City Centre Campus

Keskustakampus

The multidisciplinary City Centre Campus in the very heart of Helsinki is the largest campus of the University of Helsinki. The City Centre Campus houses the Faculty of Behavioural 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.

The campus also has several independent institutes in a variety of fields ranging from the humanities and social sciences to the natural sciences. In addition, the campus is home to the University of Helsinki's Open University and the University of Helsinki's Language Centre.

Location and instructions

The City Centre Campus on a map

The campus is well connected to public transportation.  Use the HSL Journey Planner to plot your way there.

Research and teaching

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.

The collections of the Helsinki University Main Library comprise an extensive range of literature pertaining to the campus’s areas of research. In addition, the National Library of Finland and its extensive, historically significant collections are located on the City Centre Campus.

Faculties and units at the City Centre Campus

Other institutes

Services on the City Centre Campus

Admission and student services in the city centre

  • Are you interested in studying at the University of Helsinki’s City Centre Campus? Find out more from Admission Services.
  • City Centre Student Services provides assistance to students of all units on the City Centre Campus. For contact details, see the Student Services website.

Cafeterias and restaurants on the City Centre Campus

  • The City Centre Campus has several UniCafe student cafeterias.
  • The centre of Helsinki features an extensive selection of restaurants, many of which serve lunch. You can find out about restaurants in the city centre, for example, from the website myhelsinki.fi.

Sports services

The City Centre Campus has a UniSport location which offers comprehensive opportunities for exercise.

Other services

The City Centre Campus is in the very heart of Helsinki, so it offers a broad range of services and attractions.  The City Centre Campus is home to the 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. Read more about the services Helsinki has to offer on the myhelsinki.fi website.