University description (as per official university website)
Jyväskylä University Open University
Jyväskylä University Open University is Finland's largest and most diverse open university education provider. Our mission is educational equality by offering university courses for all those interested regardless of age, education or place of residence. Opetustamme held in Helsinki, Jyväskylä office in addition to a service point, and over a hundred schools around the Finnish co-operation. Annually, University of Jyväskylä Open University is studying about 14 000 students.
Our offering is a study of all the University of the seven faculties of language and communication studies at the University Language Centre. Responsible for the quality of our teaching and curriculum in the University, organized education. Studies can be carried out, for example etäopiskellen, online courses or through participation in class work or other studies in addition to being unemployed or retired. Most of the study it is possible to start in his best interests at any time during the school year.
Open University can not study at a university, but education has been possible to include part of the degree, if students prefer and later the University student. Open University studies conducted in many major subjects, students may apply for the University, a student at the Open University of the bus.
Role and Mission Statement
Open University to organize co-faculties, institutes, university departments and other service users with educational equality and lifelong learning for university education. Basic task is defined by the University instruction.
Open University is to take the university to do social service by organizing and producing university studies in educational and regional equality and to promote lifelong learning. The Open University is part of the university institution and adult education package. It is implemented in cooperation with teaching faculties, departments, university departments and other national co-operation with educational institutions.
The Open University is a separate unit of the University of Jyväskylä, which is administered by the Director and the Board.
Open university education is organized at the University since 1971. Initially, the operation of open talk of higher education in the name. The beginning of 1984 activities organized training center attached to, as one of its operating units. The unit director was at the time KM Asta Makkonen. In early 1997, the University of Jyväskylä was constructed on three adult education faculty institutes: the Open University, Chydenius Institute and Continuing Education Centre. Director of the institution at the time KT, dos. Jukka Koro, who piloted the growing open until the departure of retired university. He was followed by the academic year 2003-2004 was a director of Embryo-college rector FT, dos. Jorma Keränen. Beginning of 2004 the Director of the shj, PhD Satu Helin.