University Consortium of Pori is located next to Kokemäki River in an old cotton factory building in the city centre. The building is one of the most photographed ones in Pori.


University Consortium has a combination of different fields and operators within the same building. It hosts departments of four different universities: Tampere University of Technology, University of Tampere, University of Turku and Aalto University. There are 2500 students and 170 professionals within the University Consortium.





City of Pori

Pori is the eleventh biggest city in Finland with over 85 000 residents and is also the main city of the Satakunta region. Pori is rapidly evolving into a hot spot for higher education and culture. The total student population at the University Consortium of Pori and the universities of applied sciences in the region is around 10,000. Local industries offer students exciting employment opportunities, for example, in the fields of maritime technology, energy, mechanical engineering and game technology. Pori is a vibrant city full of festivals and alternative culture where events and activities liven up the atmosphere all year long. Pori offers a diverse variety of land and water sports.

Known best for Pori Jazz festival, the debate forum SuomiAreena and Yyteri Beach the city is vibrant during summer but offers things to see during May as well. Find more on Visit Pori website. You can also find list of different restaurants there.



Travel to Pori:

Our recommendation: fly to Helsinki and take a bus to Pori.

Taking the plane: Most international flights to Finland arrive at Helsinki-Vantaa airport. Turku and Tampere are also possible destinations and are located near Pori. Flights from Arlanda, Stockholm – Pori and Helsinki-Vantaa Airport – Pori (45 minutes), see schedule & reservation: NextJet. UPDATE: The Swedish airline NextJet has filed for bankruptcy on 16.5. and has cancelled all flights! If you had booked their flight to Pori, please check the status of your flights!

Taking the bus: There are direct bus connections from Helsinki – Vantaa Airport to Pori.

Taking the train: There are train connections between Helsinki-Vantaa airport and Pori (3 to 4 hours). You can take the train from the Helsinki-Vantaa airport that takes you straight to Pori with one possible change in Tampere train station. For detailed timetables and price information, please visit the webpage VR by searching Helsinki Airport to Pori. FYI: Helsinki train station is 18,8 km from the airport, but there is a train connection from the airport as well, read more information about that from here.

Taking the taxi in Pori: You can also use taxi as a transfer. You can get a taxi from a taxi rank or by telephone – in Pori, the taxi service number is 0600 30033. The charges are according to a tariff, based on the distance driven. Price example: in the evening, a distance of roughly 4 km will cost approximately 12 €.



There are several accommodation possibilities. Please see some options below. We recommend booking your accommodation as soon as you are able to confirm your attendance to the conference.

Special offers negotiated for GamiFIN conference guests:

Sokos Hotel Vaakuna

– one person room 89,90 € per night

– two persons room 120,20 € per night

Both options include breakfast, a wifi connection, and access to the hotel guest sauna and gym. These prices are only available if you make your reservation by May 7th, 2018 and use the discount code: BGAMIFIN2018. You can make your reservation via the following link:

Sokos Hotel Vaakuna is the closest one to the University Consortium of Pori, located at 1.0 km from the university consortium.

Scandic Pori

– one person room 90,00 € per night

The room includes a breakfast and a wifi connection at the hotel. This price is only available if you make your reservation via the following link by May 7th, 2018:

Scandic Pori is located at approximately 1.5 km from the University Consortium of Pori.

Other accommdation options in the Pori centre:
Hotel Amado Pori
Cumulus City Pori
Kuukkarin kortteeri
Hostel River