The Tampere Region has so much to offer. As a student studying abroad in Tampere this semester, I want to thoroughly explore the rich culture of the region. I think most people would do some research about a city or country before they decide to study there, but I’m not most people. I showed up knowing basically nothing; as I learn by doing, I will share everything in hopes that you appreciate this wonderful region as much as I have.
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The only thing sweeter than a Tappara victory is a sports blog.
The Tampere Smart City Week kicked off this week! At some of the events I attended, I talked to robots, learned about 3D printing and bunnies, and discovered a love of esports.
The first post of my weekly blog as I explore Tampere's culture while working with the Tampere Region 2026 team during my semester abroad at Tampere University.
"Is “metropolis” now the city’s identity or is there a heart of a small city still beating in here?"
"Here, customers are allowed to talk about their lives, and the vendors have time and willingness to listen."
"Culture is not all about standing on ceremony, acting important and drawing lines between people. It is about activities and experiences that respect and value the different preferences of each and every person."
"In the 1970s, it was possible to spot Juice Leskinen sitting in the university campus café, surrounded by students who considered themselves intellectuals."