Kumpula campus

The Kumpula Campus, dedicated to research and teaching in the exact natural sciences, is perched on a verdant hill only four kilometres from the centre of Helsinki.

This idyllic campus comprises one of the largest clusters of scientific competence in the Nordic countries. The research conducted on the Kumpula Campus is recognised as world class, and teaching is provided by successful scientists.The broad nature of the disciplines and vibrant international connections offer both a motivating atmosphere as well as a firm basis for interdisciplinary cooperation. The compact campus houses an active and creative scientific community of researchers and students.

Loc­a­tion, in­struc­tions and park­ing

Kumpula campus is located only four kilometres from the centre of Helsinki. Kumpula is well connected to public transportation. Use the HSL Journey Planner to plot your way there.

Parking is possible on the street.


Kumpula Campus includes three buildings: Chemicum, Exactum and Physicum.

Chemicum, A. I. Virtasen aukio 1, 00560 Helsinki

Exactum, Pietari Kalmin katu 5, 00560 Helsinki

Physicum, Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2, 00560 Helsinki

The activities of the disciplines are concentrated in the campus buildings mainly in the following way, but there are also activities in other buildings and on other campuses of the university.

  • Exactum: computer science, mathematics and statistics
  • Physicum: geosciences and geography, atmospheric sciences, physics
  • Chemicum: chemistry
Fac­ulties and units

The Kumpula Campus focuses on research and teaching in the exact natural sciences. The Faculty of Science has a total of around 1200 employees and more than 5000 students.

Other or­gan­isa­tions at the Cam­pus

In addition to the University of Helsinki, there are many other organisations in the Kumpula campus area. The Finnish Meteorological Institute and the Traficom, Ministry of Transport and Communications, and several companies are located in the campus.


Kumpula Student Services provides assistance to students of all units on the Kumpula Campus. If you are interested studying at the University of Helsinki, you can find more information from Admission Services.

There are three Unicafe restaurants at the Campus. The Physicum building houses a science library, with collections covering a wide range of literature from the natural sciences. The Helsinki University Main Library is located in the Kaisa House, on the City Centre campus.

Find other interesting activities in the Kumpula area on MyHelsinki-service.

Science and art walking tour at the Kumpula campus

Get to know the science and art attractions of the Kumpula campus with the help of the attached map.

Download the walking tour map here (PDF)

Visit the Cam­pus vir­tu­ally!

Welcome to the Kumpula Science Campus virtual tours! Visit us now comfortably from your sofa! The campus tour takes you through the campus facilities and the our many activities from education to top quality research. Additionally, you can visit some of our laboratories.

Visit the Kumpula Science campus virtually!