Teekkari culture is an important aspect of studying technology. 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.
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.