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Jyväskylä is a prominent school and university city with 40.000 students during the academic year. The University of Jyväskylä and the JAMK University of Applied Sciences are among the most popular higher education institutions in Finland.

The University of Jyväskylä is home to Finland's first Faculty of Information Technology and the only Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, a strong Faculty of Natural Sciences and a highly extensive range of study programmes in Humanities, Economics and Social Sciences.

Tertiary education is offered in JAMK University of Applied Sciences, a multidisciplinary institution, which has extensive cooperation with the business sphere. On the whole, the education given in Jyväskylä is characterised by a keen awareness of what the future will demand.

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