What are the values of our community?

What are we proud of? What are the values that we will not compromise? What do we stand for? Welcome to attend the value cafés and participate in online brainstorming!

Value cafés and online brainstorming

You can visit the cafés at a time convenient for you to discuss our core values with others or quickly drop by to provide your comments. The cafés will take place in different venues but are otherwise identical.

Monday, 8 April, 10-12, city centre campus, Main building, 2nd floor, Café Aula & Toivo
Thursday, 11 April, 10-12, Kauppi campus, Arvo building, main lobby, room D101
Monday, 15 April, 10-12, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Y-Kampus Paja, address: Kuntokatu 3
Wednesday, 17 April, 10-12, Hervanta campus, Sähkötalo building, 2nd floor lobby

You can also contribute to the value process online! The online brainstorming of Tampere Universities offers you the opportunity to easily share your views of our governing principles and how they are, or could be, reflected in your everyday life. 

You can also comment on the ideas of others. The input provided through online brainstorming will be discussed by the community-wide working group and at the value cafés. 

Value process in spring 2019

The purpose of the value process is to identify and articulate the values that set the direction for our activities and encapsulate the essence of our community’s identity. It is important that our students and employees participate in the process as broadly as possible. Our values will be discussed from the perspectives of different disciplines, areas of expertise and services. The goal is to ensure that our core values can be genuinely embraced by the members of our community.

The core values of Tampere University of Applied Sciences have already been defined. The process of drawing up the University´s core values was launched by the Board of Tampere University in January 2019. TAMK takes part in this process. Paula Sajaniei, Chair of the University´s Student Union TREY, was appointed to chair the community-wide working group that coordinates the process.

The identified values of UTA, TUT and TAMK will be utilized in the process. In addition, the results of the online brainstorming conducted in autumn 2018 and the visions for our operational culture identified during the preparation of the playbook will provide material for the value process.

Value cafés that are open to all will be hosted in April. An online platform will also become available to promote discussion. The Academic Board will review the proposed values at a meeting on 25 April 2019 and the Council of Professors on 8 May 2019. Based on the materials generated during the process, the comminuty-wide working group will prepare a proposal that will be discussed by the Boards of Tampere University and TAMK, the rectorates and the Academic Board at a workshop on 24 May 2019. The Board will go over the results in autumn 2019.

Contact information


The community-wide working group that coordinates the value process is chaired by TREY’s Chair Paula Sajaniemi.

Members of the working group:
Arto Haveri, Professor
Kirsi Heikkilä-Tammi, Research Director
Pekka Isotalus, Professor
Anne Kallioniemi, Professor
Joni Kämäräinen, Professor
Anna Laurila, Chair of the Student Union Tamko
Jouni Lyly-Yrjänäinen, University Lecturer
Eini Mäkelä, Head of Financial Aid Office
Arri Priimägi, Professor
Kirsi Viskari, Vice President, R&D&D and Business Operations (TAMK)
Ville Vuolanto, University Lecturer

In addition, President Mari Walls, Director, People and Culture Hanna Rinne, Director, Communications and Brand Development Camilla Lindfors, Senior Advisor Kirsi Reiman, Head of Development Katja Ayres, HR Partner Hanna Karti and TREY’s Educational Affairs Specialist Jenny Vaara participate in the group’s work.