Centre for Effective Learning Environments (CELE)

Higher Education: Spaces and Places for Learning, Innovation and Knowledge Transfer


This international conference examined how buildings should respond to continous change in higher education to meet the needs of developing styles of learning, research, innovation and knowledge transfer. Starting with an evaluation of change as it affects higher education, the conference focused on the spaces where learning, innovation and knowledge transfer take place, be it inside, outside or in between classrooms, offices, research laboratories, clubs and cafés.


The conference was intended for:

  • Leaders, managers and academics in higher education.
  • Policy makers in central, regional and local governments.
  • Architects, developers, educationalists and workplace designers.


This conference, held in Helsinki from 21 to 23 May 2008, was organised by PEB and the Helsinki University of Technology, Finland. For further information, please visit the conference website: www.highereducation.fi.


summary of the conference is available, and a full report will follow.


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