29.01.2007

Getting Here

Flights

The distance between the capital Helsinki and the city of Jyväskylä is approximately 270 km, and a flight from Helsinki to Jyväskylä takes about 40 minutes. There are several flights from Helsinki to Jyväskylä daily. In June, Finnair flies between Helsinki and Jyväskylä 8-9 times a day on working days, and 3-4 times a day during the weekend.

Jyväskylä airport is situated in Tikkakoski, and the distance between the airport and the centre of Jyväskylä is 20 km. Since the airport bus does not operate during the summer, you can use the services of the Airport taxi. The journey by taxi takes about 15-20 minutes and costs about 15-28 €. If you want to book a taxi for when you arrive at the airport, please call +358 100 6900. The taxi service recommends advance bookings.

More information about flights:
Finnair
 
Jyväskylä Airport


Trains

There are also several trains from Helsinki to Jyväskylä that operate daily. A train journey takes about 3-4 hours. The train is fast, comfortable, and punctual, and the nice, scenic train route from Helsinki to Jyväskylä offers a glance over the Finnish summer nature at its best. There are ten train connections between Helsinki and Jyväskylä daily. A single train ticket costs 40-48€.

More information about train connections:
VR


Coaches

You can also take a coach from the Helsinki Airport to Jyväskylä. The bus journey takes about 4 hours. A single ticket costs about 40€.

Information about coach connections:
Matkahuolto


Local buses

In Jyväskylä, you can use local buses to get from the centre of the city to the venue. Buses leave from Vapaudenkatu, which is in the centre next to the pedestrian precinct. The buses that go to the venue are the numbers 5 and 5K, and they leave from the stop number 6 in Vapaudenkatu. The fee for a single journey is 2,70 €.

More information about the local buses in Jyväskylä:
Jyväskylän liikenne



THE VENUE

Agora Human Technology Center

The Summer School will take place in the Agora Human Technology Center. The Agora Center is a cooperative network for interdisciplinary research environment at the University of Jyväskylä.

More information about Agora:
Agora
Map of Agora


Jyväskylä airport is situated in Tikkakoski, and the distance between the airport and the centre of Jyväskylä is 20 km. Since the airport bus does not operate during the summer, you can use the services of the Airport taxi. The journey by taxi takes about 15-20 minutes and costs about 15-28 €.


University of Jyväskylä

The University of Jyväskylä is a multidisciplinary university established in 1934 as the Jyväskylä College of Education. In 2004, the University celebrated its 70th anniversary. The University plays a very active role in many scientific fields both nationally and internationally. Human, nature, and technology form the key elements of the multidisciplinary scientific profile of the University. There are nearly 15 000 Finnish degree students, as well as exchange students from some 70 universities abroad. The University has research collaborators in numerous universities all over the world.

More information about the University of Jyväskylä:
University of Jyväskylä


Centre for Applied Language Studies (CALS)

The Centre for Applied Language Studies, is a national research institute that is part of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Jyväskylä. It is the only research institute in the field of applied language studies in Finland. The Centre has operated, in its present form, since 1996. The number of permanent posts is 15. In addition, the Centre employs annually researchers, doctoral students and assisting personnel for periods of limited duration, with funding from external sources.

The research conducted at the Centre is focused on the language use of individuals and communities in multilingual and multicultural contexts. The scope of research includes issues in language use and language learning and teaching from the perspective of both the mother tongue and foreign languages. A common denominator in research is the view on language as a social and interactive phenomenon. The research conducted at CALS is interdisciplinary: it is closely related to other human sciences such as psychology, sociology, education, and cultural studies. The research projects often adopt multidimensional, collaborative and multi-method approaches.

More information about CALS
Centre for Applied Language Studies


Department of Languages

The Department of Languages trains experts in language, culture and communication; eg. language teachers. Our premises are on the main campus in Fennicum and Philologica.

The following languages are taught as major subjects in the Department of languages: English, Finnish, Finnish sign language, French, German, Latin, Russian and Swedish.

More information about the Department of Languages
Department of Languages


City of Jyväskylä

The Summer School will be held in Jyväskylä, in the heart of the central Finnish lake district, some 270 km north of the capital Helsinki and within good traffic connections. The city is a lively university town with about 80 000 inhabitants (110 000 with the surrounding area). The architecture of Alvar Aalto in Jyväskylä is internationally known. “The big little city” accurately describes Jyväskylä. It has the advantages of a small town, without the drawbacks of a big city. Comfort and safety characterise the city, as well as short distances. The city offers a broad variety of services but, at the same time, everything is close at hand.

More information about Jyväskylä:
City of Jyväskylä

Restaurants, places to visit etc. in the Jyväskylä region:
Jyväskylä region

Map of Jyväskylä:
City of Jyväskylä - map


Finland

Finland is situated in northern Europe. We have Sweden to the west of us, the tip of Norway in the north, a long border with Russia in the east, and Estonia to the south, across the Gulf of Finland. Finland (Finnish name Suomi) is a republic and a member of the European Union since 1995.

The population of Finland is 5.2 million. Finland has two official languages, Finnish and Swedish, the latter spoken as a mother tongue by about 6 % of the people. English has become the most popular foreign language and is widely spoken. The ‘old’, ‘historical’ or ‘national’ minorities in Finland today are the Swedish-speaking Finns, the Sámi, the Roma, the Jews, the Old Russians and the Tatars.

More information about Finland:
Finland travel information - Lonely Planet
Virtual Finland
Finland.fi
Finland travel and tourism guide