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2 University of Jyväskylä at Present Year 2010

3 University of Jyväskylä founded in 1934 one of the largest universities in Finland total income 180 million euro 7 faculties some 15,000 students staff about 2,600 London Paris Berlin Madrid Rome Athens

4 Core Fields in Research and Education 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

5 Excellence in Research The centres of excellence in research nominated by the Academy of Finland Professor Anneli Hoikkala Evolutionary Research 2006–2011 Nuclear and Accelerator Based Physics 2006–2011 Professor Rauno Julin  Political Thought and Conceptual Change 2006–2011 Academy Professor Kari Palonen Professor Jari-Erik Nurmi Learning and Motivation Research 2006–2011  Variation, Contacts and Change in English 2006–2011  with the University of Helsinki  Virus Research 2006–2011 Professor Jaana Bamford  Interdisciplinary Music Research 2008–2013  Philosophical Psychology, Morality and Politics 2008–2013 Professor Petri Toiviainen Professor Taneli Kukkonen Professor Sirpa Leppänen Professor Mikko Yrjönsuuri

6 Starting Grant recipients of the European Research Council Dr. Paul Greenlees, Department of Physics Professor Taneli Kukkonen, Department of History and Ethnology

7 Department of Physics Centre of Excellence in University Education 2004– –2012 Designated by the Finnish Higher Education Evaluation Council Finnish Higher Education Evaluation Council audit 2009 University of Jyväskylä has a functional quality assurance system

8 Finnish Higher Education Evaluation Council’s quality assurance system audit General evaluation 'developing' (= second highest level) Quality assurance of research evaluated on the highest level as 'advanced' - succesful research profiling and recruiting - strategic management committed to culture of high quality - indicators of societal engagement require further development Evaluations of the JyU quality assurance:

9 one of the most popular universities in the country the widest national student recruitment second largest number of Master graduates (2007–2009) eight Centres of Excellence ranked on the Shanghai list, position 401–500 ranked on the Times Higher Education – QS World University Ranking list, position 303 Top Achievements 1(2)

10 Top Achievements the most productive university (Government Institute for Economic Research 2007) among the top three most productive universities according to the comparison between fields of research (Kivinen et al. 2009) in the top four of interesting universities from the viewpoint of economic life (Central Chamber of Commerce 2008) ranked third in online visibility of science in Finland, 357th among higher education institutes in the world (Cybermetrics Research Group, Webometrics ranking 2010) 2(2)

11 Renewable Energy Study and Research Programme RE-laboratory at Vaajakoski M.Sc. Programmes Biogas technology Sustainable production and utilisation of bioenergy Hydrogen technology Solar energy Socio-economic studies Vaajakosken UE-laboratorio 1. Technology 2. Sustainable bioenergy 3. Socio-economy

12 National Institutes and Tasks Agreed on in the performance agreement between Ministry of Education and the University Accelerator Laboratory Finnish Institute for Educational Research Centre for Applied Language Studies Kokkola University Consortium Chydenius Finnish Centre for Lifelong Guidance Expertise Sign Language Centre

13 the best unit in its field the second best unit in its field Productivity of Universities in the Focal Fields of Research 1. University of Turku 2. University of Helsinki 3. University of Jyväskylä Top three of multidisciplinary universities Osmo Kivinen et al hum (UTa) psych (JyU) soc (JyU) educ (JyU) tech (HUT) psych (UH) med (UH) sci (UH) health (UTu) educ (UTu) soc (UTu) hum (UOulu) health (UTa) med (UTu) (econ) HSE

14 reputation as a seat of learning the quality of education and research multidisciplinary: JyU offers almost all the favourite fields of the young The most positive evaluations Survey of the Images of Institutes of Higher Education (Taloustutkimus 2010) participants aged 17–29 (n=1,540) in the top three of best known and most reputable universities in Finland

15 Participation in Strategic Centres for Science, Technology and Innovation The University of Jyväskylä as a shareholder in Metsäklusteri Ltd (forest cluster) TIVIT Ltd (ICT industry research) FIMECC Ltd (metal products and mechanical engineering) CLEEN Ltd (energy and environment) SalWe Ltd (health and well-being) Copyright © Tekes DM 28470

16 Vision of the University Network in 2020 by the Ministry of Education University Alliance (JyU, UTa, TUT) University of Helsinki and Swedish School of Business and Economics Aalto University (HUT, HSE, UIAH) New University of Turku (UTu, TuEc) University of Oulu University of Eastern Finland (JoY, UKu) Åbo Akademi University Lappeenranta University of Technology University of Lapland University of Vaasa University of Arts (TheA, AcaArts, SibA) HUT, HSE, UIAH JyU UTa, TUT UOulu UWasa LUT, UASs ULapland, UASs ÅA UTu, TuEc JoY, UKu TheA, AcaArts, SibA UH, SwedEc Swedish: ÅA, SwedEc, UH (swed.), UASs Universities and their cooperation structure

17 Regional Clusters of Competence nominated by the Finnish government (2007–2013) Nano and Microsystems and Adaptive Materials (in charge of coordination) Future Energy Technologies Ubiquitous Computing Forest Industry Future

18 History of the University of Jyväskylä 1966 University th Anniversary 1934 Jyväskylä College of Education 1963 Physical Education 1863 Teacher Training College 1912 Summer University 1912 Scientific Library 1918 University Society

19 Organization UNIVERSITY LIBRARY UNIVERSITY MUSEUM FACULTIES INDEPENDENT INSTITUTES UNIVERSITY BOARD RECTOR SERVICE DEPARTMENTS UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION AND SERVICES UNIVERSITY COLLEGIUM SCIENCE COUNCIL EDUCATION COUNCIL COUNCIL FOR SOCIETAL INTERACTION Centre for Applied Language Studies 5 departments FACULTY OF HUMANITIES FACULTY OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 2 departments Teacher Training School 2 departments FACULTY OF EDUCATION 3 departments FACULTY OF SPORT AND HEALTH SCIENCES JYVÄSKYLÄ UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS UNIVERSITY LANGUAGE CENTRE INFORMATION MANAGEMENT CENTRE SECRETARIAT FOR THE FINNISH EDUCATION EVALUATION COUNCIL INSTITUTE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH OPEN UNIVERSITY AGORA CENTER CONTINUING EDUCATION CENTRE KOKKOLA UNIVERSITY CONSORTIUM CHYDENIUS FINNISH INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH FACULTY OF MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE 4 departments Konnevesi Research Station FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES 2 departments

20 The Premises of the University of Jyväskylä total approximately 161, 500 m 2 TOURULA SEMINAARIN- MÄKI VIVECA MATTILANNIEMI YLISTÖNRINNE NANOSCIENCE CENTER LABORATORY OF SPORT AND HEALTH SCIENCES Tampere Rantaväylä  Jyväskylän kaupunki/Tonttiosasto Yliopisto/2008

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