The University of Helsinki, founded in 1640, is the oldest university in Finland. Today it is one of the leading multidisciplinary research universities in the world, having an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff.
The University of Helsinki currently has eleven faculties comprising various departments and institutes. The Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies, which hosts the EUAH 2016 conference, is the largest department in the Faculty of Arts. Well known for its research and teaching, the department has over 1,000 major degree students.
The conference takes place in the University Main Building, which is located on Senate Square in the historic centre of Helsinki, close to the Lutheran Cathedral, the Prime Minister’s office and City Hall. The neoclassical-style University Main Building was designed by the German architect C. L. Engel as part of his overall scheme for the new capital city of Helsinki in the early-nineteenth century.
More information at http://www.helsinki.fi/inbrief/city_centre_campus.html