A campus is generally an area in which the research and teaching facilities, student housing and surrounding parks are built. A campus is not a set of buildings, but rather an entity that consists of many different elements. All the facilities of the Turku Campus area, including the Science Park, are located only a 10 minute walk away from the heart of the city, and are also situated right next to a railway station and the motorway. All the important services for students and staff can be found in the campus area; student restaurants, libraries, cafés, bars and grocery stores.
The contest area is a cluster of several different universities and universities of applied sciences, and spreads from the Aura River all the way to the further end of Lemminkäisenkatu. Getting around by bike or on foot is easy. Several universities and higher education facilities as well as institutions developing future innovations and technology operate in the same campus region and partly in same buildings.
The city of Turku focuses on developing the campus area
In 2016, the city of Turku launches four significant spearhead projects derived from the city’s strategy, and one of them focuses on developing the campus and science park area around Kupittaa. The Turku Kampus Upgrade contest promotes this project. The aim of the contest is to find ideas for uniting and improving the campus area and to pick out proposals which may be executed in practice.
Study in Turku
Turku is the best and most inspirational student city in the Baltic Sea region. There are 40,000 students studying in the six universities and universities of applied sciences of Turku – every fourth resident of the city is a student! The Study in Turku cooperation is a joint effort by the City of Turku, University of Turku, Åbo Akademi University, Turku University of Applied Sciences, HUMAK University of Applied Sciences, Diaconia University of Applied Sciences, Yrkeshögsskolan Novia, student unions and business life representatives.
Read more: http://www.turku.fi/en/study-turku