Representants: Profesor Jaakko Seikkula, Profesor Helena Rasku-Puttonen
DESCRIPTION OF PARTNER
Profile and core fields
The University of Jyväskylä is a nationally and internationally significant research university that focuses on human and natural sciences.
The University is Finland’s leading expert in education, teacher education, adult education, as well as the largest exporter of education. Moreover, it is the only provider of sports and health sciences education in the country. Nationally speaking, the University of Jyväskylä recruits a geographically more heterogeneous student cohort than any other Finnish university.
The University operates in a multidisciplinary manner throughout the entire human life cycle and the innovation ecosystem. The technology profile of the University includes accelerator‐based technology, nano and paper manufacturing technology, ICT; wellness, sports and health technology; ICT in learning, and music technology.
The University’s special national responsibilities have been organized into the following centres: the Accelerator Laboratory, the Kokkola University Consortium Chydenius, the Finnish Institute for Educational Research, the Finnish Centre for Lifelong Guidance Expertise, the Centre for Applied Language Studies, and the Sign Language Centre. The Universities of Jyväskylä and Tampere form the University Alliance Finland together with Tampere University
The University is known for its dynamic operating culture and experimental spirit.
The core fields reflect the University’s profile and strengths. The main criteria defining these core fields are the level of research, the extent of activities, national educational responsibilities, and societal significance. These fields are scientifically, educationally, and socially active. In addition, they have created versatile networks and they support each other. The core fields are prioritized regarding strategic funding and structural development.
The core fields are
- Basic natural phenomena and the structure of matter
- Education, learning, and teaching in the future
- Languages, culture, and social change processes
- Physical activity and wellbeing
- Human technology