Facilities and Environment

Target audience

All those working in universities with facilities and/or environmental issues, and also all other university administrators who are interested in these issues. The group is cooperating with a Nordic group NSCD (Nordic Sustainable Campus Development).

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.

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.