Photographing and filming on University premises
Photographing and filming for personal use is permitted in public spaces such as the University, provided that the activity does not interfere with the University’s normal operations.
Photographing and filming on University premises

Photographing and filming for personal use is permitted in public spaces such as the University, provided that the activity does not interfere with the University’s normal operations. Please note that for photographing and filming people, you always need permission from each person involved.

In contrast, teaching facilities are not considered public space. Consequently, permission from the teacher and the students is needed for photographing and filming in them.

Photographing and filming must not be detrimental to the University’s regular operations. For example, photographing or filming must not restrict people’s access to University premises or prevent them from occupying facilities, nor must the related sound disturb the work or other activities of the University community.

Media

In the case of reporting related to the University, the news media and other media outlets are welcome to photograph and film on University premises. Advance notice must be given to the porter of the facility in question.

Photographing and filming at Helsinki University Library

Photographing and filming at the National Library of Finland

A free image bank for the media

The University of Helsinki maintains an image bank open to the media in the Uni Material Bank service. The image bank contains images of University buildings, research and teaching as well as portraits of members of the University community.

Media outlets can use the images available in the image bank free of charge in conjunction with stories on University research, teaching or other activities. All other use is prohibited.

Shoots by businesses and production companies

In some cases, University facilities can also be rented as the backdrop for other types of shoots. As a rule, facilities are not rented for product and advertising shoots. In the case of film and other commercial shoots by production companies, please write well in advance to tilavaraus@helsinki.fi.