Conference Venue

The conference will be organized in the heart of downtown Helsinki in the historic main building of the University of Helsinki.

The Main Building of the university, designed by Carl Ludvig Engel, was completed in 1832. It is located next to the Senate Square in the heart of Helsinki's neoclassical centre, facing the Cathedral and the Government's Palace. The Fabianinkatu side was completed in 1937, before the war. The architect was J.S Sirén, who also designed the Parliament House.

The conference will be organized in the main building of the University of Helsinki. Street address is Fabianinkatu 33. The conference hall hosting the opening and closing seremonies and Studia Generalia is the Great Hall, located on the second floor of the building, with entrance from the Unioninkatu 34 side. The other halls, in which parallel sessions and most plenary sessions take place, are on the Fabianinkatu side of the building. Poster sessions will be organized on the 1st and 2nd floor on the Fabianinkatu side.


The University Main Building is a short walk from numerous hotels (see Accommodation tab for suggestions). If you're arriving by public transport, the closest tram stop is Senaatintori (Senate Square), which is served by tram lines 2, 4, and 7 (see map below). The closest metro stop is Helsingin Yliopisto (University of Helsinki). For more information on Helsinki's public transit, see the transportation pages.