University of Jyvskyl Faculty of Information Technology

Jyvskyl, Finland University of Jyvskyl
The Faculty of Information Technology plays a key role in developing one of the Universitys core fields, human technology. One of the Facultys primary strengths is its ability to view IT broadly, integrating various perspectives and identifying the joint effects of different phenomena.

About

History

The Faculty is the first and largest of its kind in Finland and was founded in 1998. However, Information Systems Science has been taught at the University of Jyväskylä since 1967.

Education

Currently, there are more than 1500 Bachelor's and Master's level students and 150 doctoral level students studying in the Faculty of Information Technology. There are nearly 200 members of staff working in the Faculty.

Research

At the Department of Mathematical Information Technology the object of teaching and research is the effective automation of information processing. Main areas of research are scientific computing and its technical applications, software engineering, telecommunication, embedded systems, mobile computing and teacher education.

At the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, information systems and information processing are studied from four major perspectives: technological, human, business, and information.

Master's Programmes

Services

Student services

The University of Jyväskylä offers excellent support services for the international students. Each student is appointed a peer tutor to help in any way even before arrival to Jyvaskyla.

Our student accommodation is all located within walking/ cycling distance of the campus and personal safety is not an issue at any time of the day.

Housing services

Student apartments are located within walking distance or a short bus ride away from campus.

Medical services

Citizens of EU and EEA countries are covered by the National Health Insurance Scheme administrated by the Social Insurance Institution (KELA). To be eligible for these benefits, you need to bring with you an European Health Insurance Card from the local social security office in your home country.

Student Life

Campus life

Located in Agora building next to the beautiful lake Jyväsjärvi, yet within only 10 minutes' safe walking distance from the city center, you will be able to enjoy the calming effects of the surrounding nature as well as easy access to city center, travel connections and student accommodation.

Student clubs

  • IDESCO is the international degree student community of Jyväskylä, a fairly newly formed association under the University of Jyväskylä Student Union (JYY). The purpose of the association is to unite the international degree students (international and Finnish, Doctoral and Masters degree students) under a multidisciplinary club/ group.
  • Most students of IT are members of a subject associations Dumppi or Linkki. Subject associations act as the link between students and the department, university and Student Union (JYY) and, as a counterbalance for studying, it offers a wide range of activities to its members: everything from ice fishing to marathon dance parties.