16 Dec 2005
Information Society Institute Ends its Term of Operations:
The Information Society Institute was established in 2001 as a
part of the five-year eTampere programme. Its operations were based
on significant financial support by the City of Tampere. As its term
of operations comes to an end, the activities will not be continued
as such, but the universities and polytechnics in Tampere will in
the future aim to develop as institutions of higher education
fulfilling the requirements of the information age.
At the same time, securing the continuation and development of
research activity in all central aspects of information society
research will remain an important concern. The units of higher
education in Tampere will continue to develop cross-disciplinary
co-operation as well as mutually beneficial contacts to other
innovative actors in the area. In addition to information society
related themes, they will offer their expertise for the use of
scientific, technical and societal development in general.
In the beginning of 2006, personnel of the Institute will have moved
on to other tasks, but in matters concerning the information society,
we recommend contacting the Research Services departments of the
universities and polytechnics in question. In matters dealing with
social scientific research on the information society, a useful
reference is the Research Institute for Social Sciences at the
University of Tampere.
The director and personnel of the Information Society Institute wish
to express their heartfelt thanks for fruitful co-operation to
everyone who has worked with the Institute in the years passed and
to wish success to future research on information society related
topics to be carried out in the different units of higher education
in Tampere in the years to come.