City of Sciences and the Arts

Jyväskylä is a city in south-central Finland, located on the north shore of Lake Päijänne. Its geographical location makes it an important logistic and communications hub; Is about 140 km from Tampere and 270 km from Helsinki. With about 133,000 inhabitants (2013) it is the seventh largest city in the country and the largest in the Central Finland region. Jyväskylä and the nearby municipalities have a total of 147,000 inhabitants.

Sometimes called the Athens of Finland, Jyväskylä is promoted as "city of sciences and the arts". Of the various training centers in the city, the University of Jyväskylä is today the most important, hosting in its Campus the Botanical Garden of the University of Jyväskylä.