What’s it like to study a Masters in Tampere?
As the largest land-locked city in the Nordic countries, Tampere offers an interesting and engaging setting for postgraduate study. One of the first Finnish cities to experience large-scale industrialisation, many of Tampere’s characteristic red-brick industrial buildings have now been turned into museums and cultural venues, such as the world’s first spy museum. Tampere is also home to a museum dedicated to the beloved Moomin series of children’s books.
The city features many other important Finnish heritage sites, including historic churches and civic buildings. Despite being land-locked, Tampere still has a marine feel, due to its situation between two large lakes. The Tammerkoski rapids flow between the lakes, swirling through four power stations.
Tampere is particularly famous for its theatres and musical events, with many acts associated with the ‘Manserock’ genre of Finnish rock music as well as electronic music artists. Being situated around 100 miles north of the Finnish capital, Helsinki, as well as Turku (another major Finnish city, with which it enjoys a boisterous rivalry), Tampere also serves as a convenient hub from which to explore other parts of Finland.
Universities in Tampere
The University of Tampere was established in 1925 and has a proud history of research and training in the social sciences. Tampere University of Technology was established in 1972. It is Finland’s second largest engineering school and maintains a strong research profile (particularly in applied technology and architectural disciplines) with many associated postgraduate programmes.
Careers in Tampere
Tampere is home to several high-tech industries, including mechanical engineering and biotechnology, which draw upon the local knowledge economy and infrastructure associated with the city’s universities. The city has a vibrant start-up culture and a reputation for innovation.