement Label 2013 - 2016 by the European Commission.
Degrees and extension studies
Looking for practical, professional higher education?
TAMK offers a wide repertoire of studies where the language of teaching and learning is English. We offer English-language bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and vocational teacher education. We also provide extension studies for people already in working life who want to expand their professional competence - while networking with other professionals in their field.
Exchange partners and mobility programmes
We have about 350 exchange agreements with foreign universities. We also do a lot of project work with these partner universities. You can find our partner universities in the SoleMOVE system by choosing "TAMK" from the list of institutions and then clicking "Exchange Destinations Abroad and Feedback" from the navigation bar at the top of your screen. Go to SoleMOVE.
TAMK takes part in several mobility programmes, including Erasmus +, Nordplus, North-South-South, First, the China Programme for Educational Cooperation, and Science Without Borders. For more information about these programmes, please visit the Finnish National Agency CIMO and the European Commission. The mobility programmes TAMK takes part in can be found at TAMK's Project Search.
International strategic partners
TAMK makes extensive cooperation with three international higher education institutions, the Dutch Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen, and the Hague University of Applied Sciences and also a German Munich University of Applied Sciences.
TAMK has a five-year strategic partnership agreement with all of these three universities of applied sciences on education, R&D&I, operational comparison, and joint development.