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University of Tampere UNIVERSITY OF TAMPERE

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.

A unit of the University of Tampere, the Research Centre for Vocational Education, in Hämeenlinna, has an important status both as a researcher and as an educator of vocational education. The centre is responsible for the further education of teachers who work as vocational educators, as well as staff trainers and other experts of vocational education. The centre is also responsible for the research of vocational education and the future development of the field of vocational education in Finland.

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 is an active research and development center of hypermedia that gathers and combines know-how from different faculties and fields of science. In the R&D projects user-friendly possibilities for the future are visionalized and implemented in close co-operation with companies and institutions.

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