From Outside to Inside, from Present to Future
University of Helsinki and Aalto University invite you to a conference held by the Nordic University Administration Cooperation (NUAS) in Helsinki and Espoo on 24.-27.8.2014. The conference is organized by the NUAS group Facilities and Environment together with the Nordic Sustainable Campus Network.
The main goal of the conference is to get insight to campus development in different scales: the first day is dedicated to urban campus development and future, the second day is more about inside learning environment solutions and the future.
We intend to have presentations and interaction – the audience will be able to join larger or smaller groups for discussion. The main language used in the conference is English, but there will be some presentations in Scandinavian language as well. We will try to do our best in taking steps towards being a minimum CO2 emission Conference.
Our conference opens on Sunday afternoon in the Natural History Museum of Helsinki. We will get a view of the interesting exhibition and enjoy an evening meal.
On Monday we will stay in the University of Helsinki in the City Campus. After the conference sessions “Urban Planning in Nordic Campuses” and “Insights into the Future” we will have the opportunity to look around in some of the university buildings: the learning environment of the Faculty of Education, the old Main building and other empire buildings from the 19th century, the new main library “Kaisa” etc.
On Tuesday we will go to Otaniemi, the main campus of the Aalto University. The program continues in the famous university building designed by Alvar Aalto. We will hear about the new university concept and the different aspects of the campus in change. We will also get some tastings from the huge research program that is on the agenda in the Finnish University Properties. We´ll also hear how Nordic universities can contribute to a global treaty like Rio+20. And we of course will make a walking tour around the Otaniemi campus.
On Wednesday there will be an optional third day. On this day you will be able to participate in different excursions showing several of the university campuses of the University of Helsinki and the Aalto University.
We hope you find this description of the conference program interesting and that you will reserve the dates in your calendar. Further information and details of the program is expected to be ready in May.
Please share this information with your colleagues if you think they would be interested in attending the conference.
NUAS group Facilities and Environment
Nordic Sustainable Campus Network
The University of Helsinki and the Aalto University
University of Helsinki
Chair of the NUAS group Facilities and Environment
+ 358 50 5638021