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Linkki local traffic services on Independence Day 6.12.2023

Wednesday 6.12. is the Independence Day of Finland. Linkki services in Jyväskylä, Laukaa and Muurame will run on according to Sunday timetables. Linkki VIP -buses will not run on 6.12.

Puistokatu traffic on the detour route on 6.12.

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Suomen lippu liehuu tuulessa. Image Kristiina Pentikäinen

Jyväskylä as a student city and education options on display at Studia event 28.-29.11.

Study options in Jyväskylä will be on display at Studia fair in Helsinki on 28-29 November 2023. At the joint stand 1d31 of the University of Jyväskylä, JAMK, Student City Jyväskylä and Edufutura, you can learn about the fields of study and degree programmes available in Jyväskylä and hear the personal experiences of current students about Jyväskylä and studying here.

On Tuesday 28.11.

logobannerimainos tapahtumasta. Image Messukeskus

In Jyväskylä, students' everyday journeys are quick and environmentally friendly

Students in Jyväskylä prefer to make their everyday journeys on foot, by bicycle or by Link. Thanks to short distances, getting around Jyväskylä is quick – you can often get to the city centre or school in 15 minutes.

Students living in Jyväskylä prefer to walk (56% of respondents), cycle (43% of respondents) or use Link local transport (40% of respondents).

Opiskelija lukitsee pyörää bussipysäkillä. Image Tero Takalo-Eskola

30-day season ticket offer from Linkki 28.9.–7.10.

You get a 25% discount on Linkki's 30-day season tickets during the Jyväskylä City of Light event. Grab Linkki's Valonvälays offer and download a month's worth of travel time!

Offer prices are valid for the entire City of Light event 28.9.–7.10.2023

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Mies näyttää Waltti-matkakorttia asiakaspalvelijalle. Image Hanna-Kaisa Hämäläinen

City of Jyväskylä, TGR-WRT, and Toyota Mobility Foundation sign an LOI for future collaboration towards a carbon neutral society

The City of Jyväskylä, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team (TGR-WRT) and Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF) have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) towards future collaboration, aiming to achieve a carbon neutral, sustainable and diversified society through community development in harmony with people and nature.

The purpose of the Letter of Intent is for the three parties to identify joint initiatives in the short and medium/long term that will contribute t

Kuvassa vasemmalta oikealle: Shigeru Hayakawa, Deputy Chairman of Board Directors of TMF, Akio Toyoda, Chairman of Board Directors of TMF, Timo Koivisto, Mayor of Jyväskylä, Yuichiro Haruna, CEO of TGR-WRT. Image Jyväskylän kaupunki

Swimming Ban Lifted: Mattlanniemi Beach Welcomes Back Swimmers

The result of the Mattilanniemi beach swimming water samples taken on Tuesday, 20 June 2023, showed that the microbiological quality of the water now meets the requirements. The swimming ban issued to Mattilanniemi beach on Monday, 19 June 2023, is lifted. Now the beach is in normal use again.

The water quality of the swimming beach is monitored with samples. Feeding the birds in the beach area is prohibited.

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Mattilanniemen uimaranta. Image Jyväskylän kaupunki

The new name of Yaroslavl Square will be Viitaniemi Square

The name of Yaroslavl Square (Jaroslavlin aukio) in Viitaniemi, Jyväskylä, will change to Viitaniemi Square (Viitaniemenaukio). The reason for the name change is that the city of Jyväskylä suspended cooperation with its twin city Yaroslavl in the spring of 2022.

Viitaniemi Square is a suitable new name for the square because it is centrally located in Viitaniemi.

Korkealla leijuva patsas, suihkulähde. Image Satu Leinonen

Tips to improve your chances of finding a job in Jyväskylä (Q&A)

Leiriane Rios, a second-year master’s student at JYU, decided to write a blog post to motivate students in finding a job in Jyväskylä. For that purpose, she interviewed Saeedeh Kholghi, who was working as an intern in the City of Jyväskylä at the time of the interview. Currently, Saeedeh works as a Communication Assistant at the same organisation.

Q: Tell me about yourself and your professional background?

