29 Notable alumni of
University of Tampere

The University of Tampere is 1228th in the world, 414th in Europe, and 5th in Finland by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 29 notable alumni from the University of Tampere sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Sanna Marin

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    Sanna Marin
    Born in
    Finland Flag Finland
    Years
    1985-.. (age 36)
    Enrolled in the University of Tampere
    2007-2017 graduated with master's degree in science of public administration
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Sanna Mirella Marin is a Finnish politician who has been the Prime Minister of Finland since 10 December 2019. A member of the Social Democratic Party, she has been a member of the Parliament of Finland since 2015 and served as the Minister of Transport and Communications from 6 June to 10 December 2019. After Antti Rinne's resignation in the wake of the 2019 postal strike, Marin was selected as prime minister on 8 December 2019.

  2. Aki Kaurismäki

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    Aki Kaurismäki
    Born in
    Finland Flag Finland
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Enrolled in the University of Tampere
    Studied media studies
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriterfilm editoractorfilm producer
    Biography

    Aki Olavi Kaurismäki is a Finnish screenwriter and film director. He is best known for the award-winning Drifting Clouds (1996), The Man Without a Past (2002), Le Havre (2011) and The Other Side of Hope (2017), as well as for the mockumentary Leningrad Cowboys Go America (1989). He is described as Finland's best-known film director.

  3. Jyrki Katainen

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    Jyrki Katainen
    Born in
    Finland Flag Finland
    Years
    1971-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Jyrki Tapani Katainen is a Finnish politician who served as the European Commission's Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness from 2014 until 2019. Katainen was previously Prime Minister of Finland from 2011 to 2014 and chairman of the National Coalition Party from 2004 to 2014. He was succeeded by Alexander Stubb as chairman of Finland's National Coalition Party. After stepping down as Prime Minister, Katainen was elected as European Commission Vice-President in July 2014.

  4. Mikko Alatalo

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    Mikko Alatalo
    Born in
    Finland Flag Finland
    Years
    1951-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    politicianjournalistsingermusiciansongwriter
    Biography

    Mikko Tapio Alatalo is a Finnish musician and politician.

  5. Meeri Koutaniemi

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    Meeri Koutaniemi
    Born in
    Finland Flag Finland
    Years
    1987-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    photographer
    Biography

    Meeri Koutaniemi is a Finnish photographer and journalist. Koutaniemi is known for her reportages and portraits on issues concerning human rights, minorities and empowerment.

  6. Sampo Terho

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    Sampo Terho
    Born in
    Finland Flag Finland
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    politicianjournalist
    Biography

    Sampo Terho is a Finnish politician who served as Minister for European Affairs, Culture and Sports. He is the chairman of Suomalaisuuden Liitto and was earlier a Member of the European Parliament.

  7. Kalevi Sorsa

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    Kalevi Sorsa
    Born in
    Finland Flag Finland
    Years
    1930-2004 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomatjournalist
    Biography

    Taisto Kalevi Sorsa was a Finnish politician who served as Prime Minister of Finland three times: 1972–1975, 1977–1979 and 1982–1987. At the time of his death he still held the record for most days of incumbency as prime minister. He was also a long-time leader of the Social Democratic Party of Finland.

  8. Paula Risikko

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    Paula Risikko
    Born in
    Finland Flag Finland
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Paula Risikko is a Finnish politician. She is from Seinäjoki and represents the National Coalition Party. Risikko has previously served as the Minister of Social Services 2011–2014 and Minister of Transport and Local Government 2014–2015.

  9. Jessikka Aro

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    Jessikka Aro
    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Jessikka Aro is a Finnish propaganda journalist working for Finland's public service broadcaster Yle and an author of a non-fiction book "Putin's Trolls". In September 2014, she began to investigate pro-Russian Internet trolls, but became a victim of their activities herself. This harassment led to three people being convicted in October 2018. In 2019 she was notified that she was to receive an International Women of Courage Award from the U.S. Department of State but this was rescinded just before the ceremony.

  10. Johanna Sinisalo

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    Johanna Sinisalo
    Born in
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    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    writerscreenwriterscience fiction writer
    Biography

    Aila Johanna Sinisalo is a Finnish science fiction and fantasy writer. She studied comparative literature and drama, amongst other subjects, at the University of Tampere. Professionally she worked in the advertising business, rising to the level of marketing designer.

  11. Sirpa Kähkönen

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    Sirpa Kähkönen
    Born in
    Finland Flag Finland
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    writertranslator
    Biography

    Sirpa Kähkönen is a Finnish novelist and translator. Initially writing for young adults, she gained popularity in Finland with her Kuopio series of historical novels.

  12. Juha Rehula

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    Juha Rehula
    Born in
    Finland Flag Finland
    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Juha Tapani Rehula is a Finnish politician and the vice chairman of the Finnish Centre Party. Rehula worked as the Minister of Social Affairs and Health in Finland between 2010–2011 and Minister of Family Affairs and Social Services 2015–2017. He was a member of the Finnish Parliament from 1996 until 2019.

  13. Sinikka Nopola

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    Sinikka Nopola
    Born in
    Finland Flag Finland
    Years
    1953-2021 (aged 68)
    Occupations
    children's writerjournalistwritercolumnist
    Biography

    Sinikka Marianna Nopola was a Finnish writer of children's literature who published nearly 80 books since 1987. Nopola is best known for the series Hayflower and Quiltshoe and Ricky Rapper she wrote with her sister Tiina Nopola.

