15.01.2018

Creative and international: the Faculty of Mathematics and Science

Welcome to the Faculty of Mathematics and Science! In our faculty, we conduct internationally acclaimed research and provide top-level teaching in all the areas of mathematics and sciences we represent. We develop new ideas and share them with the community and educate experts who will have an important role in building the future.


The world needs proficient experts to solve the problems of tomorrow. Globally, there is an ever-growing need for experts in the field of science. Concern about the state of the environment and a desire to build a sustainable future is what brings the students of mathematics and science together. Our faculty, in its diversity, will play an active role in the development of mathematics and sciences in Finland and abroad.

Our faculty offers a wide spectrum of multidisciplinary research with several world-leading research groups. We have substantial research infrastructure for both experimental and theoretical research, and the very best teachers and researchers, not to mention the modern facilities and an international and compact campus. Our research focus areas are bio-based economy and recycling, which lead to a more sustainable economy and lower dependence on fossil fuels. We also focus on molecular nanoscience and structure of matter with accelerators as well as developing new innovations and technologies that are shaping the future and changing the world.

The Faculty of Mathematics and Science is one of the six faculties of the University of Jyväskylä, located in the Ylistönrinne and Mattilanniemi campus areas. It is the biggest and one of the most international faculties of JYU. In addition to the four departments, the faculty includes a cross-disciplinary research centre, the Nanoscience Center, and extends even further to the Konnevesi Research Station.