Technology is the key to addressing global challenges. Tampere University of Technology (TUT) generates research-based knowledge and competence for the benefit of society.
TUT has been ranked 11th in the world in industry collaboration (THE ranking 2015). TUT turns knowledge into customer value with its deep understanding of the whole chain from research to business, making the collaboration easy and flexible for companies.
The research combines natural sciences, the fields of engineering, and business economics. The distinctive strengths lie in the interaction between fundamental and applied research, expanding international networks, and research projects that cut across conventional disciplinary boundaries.
Research profile and thematic fields of research
Tampere University of Technology pursues competitive, high-quality research that paves the way for new technologies and operating models. It produces professionals who have the expertise to generate and transfer new knowledge to industry and society. It actively contributes to the creation of new business opportunities, companies and jobs arising from its research. It strengthens 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.
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.
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.