Tampere Chamber of Commerce and Industry donates EUR 400,000 to the new Tampere University

Submitted on Wed, 05/16/2018 - 10:09
Kauppakamarin Minna Metsälä
Minna Metsälä, Chair of Tampere Chamber of Commerce and Industry, spoke in an event at the old City Hall where Tampere University received a donation from the CCI.


Tampere Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Tampere CCI) donates EUR 400,000 to the new foundation-based university in Tampere.

EUR 300,000 goes towards a new industry professorship in software engineering and a new professorship in technology management, which supports an existing industry professorship in strategic management.   

EUR 100,000 is allocated to research; the sum will be split evenly between Industry Professor of Real Estate Development Ari Ahonen and a professorship in aeronautical engineering that will be transferred from Aalto University to the new Tampere University.

“This generous donation illustrates the strong commitment of our region’s industry to support the new Tampere University and promote the development of industrially relevant research and education,” says Mari Walls, future President of the new university.   

Tampere CCI has participated in the establishment of the new foundation-based university and has pledged to donate EUR 200,000 to support the Tampere3 project. The CCI donated EUR 50,000 for the establishment of the foundation. The remaining EUR 150,000 will be given out after the new Tampere University begins its operations.