Subject associations are for students who share a particular subject as a major. Each Finnish study programme in the University of Jyväskylä has its own subject association.

Subject associations’ main task is to look after the needs of the students of their subject. This includes both the supervision of their members’ interests in their faculty and the organization a wide range of free-time activities from cultural events to parties and sports events.

Subject associations in University of Jyväskylä

Abakus ry

Special education

Ainejärjestö Astérix ry

Romance philology, Spanish language, Italian language

Astérix is the subject association for all students majoring or minoring in French, Spanish, Italian and Latin. We organize small gatherings but also for example wine tastings and Spanish and Italian themed events and that welcome all students regardless of their major. Astérix wishes to unite all students interested in Roman languages!

Ainejärjestö Sputnik ry

Russian philology and culture

Sputnik ry is the Russian language and culture faculty association of the University of Jyväskylä. We are a close-knit student community that is also actively involved in the activities of our umbrella organization Lingviestit ry. We organize Slavic-oriented events for students interested in Russia and its culture. In addition to these events, we take care of the advocacy of our faculty association and the well-being of students along the academic path.

Algo ry

Algo is a guild which promotes the interests of information technology and software engineering students in University of Jyväskylä. Our guild has just been established in summer 2022, but we are already organizing events – big and small – like academic table parties, quiz nights at a local pub and the famous vappu. We welcome every student in the IT-faculty as our member.

Chydisco ry (in Kokkola campus)

Cogito ry

Cognitive science

Cogito ry is the subject association of cognitive science students in University of Jyväskylä. We represent our students in the IT faculty, arrange fun and insightful activities, and help new students feel at home with their studies.

Corpus ry

Literature, Museology Art History, Art Education

Dumppi ry

Information Systems Science, Computer Science, Cyber Security, Cognitive Science

Dumppi ry is a student association for students majoring in Information Systems Science, Cybersecurity, Security and Strategic Analysis or Cognitive Science at the University of Jyväskylä. Dumppi is a community that supports the studies, hobbies, and professional as well as social goals of its members. We encourage each other to be open, innovative, courageous and active in society.

Emile ry

Education, Adult education

Emile ry is the subject association of Education, Adult Education, Guidance Education and EDUMA students at the University of Jyväskylä. Emile acts as a link between the staff and the students of the Department of Education and also cooperates with other educational science subject associations both in Jyväskylä and nationally. Emile works on the terms of its members; depending on their wishes, desires, activity and ideas. As a counterweight to studying, Emile organizes various different activities such as sports events, parties, working life days and hangouts.


Social sciences

Fokus ry is a subject association for Social Sciences in University of Jyväskylä. Our members are students of the social sciences and philosophy programme. All in all we have hundreds of members in the university. Fokus ry advocates its members interests in student life (education, working life, well-being and free time). Most importantly, we are student led organization, which takes care of its members and work to guarantee enjoyable student life.

If you have questions about Fokus ry or our events, you can send them via email to the board: Member for international affairs ( or to the subject association (


Students from International Programs

IDESCO (International Degree Student Community) is an association that welcomes and connects the International and Finnish students in Jyväskylä. Our aim is to represent students and organize events in order to make the journey of student life in Jyväskylä even more pleasant!

Jano ry

Subject teacher students

JANO ry is a student organization for subject teacher students and we are a member of SOOL (Teacher Student Union of Finland). Our main objectives are to look after the interests and rights of subject teacher students and represent them in various working groups here at the university. We also provide educational workshops and information about our line of work and organize different kinds of events for our members.

Lanka ry

Intercultural Communication, Intercultural Management and Communication, Applied Linguistics, Language, Globalisation and Intercultural Communication

Lanka ry is a subject association for exchange, minor, Master’s degree and PhD level students of the Intercultural Communication (ICC); Intercultural Management and Communication (IMCO); Applied Linguistics (APPLANG); and soon to be (Autumn 2019) Language, Globalisation and Intercultural Communication (LAGIC) programme(s) at the University of Jyväskylä.

Lingviestit ry

Roof organisation for language and communications associations 

Lingviestit is the umbrella subject association of the Department of Language and Communication Studies. Our members include the subject associations Astérix, Lanka, Lööppi, Magna Carta, Parku, Sane, Sputnik, Sturm und Drang, Svenska Klubben, Taberna Latina and Viito!. We aim to look after students in as many ways as possible – by working together with the department to guarantee high-quality teaching and curriculums, by assisting our member associations financially, and by organizing events that are educational and/or fun. Feel free to message any of our board members either in Finnish or in English!

Linkki Jyväskylä ry

Mathematical Information technology

Linkki Jyväkylä ry known as Linkki is an student association for Mathematical Information Technology, and Educational Technology majors and minors in University of Jyväskylä.
You can also meet the members of the organization, familiar to the linkeens, at the Student Room in Kattila, which is located on the Mattilanniemi campus of the University of Jyväskylä, on the B wing of the Agora building (Ag B437).

