UCPori underwent a major renovation in 2020, which included Tampere University reducing its space requirements from 2,074 to 1,580 sqm. The facilities were renovated to foster a sense of community and provide more group study spaces.
After Tampere University and the University of Turku had completed their own strategies, UCPori launched its own strategy process that focused on the added value generated by UCPori as an agile, multidisciplinary community that represents the universities with a local presence in different networks and development programmes in the Satakunta region. A further strategic priority is to increase collaboration with companies. UCPori’s strategy will be confirmed in the spring of 2021.
Tampere University took strategic action to promote collaborative teaching across its campuses and expand course offerings. In 2020, 94 new students enrolled onto the programmes offered by Tampere University at UCPori. The total number of students pursuing a degree in these programmes was 360. Tampere University conferred 46 Master of Science in Technology degrees – an unusually large number. One student completed a doctorate, and 20 students graduated with a Master of Social Sciences degree. Professional development programmes drew 49 participants. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, UCPori moved its student exchange programme online in the spring of 2020.
Major events included Satahyvä 2020, a seminar on social, health and welfare research organised by the Faculty of Social Sciences in January, and the long-standing UCPori-wide outreach event TiedeAreena, which attracted more than 1,000 viewers in September.
In February 2020, UCPori and local companies from the Satakunta region hosted a hackathon where students sought sustainable and affordable solutions for sharing information relating to sustainable development especially with the region’s SMEs. Students from the Pori and Hervanta campuses of Tampere University as well as from the Turku School of Economics took part in the hackathon.
UCPori collaborated with Satakunta University of Applied Sciences and the business development company Prizztech Ltd, among other things, within the framework of the RoboAI research and product development centre and the Robocoast Digital Innovation Hub. The Health & Welfare Technology Expo and the FinDrones 2020 conference were organised in the autumn of 2020 as part of the RoboAI Week.
|Staff||Teaching and research staff||Support staff||Professors||Total staff|
|Tampere University, ITC and MAB||35||38||12||13||2||3||49||54|
|Tampere University, SOC||10||6||1||6||2||2||13||14|
|University of Turku, Turku School of Economics||32||32||10||10||4||4||46||46|
|University of Turku, Cultural Production||18||13||1||2||3||3||22||18|
|University of Turku, Maritime Studies||0||0||4||5||0||0||4||5|
Total students (all universities at UCPori)
|BSc and MSc||Doctoral||Total|
Degrees conferred and credits earned (all universities at UCPori)
|Doctoral degrees||Total||Credits earned at the Open University|
|65||57||173||134||3||3||241||194||760 credits||1,194 credits|
Publications (all universities at UCPori)
The Finnish JUFO rating scale for scientific publication channels includes three categories: 1 = basic; 2 = leading; 3 = top.
|JuFo 1||JuFo 2||JuFo 3||Total (JuFo 0-3)|