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Classics of Finnish contemporary art from the Kuntsi Collection at Jyväskylä Art Museum

04.07.2022
The Kuntsi Collection is one of Finland’s most significant contemporary art collections. In honor of the Kuntsi Foundation’s 50th anniversary part of their collection is presented in Jyväskylä, the city where founder, consul Simo Kuntsi (1913–1984) was born.

The exhibition presents the core of the Kuntsi Foundation’s collection, that is, artworks by young Finnish artists of the 1960s–80s who have since

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Painting with figure holding empty frames in fromt. Image Mikko Lehtimäki

The City of Light is also visible in summer!

27.06.2022
Light art becomes also part of Jyväskylä's summer scenery in the form of sunlight artworks.

Elisa Hillgén's collaborative light installation Pallerot brightens up the Huhtakeskus square.

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harju
Huhtasuo
City of Light
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huhtasuon pallerot -teos, taivaalla pilviä, niiden edessä pleksin ja siinä valoa suodattavia värikkäitä palloja. Image Elisa Hillgen

The City of Jyväskylä is on the road to the goal of carbon neutrality, but more actions are required

23.06.2022
The City of Jyväskylä is committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2030. According to current predictions, more actions are nevertheless needed to ensure that the objective is reached. In particular, traffic emissions should be reduced.

Total greenhouse gas emissions were examined using two forecast models

Carbon neutrality means that only the total of CO2 emissions that

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carbon neutrality
resource wisdom
greenhouse gas emissions
sustainability
zero-emission
waste-free
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Pysäköityjä autoja. Image CC0/Pixabay

In Jyväskylä, Hankasalmi and Uurainen, people in risk groups are booking their 5th coronavirus vaccination over the phone

23.06.2022
In Jyväskylä, Hankasalmi and Uurainen, severely immunocompromised people aged 12 and over can book an appointment for a fifth coronavirus vaccination by calling their health care clinic. Eligibility to make such a reservation is checked during the phone call.

THL strongly recommends that immunocompromised people over the age of 12 have a fifth of coronavirus vaccination.

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corona
covid-19
vaccination
covid-19 vaccination
at-risk group
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Hoitaja pistää rokotusta asiakkaan käsivarteen. Image Jaana Pinson

Ukrainians can travel free of charge until 9.8.2022

30.05.2022
The temporary travel policy for Ukrainians has been extended.

 

Valid Ukrainian passports can travel on Linkki local transport in Jyväskylä, Laukaa and Muurame without a bus ticket until 9 August. 

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linkki
public transport
ukraina
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Linkkejä Vapaudenkadulla. Image Kristiina Pentikäinen

The City of Light event on 29.9-8.10.2022

25.05.2022
The beloved light event will take place partially on a new route

The City of Light event will once again spread out around different areas of the city from September 29th until October 8th.

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City of Light
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Schroderuksen Hyöky-veistoksen ympärillä savua ja kaikialle poukkoilee vihreitä lasersäteitä. Image Rami Saarikorpi

What an event!

22.04.2022
Jyväskylä's international students were invited to the "Jyväskylä For You" event at the City Hall on 5 April 2022. Mayor Koivisto opened the event. An essential part of the evening was a panel discussion on how to enter working life and importance of international talents.

Let’s have a turn back to the evening with the following summary of students' experiences.

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foreign students
study
studying
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ryhmä opiskelijoita seisoo kaupungintalon juhlasalissa. Image Ahee Kim

Linkki local transport services at Easter 2022

12.04.2022
There are some exceptions to the Linkki local transport services in Jyväskylä, Laukaa and Muurame during Easter due to public holidays.
  • Thursday 14.4., normal weekday services
  • Friday 15.4., Sunday shifts 
  • Saturday 16.4., normal Saturday shifts
  • Su
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linkki
local transport
easter
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Pääsiäiskukkia ja suklaamunia. Image Katja Kauppila

People coming from Ukraine receive support for their employment under one roof in Jyväskylä

11.04.2022
People coming from Ukraine are served in all matters relating to employment at Kilpisenkatu 1 D by the Expertise Center for Immigrants, operating under the Employment Services of the City of Jyväskylä, and the Employment and Economic Development Office of Central Finland. Information, advice and support for matters of everyday life, as well as job search, is available in Russian language by a counsellor that understands Ukrainian. In addition, the associational and organisational field supporting integration is cooperated with.

The services for international professionals are provided by the International Jyväskylä – Info Center and the counsellors of the Expertise Center

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ukraina
employment
ukraine
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Ukrainan lippu ja rauhankyyhky. Image Terhi Pekkarinen

The Need to Exceed Expectations

06.04.2022
The Rally Finland in Jyväskylä and the business event Nordic Business Forum aim for an experience that exceeds visitor expectations. Rally Finland wants to be an event and an experience accessible to all. The Nordic Business Forum offers a solid package of content for managers to employ in their own leadership.

How can these major international events ensure a positive customer experience to keep their v

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Petteri Nikkanen ja Tiina Lehmonen AKK Sports. Image viestintä

Student's bucket list: have you already done these must-do things in Jyväskylä?

