Drawing on the rich experience of soon 75 years of educational heritage, while at the same time embracing rapid modernisation, the University of Jyväskylä continues to set its sights firmly and confidently on the future. As an internationally acclaimed, dedicated scientific University, our drive for quality in all areas is absolute. Twinned with this goal is our determination to take best possible care of our human capital – our valued Students and Staff.
Furthermore, our scientific community remains dedicated to the task of building links with the community and actively networking with carefully selected partners.
Our core fields in research and education are natural sciences and mathematics, human-centered sciences, sport and health sciences and teacher education.
The mission of the University of Jyväskylä is, on the basis of research, to seek for truth and to produce and disseminate new knowledge, focusing on the enhancement and renewal of cultural heritage, as well as on educational, professional and research expertise and societal effectiveness.
The university is a responsible and interactive science community pursuing a deeper understanding of natural phenomena, human beings and their actions, as well as tehcnology, and transferring the knowledge and skills thus gained to the use of people and institutions.
The university operates as a multidisciplinary academic community dedicated to contributing to educational, social and cultural advancement and to supporting people in their life-long growth in humanity, responsibility and understanding. To achieve this, the university promotes a healthy and balanced interaction between the individual, technology and nature, and strives to meet the challenges rising from developing human technologies and multidisciplinarity.