The 14th Nordic Photosynthesis Congress
From Basics to Redesigning Photosynthesis
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Host city and venue
HIGH-TECH AND EDUCATION
Turku, the former capital of Finland, lies 165 kilometres west of present-day capital Helsinki.
Situated at the mouth of the River Aura, Turku is a major port city today. Turku is known as a bilingual city; around five percent of the population is Swedish-speaking. A great portion of Turku residents are students: every fourth person is either student or professional in higher education institute.
- 184 000 residents
- over 310 000 inhabitants in the entire region
- 40 000 higher education students
- two universities and four universities of applied sciences
- 20 000 enterprises with a total of 130 000 jobs
- more than 100 nationalities in the area
Modern, yet historic
Turku offers a skilled and educated workforce, modern municipal engineering, good international connections and flexible services for companies and businesses.
Urban life is focused around the river, and some of the most interesting sights are located on its banks: the Turku Castle and Finland’s national shrine, the Turku Cathedral, among others. The Old Grand Market Square is located by the River Aura.
Cultural exercise routes located around the River Aura are a refreshing combination of culture and exercise. Take your time and explore Turku and its love stories, statues, and urban legends. You can walk, run or cycle – the choice is yours. You can get the route maps from the city library or the Tourist info or you can print them from specific route sites (see links). You can also download the free Citynomadi mobile app.
The City Bikes provide a quick and easy way of getting around Turku
The city bike-share system in Turku consists of bikes that are for public use for short-term use and which can be picked up and dropped off at bike stations. You’ll find more information here.