The University of Tampere has received two Centres of Excellence (CoE) in the fields of historical and game studies research for the period of 2018 – 2025. In addition to these, the University of Tampere is also involved in three other Centres of Excellence in the fields of tumour genetics research, body-on-chip research and research on ageing and care.
In addition to the CoEs, the Academy of Finland has granted the University of Tampere EUR 1.9 million to support and speed up the University’s strategic profiling.
Twelve units with research groups from a total of twelve universities or research institutes were selected to the CoE programme.
Professor Pertti Haapala is leading the Centre of Excellence in the History of Experiences, which also involves Ville Kivimäki, Pirjo Markkola, and Raisa Toivo.
Professor Frans Mäyrä is leading the Centre of Excellence in Game Culture Studies, which also involves Olli Sotamaa from the University of Tampere, Jaakko Suominen from the University of Turku, and Raine Koskimaa from the University of Jyväskylä.
The Centre of Excellence in Body-on-Chip Research at Tampere University of Technology is led by Minna Kellomäki and also involves Katriina Aalto-Setälä, Susanna Miettinen, and Susanna Narkilahti from the University of Tampere.
The Centre of Excellence in Tumour Genetics Research led by the University of Helsinki involves Matti Nykter from the University of Tampere.
The Centre of Excellence in Research on Ageing and Care led by the University of Jyväskylä also involves Marja Jylhä from the University of Tampere.