Transdisciplinary action for urban sustainability

TURNS Research Platform aims to catalyze innovative, collaborative, and interdisciplinary research by bringing together urban studies, transition studies, and sustainability science. As a strategic and long-term initiative, TURNS networks experts and offers funding for research and mobility. Its activities increase Tampere University’s scientific and societal impact in Finland and internationally.

Research platforms at Tampere University

Tampere University’s research platforms are strategic research programmes and collaboration arenas supporting innovative initiatives. They enhance high-quality interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research, and enable interaction and partnerships with public organisations, private companies, and third-sector actors. Platforms are characterized by openness, courage, and critical thinking.