University of Tampere (UTA)

The University of Tampere is a culturally-committed higher education institution with the social mission of educating visionaries who understand the world and change it. The profile of the University of Tampere accentuates the university’s multifaceted research and education on society and health. In its research, the University addresses the central issues in contemporary society. By providing critical knowledge and education, the university helps people and societies to improve their health and their cultural, social and economic well-being. The basic values of the University are academic freedom, creativity and social responsibility. This means that everyone has an equal right to learn, to acquire knowledge, to participate and to make an impact on society. The origins of the University in its forerunner, the Civic College, have endowed it with a singularly clear and extensive mission to serve society. The University of Tampere is Finland ‘s biggest provider of higher education in the field of social sciences and the accompanying administrative sciences. The University offers a wide range of research and expert services to both private companies and public bodies. Some 15,200 students are currently pursuing degrees at the University of Tampere. Every year approximately one thousand master’s degrees and one hundred doctoral degrees are produced. The

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