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Malus prunifolia, “Oppio” apple tree is the signature tree of the University of Jyväskylä.

The core fields of the University of Jyväskylä are natural sciences, human-centred sciences, sports and teacher education. Rector Aino Sallinen: Excellence and Dynamism Strong competences in natural and human sciences are among the key components profiling our multidisciplinary scientific university. We are among the most attractive and productive universities in Finland. We are a leading expert in education, a state-of-the-art teacher educator and adult educator – as well as a major exporter of education. Creativity flourishes on our idyllic campuses, simultaneously located lakeside and within the city centre. It is my pleasure to present the University of Jyväskylä and to invite our partners to collaborate with us.

Popular, Renowned and Productive

High-quality education and research

The University of Jyväskylä has 15 000 degree students, who together with the adult education students constitute a total of 40 000 students. Our University is a highly popular seat of learning: one out of ten applicants is accepted to study with us. Our students come from all over Finland and abroad, from some 100 countries. The number of staff is 2 600, and the annual budget is approximately 200 million euro.

University of Jyväskylä offers nearly eighty major subjects and more than a hundred minor subjects across our seven faculties:

The discipline-specific comparisons indicate that the University of Jyväskylä is one of the most productive universities in Finland. In addition, we are the country’s most profitable university according to the Government Institute for Economic Research. From the business perspective we rank among the most attractive universities and our public image and visibility is among the top three universities in Finland (Taloustutkimus). Our University is ranked 303rd by the QS World University Rankings, placing us among the best 2.5 percent of world universities.

Cultures in Coexistence The University of Jyväskylä has its roots in the first Finnish-speaking teacher training college, established by Uno Cygnaeus in 1863. Today this Finnish educational tradition is combined with modern internationality. We collaborate with more than 400 foreign universities for student and teacher exchanges, and over thousand international students study on our campuses every year. We offer international master’s degree programmes, as well as popular international summer and winter schools.

Faculty of Humanities Faculty of Information Technology Faculty of Education Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences (unique within Finland) Faculty of Mathematics and Science Faculty of Social Sciences School of Business and Economics The University hosts the Finnish Institute for Educational Research – the organisation responsible for implementing the PISA study in Finland – and several other independent institutes. The University’s subsidiary company EduCluster Finland Ltd. is the country’s leading exporter of education. Most of our faculties host Centres of Excellence in Research designated by the Academy of Finland, whose subjects vary from physics to music research and from nanoscience research to the study of philosophical psychology, morality and politics.

Co-operation and Services Innovative forums for research, education and business activities: The Agora Center brings a human-oriented approach to information technology, providing a multidisciplinary working environment to experts of IT, behavioural, educational and communication sciences. Viveca plays host to a range of expertise in wellness tech-

nology from the field of sports and health sciences.

The Nanoscience Center trains nanoscience experts,

blurring the boundaries between biology, chemistry and physics, and producing technological applications through close partnership with businesses.

The Accelerator Laboratory is one of the most inter-

national research centres in Finland, and its research is also funded by many foreign universities.

Education and development services: The Open University – high-quality adult education also via distance and online learning EduCluster Finland Ltd.

– continuing education and development services AVANCE Executive Education at the School of Business

and Economics – MBA programmes for experienced business managers

Kokkola University Consortium Chydenius

– adult education in Central Ostrobothnia

The Vuokatti Unit of Kajaani University Consortium

– sport technology studies

In the youthful city of Jyväskylä, every fourth resident is a student. Modern services and lake and forest nature are both within walking distance. Jyväskylä is a vibrant centre of music, theatre, stand up comedy, parkour, dance and club activities, in addition to offering excellent opportunities for almost any kind of sport.

UNIVERSITY OF JYVÄSKYLÄ P.O. Box 35 FI-40014 University of Jyväskylä Finland Tel. + 358 14 260 1211

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The cultural spirit of the city of Jyväskylä is tangible in the University campuses, not least for their inviting gardens and architecture, which gracefully blends the 1800s with the modern designs of Alvar Aalto and Arto Sipinen. A lakeside beach in the middle of the campus lends a crowning touch to the University grounds.

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Campus in the Heart of the City


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