Multidisciplinary Research University

The University of Jyväskylä is one of the most successful multidisciplinary reseach universities in Finland. It also is one of the world's leading universities in the fields of learning and teaching. The Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences is the only one of its kind in the country.

The university has strong ties with top national and international research, business and innovation communities. In global rankings, research activity at the University of Jyväskylä is among the top three per cent of all universities.

The research funding of the University of Jyväskylä is attainded from many sources like European Research Council ERC, Horizon 2020 - European Commission, Academy of Finland as well as from Tekes - the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovations.

Core fields and Groups of outstanding international level

  • Learning, teaching and the learning and growth environments that support development
  • Learning and learning difficulties
  • Basic natural phenomena and mathematical thinking
  • Nuclear and accelerator-based physics
  • Evolutionary biology
  • Languages, culture and communities in global change processes
  • Applied language studies
  • Physical activity, health and wellbeing
  • Biology of physical activity
  • Gerontology
  • Information technology and the human in the knowledge society
  • IT-based services

The University of Jyväskylä’s Centres of Excellence

The Centres of Excellence in Research designated by the Academy of Finland

  • Research on Ageing and Care 2018–2025
  • Inverse Modelling and Imaging 2018–2025 (*with University of Helsinki)
  • Game Culture Studies 2018–2025 (***with University of Tampere)
  • Biological interactions research 2012–2017
  • Inverse problems research  (*with University of Helsinki) 2012–2017
  • Low Temperature Quantum Phenomena and Devices (**with Aalto University) 2012–2017
  • Nuclear and accelerator-based physics 2012–2017
  • The History of a Society: Re-thinking Finland 1400–2000 (***with University of Tampere) 2014–2019
  • Analysis and Dynamics Research 2012–2017(*with University of Helsinki)

Multidisciplinary research and centres of product development

  • Centre for Interdisciplinary Brain Research
  • Gerontology Research Center joint venture with the University of Tampere
  • Accelerator Laboratory one of Finland’s most international research centres
  • Nanoscience Center multidisciplinary research

Highly ranked

  • QS World University Rankings, position 338
  • Times Higher Education World University Rankings, position 401–500

The University of Jyväskylä offers nearly a hundred master’s degree programmes across seven faculties.