Facilities and Environment


Target audience 

University administration, especially real estate property and facility premises personnel and technical staff and all who’s duty or interest is to develop and maintain universities infrastructure (campuses, buildings, technical infrastructure etc.) or to arrange maintenance, cleaning and other supporting services or handle otherwise environmental issues. And also all other university administrators who are interested in these issues. 

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. Digitalization is changing our ways of doing things and we have to be up to date also in this process. Pandemic episode 2020-2021 created a need to develop solutions for hybrid working and learning. 

Activity goals for 2022-2023 

  • Main activity for the planning group as well as the target audience is the annual Conference. 
  • Main target at the moment is F&E 2022 Conference in Denmark or Sweden 2023. Host University is not yet agreed.  
  • Planning group is working on developing also other kind of Activities for the target Audience. This new TEAMS and ZOOM era has opened a lot of possibilities to create also other kind of networking – not only conferences. Planning group have decided to organize one or two annual webinars for the target audience. 
  • Planning group normally have 2-3 times face to face meetings per year for preparing coming conferences and other actual issues and possibly few smaller workgroup meetings around some specific theme (workshop style video meetings). On the most active time of conference preparing planning group have regular video meetings every two weeks and lot of email writings etc. 


Group leader

Ari Nisonen

Property Manager, Architect
University of Helsinki

E-mail: ari.nisonen@helsinki.fi