The main campus is the beating heart of TAMK. Up to 8,000 people work and study there daily. The main campus is located on Kuntokatu in the Kauppi area of Tampere, about three kilometres from Tampere's main railway station.

Location and contact information

Tampere University of Applied Sciences
Kuntokatu 3
FI-33520 Tampere
Finland

Telephone exchange: +358 3 245 2111
Fax: +358 3 245 2222

Location, Google Maps

Campus map: Click the picture for a larger view.

Due to tramway construction, Tekunkatu will be partly closed from June 5 to the middle of August. During that time, TAMK's parking areas at Tekunkatu can only be entered from the east side. (See the map)

Main Campus map

Transport

The campus can be reached with several buses. The name of the bus stop is TAMK (shown on some buses as "Kissanmaan koulu") or TAYS. During 2015-2017 there will be large construction sites around TAMK's campus and therefore also changes in the bus routes. Please check the right routes and timetables at Tampere Public Transport Journey Planner.

Parking

Parking at the main campus requires a valid parking permit.  Parking spaces are separately assigned for students, staff, and visitors. The parking areas at the main campus can be seen on the campus map.

Visitor parking is chargeable.

Visitors may park in the marked parking area for visitors. The fee on this area is 2.50 €/hour on Mon – Fri at 8.00 – 16.00.

Payment is only possible with the Easy Park and Parkman mobile applications. Parking areas monitored by traffic wardens.

Accessibility

The buildings of the Main Campus are accessible for people with restricted mobility.  Most classrooms can be accessed by lift. The Kuntokatu 3 building also has wheelchair ramps.

Opening hours

The Kuntokatu campus main entrances are open Monday-Friday, 7.45 - 18.00 and on Saturday, 8.30 - 15.00. Outside these hours, access is by electronic key only.

Studying at the main campus

The whole campus consists of two sites facing each other on opposite sides of the road (Kuntokatu 3 and Kuntokatu 4).  The campus offers studies in:

  • technology
  • health care and social services
  • business administration
  • forestry
  • business information systems
  • service business
  • vocational teacher education

The main campus is a meeting place for  students of many nationalities and from all fields of study, which greatly enriches the study experience. Hundreds of foreign degree students and exchange students from all around the world bring an international ambience to the campus.  A real buzz can be felt when students from different fields of study and different countries work together in projects or to plan and organize events.

The campus has a wide variety of learning environments, where students develop professional skills on the learning-by-doing principle: laboratories, simulation rooms, multi-purpose learning spaces – and also traditional classrooms.

One of the latest multi-purpose learning spaces is the Y-Campus, which is a learning hub for entrepreneurship studies. Y-Campus is an inspiring environment, offering entrepreneurship studies that are open to all TAMK students.

Health care students can practise their skills in the Clinical Skills Centre together with medical students and professionals of the field. The Clinical Skills Centre is located in the Arvo building next to Tampere University Hospital (address: Lääkärinkatu 1).

Services

You can find study-related support services along the so-called "Service Street" at the main campus:

Restaurants

At the main campus and in its vicinity there are restaurants where you can have meals at the discounted student rate.

At the Kuntokatu 3 site, the Campusravita restaurant serves lunch, evening meal, and snacks. The restaurant is also open on Saturdays for lunch and snacks. The Kuntokatu 4 site has a restaurant called Pirteria. There are also other restaurants in the vicinity which give student discounts: See restaurants in the Finn-Medi area.

Sports services

TAMK Sports Arena is located at the main campus area (Tekunkatu 5). It serves students and staff members  of TAMK, Tampere University and Tampere University of Technology. Further information on sports activities and facilities at www.unipolisport.fi.

Wireless network

TAMK has a wireless network for staff, students and visitors. The wireless network is a so-called guest network, and it is possible to connect to the internet through it. Computers connected to the wireless network should be equipped with a proper firewall and virus protection programme. To use the wireless network you will need a TAMK user account; this can be a regular staff or student account, or a short-term visitors' account for WLAN usage.

Eduroam and Wireless Tampere networks are also available.

Read more at IT Help

Facilities for rent

You can find information on facilities available for renting at Facility Rental and Event Services.