Turku Centre for Computer Science

Turku Centre for Computer Science (abbr. TUCS, Lang-fi|Turun tietotekniikan tutkimus- ja koulutuskeskus, Lang-sv|Åbo datatekniska forsknings- och utbildningscentrum) is joint department of University of Turku, Åbo Akademi University and Turku School of Economics. TUCS was founded in March 21st 1994. [Agreement between the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences in the University of Turku, Department of Administrator in Turku School of Economics, and the Faculty of Matehmatics and Natural Sciences in Åbo Akademi University, in March 21st 1994.] The purpose of TUCS is to coordinate the education, research and the Third Task (involvement in society) of the affiliate Universities in the field of ICT. The TUCS office facilities are located in Turku in the Turku Science Park area.

There are 35 professors, 65 Ph.D. level researchers, 100 Ph.D. students and 2000 M.Sc. students within the TUCS organization. In 2005, 14 Ph.D. graduated from the departments involved with TUCS. The director of TUCS, since 2005, is Professor Hannu Tenhunen.

In 1994, the first Finnish graduate student school was started in TUCS. [Cite_web | author= | title=Aurora 2/2003 | url=http://www.utu.fi/tiedostot/aurora/pdf/2-2003/index.html | date= | publisher=University of Turku | accessdate=2007-05-12]

Departments Involved in TUCS

University of Turku

The following departments of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences in the University of Turku are participating in TUCS:

*Department of Information Technology.
*Department of Mathematics

Åbo Akademi University

From the Åbo Akademi University, the Department of Information Technology is participating TUCS cooperation.

Turku School of Economics

The Institute of Information Systems Sciences is participating TUCS cooperation.


Turku Centre for Computer Science coordinates education, research and The Third Task (societal involvement) in Master's Programmes, Graduate Schools and Research Laboratories. The centre is governed in a Board. Decision making is guided by Administrative Workgroup and Advisory Commitee. The Director of TUCS is Professor Hannu Tenhunen and the Vice Director is Professor Tapio Salakoski.

The following 16 laboratories belong to TUCS:

Cooperation with other Universities and Colleges

TUCS is a member of the European Education Forum (abbr. EEF). There are seven research centers in EEF in Denmark, Netherlands, Finland, Italy, Germany and United Kingdoms.



Further Information

* [http://www.tucs.fi TUCS website]

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