Campus Environment of the University of Jyväskylä

Campus areas of the university, Seminaarinmäki, Ruusupuisto, Mattilanniemi and Ylistönrinne form a faceted layers of cultural and nature environment.

The three campuses of the University of Jyväskylä – Seminaarinmäki, Mattilanniemi and Ylistönrinne – constitute a multifaceted cultural and natural environment that prompts you to find out more about the University’s long cultural-historical continuum. The Teacher Seminary, the Summer University, the College of Education and the University have influenced the architecture, art and parks of the campuses in various ways, producing a rich and unique ensemble.

The Seminaarinmäki campus of the University of Jyväskylä and Equality in Education are awarded with the first European Heritage Label in Finland. The European Heritage Label has been awarded to such sites in the EU area that have played a significant role in terms of the European history, culture, and integration.

Seminaarinmäki has been listed on the inventory of nationally important cultural-historical environments (RKY) by the National Board of Antiquities. The ‘Aalto Campus’, comprising the buildings designed by Alvar Aalto on Seminaarinmäki, has been designated as one of the outstanding pieces of modern Finnish architecture by Docomomo.