Research at the CMT endeavours to be world class while still attaching importance to involvement and exerting influence in the domestic debate on society culture, communication and media. Thus research accomplished in the School is published both in international refereed journals and in Finnish books and reports.
The personnel of the CMT comprises 11 professors and a total of 70 teachers and researchers, most of who are either engaged in their own research or employed on projects. The aim is to base all teaching on research. Every year some 5-10 doctoral degrees are completed. The CMT moreover operates in two research centres where research and development work on external funding is organized.
COMET – Tampere Research Centre for Journalism, Media and Communication (formerly the Journalism Research and Development Centre) is the biggest of its kind in Finland. Its focal areas alongside journalism include media culture, media literacy and research on speech communication. COMET moreover coordinates continuing education at the CMC.
The Centre for Practice as Research in Theatre established in 2007 engages in the research and development of theatre and other performing arts and in practices related to production and the technical operating environment. It implements regional, national and international cooperation projects with those engaged in education for theatre, research and amateur theatre companies.
NORDICOM, the Nordic Information Centre for Media and Communication Research compiles academic research information on communication and media and conveys it in various forms to those who need it.
Information officer Päivi Lukin provides information on research conducted in the CMT (email@example.com, tel. 03 3551 7045). Information can also be accessed through the University of Tampere SOLECris database for information on experts.