JYU is a close-knit and open multidisciplinary university with a high social impact. We aim at being one of the world's leading research universities in the study of learning, wellbeing, languages & culture and basic natural phenomena, reshaping competence to build a sustainable society.

  • Started as a Teacher Training Seminary in 1863
  • Ranked 336 in QS, 401-500 in THE and 551-600 in NTU
  • 6  faculties
    • Faculty of Education and Psychology
    • Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
    • Faculty of Information Technology
    • Faculty of Mathematics and Science
    • Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences
    • Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics
  • 4 independent institutes, including Open University and Finnish Institute for Educational Research
  • 14 000 students, of which about 1000 international students and over 100 nationalities
  • 2700 employees, of which 1900 academics


JYU has Care and Reading Dogs to enhance the learning ability of students as well as to promote new pedagogical methods.