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Kholghi-Saeedeh. Image Jyrki Pitkänen

The Kaleva Games in Jyväskylä in the 100th anniversary of Harju in 2026

The federal council of the Finnish Athletics Federation (SUL) has granted the 2026 Athletics Championship, the Kaleva Games (Kalevan Kisat), to Jyväskylä. The City of Jyväskylä and the Jyväskylä Field Athletes (JKU) jointly applied for competitions for 2026, which is the 100th anniversary of Harju Stadium. Harju Stadium will be renovated and expanded by the time of the Kaleva Games.

Jyväskylä competed for the 2026 Kaleva Games with Oulu and Pori. SUL's federal council decided on awarding competitions to Jyväskylä.

Elmo Lakka juoksee Kalevan kisoissa 2018

EK Municipal ranking 2023: Jyväskylä's ranking among the top 10

According to the Municipal ranking study published by EK (Confederation of Finnish Industries), the Jyväskylä region still remains among the most business-friendly regions in Finland. In the comparison of 25 regions, Jyväskylä ranked 9th in the top 10 among large cities. Companies in the region evaluate the city's business policy and business climate more positively than the national average.

Municipal ranking, which is carried out every two years, measures the attractiveness of different regions of Finland in terms of busine

Kuntaranking 2023 tulokset. Image EK

Experience KeMu – The Museum of Central Finland in the eyes of an international student

I have been drawn to the nature in Jyväskylä as a student so much that my love for history and heritage studies was diminishing. The prepossessing summers in Jyväskylä bring with them a lot of activities: nature walking, photography, biking, traveling, studying, swimming, and attending concerts among others. The nature in Jyväskylä, at least to visitors and international students, could be overpowering that it is easy not to learn of how the city - its past, continuing and changing features of life – has come to be defined. 

Author: Felix Dade, University of Jyväskylä

KeMun sisäänkäynti ja lumiset portaat talvella. Image Keski-Suomen museo (KeMu)

Income limits in early childhood education and care will be raised as of 1st of March 2023, client fees applying to many children are to be reduced

Adjustments to income limits laid down by the Act on Client Fees in Early Childhood Education and Care will enter into force on as of 1st of March 2023. The income limits on which the client fees are based will be raised by 33%. The sibling discount remains the same and the payment percentage of 10,7% will remain the basis for the client fees.

Client fees begin to form when gross income of the family exceeds the income limit.

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Kaksi tyttöä halaavat toisiaan. Image Hanna-Kaisa Hämäläinen

A large number of applicants to Jyväskylä's higher education programmes in English

The popularity of Jyväskylä's international degree programmes in English continues to grow strongly. The application period starting in autumn 2023 closed on 18 January.

The University of Jyväskylä's English-language Master's programmes and the University of Applied Sciences' English-language degree programmes again

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Nuori nainen pitää tablet-tietokonetta sylissä, kaksi henkilöä kurkkii samaa tablettia. Image Jyväskylän yliopisto

Kasvu Open Carnival event

“In the event, I was able to meet amazingly skilled people on different organizations and hierarchy levels.” says Leiriane Pires Rios, a student in the University of Jyväskylä.

As a student ambassador at JYU and currently working in collaboration with the City of Jyväskylä, I am very thankful that I got the opportunity to

kolme naista seisoo vierekkäin. Image Tanja Oksa

The City of Jyväskylä will switch off the coloured lights of the Kuokkala and Ylistö bridges today at 19:00 to remind the public of the impact of the Russia's war of aggression on the lives of Ukrainians

The Embassy of Ukraine has approached Finnish cities with a request to show their support for Ukraine by turning off Christmas lights or other illuminated sites for one minute at 19.00. The global campaign is a reminder of the impact of Russia's war of aggression on the lives of Ukrainians. Due to Russian attacks on energy infrastructure, millions of people in Ukraine are currently without electricity.

In Jyväskylä, the coloured lights will be switched off from the Kuokkala and Ylistö bridges on 21 December 2022 at 19.00.

Silta valaistuna iltahämärässä. Image Outi Kaakkuri

The First Nordic and Finnish Gravel Cycling Championships in Jyväskylä in 2023

Gravel cycling is currently one of the fastest-growing cycling subtypes in the world. Its first World Championships took place in Italy in the autumn of 2022, with the first-ever Nordic (including the Baltic Countries) and Finnish Gravel Championships following suit in Jyväskylä in July 2023.

The Nordic Cycling Union (NCU) awarded the right to organise the event to Nordic Gravel Series who wanted to br

Iloniemi pelto ja järvimaisema. Image Visit Jyväskylä Region