Facilities and Environment

Target audience

All those working in universities with facilities and/or environmental issues, and also all other university administrators who are interested in these issues. The group is cooperating with the NUAS Sustainability Group.

Focus areas

The critical topics are currently campus development, learning environment, working environment and sustainability. Methods of teaching, studying and working are continuously changing, as is technology. All this affects what is expected of facilities and campuses.

Activity goals for 2014‒2016

The group is holding a conference on the topic of ‘Campus Development, from Outside to Inside, from Present to Future´, which will take place in Helsinki in August 2014. For the period 2015–2016 the group is interested in cooperating with other groups, and discussions about cooperation on the topic of ‘Learning Environment’ have commenced with the Libraries, IT and Student Administration Groups.