The University of Tampere (UTA) (Finnish: Tampereen yliopisto) is a university in Tampere, Finland.
It has 15,400 degree students and 2,100 employees. It was originally founded in 1925 in Helsinki as a “Civic College” (Kansalaiskorkeakoulu), and from 1930 onwards it was known as a “School of Social Sciences” (Yhteiskunnallinen korkeakoulu). In 1960, the institution relocated to Tampere, and in 1966 it was officially named University of Tampere. In 1974, the University of Tampere granted the state university status and in 2010 Finnish universities granted the status of legal person under public law.