The foundations of the University of Jyväskylä lie in the first Finnish-speaking teacher training college, Jyväskylä Teacher Seminary, established in 1863 by Uno Cygnaeus. He is often called "the Father of the Finnish Primary School System".
Teacher training and forward-looking work in teaching are counted among our strengths, along with natural sciences, humanities, sport and health.
We offer 14 high-quality, research-based two-year Master’s degree programmes in English, which lead to an officially recognised Master’s degree and qualify for doctoral studies.
Approximately 160 doctors graduate annually from the University of Jyväskylä. We educate research professionals and competent and versatile experts in various fields for the needs of society.
Career Services ensures that all students have an opportunity to get a contact to working life during their studies. We aim at giving students a realistic picture on working life, their preparedness for it and employment opportunities.
The University Services of the University of Jyväskylä offers support, assistance and services for the education, research and other operations of the University.
The Jyväskylä University Library is one of the oldest libraries in Finland. Today, the Library serves over 2 000 customers daily and over a half million annually. The collections exceed over 1.5 million volumes and include 7 500 currently subscribed printed journals. Customers have access to several Finnish and foreign databases and over 20 000 electronic journals.
The University of Jyväskylä provides a wireless network on its campus areas.
The Finnish Student Health Service (generally referred to as YTHS) provides health and medical care for Bachelor's and Master's level students who have joined the Student Union.Doctoral students are not entitled to the services of YTHS.
Over the last few decades, the University has extended its grounds with two new campus areas on the opposing banks of Lake Jyväsjärvi.
Encouraged by the positive experiences of Seminaarinmäki, the Mattilanniemi and Ylistönrinne areas have been planned carefully and they have their own unique features.
The Seminaarinmäki (Seminar Hill) campus of the University of Jyväskylä has often been said to the most beautiful in the country. Its reputation stems from the integration of different designs which have been carefully assembled over the course of centuries.
Student Union of University of Jyväskylä is our University’s students’ interest and service organisation. Student associations of the Faculty of Mathematics and Science are Syrinx ry (Students of Biological and Environmental Sciences), Otsoni ry (Students of Environmental Science and Technology), Radikaali ry (Students of Chemistry), Ynnä ry (Students of Physics, Mathematics and Information Technology) and Tiltti ry (Students of Statistics).
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Anazing teaching quality, challenging but interesting studies. Nice facilities.
I certainly chose the right study program and the lectures are amazingly interesting. There is so many extra courses available that introduce topics that are not covered in basic studies. I wish I had more support on planning my studies as well as having enough energy to complete the courses.
Liked: - many options on how to do courses like lectures, books, study groups, essays etc - research methods are taught well - sense of community Disliked: - sociology topics are pretty boring which i didn't realize when i applied