Kumpula Campus


The Kumpula Campus, dedicated to research and teaching in the exact natural sciences, is perched on a verdant hill only four kilometres from the centre of Helsinki.? This idyllic campus comprises the largest cluster of scientific competence in the Nordic countries. The research conducted on the Kumpula Campus is recognised as world class, and teaching is provided by successful scientists.

The key areas are space research, data science, atmospheric sciences, urban research and mathematical physics as well as nanoscience. The broad nature of these disciplines and vibrant international connections offer both a motivating atmosphere as well as a firm basis for interdisciplinary cooperation. The compact campus houses an active and creative scientific community of researchers and students.

Location and instructions

Location of the Kumpula Campus

Kumpula is well connected to public transportation.? Use the HSL Journey Planner to plot your way there.

Research and teaching

The Kumpula Campus focuses on research and teaching in the exact natural sciences. The Faculty’s strategic fields of research include space research, basic environmental research, atmospheric science, nanoscience, data science, computational science, mathematical physics, analysis of biological data, geoinformatics, geosciences and urban studies.?

Faculties and units at the Kumpula Campus

Other research institutes

Services on the Kumpula Campus

Admission and student services at Kumpula

  • Are you interested in studying at the University of Helsinki’s Kumpula Campus? Find out more from Admission Services.
  • Kumpula Student Services provides assistance to students of all units on the Kumpula Campus. For contact details, see the Student Services website.

Kumpula Campus Library

The collections of the Kumpula Campus Library in the Physicum building comprise an extensive range of literature pertaining to the campus’s areas of research.

Cafeterias and restaurants at Kumpula

UniCafe cafeterias:

  • UniCafe Physicum (Gustaf H?llstr?min katu 2)
  • UniCafe Chemicum (A.I. Virtasen aukio 1)
  • UniCafe Exactum (Pietari Kalmin katu 5)
  • The nearby Arabia shopping centre has several restaurants and cafés.

Sports services

The campus has a UniSport location which offers comprehensive opportunities for exercise.