Strategy, mission and vision

We own and develop international campuses in vibrant university cities.

Our mission is to own and develop international campuses as part of vibrant university cities.

Our vision is to be Europe’s most valued campus developer by 2019.

We build and develop

We build and develop the campuses we own to create international-level environments for learning and new knowledge that attract new operators. Our campuses are linked on many levels to their surrounding regions and they serve significant roles as enablers in their respective areas.

Strategic progress

The current strategy period started in 2016 and extends until 2019. The company’s strategic projects are: the campus as part of the city, cumulative competence, sustainable development and international, fascinating campus. Our substrategies include communication and digitalisation and our research, development and innovation strategy.

The campus as part of the city

The aim of the project is to strengthen the role of university campuses in their economic areas and to integrate the campus into the urban structure. Campuses will be developed into attractive and multistructured parts of the city that are closely integrated into the surrounding urban structure and support the vibrancy of the city.

We build and develop campuses into international-level environments for learning and innovation.

Cumulative competence

We are building a partnership programme and policy for SYK that will promote our success in cooperation with our service providers. The aim is to accumulate, develop and maintain competence in our processes. Finnish industry operators also invest in cooperation for their part. The objectives and operating models have been planned in cooperation with the partners. Our aim is to concurrently develop our own competence in leading our partners.

The cumulation of competence refers to enriching and accruing competence in our service network. At the same time, we will improve the predictability of investments. We will develop risk management and sharing together with service providers as well as the creation of new revenue streams, development targets and ideas.



Sustainable development

We will define sustainable development goals in line with our vision and business objectives. We will continue to implement the sustainable development projects we have already started and will put the results of completed projects, such as those focused on indoor air quality, into practice. We will take the principles of sustainable development into account in all of our investments and operations. Among other things, we aim to obtain BREEAM certification for all of our newly constructed properties and we will support our customers in implementing sustainable solutions.

This means that we recognise our social, economic and environmental footprint. We can significantly affect our footprint in the manner we want. We report on our operations and the achievement of our sustainable development goals publicly and openly, at least once per year.



Vision: Our vision is to be Europe's most respected campus developer by 2019

International, fascinating campus

Our operating environment is becoming increasingly international. Campuses have a growing number of foreign students, faculty members and employees.

We want to elevate our campuses to the European level. International cooperation is important for us, as we need international perspectives to support our campus development. At the same time, we are building a long-term brand for University Properties of Finland Ltd.

The International, fascinating campus project involves the further development of new kinds of learning environments as well as the piloting of research environments. Campuses are multicultural meeting places that represent a high level internationally.

We want to be involved in the development of campuses or learning and research environments outside Finland. This allows us to ensure our level of competence in relation to the international level.