The Helsinki Campus

Hanken was founded in Helsinki in 1909. The Helsinki campus is Hanken's main campus with its 1700 students studying for a bachelor and master degree. An additional 130 students are doctoral students completing a PhD. The academic staff numbers 120 of which the majority hold a PhD.


The campus moved to its current location in the heart of Helsinki in 1953. The city's attractions and services are only a stone's throw away and you can easily get around on foot. In the main building on the corner of Arkadiankatu and Runeberginkatu you can visit Hanken's excellent library, students have access to it-services and the canteen and cafe where lunch is served every day to a very affordable price for students.

Just accross the street from the main building you can visit the student union and take part in their activities (clubs, excursions etc.), get involved in student affairs, go to parties or just have a coffee in their cafe.


Map of Finland and Aland Islands

Picture: City of Helsinki Picture Bank Helsinki is a city of 600 000 inhabitants and the capital of Finland. With its 9 universities and many polytechnics it is the main university city in Finland. Helsinki is a modern European cultural city with an urban cosmopolitan lifestyle.

Helsinki is surrounded by the sea with an exotic archipelago, where many Finns have their summer cottages. Throughout Helsinki's 450-year history the city has existed between East and West. The city's exceptional and intriguing history is mirrored everywhere; both when walking through the city centre or visiting the amazing Suomenlinna Maritime Fortress you will experience its fascinating past. Helsinki of today is also a city of the future. Its modern architecture, cutting-edge design and high-technology have attracted international recognition.

Facts about Helsinki
For detailed information on Helsinki, please visit

Historical dates:

  • Helsinki was founded in 1550 by the Swedish King Gustav Vasa.
  • In 1748 the building of the Suomenlinna Fortress began. This drew more people to the city and gave it a more cosmopolitan air.
  • As a result of the 1808-1809 war, Sweden was forced to cede Finland to Russia.
  • In 1812, Tsar Alexander I of Russia declared Helsinki the capital of autonomous Finland.
  • In 1917 the city became the capital of the independent Republic of Finland.

Public transportation
Public transportation is excellent and cheap in the Helsinki and the greater Helsinki region. For more information on the local transport system please visit

Please follow the links below to learn more about Helsinki.
» City of Helsinki
» Map of Helsinki and the Metropolitan Area
» Helsinki Journey planner

Modified 18.9.2014
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