The campuses of Jyväskylä are located close to the city centre. The 3 campuses – Seminaarinmäki, Mattilanniemi, and Ylistönrinne – are all within a kilometre from the centre of Jyväskylä.
Seminaarinmäki campus is known for its architecture by Alvar Aalto. Seminaarinmäki is a good example of how older built environment can be enhanced with new complementary building. The Finnish Heritage Agency has classified the Seminaarinmäki campus as a protected, nationally significant built cultural environment.. The oldest buildings date back to the 1880s.
The buildings on Mattilanniemi campus were built in the 1980s and the Ylistönrinne campus in the early 1990s. Mattilanniemi is located in a beautiful setting by the Lake Jyväsjärvi just a stone’s throw away from Seminaarinmäki and the city centre. Ylistönrinne campus is located on the other side ot Jyväsjärvi and it can be easily reached by crossing the Ylistön silta footbridge. The versatile campuses all have their unique atmosphere.
The preservation of cultural and building heritage is valued on the campuses in Jyväskylä. The beautiful parklike campuses are linked together by the city-crossing Green Loop pedestrian and bicycle route.
Each campus has its own unique architecture and atmosphere.