  14. Oras Tynkkynen

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    Oras Tynkkynen
    Born in
    Finland Flag Finland
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    politicianjournalist
    Biography

    Oras Tynkkynen was a Member of the Parliament of Finland, representing the Green League. Tynkkynen was the chair of the Green parliamentary group. He served as Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen's Advisor on Climate Policy. Also Tynkkynen is a Member of the City Council of Tampere and an environmental activist. He has also held positions in numerous other organisations, such as Friends of the Earth Finland. Oras Tynkkynen became a member of Parliament in 2004 as a replacement when Satu Hassi left her seat upon her election to the European Parliament. He was directly elected to the Parliament in 2007.

  15. Sirkka-Liisa Anttila

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    Sirkka-Liisa Anttila
    Born in
    Finland Flag Finland
    Years
    1943-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Sirkka-Liisa Anttila is a Finnish politician and was the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry in Matti Vanhanen's second cabinet and Mari Kiviniemi's cabinet. She represents the Centre Party.

  16. Emmi Itäranta

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    Emmi Itäranta
    Born in
    Finland Flag Finland
    Years
    1976-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    writerscience fiction writer
    Biography

    Emmi Elina Itäranta is a Finnish novelist. Her debut novel Memory of Water was published by HarperCollins in 2014.

  17. Toimi Kankaanniemi

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    Toimi Kankaanniemi
    Born in
    Finland Flag Finland
    Years
    1950-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Toimi Olavi Kankaanniemi is a Finnish politician, born in Tyrvää. Kankaanniemi was the Chairman of the Finnish Christian Democrats from 1989 to 1995. In 1994, he was a candidate for President of Finland, finishing ninth of eleven candidates. He served as a Member of the Finnish Parliament from 1987 to 2011. Kankaanniemi was also a minister in the cabinet of Esko Aho from 1991 to 1994, responsible for international development as well as alcohol issues. He resigned from the cabinet in 1994, citing his opposition to the European Union, which Finland was about to join.

  18. Eeva Joenpelto

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    Eeva Joenpelto
    Born in
    Finland Flag Finland
    Years
    1921-2004 (aged 83)
    Enrolled in the University of Tampere
    Studied in 1940-1942
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Eeva Elisabeth Joenpelto, married name after 1945 Hellemann, was an award-winning Finnish novelist. Her writing is especially remembered for the Lohja tetralogy which depicted strong women. Described as a "productive novelist of monomaniacal intensity", she occasionally wrote under the pseudonyms of Eeva Helle and Eeva Autere. Joenpelto was President of PEN Finland in 1964-67 and worked as an art professor from 1980–85. She was married (until 1975) to Jarl Hellemann, the CEO of Tammi.

  19. Esko-Juhani Tennilä

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    Esko-Juhani Tennilä
    Born in
    Finland Flag Finland
    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    politicianjournalist
    Biography

    Esko-Juhani Tennilä is Finnish leftist politician from Lapland and member of Parliament since 1975 until 2011.

  20. Osmo Antero Wiio

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    Osmo Antero Wiio
    Born in
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    Years
    1928-2013 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    politicianeconomistjournalistsociologist
    Biography

    Osmo Antero Wiio was a Finnish academic, journalist, author and member of the Finnish Parliament. He is best known for his somewhat facetious Wiio's laws around communication, succinctly summarized as "Communication usually fails, except by accident".

  21. Tarja Filatov

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    Tarja Filatov
    Born in
    Finland Flag Finland
    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Tarja Filatov is a Finnish member of Parliament representing the Häme constituency since 1995, and a former government minister. She belongs to the Social Democratic Party of Finland (SDP), and since February 2010 until April 2011 has been one of the two Deputy Speakers of the Parliament. Previously she was the vice chairman of the SDP parliamentary group (1999 - 2002) and the chairman of the parliamentary group (March 2007 - February 2010).

  22. Pia Viitanen

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    Pia Viitanen
    Born in
    Finland Flag Finland
    Years
    1967-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Pia Viitanen is a Finnish politician and a member of the Social Democratic Party. She was the Minister of Culture and Housing in Alexander Stubb's cabinet.

  23. Hannu Himanen

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    Hannu Himanen
    Years
    1951-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Hannu Himanen is a Finnish diplomat. He was the Finnish Ambassador to Russia in Moscow from 1 May 2012 to August 2016 and retired shortly after the post to Moscow.

  24. Kari Rajamäki

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    Kari Rajamäki
    Born in
    Finland Flag Finland
    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Kari Juhani Rajamäki is a Finnish politician from the Social Democratic Party and a former Minister of the Interior.

  25. Timo Sirainen

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    Timo Sirainen
    Years
    1979-.. (age 42)
    Enrolled in the University of Tampere
    Graduated with Bachelor of Science in computer science
    Occupations
    engineer
    Biography

    Timo Sirainen, born 1979, is a Finnish programmer also known under the handles "cras" and "tss". Sirainen is the original author of the IRC-client Irssi and the POP/IMAP server Dovecot. Sirainen lives in Helsinki, Finland.

  26. Sauli Ahvenjärvi

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    Sauli Ahvenjärvi
    Born in
    Finland Flag Finland
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Sauli Ahvenjärvi is a Finnish politician, representing the Christian Democrats. He was a member of the Parliament of Finland 2011–2015 representing Satakunta.

  27. Kai Sauer

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    Kai Sauer
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1967-.. (age 54)
    Biography

    Kai Sauer is a Finnish diplomat. He is the current Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Security Policy, in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.

  28. Jouko Jääskeläinen

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    Jouko Jääskeläinen
    Born in
    Finland Flag Finland
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Jouko Jääskeläinen is a Finnish politician representing the Christian Democrats.

  29. Cynthia M. Grund

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    Cynthia M. Grund
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    educatorphilosopheruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Cynthia M. Grund is an American philosopher and educator who as of August 2016 is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Southern Denmark where she is also Research Director for The Aesthetics of Music and Sound project.