06.04.2022
Which experiences are irreplaceable from the years in Jyväskylä as a student? What are the experiences you are going to remember in the rocking chair on a pension? We asked senior students to gather a ”bucket list” for a student in Jyväskylä.

1. Highlights of student life

The following moments will be replayed in memories with warm heart.

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study
studying
student
student city
article
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Iloiset haalariasuiset opiskelijat poseeraavat rivissä. Image Tero Takalo-Eskola

The city’s education committee has decided to suspend school work if the strike of 6 to 7 April 2022 takes place.

05.04.2022
The Jyväskylä basic education services are preparing for a possible strike by the JUKO trade unions on 6 to 7 April 2022. The education committee has decided on the suspension of school work for the days of the strike by noon, Monday 4 April.

If the strike takes place, the schools operated by the City of Jyväskylä basic education services will be closed 6 to 7 April 2022.

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education
school
opening hours
basic education
pupil
student
jälkkäri
vertti
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Kaupunginvaltuuston puheenjohtajan nuija. Image Jaana Pinson

Register for native language teaching groups

04.04.2022
Mother tongue lessons or heritage language will be arranged for students whose mother tongue/heritage language (or the language they speak in addition to their mother tongue) is not Finnish.

Lessons will also be arranged for Finnish students who have lived abroad for a significant amount of time and wish to upkeep the learned foreign la

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comprehensive school
language
study
pupil
student
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Opetuskortteja kielisuihkutukseen. Image Outi Vuorimies

First impressions of Jyväskylä ー part two

17.03.2022
First impressions of Jyväskylä - the series continues! We asked people who have recently moved to the city about their thoughts on their new neighbourhood. Be sure to also check out the first part of the series!

Events and activities for every

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studying
student
article
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lähikuva pyöränrenkaasta jäällä. Image Tero Takalo-Eskola

Support and information on the Ukraine webpage

16.03.2022
Jyväskylä and Central Finland currently hosts over 1000 refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine. The Ukraine page contains information on what support and services are available in Jyväskylä for people fleeing the war in Ukraine and how you can help Ukrainians.

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ukraina
ukraine
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Ukrainan lippu ja sydän. Image Terhi Pekkarinen

First impressions of Jyväskylä

01.03.2022
They say that first impressions are important. There are all kinds of first impressions of Jyväskylä, some might be more rosy than others. What they all have in common, however, is that this is a good city for students.

City size: appropriate

When students in Jyväskylä are asked about their first impressions of Jyväskylä, many of them mention the size of

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student
student city
studying
article
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Harjun kenttä ilmasta kuvattuna ja taustalla Jyväskylä. Image Suomen ilmakuva Oy

Jyväskylä's city strategy to be discussed at the City Council meeting

18.02.2022
The Jyväskylä City Board has approved the updated city strategy with a few adjustments to the text and to the indicators. Additionally, a decision in principle was made on the city manager model. Both matters will come under the City Council on February 21, 2022.

Approval of the Jyväskylä City Strategy

The City Board proposes that the City Council approve the updated Jyväskylä City Strategy for the

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City Board
City Council
city strategy
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Talvinen kaupunkimaisema Harjun laelta kuvattunna Kuokkalan suuntaan. Image Riikka Kaakkurivaara

How to find a job during your studies or after graduation?

16.02.2022
It is well known that it is difficult to live on student grants alone. It can be useful to gain work experience during your studies, as it is difficult to find a job in Finland with an empty CV. We asked an expert and a recent graduate for tips on finding a job. 

"I don't think there are any magic tricks," starts the employment services of the city of Jyväskylä.

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student
studying
article
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Nainen tietokoneella. Image Tero Takalo-Eskola

A COVID-19 boosters for children to be given in March at the Killeri vaccination station

09.02.2022
Jyväskylä is returning to normal after the exceptional arrangements caused by the covid-19 pandemic and this will affect, among other things, where children will receive their booster dose of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine. From March, Covid-19 booster doses for children will be administered at the Killeri vaccination centre.

If your child aged 5-11 has received a Covid-19 vaccination and an appointment for a booster at the Kuokkala Health Centre, you will receive a call

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corona virus
booster dose
children

Internationally successful string quartet Meta4 the principal guest of Jyväskylä Sinfonia 2022-2024

07.02.2022
The internationally successful Finnish string quartet Meta4 has been chosen as the principal guest conductor of the Jyväskylä symphony orchestra for two years from 2022 to 2024. Violinists Minna Pensola and Antti Tikkanen, viola player Atte Kilpeläinen and cellist Tomas Djupsjöbacka will take up their task in August 2022, They will be responsible for the planning of at least four sets of concerts and the artistic development of the orchestra.

At their symphony concerts, the artists of the Meta4 Quartet conduct the orchestra while playing.

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Mustavalkoisessa kuvassa kolme miestä ja nainen seisovat tummissa vaatteissa ja katsovat kameraan. Image Tero Ahonen