05.01.2017

Degree education and research in languages at the University of Vaasa will move to JYU

Students of the University of Vaasa visit Jyväskylä on 13 January 2017.

The process of business transfer agreement between the universities of Vaasa and Jyväskylä continues in interaction with the staff and the students.

At the end of October 2016, the rectors of the universities of Vaasa and Jyväskylä signed an agreement on transferring the University of Vaasa’s degree education in languages to the University of Jyväskylä.  As steps of the agreement students of the University of Vaasa visit Jyväskylä on 13 January 2017. Transfer admission to the University of Jyväskylä for students will take place in February 2017.

 Transfer of students to Jyväskylä

 According to the agreement, the students of language subjects at the University of Vaasa have an opportunity to become students the University of Jyväskylä in the transfer admission of February 2017,  in which case the study right would be transferred from Vaasa to Jyväskylä. Both universities desire that the students would use this opportunity and become students of the University of Jyväskylä as soon as possible.

 The Ministry of Education and Culture will define the length of the transition period.  For those who complete their studies as the students of the University of Vaasa, the opportunities of e-education and other remote teaching methods will be utilised during the transition period.  

Central content of the transfer of business agreement

 The agreement confirms that degree education and research in languages at the University of Vaasa will move as a transfer of business to the University of Jyväskylä from 1 August 2017. The scope of the agreement covers the staff and students of  language studies in the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Vaasa.

The transfer of business covers Finnish and its cognate languages, Nordic languages (including language immersion),  English, German and the minor subjects Russian and French.  

Transfer of teaching and research staff to Jyväskylä

 According to the agreement, all employees who belong to the teaching and research staff of the mentioned subjects, and who have a valid employment contract on 1 August 2017, will transfer to work for the University of Jyväskylä in connection of the transfer of business. 

 More detailed information of the agreement, press release 17 November  2016:

https://www.jyu.fi/en/news/archive/2016/11/tiedote-2016-11-17-12-54-55-850874