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The Conferment of Degrees Ceremony in May 2019

The tenth Conferment of Degrees Ceremony for new Masters and Doctors from all faculties of the University of Jyväskylä will be held on 24–26 May 2019. Registration is open until 1 February 2019.

JYU awarded developers of education

Rector Keijo Hämäläinen granted the 2018 Educational Development Awards on 26 October 2018. On the basis of proposals received from the University community, the awards were granted to teacher-researcher teams whose work is characterized by collaborative and systematic development efforts as well as excellent student feedback.

JYU Science Communication Award to the Journalism Research News service

The JYU Science Communication Award in the academic year 2017–2018 was granted to the Journalism Research News (JRN) service. Project Researcher Pasi S. Ikonen from the Department of Language and Communication Studies was awarded for the development work which has made, in a few years, the JRN project a leading international science communication channel in the field of journalism research.

Tick-borne disease is not just Lyme

A study recently published in Scientific Reports discovered that 65% of Lyme disease patients irrespective of their disease stage respond to several microbes. As a consequence, the authors have demonstrated that microbial infections in individuals suffering from Lyme disease do not follow the "one microbe, one disease" status-quo. Moreover, the probability that Lyme disease patients would respond to multiple microbes associated with the tick-borne disease is an astounding 85 %.

University Shop Soppi’s services renewed. Join the product development panel

The current Soppi outlet will be emptied because of the renovation of the library building in early 2019 and the services will be reorganised. From 1 June 2019, JYU products will be sold in connection of Semma restaurants. This improves the availability of the JYU product selection in different parts of campus. Publications will be sold as a small selection in the online store.

Open university studies to reduce the pressure put on the matriculation examination as the basis for student selections

Universities will soon select their students based on matriculation examination results. This will increase students’ pressure to perform well in the examination. The Alternative Path to University (Toinen reitti yliopistoon, TRY) project of eleven Finnish universities aims to reduce this pressure by creating alternative routes to degree studies. The development work starts officially with an initial project seminar at the University of Helsinki on Thursday, 1 November 2018.

Se­mi­nar on eS­ports, Exer­ga­ming, and Fan­ta­sy Lea­gues
Nov 21, 2018 10:00 AM to Nov 23, 2018 05:00 PM

Multidiscliplinary seminar investigates the intersections between digital games and sports. In addition to academic presentations there is a day of industry related talks as well as an esports tournament on Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

Dissertation: 14.12.2018: Conservation of wood-inhabiting fungi is complicated (Purhonen)
Dec 14, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM

Many wood-inhabiting fungi suffer from the changes caused by forest management. For that reason, the different fungal groups and tree species should be better addressed in the conservation planning. New information about the wood-inhabiting fungi of boreal forest helps to assess the effects of forest management more precisely than before.