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The University of Tampere is a university in Tampere
Tampere is a city in southern Finland. It is the most populous inland city in any of the Nordic countries. The city has a population of , growing to approximately 300,000 people in the conurbation and over 340,000 in the metropolitan area. Tampere is the third most-populous municipality in...

, Finland
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. It has 15,400 degree students and 2,100 employees. It was originally founded in 1925 in Helsinki
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 as a Civic College (Kansalaiskorkeakoulu), and from 1930 onwards it was known as a School of Social Sciences (Yhteiskunnallinen korkeakoulu). In 1960, the institution relocated to Tampere, and in 1966 it was officially named University of Tampere.

The University of Tampere mainly focuses on the natural sciences as well as development of technology
Technology is the making, usage, and knowledge of tools, machines, techniques, crafts, systems or methods of organization in order to solve a problem or perform a specific function. It can also refer to the collection of such tools, machinery, and procedures. The word technology comes ;...

; main focuses include signal processing, nanophotonics and intelligent machines.

The university is currently divided into nine schools:
  • Institute of Biomedical Technology
  • School of Communication, Media and Theatre
  • School of Education
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • School of Information sciences
  • School of Language, Translation Studies and Literary Studies
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Management

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