City Centre Campus

The multidisciplinary City Centre Campus in the very heart of Helsinki is the largest campus of the University of Helsinki with its approx. 17 000 students. The City Centre Campus houses the Faculty of Educational Sciences, the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Theology, the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Social Sciences as well as the Swedish School of Social Science.
Location and how to get there

The City Centre Campus covers a large area right in the centre of Helsinki. Most of the university buildings are situated near Fabianinkatu and Unioninkatu but some are a little farther. So, be sure to check your buildings address before travelling. You can plan your route inside the capital region with the HSL Route planner.

Faculties and other units

On the City Centre Campus, the focus is on the human sciences. The faculties have their own research and teaching focus areas, so students have many opportunities to explore a multitude of human sciences issues. The City Centre Campus also features a great deal of cross-faculty cooperation in terms of studies and research.

In addition City Centre Campus houses Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, Helsinki University Library, Helsinki University Museum, Language Centre, the Natural History Museum, the National Library of Finland, and Think Corner.


The campus includes several buildings with a wide variety of lecture halls some of which were already in use in the 19th Century. Some of the buildings are available for general booking. You can find more information about some the buildings and booking instructions following the link on the right.


The City Centre Campus is in the very heart of Helsinki, so it offers a broad range of services and attractions.

City Centre Student Services provides assistance to students of all units on the City Centre Campus. If you are interested studying at the University of Helsinki, you can find more information from Admission Services. The City Centre Campus has several student cafeterias open for everyone.

In addition the City Centre Campus is home to Think Corner – an open arena for discussion and coworking, a forum for science and research, widely popular Museum of Natural History, the exhibition of Helsinki University Museum on the third floor of the University’s Main Building, the Helsinki Observatory on Tähtitorninmäki Hill as well as the excellent Botanic Garden in Kaisaniemi.

More attractions are listed on the pages of the City of Helsinki.