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Silhouette of Jyväskylä


Central Finland and the City of Jyväskylä are situated in the heart of the beautiful Finnish lake district. Thousands of students head to this lively, youthful region every year to study in the numerous educational institutions located in the area.

A cradle of education – Jyväskylä was the first place in Finland to acquire a Finnish language grammar school, a teacher training college for primary school teachers and a school for girls. The city encourages lifelong learning.

  • Population 270 000 in Central Finland, of which roughly 140 000 in the city of Jyväskylä. Population growth is among Finland’s fastest.
  • A youthful and innovative city. Every third person is here to study. Approximately 42 000 student in total.
  • Important industrial area and one of five centres of growth in Finland.
  • Special expertise in information and communications technology, paper industry, energy technology, wireless technology, and nanotechnology

Jyväskylä - City of Light

City of Culture and Alvar Aalto

Heard and said: If Jyväskylä were a person