Jyväskylä University

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Jyväskylä University
motto Amica veritas
founding 1966
place Jyväskylä , Finland
Rector Keijo Hämäläinen
Students 16,000 ( 2005 )
Employee 2,300 ( 2005 )
Networks IAU
Website www.jyu.fi
Jyväskylä University agora
Jyväskylä University auditorium

The University of Jyväskylä ( Finnish : Jyväskylän yliopisto ) is a state university in the Finnish city of Jyväskylä with around 16,000 students and 2,300 academic employees (2005).

The university dates back to the first Finnish-language school from 1863, which became a college in 1937 and was given university status in the 1960s.


There are seven faculties:

In total, students can choose from 80 major and 100 minor subjects.


The campus is divided into three parts that can be easily reached by foot or bicycle. The northernmost part of the university is the Seminaarinmäki . The Mattilanniemi is attached to this. A bridge over the Jyväsjärvi, the lake on which Jyväskylä is located, leads to the Ylistönrinne , where mainly natural science subjects are taught. The buildings on the third part of the campus, Ylistönrinne, as well as some buildings in the other parts were designed by the Finnish architect Alvar Aalto .

Web links

Commons : University of Jyväskylä  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. https://www.jyu.fi/en/university/rector-and-vice-rectors/rector-keijo-hamalainen
  2. ^ List of IAU Members. In: iau-aiu.net. International Association of Universities, accessed July 28, 2019 .

Coordinates: 62 ° 14 ′ 10 ″  N , 25 ° 43 ′ 57 ″  E