Seminaarinmäki Campus

The EHL Site

The Seminaarinmäki campus, located adjacent to the city center of Jyväskylä, is a protected, significant built cultural environment with buildings from the late 19th century till the present day. The foundation of Finland’s world-famous egalitarian education system was created in 1863, when Finland’s first teacher training college, Jyväskylä Teacher Seminary, was established. The Teacher Seminary and the Finnish elementary school aimed to provide teaching and learning for everyone, regardless of gender and social background. Uno Cygnaeus, the founder of the Finnish elementary school system, was appointed as the head of the seminary. In 1934, the Jyväskylä Teacher Seminary became the Jyväskylä College of Education and in 1966, the University of Jyväskylä. Nowadays, the University of Jyväskylä is a nationally and internationally significant multidisciplinary university and an expert in education.

European dimension

Finland is globally renowned for its egalitarian and successful education system, as well as its high-quality teacher education. The Seminaarinmäki Campus highlights the significance of the educational system in Finland and Europe as the basis for an equal and democratic society. The site represents a model of equal education, which prevents social exclusion and maintains diversity and peaceful coexistence of people.

The organization

The University of Jyväskylä is a Finnish multidisciplinary science university.

The University Museum collects, preserves, studies and exhibits the past and present of the University of Jyväskylä, cultural history and the diversity of nature. You can find more information about exhibitions and guided tours on the museum’s website.

On the Visit Jyväskylä Region website, you can find comprehensive information about traveling, accommodation, attractions and activities in the Jyväskylä region.