The conference will take place at the Mattilanniemi campus, with the registration and plenaries in building Mattilanniemi A (MaA).
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 16 000 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.
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City of Jyväskylä
The conference 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.
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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.
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The daytime temperature in June is usually between +13 and +23, but at night it can sometimes be really chilly (even 0 - +5). The sun rises around 4 a.m. and sets around 11 p.m. The weather can be really variable, so please consult weather forecasts. For information on the climate and local weather in different parts of Finland, as well as three-day weather forecasts, see
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.
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International flights to Tampere
Ryanair flies to Tampere, Finland, from Dublin, London-Stansted, Bremen, Frankfurt, Milan and Riga. The distance between Tampere and Jyväskylä is about 150 km and there are several train and coach services between them (there is information at the bottom of this page).
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There are also several trains from Helsinki to Jyväskylä daily. The train journey takes about 3-4 hours. The train is fast, comfortable, and punctual, and the scenic train route offers excellent views of the Finnish countryside in summer. A single train ticket from Helsinki to Jyväskylä costs c. 50 €. A ticket from Tampere to Jyväskylä costs c. 30 €.
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You can also take a coach from the Helsinki Airport to Jyväskylä. The bus journey takes about 4,5 hours. A single ticket costs c. 40 €. The bus ticket from Tampere to Jyväskylä costs c. 30 €.
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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 fee for a single journey is 2,90 €.
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