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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

Jyväskylä has maintained its strong position as a student city

Jyväskylä is particularly known as a university and student city. The city has established itself as a popular choice for students. The results are based on a national survey published in the spring, Student Cities 2023 - Image and willingness to recommend, and a local student survey commissioned by the City of Jyväskylä.

National survey shows how the status is evolving

A national survey conducted by Taloustutkimus, which is repeated annually, provides comp

lähikuva haalariasuisten opiskelijoiden jaloista. Image Tero Takalo-Eskola

Important encounters and tips for your future career

The Jyväskylä Paviljonki was filled with eager job and education seekers at the Rekry, työelämä & koulutus event yesterday, Thursday 28.9.

The recruitment event is an important meeting place, especially for those considering their career direction and for companies looking for the righ

ihmiset keskustelevat messuosastolla. Image Marinna Mäkelä

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

Elina Brotherus' extensive series of three exhibitions opens in Central Finland

Elina Brotherus, Finnish artist working in photography, opens her three-part exhibition compilation, Space – Time – Movement, this October in Jyväskylä, Finland. This unprecedentedly extensive, themed exhibition trilogy presents a new series on Alvar Aalto’s architecture as well as work from periods throughout the artist’s whole career.

"I seek, do, find – and take pictures. I don't interfere with the space, but the human presence awakens it." – Elina Brotherus

Valokuva kallioiden ympäröimästä purosta, kuvan keskellä tummiin pukeutunut nainen katsoo kohti. Image Elina Brotherus

International guest conductors and soloist virtuosos charm on Jyväskylä Sinfonia’s autumn season

The opening concert of Jyväskylä Sinfonia's autumn season will take place on Wednesday 6 September under the baton of Spanish conductor Ramón Tebar. The concert will feature Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 and Clara Schumann's Piano Concerto, composed when she was only 15 years old, performed by pianist Laura Mikkola.

A week after the opening concert, Jyväskylä Sinfonia's latest addition, double bassist Joonas Korjus, will bring the rarely soloist double bass int

Kontrabasisti Joonas Korjus. Image Tuomas Tenkanen

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

Yläkaupungin Yö in the museums

The museums of Jyväskylä will be celebrating the eventful weekend on 26-28 May. There are plenty of new things to see and experience for all ages!

The brand new Aalto2 museum center will open its doors to the public on Saturday, 27 May.

Opiskelijoita saapumassa yliopiston päärakennukselle juhlistamaan Yläkaupungin yötä. Image Tero Takalo-Eskola

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

Finding the right education for job seekers becomes easier

During the spring, Central Finland's employment agencies invite all unemployed jobseekers in the region to Kohti education events to learn about study options. During the spring, the operators organize three separate training events for different target groups. Lack of skills is often the cause of unemployment.


Kaksi henkilöä katsoo eteenpäin, toisella kamera kädessä ja toinen osoittaa sormella eteenpäin

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