The changing academic office in Finland

by Alexandra den Heijer

Yesterday and today I gave lectures about the changing academic office, based on my research and our experiences in Delft with CASE BK CITY. The first lecture was for a KIINKO* group of government delegates, consultants and architects. The second lecture was for the University of Helsinki. In a lecture hall of their inner-city campus a mixed group of academics and facilities managers attended my lecture. Hand-outs of both presentations can be found under DOWNLOADS.

University of Helsinki's Main Building (city centre campus), with Helsinki Cathedral in the background

It was a nice surprise to meet members of the HUMANE network in the university’s Main Building. I did a workshop for their seminar in November 2011 – see post “European knowledge exchange in Brussels (and Delft)”. I want to thank my hosts Pirjo Honkaniemi (KIINKO) and Anna-Maija Lukkari (University of Helsinki) for their hospitality. Until my flight takes me back to Amsterdam, I will enjoy sunny Helsinki as a tourist.

* KIINKO Real Estate Education offers postgraduate education and training for asset, property and facilities management professionals in Finland – see www.kiinki.fi/in-english.

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