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Practical Information - Aalto University Study Visit

Local Contact Information:

Varpu Nousiainen

Executive Assistant

Telephone: +358 504 432 808 Email: varpu.nousiainen(at)aalto.fi

Venue Details:

The Study Visit will take place at the Dipoli Building, Otakaari 24, 02150 Espoo.

The Dipoli Building is '19' on the campus map

The renovated Dipoli building was opened in the summer of 2017 as the Aalto University main building. Known for its multifunctional spaces, the building continues to function as a meeting place: in addition to being used for the university's own events, its facilities are also open to the public. The bedrock and surrounding forest have inspired the sculptural copper and granite facade, which is a Finnish architectural gem.

Hotel Information:

Our local organiser has suggested the Radisson Blu Hotel Espoo, where we have special rates with the University. It is just a 5-10 minute walk to the Dipoli Building.

Other hotels are available in Helsinki, but will require a metro journey to get to the Campus. Two suggestions in Helsinki are shown below.

HUMANE cannot guarantee that any rates given by the hotel are the best rates available particularly now with the many online hotel providers such as booking.comhotels.com, etc, and we suggest you also check online.

Radisson Blu Hotel Espoo

Otaranta 2, 02150 Espoo (number 56 on the campus map)

Special rates for the stay from Sunday 27 to Tuesday 29 October. These rates are available until 6 October.

Single Room: €105 / night    Double/Twin Room €125 / night

Rates include breakfast buffet during normal opening hours, wifi and access to the guest sauna.

Reservations at this special rate:

Through the Central Sales Services
Telephone: +358 20 1234 700 / individual room reservations
E-mail: reservations.finland(at)RadissonBlu.com
Please quote the allotment code HUMANE when making a booking.

Through the website: www.radissonblu.com/en - Promotional Code HUMANE

Other hotel suggestions in Helsinki:

Scandic Hotel Simonkenttä, address: Simonkatu 9, 00100 Helsinki
The hotel is located in Helsinki downtown, room rates: €139 -€159.
Reservations in hotel web page or via hotel booking companies.

Transport to Aalto: underground (M) from Kamppi to Aalto University taking ~15 mins.
Holiday Inn West Ruoholahti, address: Sulhasenkuja 3, 00180 Helsinki
The hotel is located in Helsinki, room rates: €105 - €125
Reservations in hotel web page or via hotel booking companies.

Transport to Aalto: underground (M) from Ruoholahti to Aalto University taking ~15 mins.

Lunch and Dinner:

Lunch and dinner from Monday to Tuesday lunch time will be provided for participants.

Please inform the HUMANE secretariat about any special dietary needs as soon as possible by returning the Participant's Information Form (which you will receive upon registration) to the Secretariat

Getting to Espoo

Espoo is situated just west of Helsinki (and is a part of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area) and is connected by bus, train and metro from Helsinki City Centre.

By air

Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, more information about the airport here

Trains P and I from the airport to Helsinki City Centre, see timetables here.

The easiest and fastest way to get from Helsinki City Centre to Espoo (Aalto University) is to travel by metro.


  • You can buy your ticket via HSL app.
  • Zone ABC ticket is required for journeys from Helsinki City Centre to the airport and vice versa.
  •  You can purchase your ticket from an HSL ticket machine. There are HSL ticket machines at the train station entrance in the corridor between the T1 and T2 terminals, in the baggage claim hall in T2 and at bus stops. In addition, you can buy tickets from the Alepa grocery store, WH Smith kiosks (T1 and T2 Departures hall), R-kiosks (Arrivals hall 2A in T2) or the Tourist Info (Arrivals hall 2A in T2).
  • You can also purchase your ticket from the bus driver. Tickets are not sold on trains. You can buy your ticket from a ticket machine, via the HSL app or from and R-kiosk

More information about Espoo can be found here


Please note that HUMANE and Aalto University will not be able to admit you to the Study Visit if you have not registered and have received a confirmation of acceptance from the HUMANE Secretariat. If you are not already registered then please do so here as soon as possible so that you may secure your place and avoid any embarrassment upon arrival at the University.  If you need any clarification about your registration please do not hesitate to contact the Secretariat.  We will do everything we can do to help.

Please note that neither HUMANE or any of the host institutions where HUMANE events take place are liable for any losses, accidents or damage to persons or objects, regardless of the cause. Participants and accompanying persons attending any HUMANE events do so at their own risk and responsibility.