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Hiukkanen – a unique combination of theoretical and applied know-how

Hiukkanen is the guild of science and engineering students of Tampere University. The members of Hiukkanen study mathematics, technical physics or chemistry as their major. Hiukkanen also provides a unique possibility to combine science and engineering and pedagogical studies. Students of Hiukkanen are connected by the enthusiastic curiosity of the world and natural phenomena. They are eager to apply analytical and mathematical methods in the attempt of utilizing these phenomena for the advancement of humanity.


Most popular of the majors among students of Hiukkanen is technical physics. Specialties at Tampere University in the Physics studies are aerosol physics as well as optics and photonics. The second most popular choice is mathematics, while chemistry is the third most popular.

In the bachelor thesis, the most popular minors are software engineering, mathematics, physics, and industrial management. In the master’s phase, the most common minor are the pedagogical studies, physics, mathematics, and software engineering.

Why to start collaboration?

Many students of Hiukkanen are employed already during their studies in relevant companies and research groups of the university. Therefore, companies are seeking for talented students already before they graduate. One of the best ways to get in touch with the students are the guilds and student associations.