Teekkari culture is an important aspect of studying at TUT and the student union. Teekkari culture is, above all, about community spirit and traditions, such as Wappu, sitsis, kyykkä and the singing culture.
Teekkaris have a long history: Technology education began on a university level in Finland towards the end of the 19th century. Teekkaris first arrived in Tampere in 1965 as a unit of the Otaniemi University of Technology, and in 1972, the Tampere University of Technology was founded followed by our student union in the same year.
This website gives a short introduction to some concepts closely related to being a teekkari. It is worth remembering, however, that it is impossible to verbally explain everything about the teekkari culture – you simply have to live it.