Facilities and Environment

Target audience

University administration, especially real estate property and facility premises personnel and technical staff and those whose duty or interest is to develop and maintain university infrastructure (campuses, buildings, technical infrastructure, etc.) or to arrange maintenance, cleaning and other supporting services, or otherwise handle environmental issues. And 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 in this process also.

Activity goals for 2019‒2020

  • 2–3 times face to face meetings per year for preparing coming conferences and other actual issues (possibly smaller workgroup meeting around some specific theme (workshop style). we have discussed a lot that maybe we should try to create also other kind of possibilities to discuss and networking – not only conferences).
  • On the most active time of conference preparing lot of video meetings and email writings.
  • NUAS Forum 2019: F&E group’s main themes in presentations are on learning and working environment.
  • 2020 Conference in Finland at the University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu Campus (not yet confirmed but preliminarily agreed with the university). Possibly joint conference with Sustainability group.