GENERAL FACTS

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

FUN FACTS

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

CONTACTS

Name

Title

Phone

Email

Sanna Väisänen

Project manager

+358503956023

sanna.m.vaisanen@jyu.fi

Marja-Leena Laakso

Vice-rector

+358408054024

marja-leena.laakso@jyu.fi

Tuija Koponen

Head of International Office

+358408054343

tuija.h.koponen@jyu.fi

Tarja Nikula

Professor

+358405565877

tarja.nikula@jyu.fi

Ágnes Stojcsics

Student representative

+358503387655

kv-asiantuntija@jyy.fi

Dr. Tamás Péter Szabó

Senior Researcher

+358408054644

tamas.p.szabo@jyu.fi

Sirpa Eskelä-Haapanen

Senior Lecturer, Head of Department

+358408054956

sirpa.eskela-haapanen@jyu.fi

Auli Pitkänen

International Coordinator

+358408054333

auli.pitkanen@jyu.fi