City of Jyväskylä

Jyväskylä is a lively, versatile city of sport, movement, education, and well-being in which over 5,000 events are staged annually. Jyväskylä is situated in the middle of Finland, right in the heart of Urban Finnish Lakeland. The city that follows in the footsteps of the world-famous architect and designer Alvar Aalto can offer visitors amazing encounters with nature right in the middle of the city, as well as a variety of thought-provoking culture events and installations.

Jyväskylä encourages lifelong learning and offers diverse educational possibilities, and it shows: of the city’s 140,000 inhabitants about 42,000 are students. A cradle of education, Jyväskylä was the first place in Finland in mid 1800s to acquire a Finnish language grammar school, a teacher training college for primary school teachers, and a school for girls; and today there is no reason to stop looking for learning solutions of tomorrow.

Read more about Jyväskylä at and about Central Finland at Regional Council of Central Finland.

JAMK University of Applied Sciences

JAMK’s educational expertise is based on advanced pedagogical thinking and innovative approaches to teaching and learning, all of which are continuously developed by engaging in versatile international networks and intensive cooperation with the world of work.

JAMK University of Applied Sciences is an international higher education institution with expertise in eight different fields of study. At JAMK we have more than 8,500 students from over 70 countries.

Our Venue on Thursday was in Dynamo campus, Piippukatu 2, Jyväskylä.

Jyväskylä Educational Consortium Gradia

Jyväskylä Educational Consortium Gradia renews learning and working life. We provide students of all ages as well as corporate customers with opportunities to develop their competence and business. We have 23,000 students and a staff of about 1,100. 

Gradia consists of the vocational institutions Gradia Jyväskylä and Gradia Jämsä, in addition to three Gradia General Upper Secondary Schools: Jyväskylän Lyseo Upper Secondary School, Schildt Upper Secondary School and Jyväskylä Upper Secondary School for Adults.

Our Finnish Gala Dinner on Thursday was in Gradia Priimus campus, Taulumäentie 45, Jyväskylä.

University of Jyväskylä

We cherish the balance of research and education and promote open thinking – we kindle the skills, knowledge and passion to live wisely for the best of humanity.

Our beautiful campus is home to a lively multidisciplinary research university – an open and collaborative community whose 2,500 experts and 14,500 students seek answers to the pivotal questions of tomorrow.  

Our Venue on Friday was in the Main Building, Seminaarinkatu 15, Jyväskylä.

Paviljonki Congress Centre

Lutakonaukio 12, 40100 Jyväskylä

Jyväskylä Paviljonki (webpage in Finnish) is a modern, first-rate congress centre providing facilities and services for trade fairs, meetings and conferences. Our Venue on Saturday was in Conference Hall Alvar.