Basic Facts about the UKK Institute

Private research and expert organization, function started in 1984.

Owned by Urho Kekkonen Fitness Institute Foundation, founded in 1980.

The Foundation's Board has representatives from

  • the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
  • the Ministry of Education
  • the City of Tampere
  • the University of Tampere.


Funding is provided by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, the Finnish Slot Machine Association and public research grants. A smaller part of the activities are covered by self-financing.

Co-operates with the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health as an expert of health-enhancing physical activity.

Mr. Tommi Vasankari, MD, PhD

Chairman of Steering Committee WHO HEPA Europe 2013–2015.


The Institute has 60 employees.

UKK Institute front door

Last Modified: 04.06.2015


Tel. +358 3 282 9111




Visiting address

Kaupinpuistonkatu 1

33500 Tampere



Office hours

8 a.m.- 4 p.m. on weekdays

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