University description (as per official university website)
An international university of technology at the leading edge
Tampere University of Technology (TUT) conducts scientific research in technology and architecture and provides higher education within these fields. The University operates in close collaboration with business life and other facets of society and produces high-standard services within its range of tasks.
TUT is Finland’s most international university of technology in researcher and student exchange.
Leading-edge fields of research at TUT are signal processing, nanophotonics and intelligent machines.
Practically all Masters of Science in Technology or Architecture and Doctors of Technology or Philosophy who graduate from TUT find employment, predominantly in the service of business life.
Established in 1965, the University has grown to become a significant influence on technology in Finland and abroad. TUT plays a pivotal role as an advocate of business life, internationalization and well-being in the Tampere region and western Finland as a whole. The University is the fifth largest employer in Tampere.
The About TUT pages provide a condensed presentation of the University, covering the University’s strategy and finance, statistics and contact information.
Tampere University of Technology started operating in the form of a foundation on 1 January 2010, when the new Universities Act came into force. The charter of the TUT Foundation was signed in Tampere on 9 February 2009.
The foundation model promotes the development of education and research at TUT and gives the University good prerequisites to succeed amid growing international competition. TUT is able to make further investments in, among others, new research openings and the quality of education and in the development of more versatile internal incentive schemes. The increased autonomy brought on by the foundation brings a competitive edge when competing for good researchers, inspiring teachers and talented students. As a foundation university, TUT is an even more flexible partner in various collaboration projects.
The keys to the University’s success are competent Masters of Science in Technology and Architecture who are in demand by employers, alumni who already have an established career, capable personnel and high-quality collaborative research with industry.
Would you like to make a donation to the Foundation?
The reform of the Universities Act introduces new forms of fundraising to Finnish universities. TUT, which has opted for the foundation model, is aiming to raise 50 million euros in capital for the foundation from private financiers by the end of 2011. Thus far, the University has accumulated some 60 percent of this sum.
Both communities and private persons can make a donation to support the work of Tampere University of Technology for the benefit of the Finnish society.
Join us in supporting the development of future technology!
TUT’s donation account:
Sampo Pankki, account number 891997-10001094
Donations and the right to a tax deduction
Donations bestowed on a university to promote science, art or the preservation of the cultural heritage of Finland are tax-deductable. Both communities and private persons may deduct donations between 850 and 250,000 euros from their income tax (Income Tax Act, 57 §). For private persons, this right is limited to the tax years 2009 and 2010 (Income Tax Act, 98a §).