EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Tampereen yliopisto

Tampereen yliopisto

Geographic Location

Country: Finland
Region: Pirkanmaa; Länsi-Suomi; Manner-Suomi
Location of affected unit(s): Tampere


Sector: Education
85.42 - Tertiary education
Number Employed: 3550

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 16-11-2021
Planned Job Reductions min: 215
Planned Job Reductions max: 215
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring

Additional Information

The University of Tampere, which is located in the Western part of Finland, is to cut 215 jobs from support services. The faculties’ teaching and research staff are not affected. The job reductions involve only administrative personnel. The co-operation negotiations began in September and concerned 1,100 employees. They are based on economic and production reasons because the employer’s target is to reduce personnel costs by €14 million annually. 

According to local shop stewards, the reductions will have a broad impact on the university’s basic tasks. A demonstration is organised on 25 November against the decision.