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Division of Geology and Geochemistry
Division of Urban Geograpahy and Regional Studies
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P.O. Box 64
(Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2a)
FI-00014 University of Helsinki

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P.O. Box 68
(Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2b)
FI-00014 University of Helsinki

phone +358 294 1911 (university exchange)
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Division of Urban Geography and Regional Studies

Kuva: Ville Rinne

The Division is located at the Kumpula campus, on the ground floor of the Physicum building, in the A-wing.

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Head of Division

Vaattovaara Vaattovaara, Mari, Ph.D.
Professor of Urban Geography, vice dean
+358 2941 50776
Office hours: Weds. 9-10 (room A130)
Teaching and Research: Urban Geography


Löytönen Löytönen, Markku, FT
Professor of Human Geography
Office hours Mon. 12-13
+358 2941 50781, +358 500 412928
Teahing and Research: georaphy of health, geographical information systems, history of exploration
Moisio, Sami, FT
Professor of Spatial Planning and Politics
02941 51626, 040 514 4654
Toivonen, Tuuli, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in Geoinformatics (tenure track)
+358 2941 51643
Teaching: Geoinformatics
Research: Applications of geoinformatics and remote sensing in natural and built-up environments

University Lecturers

Venla Bernelius, Venla, FT
University lecturer
+358 2941 50784, +358 41 530 7369
Research:Urban geography, urban segregation, neighbourhood effects, education
Inkinen, Tommi, Ph.D.
University lecturer in Human Geography
Office hours Tues. 13-14
(on leave of absence until 31.12.2017) +358 2941 50778, +358 400 882818
Teaching: economic geography
Research: human geography, economic geography, regional studies
Minoia Minoia, Paola, Ph.D.
Senior lecturer
+358 2941 51638
Teaching: development, tourism, water
Research: development, tourism, water, participation, politics
In the Faculty of Social Sciences from 1.1.2017
ratvioRatvio, Rami, Ph.D.
University lecturer
+358 2941 51099, +358 50 359 4572
Teaching: human geography
Research: urban geography

University Instructors

Paarlahti Paarlahti, Arttu, M.Sc.
University Instructor, Educational Technology advisor
+358 2941 51098, +358 50 4154862
Teaching subjects: basic studies, cartography

Postdoctoral Researchers, Ph.D. Students