Transport Research Centre Verne aims to offer broadest higher education in passenger and freight transport systems in Finland. The education integrates real-life problems and research to education.

Our goal is that the graduates in field of transport from Tampere University manage broadly the basics in transport and understand the big picture on how transport and other fields interact and connect to each other. Graduates are up-to-date on societal context and with substance knowledge and readiness to strategic thinking. The graduates are typically employed in demanding planning, expert and managerial positions.

In education, we emphasise doing and learning together, raising interest and enthusiasm and encouraging students’ own thinking. The courses on transport focus inter alia on the transport system, passenger and freight transport, the sustainability and safety system as well as urban mobility and public transport. Logistics related courses discuss freight transport systems, sustainable logistics and the logistics of industry and trade companies.

There are courses both in Finnish and in English related to transport systems and logistics. There is a Master’s Programme Sustainable Transport in Civil Engineering in addition to Bachelor’s Programme Sustainable Urban Development, which includes an introductory course to transport systems.

As a result of the studies in sustainable transport, you can analyse, plan, and develop transport systems that serve passenger and freight transport in urban and rural areas. You will gain knowledge of the transport needs of people and on the solutions to meet those needs in a sustainable way considering ecological, economic, and social perspectives.

Tampere University and Transport Research Centre Verne are dedicated to creating a globally applicable and ecologically, socially, and economically sustainable solutions for cities – with the growing city of Tampere as our living lab. Tampere is an active city in developing and testing innovations for sustainable transport, including the new tram system, automated vehicle pilots, and various companies focused on developing the utilization of transport data.