Annual Conference of the European Association of
Environmental and Resource Economists,
June 24-27 2015

City of Helsinki

University of Helsinki

Photo: Eero Roine
Source: Helsinki University Museum

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The inaugural procession of the Academy 1640

Conference dinner in Finlandia house (Alvar Aalto)

Boreal pine forest

Conference venue

Conference venue from Unioninkatu

talo f33Photo by Jussi Tiainen via University of Helsinki

University Main Building

Located in the historical centre of Helsinki, the Senate Square, the University Main Building is the cultural and administrative heart of the University of Helsinki. The older part of the Main Building was designed in the Empire style by Carl Ludwig Engel and was completed in 1832. The row of Doric columns in the entrance hall reflects the Hellenic theme and the building’s four floors are decorated by art. The new part of the Main Building was planned by J.S. Siren and built in 1937. The Main Building is the place to visit when you want to enjoy an academic atmosphere rich in tradition.

The University Main Building in the Senate Square faces the building of the Government of Finland. The National Cathedral occupies the third corner of the square and originally the Police Force occupied the fourth. The Senate Square thus symbolizes the interplay of the four mighty powers. The Helsinki University Library - the national library of Finland - and the new Learning Centre Aleksandria complete the Main Building complex as popular venues for both students and staff.

The University Main Building is located in the city center and within walking distance of the accommodation facilities, conference social events and public transportation services from the Helsinki-Vantaa airport.


Address of Conference Venue: Fabianinkatu 33, 00014 University of Helsinki

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