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Discover the top reasons for why you should consider coming to University of Tampere
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 universitys 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.
Tampere, the home city of the University is the third biggest city in Finland. There are also activities in smaller towns of Hämeenlinna, Pori, Seinäjoki, Valkeakoski and Virrat.
Quality Enhancement System in the University of Tampere
The quality enhancement system in the University of Tampere consists of the methods for continuous improvement of education, research, management, leadership and supporting services. Basically, the quality system of the University consists of the same elements as in most Finnish or even European universities. The quality enhancement methods are usually seen as a cycle of planning, doing, checking and acting.
Compared with other Finnish universities the University of Tampere has focused more in developing the self-steering of the faculties and departments instead of controlling them. At the beginning of 2011. the University of Tampere conducted a thorough overhaul of its organization. Instead of six faculties and over 20 departments there are nine schools to take care of all research and education in the University. The services and administration have been rearranged, too. The steering processes, eg. the quality system as a tool for management, was renewed at the same time. Most of the improvements to the quality system were due to the clear organisation structure and strong preconditions of the strategic management. The administration has two levels instead of three. This has made the responsibilities in quality enhancement clearer than before.
The quality systems in Finnish universities are regularly externally audited. The next external audit in the University of Tampere will be in 2011.
What do quality assurance and enhancement mean?
Quality assurance means the procedures, processes and systems used to safeguard and improve the quality. Quality enhancement implies especially to the methods of continuous improvement. The quality system is usually considered as a tool of strategic management and leadership. The word system implies to the university level construction, whereas the procedures and methods imply to the separate practices used in and by the university.
Since Finnish higher education institutions have a strong autonomy, they are responsible for their own quality methods and systems. There are however certain methods on the national level to assure the continous improvement of the university level systems. The Ministry of Education and Research steers the universities with several reporting and assessment methods. Eg. the volume and quality of higher education institutes are annually measured by certain indicators. The Finnish Higher Education Council supports the universities to improve the quality systems by organizing external audits and developing the national audit model.
The University uses assessments and evaluations to monitor if the improvement methods exist and if they are good enough. The strategy process usually produces changes to the internal steering system and to the methods of continous improvement.
Housing for students in Tampere is administered mainly by Tampere Student
Housing Foundation (Tampereen seudun opiskelija-asuntosäätiö TOAS),
which maintains and rents out student accommodation. Instructions on how to reserve student accommodation will be sent to all international students who have been accepted to study at the University of Tampere.
University Sports Activities
The University of Tampere offers a wide range of sports services for students and staff. Have a go at our diverse sports services: you can take part in aerobics or dance classes, try new sport courses, play ball games with your friends or have a workout at the gym. You can take part in different sports for a very affordable price.
The sports center Atalpa is located in the Campus area behind the University main building.
Living in the Tampere Region
Tampere is the most popular city to live and study in Finland according to several national surveys. The Tampere Region is the 2nd largest region in Finland with its half a million inhabitants.
Tampere is the largest inland city in the Nordic countries. It is located between two lakes Näsijärvi and Pyhäjärvi surrounded by large green forest areas and beautiful Nordic nature. The Tammerkoski rapids run through the city.
Tampere is known as a vibrant centre of culture, sports, events, research, education and business, and as the hometown of several innovations like the world´s first GSM call.
Courageous, open-minded, relaxed and inspiring. The Tampere region is all bright!
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