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. 

Activities in the past year

  • August 20th-22nd F&E Conference ”RevitalizeCampus” in Uppsala ​
  • ZOOM-meetings every second week​
  • A lot of email-communication

Activities planned for 2024-25

  • ZOOM meetings monthly/every second week(during Conference preparation)​
  • F&E Conference 2024 in Roskilde​
  • F&E Conference 2025 in Norway or Iceland​
  • 1-2 physical meetings in Roskilde and possibly Oslo (2025)​
  • Webinar(s), newsletter to target group​

Group leader

Ari Nisonen

Property Manager, Architect
University of Helsinki

E-mail: ari.nisonen@helsinki.fi