Academic Positions Europe

We combine high-level competence in education, natural sciences, humanities and social sciences, and sport and health sciences, as well as in economics and business administration.

Nationally and Internationally Significant Research University

The University of Jyväskylä is a nationally and internationally significant research university and an expert on education that focuses on human and natural sciences.

1863
Founded
15 000
Students
2 500
Staff members
7
Faculties
€201M
Annual budget

Enabling excellence for the future

The University of Jyväskylä conducts significant, world-class research in its core fields and trains competent, motivated experts who possess lifelong learning skills in various fields. The University interacts with society in an active and responsible manner in regional, national and international contexts.

Faculties

  • Faculty of Education

    Faculty of Education

    Our research topics range from early childhood education to educational gerontology. Research areas of special expertise are school education, research methodology, multidisciplinary approach in educational research, and research on extra-school education.

  • Faculty of Humanities

    Faculty of Humanities

    Research conducted in the Faculty of Humanities examines humans who create culture and traditions, establish communities and interact with others. The fields of study represented in the Faculty include languages and communication, arts and music, and culture and history.

  • Faculty of Information Technology

    Faculty of Information Technology

    The Faculty is the first and largest of its kind in Finland and was founded in 1998. However, Information Systems Science has been taught at the University of Jyväskylä since 1967. Currently, there are more than 1650 students studying in the Faculty of Information Technology.

  • Faculty of Mathematics and Science

    Faculty of Mathematics and Science

    The faculty was founded in 1965. Its four departments are located in the Mattilanniemi and Ylistönrinne campuses. The faculty offers a wide spectrum of research with several world-le

  • Faculty of Social Science

    Faculty of Social Science

    The Faculty of Social Sciences offers studies in two main areas: social sciences and psychology, with research in psychology and philosophy ranking among the best 200 in the world. About 1 500 master’s degree students and 320 postgraduate students study at the Faculty.

  • Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences

    Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences

    The Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, because of its unique position, has the main responsibility for conducting research in the field of sport sciences in Finland. The faculty also has an important role in the development of research activities within health sciences.

  • Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics

    Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics

    The dynamic and internationally-oriented Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics is a full-service business school with an internationally recognized quality of education. JSBE has specialised expertise in environmental and social issues connected to business.

Research at the University

You find us on the lists of the Shanghai  Ranking, Times Higher Education and QS World University Ranking.

We combine high-level competence in education, natural sciences, humanities and social sciences, and sport and health sciences, as well as in economics and business administration, into a multidisciplinary entity. This profile is strengthened through the following core fields:

  • Learning, teaching and the learning and growth environments that support development
  • Basic natural phenomena and mathematical thinking
  • Languages, culture and communities in global change processes
  • Physical activity, health and wellbeing
  • Information technology and the human in the knowledge society
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The University of Jyväskylä is an internationally renowned research university and an expert in education that focuses on human and natural sciences. We are a leading expert on teacher education and adult education, as well as the major exporter of education. The Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences is the only of its kind in Finland!

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