The Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies provides its fellows excellent facilities to pursue their research in an intellectually stimulating and encouraging environment. The fellows have their offices in a peaceful yet centrally located building, which also houses the Collegium's Common Room, the center of various HCAS activities such as symposia, weekly seminars and coffee breaks.
For a number of reasons, the Collegium is a place that incites discussion and chat. Maybe it’s the comfy sofas of the common room, maybe it’s the particular nature of its inhabitants – a confederacy of rogues who have chosen to leave the comforts of their departments and warmer climes for a while. (Josephine Hoegaerts, HCAS Core fellow 2015-2017)