Universities in Pori
There are three universities that operate in the University Consortium of Pori:
The presence of Aalto University at UCPori consists of a flexible platform through which different units and programs of the whole Aalto University can carry out multidisciplinary research or study projects, or other events, in Pori or Satakunta also in collaboration with local actors.
The programmes Tampere University’s Pori Unit offers include the Degree Programme in Social Sciences, the Degree Programme in Social Work, the Master’s Degree Programme in Management and Information Technology and the Master’s Degree Programme in Work, Welfare and Well-being. In addition, Pori Unit has students in the Master’s Degree Programme in Organizing Human Services and the Master’s Degree Programme in Automation Engineering.
Pori Unit’s research activities are broadly devided into two areas: technology and social sciences. Research is closely integrated into unit’s teaching and, for example, social science students participate in project design and implementation. In technology-oriented research, areas of priority include business ecosystems, networks and innovations, software engineering and intelligent systems, data-analytics and optimization and learning games and gaming in education. In social sciences, research, teaching and development activities focus on issues related to the welfare of individuals, communities and societies.
Turku School of Economics at Pori offers Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Economics and Business Administration. The major subjects are Accounting and Finance, Marketing, and Management and Organization. As minor subjects, in addition to Accounting and Finance, Marketing, and Management and Organization, you can choose Business Law, Entrepreneurship, Information System Science or Doing Business in a Global and Multicultural Business Environment as well as any minor from the University of Turku. The main areas of expertise and research of TSE Pori are knowledge-intensive organisations and their business competences and sustainable development.
The Faculty of Humanities of the University of Turku administers the Degree Programme in Cultural Production and Landscape Studies that offers undergraduate and postgraduate education in the cultural field. Students specialize in Digital Culture, Cultural Heritage Studies or Landscape Studies. Courses in Cultural Tourism Studies, Cultural Production, and Museum Studies are also available.
The cornerstones of the Centre for Maritime Studies (CMS) are applied environmental research related to marine themes, short sea shipping and intermodal research and development and exploitation of these themes in the regional operations. The nationwide Shortsea Promotion Centre (SPC) in Finland, a national short sea shipping and intermodal board, is operated in connection with the Pori unit. The aim is to develop short sea shipping and intermodal short sea shipping and rail, road or inland waterway links, primarily in international transportation.