UiS gains Finnish partner

Finland's Tampere University of Technology became a new member of the European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU) as of January 2017.

Tampere University campus building Tampere University campus

Tampere University of Technology (TUT) is one of Finland's most international universities and is the second largest university when it comes to engineering.

"We are looking forward to working with TUT. I consider them to be an attractive partner for the University of Stavanger within the areas of education and research", says Bjarte Hoem. Hoem is head of the international office and the ECIU co-ordinator at UiS.

Exchange possibilities

He says that TUT works closely with industry and houses over 50 companies on its campus.

"They also invest heavily in new teaching methods and technology. Furthermore, they have a broad range of technology and natural sciences courses in English that could provide useful exchange packages for our students", says Hoem.

The ECIU universities co-operate across international borders to develop their teaching methods and to ensure top-quality education. This includes an increased focus on problem-based and ICT-supported learning, joint master's degree programmes and other exchange opportunities for students and employees.

250 000 students

The ECIU was established in the Netherlands in 1997. With our new Finnish member joining the network, the member institutions have a combined total of 250,000 students and around 33,000 employees. Kaunas University of Technology in Lithuania also became a member last year.

The current list of ECIU members is as follows:

  • University of Stavanger, Norway
  • Aalborg University, Denmark
  • The Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
  • University of Aveiro, Portugal
  • Dublin City University, Ireland
  • Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
  • Linköping University, Sweden
  • Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
  • University of Twente, the Netherlands
  • Tampere University of Technology, Finland

In addition, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico, is an associated member of the network.

For more information, visit the ECIU webpage (opens in new window)