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1 Introducing the University of Tampere

2 2 History and Profile 1925 founded in Helsinki (called Civic College) 1960 relocated to Tampere 2011 organizational and educational reform Focus on society and health both in education and research UTA’s basic values: academic freedom, creativity and social responsibility A popular and selective university: only 7 % of the applicants are selected to the University

3 Facts and Figures 15,800 students 16,800 applicants in 2013, approx. 1,250 admitted 1,000 master’s degrees,125 doctoral degrees annually (approx.) 2,200 personnel (approx.) Basic funding 112.6 million Supplementary funding 69.5 million

4 Schools School of Biomedical Technology School of Communication, Media and Theatre School of Education School of Health Sciences School of Information Sciences School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies School of Management School of Medicine School of Social Sciences and Humanities

5 Internationalization Bilateral agreements with some 60 universities worldwide Bilateral agreements with some 200 European universities within the EU Erasmus mobility programme Number of international degree-seeking students 600 from some 90 countries of origin Number of incoming exchange students some 400 annually, while outgoing exchange students number 400

6 City of Tampere 176 km from Helsinki population c. 213,000 The third largest city in Finland and the largest inland city in the Nordic countries Tampere is one of the three most rapidly developing regions in Finland voted several times as the most popular Finnish city to live in

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