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Aalto University, Espoo, Finland

School of Arts, Design and Architecture

Aalto University, Otaniementie 14, 02150 Espoo, Finland

Thursday April 18th and Friday 19th 2024

Register for the meeting


Thursday 18th April

9.30 Coffee in the lobby of Väre / School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Aalto University, Otaniementie 14
10.00 Welcome words and presentation of Aalto University, room Q201

Pirjo Sanaksenaho, Head of Department of Architecture, Aalto ARTS

10.30 Keynote speaker: Massimo Santanicchia, Iceland
11.15 Discussion
11.30 Keynote speaker 2 (name to be confirmed)
12.15 Discussion (student representatives present)
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Tour in the School and campus (2 hours)
15.30 Coffee
16.00 Official meeting of NBAA in Q201 / Parallel: Study coordinators’ meeting
17.00 Day programme at campus ends.
19.00 Dinner at Alvar Aalto’s studio, Tiilimäki 20

Friday 19th April

9.00 Coffee in room Y112, Otakaari 1
9.15 Presentations of NBAA schools: curriculum, study paths, current issues,
10-15 minutes of each school + Discussions
12.30 Lunch
13.30 Excursion in Helsinki area by a bus.
17.00 Programme ends in Helsinki center.

In addition to the Heads of Schools, Education and Architecture Programmes/Majors, the study coordinators are welcome to join and meet in Finland.

The theme is dealing with questions related to the post-covid teaching environment, curriculum updates caused by sustainability and AI teaching, smooth study paths. Each member school attending should prepare 10 minutes presentation of their curriculum and current issues.

Hotel recommendations:

There are several hotels in Helsinki center close to Kamppi metro station where to stay.

Hotel Presidentti, 145,- eur / standard singe room per night; 165,- eur / standard twin room per night, bookings online with code NBAA2024, bookings by 7.4.2024

Hotel Helka, -12% of room prices when booking online with code NBAA2024:

Other suitable hotels close to metro station are e.g. Hotel Scandic Simonkenttä or Hotel Radisson Blu Royal.


Warmly welcome to Helsinki and Aalto University!

Pirjo Sanaksenaho,, tel: +358 50 5714900