The University of Tampere in Finland has six faculties: Faculty of Social Sciences, Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Economics and Administration, Faculty of Medicine Faculty of Education and Faculty of Information Sciences. The university has some 14000 degree students, 11600 taking first degrees, some 1600 postgraduates and 800 non-degree students.
Like the other Finnish universities, the University of Tampere offers programmes leading to Bachelor's, Master's degrees and beyond. Most degree programmes are multidisciplinary and also offer choices in vocational or professional areas. All the Finnish universities are also responsible for postgraduate education and research.
The UNESCO Chair in Global e-Learning was established in 2002 in the
Faculty of Education, Research Centre for Vocational Education, and
Faculty of Information Sciences, Hypermedia Laboratory.
RESEARCH CENTRE FOR VOCATIONAL EDUCATION
The Research Centre for Vocational Education belongs to the Faculty
of Education at the University of Tampere. It also works closely with
the University Department of Teacher Education in Hämeenlinna.
The Hypermedia Laboratory at the University of Tampere offers education on hypermedia and interactive and digital media that are closely related to it. The education is aimed at designers, developers, producers and users in the field. Hypermedia Laboratory conducts research and development of hypermedia in different aspects of science.
Key people: Prof. Tapio Varis
Staff working on the project: Marja Heinonen, Tiina Järvinen