Fellmannia – a meeting place for learners
Fellmannia, a regional and international meeting place for learners, was opened in August 2011 in Lahti, Finland. The six-storey building provides spaces where people can gather, mix, socialize and exchange ideas, while giving the latest opportunities for learning in an online environment. Fellmannia has the will and an innovative approach to improve the student experience.
- Innovative learning environments and educational guidance
- Information and library services (see homepage)
- eLearning development
- Meetings and catering services
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- Kirkkokatu 27, 15140 Lahti, Finland [MAP]
- Opening hours
Mon – Fri 8am – 8 pm | Sat & Sun 10am – 4pm
- General information: info[@]fellmannia.fi
- Information and Library Services: tietokeskus[@]phkk.fi, tel. +358 3 828 3880
- Meeting & event management: asiakaspalvelu[@]fellmannia.fi, tel. +358 3 828 3810 (Mon-Fri 9-11am & 1-3pm)
- Lobby Services: Tel. +358 3 828 3822
- Restaurant Fellmannia: ravintola[@]fellmannia.fi, tel. +358 3 828 3824
Life in digital age
Fellmannia offers a wealth of digital content. There is a room especially dedicated to digital resources, offering multiple databases in a modern setting, including a large screen with motion control. Information specialist is daily available to help users personally in information seeking. Tailor-made sessions at Information skills clinics include finding and using databases relevant to the student’s subject of study, guidance in assessing information and help in citing electronic information. For further info on clinics, please e-mail tietokeskus[@]phkk.fi.
The whole building is equipped with modern technology for teaching and learning. Fellmannia is well-suited for e.g. holding video meetings or satellite conferences. All users are welcome to utilize digital content, wireless network, many computers and also the wall screens, from where they can read daily newspapers from all around the globe, search for quality information or just browse.
All users can enjoy the cosy and innovative environment. For instance, the winter gardens Flora and Fauna are excellent for studying, relaxing or even brainstorming!
Students with valid library cards may book peaceful group study rooms for free. All around the building there are also various kinds of study areas and reading corners with comfortable chairs or sofas. A quiet area for university students writing thesis and rentable research rooms for long-term use are available 24/7. Fellmannia also provides laptops available to borrow.
In addition to several group study rooms and many comfortable reading corners you may freely choose, there are also six research rooms for long-term research. The rent varies from 100 to 150 euros/month depending on the location of the room. If you are interested in renting a research room, please send in an application > and we will contact you as soon as possible.
Service design to promote learning experience
Fellmannia possesses the World Design Capital 2012 status, which stands for continuous improvement of services in co-operation with users. Students participate in designing spaces and services; the general idea is to do things that students really need, and students give the necessary input.
Sustainable development has been a focal point of all activity from the very beginning. Fellmannia aims at being a paperless and car-free environment by changing the way people study and work, and the digital collection plays a significant role by being accessible without the need to travel. Fellmannia is also enhancing the lively urban environment by bringing students into the heart of the city.
To promote changing thought patterns, Fellmannia focuses on information management and providing digital resources together with information skills training, turning local learning to global e-learning.
Fellmannia is dedicated to serving all clients as equally as possible. The building features wheelchair ramps and lifts to ensure easy access. There are also disabled accessible toilets, and the auditorium is equipped with an induction loop.
Fellmannia thrives on co-operation between Lahti Region Educational Consortium, Lahti University Consortium and the City of Lahti, serving their students and staff, as well as other users and customers needing high quality information.