Åbo Akademi University (ÅAU) is the Swedish-language university in Finland, established in 1918. Our central campus is located in the city of Turku (Åbo). The task of Åbo Akademi University is to provide an open, Swedish-speaking university environment for quality research and studies with a Nordic and international anchorage. Åbo Akademi University is particularly tasked with educating Swedish- speaking experts to satisfy the future needs in Finland. Within research, Åbo Akademi University fosters the Finland-Swedish perspective. To be internationally competitive, however, expanding from the Finland-Swedish perspective towards an internationally relevant profiling around minority issues in general is a key ambition for Åbo Akademi University’s research activities and minority research is one of the current focal areas of research. ÅAU has about 5,500 undergraduate and 780 graduate students, 1,000 international students from 80 countries and a total of 1,200 employers of which 650 working in education and research.
Congress Venues in Turku
The venue will take place on the main campus of Åbo Akademi University in Turku. The campus area starts behind Turku cathedral and is about 15-20 minutes walking distance from Turku market square. Sessions will be held in the Arken building (Faculty of Humanities, Psychology and Theology) and the ASA building (Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences). The two buildings are within 5 minutes walking distance from each other. The keynote lecture and the welcome reception on Thursday evening will be held in the Natura building of Turku university, see Map (Arken building Å18; ASA building Å19; Natura building T5).