Lööppi ry


Magna Carta ry

English language

Magna Carta is the student organization of all English students in the University of Jyväskylä. Our aim is to bring students together via various activities, and by offering services that enable and encourage discussion between students, staff, and the English department. Magna Carta hopes to enrich both academic and social lives of our students while fostering a positive and open atmosphere on campus and in everything we do.

Mephisto ry


Mephisto ry is the student organization for philosophy students in the University of Jyväskylä. Mephisto aims to build up solidarity between philosophy students by hosting events, offering peer support and acting as a link between students and staff of the philosophy department as well as our student union. Our lively organization integrates new students to the student community and makes sure that there is something for everyone!

Nefa-Jyväskylä ry

Ethnology & Anthropology and culture politics

NEFA-Jyväskylä ry represents ethnology, anthropology and cultural policy students in Jyväskylä. Nefa keeps contact with other cultural studies associations around Finland and other student associations in Jyväskylä, especially with history students. We also organize intercultural events, such as parties and board game nights, to integrate exchange students to our community! You can find more info on our instagram @nefary_jkl or facebook. You are always welcome to join us!

Parku ry


Parku ry is a subject association for communication students at the University of Jyväskylä. The aim of our association is to ensure the interests of members and bring color and speed to the student daily life. You can join in Parku if you are a communication student at the University of Jyväskylä. So study communication as a major or minor, the membership of Parku is an opportunity worth taking advantage of.

Pedaali ry

Music education

Pedaali ry is a student organization of music education students at the University of Jyväskylä. Pedaali ry works to promote the interests of its members and the well-being of students.

Pedago ry

Class teacher students

Pedago is the student association of the Teacher Education study subject in the University of Jyväskylä.

Pedago oversees the interest of primary school teacher students of the University of Jyväskylä as well as offering a multitude of leisure activities to its members. Pedago organizes versatile sports and cultural activities, diverse student events and parties. Pedago does advocacy work concerning students’ academic and social affairs and works in close cooperation with other subject organizations and the Department of Teacher Education.

Puolue ry

Political science

Puolue ry is the subject association of political science of Jyväskylä. We work with the professors of our university to supervise and ensure that the needs of our students are met, albeit the most visible part of our work are all the leisure activities we organise for our students throughout the year. The aim of our organisation is to hold up the uniqueness and quality of political science here in Jyväskylä.

Pörssi ry

School of Business and Economics

Pörssi Ry is an oassociaton for students of Jyväskylä School of Business and Economics. The association’s tasks include monitoring the interests of its members and providing various services that make studying more efficient and easier. Pörssi also cooperates with networks useful for students, supports students’ sports and exercise activities and organizes, for example, various company visits, excursions and parties. In addition to the monthly events mentioned above, the most important event weeks of the year are freshman weeks, anniversary weeks and May Day weeks.



Sane ry

Finnish language

Sporticus ry

Sport and health sciences

Stimulus ry


Stimulus ry is an active student association of psychology students at the University of Jyväskylä, which organizes a wide range of activities, promotes the well-being of psychology students, represents students in the field and participates in the development of overall studying conditions. As a community, Stimulus strives to be as accessible, inclusive and equal as possible. We welcome international students to become our members and participate in our events.

Sturm und Drang ry

German language and culture

Sturm und Drang (or SuD) is a small but intimate subject association for those who are either studying or just generally interested in german language and culture. Our board organises different kinds of events for our members every month and we are always happy to welcome exchange students or students from other subjects that are interested in the german language.

Svenska Klubben ry

Swedish language

Svenska Klubben is an association of Swedish language students at the University of Jyväskylä. We are also part of Lingviestit association which brings together all students of languages and communication at the University of Jyväskylä.
Svenska Klubben är en ämnesförening för studerande av svenska språket vid Jyväskylä universitet. Vi hör också till föreningen Lingviestit som för oss samman alla studerande av språk och kommunikation vid Jyväskylä universitet.

Syrinx ry

Biological and environmental science

Syrinx ry is the subject organisation for biology and environmental science students at the University of Jyväskylä. Syrinx gets its name from the vocal organ of a bird, as the purpose of the organisation is to act as the vocal organ of students. The organisation was founded in 1971.

Taberna Latina


Tiltti ry


Tosine ry


Tosine ry is the student association of history students in the University of Jyväskylä. Our mission is to promote the interest of our members and to organize diverse activities. We guarantee a meaningful surrounding for students where you can get peer support into your studies and into the life of a student.

Trioli ry


Varkaat ry

Early childhood education

Varkaat ry is a subject organization of students studying early childhood education at the University of Jyväskylä, whose purpose is to promote and monitor the interests of its members in educational, social and cultural political issues and to represent its members in general and common matters.

Viito! ry

Sign language speakers, Sign language

Ynnä ry

Physics, Mathematics, Information technology, Statistics