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Spaces and Places


General Information

Higher education is changing and the facilities need to support this. This conference looks at this change and how facilities need to respond. Starting with an evaluation of change as it affects higher education, it focuses on the spaces where learning, innovation and knowledge transfer happens be it in: classrooms, offices, research labs, clubs, cafes and the places between, inside or outside them.

The formal and informal exchange of knowledge takes place not only within the university but with collaborations between universities, the community and business. Spaces and places need to reflect this. Spaces and places for universities are not just confined to campuses, other types of space such as research parks are emerging too.

Who should attend

Leaders: including rectors, vice rectors, vice chancellors and administration directors
Leaders, managers and academics in higher education
Policy makers in central, regional and local governments
Architects, developers, educationalists, workplace designers

Seminar Venue

Helsinki University of Technology in Otaniemi, Espoo Finland.
Address: TUAS House, Otaniemientie 17, Espoo

View Larger Map, building 37.

Helsinki University of Technology
Address: TUAS House, Otaniemientie 17, Espoo.
Hall: TU1 | Map to location »

Seminar language

The seminar is held in English (interpretation services are not available)


You are encouraged to register early. Please see the early bird advantage below.

Enrolments are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. The event has limited capacity and priority will be given to those who register early. We will not be able to accept registrations once the event is full even if this occurs before the registration deadline.  

Registration Deadline

The deadline to register with the early bird fee is 11 April 2008.

Seminar fees (euros + VAT 22%) Early bird registration until11 April 2008 From 11 April to 9 May 2008
Full price 450 euros (plus VAT 22%) 550 euros (plus VAT 22%)
Reduced rate participation is available for representatives of PEB and IMHE members ** 350 euros (plus VAT 22%) 400 euros (plus VAT 22%)
Students 250 euros (plus VAT 22%) 350 euros (plus VAT 22%)

**Representatives of the members of PEB and IMHE will be eligible for a reduced rate for entry to the conference.

The participants' fee includes:


Cancellations can be made free-of-charge by 11 April, in which case the cancellations must be received in writing by 11 April. From 11 April to 20 April cancellation cost is 50% of the seminar fee. After 20 April no refund will be made.

The cancellations must be sent to or Real Estate Education and Training Institute, Susanna Sairanen, Malmin asematie 6, FI-00700 HELSINKI, FINLAND.
Registrations can be transferred to other named individuals in your organisation by 2 May.

Please Note: All seminar information, programme and outlines are subject to changes without prior notice.

Conference Registration

You may register either on 21 or 22 May.

On 21 May the conference registration opens at 4 pm.
Place: Finding Aalto's Heritage at the Helsinki University of Technology, the Department of Architecture, Main building.

Main building, Otakaari 1x, Otaniemi, Espoo

On 22 May the conference registration opens at 8 am.
Place: the Helsinki University of Technology, TUAS House. The TUAS house was built in 2003 to provide flexible and adaptive work and learning environment.

TUAS-talo,Otaniementie 17, Espoo

Conference Dinner

Restaurant Haikaranpesä
Haukilahden vesitorni,
Hauenkallio 3, 02170 Espoo

Restarant Haikaranpesä is located up in water tower of Haukilahti, 76 abouve from seafront. It provides a unique view over Gulf of Finland, to the centres of Espoo and Helsinki. There will be organized transportation to the Restaurant.