Throughout its history of almost 380 years, University of Helsinki has owned and managed properties. About three-quarters of the University’s assets are in the form of real property. At the end of 2018, the buildings owned by the University were valued at €800 million on the balance sheet.
Most of the University's properties are located in the City of Helsinki. The University intends to focus its properties in Helsinki on the four campuses. The most renowned University buildings are located on the City Centre Campus, such as the University Main Building on Senate Square and the neighbouring Porthania building. The University also owns properties on its research stations around Finland.
The University aims to ensure suitable facilities for its academic community at reasonable costs. Ownership of the premises enables the University to react quickly to changing facility needs.
In recent years, the number of facilities used by the University has decreased. Efficient use of the facilities saves money for the University’s core duties, i.e., teaching and research.
Approximately two-thirds of the University of Helsinki Group properties are owned by Helsinki University Properties Ltd, and one third by the University of Helsinki Funds.
Helsinki University Properties Ltd
Helsinki University Properties Ltd is a real property investment company focusing on owning and developing premises.
The company is fully owned by the University of Helsinki and is part of the University of Helsinki Group.
Helsinki University Properties works on an absolute net rent basis and primarily rents out premises to its owners.
Key properties, 1 June 2019
The company owns a total of approximately 400,000 square metres in premises, roughly 90% of which is operated by the University of Helsinki. The book value of these properties at the end of 2018 was approximately €455 million.
|The most significant properties owned by the company
|Meilahti Campus: Haartman Institute, the building at Topeliuksenkatu 32
|Buildings on the Kumpula Campus
|Viikki Campus: Biocentres
|Viikki Campus: buildings of the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry
|Forestry Building - Topelia
|Buildings in Ruskeasuo
Contact information, Helsinki University Properties Ltd
Properties owned by the University of Helsinki Funds, 1 June 2019
The University of Helsinki Funds owns a total of approximately 250,000 square metres of premises and housing, roughly 90% of which is operated by the University of Helsinki. The accounting valuation of these properties at the end of 2018 was €317 million.
|The most significant properties owned by the Funds
|The “Elk” block (properties from Kaisa House to Porthania)
|The National Library + book cave
|The University’s Main Building
|Meilahti Campus: Biomedicum I and II
|Aleksanterinkatu 7 + Yliopistonkatu 4
|Viikki Campus: Cultivator I and II
Affiliates 1 May 2020
Housing company As. Oy Enontekiön Kilpisrivit, 68%
Housing company Fastighets Ab Aleksandersgatan 7, 100%
Joint-stock property company KOy Helsingin Kirjastoluolat, 100%
Joint-stock property company KOy Helsingin Kaisaniemenkatu 5, 100%
Joint-stock property company KOy Viikinmansio, 100%
Limited company Oy Vuorikatu 3, 100%
Joint-stock property company KOy Fabianinkatu 32, 100%
Tiedepuiston Asunnot group
Limited company Tiedepuiston Asunnot Oy (parent company), 100%
Housing company As Oy Viikin Aura 1, 81.99%