Security at the University of Jyväskylä

Security contact information and Emergency Response Guide

Emergency Response Guide

Contact information

When you notice a situation posing immediate danger, always call the emergency number first. It is only after doing this that you should inform others, such as the University’s Security Manager, about the emergency.

Emergency number: 112 

Security Manager: 0504285310 or olli-pekka.laakso@jyu.fi

The Security Manager is responsible for planning, developing, directing, operatively managing and reporting on the University’s comprehensive security (excluding data security). The duties of the Security Manager include supporting and coordinating security work in all University divisions, as well as collaborating with security officials and other stakeholders. The Security Manager is responsible for the guidance and training of staff and students in security matters, as well as the execution of any large-scale security drills. The Security Manager is also mandated by law to act as an occupational safety officer, which means that they are responsible for the collaborative occupational safety activities between the employer and employees. They also represent the employer in cases of contact with occupational safety authorities.

Safety Coordinator: 0408054575 or anssi.herttala@jyu.fi

The Safety Coordinator is responsible for the University’s technical security systems. The Safety Coordinator also substitutes for the Security Manager when necessary.

Technical security systems currently in use are:

  • camera surveillance system
  • access control system
  • mechanical locking and key control system
  • antitheft alarm system

Clavis service desk: 0408054555

On-call security service number: 0204912690

Director of Relations (crisis communication): 0505649022

Report Data Security Breach, tietoturva(at)jyu.fi and by phone +358408053837 (also text messages)

Comprehensive security at the University of Jyväskylä

The main duties of the University of Jyväskylä are academic teaching, independent research and societal interaction. Security operations support the execution of these main duties and the goals set in the University’s strategy. Security operations cover all of the University’s activities both on campus and outside of Finland, as well as on online networks.

The goal of security operations is to identify, prevent and thwart any security risks on the University and the members of the University community. The focus of security activities is on prevention. From the security perspective, the University is a wide, diverse, fast-evolving and international site of activity. For this reason, security operations cannot be a narrow concern. Instead, the starting point is the broad management of comprehensive security. The comprehensive security of the University of Jyväskylä can be divided into ten sectors, which are

  • security management
  • personal security
  • data security
  • occupational safety
  • security of buildings and areas
  • security of teaching and research activities
  • prevention of crime
  • fire safety and emergency operations
  • civil protection and preparedness
  • communication of security matters

The management of comprehensive security also contributes to the quality of the University and its competitiveness. Security operations aim to do their part in creating conditions in which the University is considered a trustworthy and valued partner for operators that require a high level of security.

The full scope of security operations is described in more detail in the University’s security policy. Annual goals are presented in the security plan for each year.