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Imaging services (x-rays) 

Imaging services

The imaging services comprise x-ray, ultrasound, contrast medium, bone debsity measurement, ortopantomo, mammography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging.

Immigrant services 

Health services for immigrants

The first-phase medical consultation of the nurse for immigrants and returnees is located in Hervanta. Newcomers undergo a medical examination and in urgent cases treatment is provided.

Immigrant services

Some 10 600 foreign citizens from 125 countries are living in Tampere. Immigrants come to Tampere for various reasons. The city of Tampere receives, through the system of authorities, some 150 persons a year. They are refugees (UN quota), returnees (Ingrian Finns) or persons having obtained a residence permit for reasons of family relationship.

The first-phase services for the immigrants and returnees are organized by the Immigration Service, which also provides both social and health care services. Moreover, some 200 persons move to Tampere in an independent way. They are persons working in various companies in Tampere, students, spouses.

Migration Info Centre

Multi-lingual information and guidance services are available for all immigrants who wish to seek information and advice in their own language in different topics of everyday life. At the Info Centre, the customer can ask anything about living, working and studying in Tampere. The advisors can help in untangling Finnish documents or correspondence, filling in different forms and applications, or making appointments by phone for example for a doctor.

Institutions of higher education 

Other institutions of higher education

Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) provides education at bachelor's and master's levels for 10 000 students in seven educational fields. The education focuses on technology, wellbeing services, business and culture.

The Police University College is Finland’s only police education facility, a centre of expertise in police education, research and development.


The University of Tampere is a multi-discipline university known especially for its research on the society and health.

Tampere University of Technology (TUT) conducts research in the fields of technology and architecture and provides higher education based on this research.

Interlibrary service 

Interlibrary service

You can request items that are not available in Tampere city library's own collections – books, newspapers and magazines, microfilms and microfiches, audio and visual recordings and copies of newspaper articles. The loan request can be made at the library or by filling in an online request form (in Finnish only).

International relations 

International relations

The strategic aims of city's international affairs are for example maintaining good multi-dimensional relations with the European Union and other international organizations and
developing twin city relations and other forms of cooperation.

Interpretation services 

Interpretation services

Pirkanmaa Interpreter Centre provides interpretation and translation services for client work with immigrants. Primarily, services are intended for social welfare and health offices’ needs in the region of Tampere (Pirkanmaa), but other authorities and private clients can also use them.