Developing Education

Education objectives

Education statements at the University of Jyväskylä Strategy and Operational Agenda for the Strategy

Strategy 2015-2020

The University of Jyväskylä is a nationally and internationally attractive place of study. Its competitiveness is based on the recruitment of top students, the synergy of research and teaching, the pedagogical competence of its staff and the high-quality degrees that enhance students’ employability. The University’s Student Life concept supports students’ progress in their studies as well as their wellbeing.

Influential, high-quality education

  • At least half of students complete their degrees within the target times (3/2/4 years).
  • Effective guidance and cooperation with the world of work to improve the employability of graduates.

International campus – Open learning environments – The leading expert in adult education

  • The University’s international campus motivates students in their studies and prepares them to operate in a multicultural environment. Student and staff mobility is active and systematic.
  • Technologically supported pedagogical solutions enable lifelong learning and studies independent of time and place.
  • The University is Finland’s strongest and most versatile expert in adult education and plays a significant role in the export of education.

Operational Agenda 2015-2016 for the Strategy

2.2. Strengthening education

Effective, high-quality education

  • The progress of studies is ensured with structured teaching schedules and clear study path models that distribute teaching evenly across all semesters, as well as with electronic services (degrees completed within target times)
  • Bachelor’s language and communication studies are integrated in major subject studies at all departments (the number of implementations)
  • Student wellbeing services and the accessibility of education are ensured by developing the Student Life concepts and promoting the actions of the accessibility programme (reporting in the internal performance-based management process)
  • Supervised portfolio work and the staff’s increased guidance competence support career planning and minor subject selections that promote employability (student feedback)
  • Education that prepares individuals for working life and which is realised in cooperation with the public and private sectors is increased on all degree levels (implemented education)

International campus – Open learning environments – The leading expert in adult education

  • Learning outcomes are specified for periods of study abroad (the implementation methods and credits completed during exchange)
  • The partner university network is developed systematically so that studies during an exchange support and supplement studies at the University of Jyväskylä (the number of credits completed during an exchange period and recognised as parts of curricular studies / the number of credits of basic education offered in English)
  • In education, new pedagogical solutions are developed and adopted by the University community. Information and communication technology is used diversely in the solutions (reporting on the eEducation activity in the internal performance-based management process)