The heart of Viikki Campus, Infocenter Korona, will begin to undergo refurbishment at the start of summer 2020.
The facilities will be developed to better suit future needs, and especially teaching facilities will undergo a significant change. Facilities for University staff members and the University Library will be on the upper floors of Korona. The lower floor will be dedicated to libraries, students and teaching.
Come and tell us what kind to facilities you need to best support your studies!
Tuesday April 2 2019 at 14-16
Infocenter Korona, lecture room 139
The current concept plan will be demonstrated using panoramic videos and VR-headsets. A presentation about the development of teaching and the future of studying will also be included in the program. There will be time for questions, feedback and discussion by using an interactive tool Flinga at the end of the event. Refreshments and fruit will be served.
Event programme (to be detailed later)
Context for Viikki area and the Infocenter, Architect Mika Huhtala, University of Helsinki
Future of teaching and studying, Anne Nevgi, University lecturer
Feedback about Viikki Campus Library facilities was gathered during autumn of 2018
Helsinki University Library conducted a user survey in September and October 2018. Feeback was gathered with Flinga and flip charts located at the library.
We asked our customers what works at the library in general and what doesn’t. We also asked specifically about group facilities, researcher lounges and the 24h reading area.
The survey got about 200 development proposals and other responses. Criticism was mostly about the noise in the library, and users wished for better soundproofing. Other topics that surfaced were ergonomics, ventilation, lighting and colour scheme. Improvements were hoped for furnishings, group facilities and researcher lounges. There was also a wish for more studying spaces.
The users thanked the library for good customer service, indoor plants and gardens, comfortable couches and quiet and well-lit studying spaces by the windows.
The library has compiled a detailed summary of the feedback to be used in the planning for renovation of library spaces.
A couple of events are being held on the 2nd floor of the Campus Library (UbiKampus) in March:
On Friday March 15 a Hackathon will take over the Ubikampus for the entire day, and
On Friday March 22 there will be a Catalysts Coding Contest at 14.30-21.
The Library is now asking your feedback about organizing events: what kind of events you find suitable for the Library’s 2nd floor? At which times and on which areas of the Library would you prefer the events to be held?
This collection of streaming video on the SAGE Research Methods platform offers support on the practical skills that you need to successfully complete your research. Key areas such as writing a research proposal, planning and designing a research project, and securing ethical approval are explicitly covered. Practical skills such as project management, writing for publication, presenting work, and building networks are also presented through helpful explanatory videos.
The Ricci Dictionary of Chinese Law (Chinese-English, French), developed by the Ricci Association since 2006, is the trilingual dictionary on Chinese law. The dictionary includes approximately 24,000 legal terms in Chinese (legal terms per se as well as terms which are often used in a legal context), as well as English and French translations of these terms.
The dictionary includes 20 branches, including Ancient Law, Administrative Law, Admiralty Law, Banking and Financial Law, Civil Law, Commercial Law, Company Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Environmental Law, Institutions, Insurance Law, International Private Law, International Public Law, International Trade Law, IP Law, Jurisprudence, Labour Law, Procedure, and Tax Law.
World Council of Churches Online: Relations with the Roman Catholic Church and Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online are available in the University of Helsinki at the end of March.
World Council of Churches: Relations with the Roman Catholic Church makes available a section of the ecumenical archives covering the period 1948-1992. The documents in the archives consist of correspondence, personal notes, press cuttings, reports and unpublished material. Records are divided into five sections: General documentation, Roman Catholic Church, Council Vatican II, Joint Working Group and Sodepax.
The Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online focuses on the history of early Christianity, covering texts, authors, and ideas and covering the whole period of early Christianity up to 600 CE. Encyclopedia addresses a range of traditions, including iconographic, martyrological, ecclesiastical, and Christological traditions.
The regularly updated e-resource provides access to over 2,800 articles covering among others the following subject areas: aesthetics, phenomenology, philosophy of language, philosophy of law, philosophy of mind and psychology, philosophy of science, philosophy of region and political philosophy.
The collection is compilation of declassified documents from the executive branch. The types of materials include intelligence studies, policy papers, diplomatic correspondence, cabinet meeting minutes, briefing materials, and domestic surveillance and military reports.
Guidance Corner for Helsinki University students will open on the third floor of Kaisa House in February 4th, 2019.
The Corner provides low threshold advice and guidance services for Helsinki university students on, for example, wellbeing, digital skills and job seeking – and even a weekly energising exercise break.
During the spring, the aim is to organise various theme days, e.g. student wellbeing and the promotion of study abilities. There will be also library-related themes. Stay tuned!