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8th FRUCT conference: venue

Conference venue

The 8th FRUCT conference will be held at Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) , Skinnarilankatu 34, 53850 Lappeenranta, Tel. +358 5 621 11, Fax. +358 5 621 2350,

Ovi maps, Google maps

Please see the venue map with highlighted locations of the main conference rooms, conference restaurant, bus stop etc (jpeg, pdf).

Travelling instructions (public transportation and map service)

Lappeenranta is about 200 km Helsinki. Lappeenranta can be reached by domestic flight (40 minutes), by train (2-3 hours) or by bus (4 hours).

You can use service to find route information from Helsinki-Vantaa to Lappeenranta University of technology. Use Airport, Vantaa as source and Skinnarilankatu 34, Lappeenranta as destination. The service suggests connections for the route, and it's possible to show the route on a map.

Local bus timetables

Driving instructions

Lappeenranta University of Technology

The University is a national university, financed by the Ministry of Education. It specialises in technology and economics. It has more than 3 700 students studying in the degree programmes, with an annual intake of about 700.

Postgraduate degrees include Licentiate in Technology, Licentiate in Economic Sciences, Doctor of Technology, Doctor of Economic Sciences and Doctor of Philosophy. There are about 450 postgraduate students.

Approximately 25% of LUT students complete part of their degree studies at partner universities in Europe, the USA, Asia and Australia.


Lappeenranta is the administrative, business and cultural centre of the South Karelia region. The eleventh-largest Finnish city by number of inhabitants, Lappeenranta is a city renowned for its friendly and good-humoured people, its natural beauty, its happy Karelian character and its good prospects for the future.

Please also see several accommodation options.