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2 UNIVERSITY OF JYVÄSKYLÄ 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 Core fields

3 UNIVERSITY OF JYVÄSKYLÄ Centres of Excellence in Research nominated by the Academy of Finland Biological Interactions Research Academy Professor Johanna Mappes History of a Society: Re-thinking Finland 1400 ‒ 2000 Nuclear and Accelerator Based Physics Professor Rauno Julin Professor Petri Karonen Coordinated by the University of Tampere Inverse Problems Research Professor Mikko Salo 2012–2017 Coordinated by the University of Helsinki Low Temperature Quantum Phenomena and Devices Professor Tero Heikkilä Coordinated by Aalto University Analysis and Dynamics Research Academy Professor Pekka Koskela 2014–2017 2014–2019 Coordinated by the University of Helsinki

4 UNIVERSITY OF JYVÄSKYLÄ Academy Professors Kari Rissanen 1.1.2008–31.12.2012 and 1.1.2013–31.12.2017 Supramolecular chemistry, nanochemistry and X-ray crystallography ■Petri Toiviainen 1.1.2014–31.12.2018 Dynamics of music cognition

5 UNIVERSITY OF JYVÄSKYLÄ FiDiPro Professors financed by the Academy of Finland Professor Jacek Dobaczewski, Poland Nuclear Physics 2007–2011, 2013–2017 Professor Nicola Fusco, Italy and USA Mathematics 2013–2016 Research Professor Niilo Kauppi Political Science 2015–2019

6 UNIVERSITY OF JYVÄSKYLÄ FiDiPro Professors financed by Tekes Professor Keith Davids, AU Sport and Health Sciences 2012–2016 Professor R. Holland Cheng, USA Molecular and Cellular Biology 2013–2016 Professor Yaochu Jin, UK Complex Multiobjective Optimization 2015–2017

7 UNIVERSITY OF JYVÄSKYLÄ ERC (European Research Council) grants ■Mikko Salo, Mathematics 2012–2017 ■Marja Tiirola, Biological and Environmental Science 2014–beginning of the year 2019 (Consolidator) ■Tero Heikkilä, Physics 1.8.2013– beginning of the year 2015 (transferred from Aalto University)

8 UNIVERSITY OF JYVÄSKYLÄ Special national responsibilities According to the performance agreement between the Ministry of Education and Culture and the University ■ Accelerator Laboratory ■ Finnish Institute for Educational and Finnish Centre for Lifelong Guidance Expertise ■ Centre for Applied Language Studies ■ Kokkola University Consortium Chydenius ■ Teaching and research of sign language

9 UNIVERSITY OF JYVÄSKYLÄ PHYSICS AND MATHEMATICS: The best in Finland, ENGINEERING AND MATERIALS SCIENCE: The best in Finland, 4th in the Nordic countries (out of 34) CHEMISTRY: 3rd in Finland, UNIVERSITY OF JYVÄSKYLÄ The NordForsk research of the Nordic Council of Ministers: International importance and media coverage of research in 2014 5th in the Nordic countries (out of 29) 14th in the Nordic countries (out of 29)

10 UNIVERSITY OF JYVÄSKYLÄ Multidisciplinary research and centres of product development Agora Center Human technology research Jyväskylä Centre for Interdisciplinary Brain Research Gerontology Research Centre Joint venture with the University of Tampere Accelerator Laboratory One of Finland’s most international research centres Nanoscience Center Cross-disciplinary research on molecular nanosystems Viveca Expertise centre of wellbeing

11 UNIVERSITY OF JYVÄSKYLÄ The Agora concept ■ Human factors in technology ■ Interdisciplinary approach based on top-level research ■ Research + teaching + business ■ Shortening the innovation chain ■ Human-centric service innovations

12 UNIVERSITY OF JYVÄSKYLÄ Nanoscience Center ■ 14 professors, ~150 researchers ■ Clean room space 200 m 2 ■ EM noise-shielded laboratories ■ Optics and laser laboratories ■ Molecular microscopy and imaging ■ Cell and virus culture laboratories N S CN S C Nanoscience Center NSC was established 2004. Combines research in physics, chemistry and biology

13 UNIVERSITY OF JYVÄSKYLÄ Accelerator Laboratory Centre of Excellence in Nuclear and Accelerator Based Physics RESEARCH ■ Experimental and theoretical nuclear physics APPLICATIONS (includes commercial services) ■ Materials and nanotechnology ■ Space technology (ESA test laboratory) ■ Medical isotope production STATUS ■ One of the European Major Infrastructures in nuclear physics (FP4 – FP7) ■ National research and training centre in accelerator physics

14 Physical training Learning and learning difficulties Psychotherapy and other interventions Power of music Brain damage rehabilitation Brains and ageing New diagnostic methods Centre for Interdisciplinary Brain Research (EEG, MEG, TMS) Brain development Brain effects of exersice

15 UNIVERSITY OF JYVÄSKYLÄ The Viveca concept ■Transferring knowledge and competence in sport and health sciences to companies, public and third sector entities ■Finding solutions to practical problems

16 UNIVERSITY OF JYVÄSKYLÄ Gerontology Research Center (GRC) ■Multidisciplinary unit that hosts large data recourses ■Population-based prospective studies ■Twin studies ■Randomised controlled trials in rehabilitation and in the prevention of functional decline ■Experimental studies at the molecular and cellular level

17 UNIVERSITY OF JYVÄSKYLÄ Strategic public-private partnership in Science, Technology and Innovation The University of Jyväskylä as a shareholder in ■ FIBIC Ltd ( bioeconomy) ■ DIGILE Ltd (ICT industry research) ■ FIMECC Ltd (metal products and mechanical engineering) ■ CLEEN Ltd (energy and environment) ■ SalWe Ltd (health and wellbeing)

18 UNIVERSITY OF JYVÄSKYLÄ Start-up companies Nfleet Ltd CAP Data Technologies Oy

19 UNIVERSITY OF JYVÄSKYLÄ Results of entrepreneurship and innovation activities at the University ■Licence agreements with companies ■Numerous enterprises originate from the University’s business incubator 200 enterprises since 1989 35 new enterprises 2000–2014

20 UNIVERSITY OF JYVÄSKYLÄ Academic Sports exercise services for the staff and students of the University of Jyväskylä and JAMK Regional cooperation Finnish Music Campus (University of Jyväskylä, JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Jyväskylä Institute of Adult Education) Innovative cities (INKA): Cyber security Bioenergy Business factory: entrepreneurship promotion network The Vuokatti sports technology unit as part of the Kajaani University Consortium Kokkola University Consortium Chydenius

21 UNIVERSITY OF JYVÄSKYLÄ HYBTONITE® ■invented and developed at NSC ■composite material; epoxy resin reinforced using carbon nanotubes (CNT) ■used in dozens of applications, e.g. sporting equipments, wind mill blades and yachts ■many international prizes for the products From Laboratory to the World

22 UNIVERSITY OF JYVÄSKYLÄ A learning game for Finnish children learning to read Ekapeli was developed at the Department of Psychology, the Agora Center and the Niilo Mäki Institute Ekapeli adapted to other languages A child-friendly computer game that helps children to learn the letters and text units together with the corresponding sounds Assists millions of children to learn to read in their local language with the help of technology From Ekapeli to GraphoWORLD

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