In March 2016 The Jyväskylä Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) center of Humak is moving to a new location called Kangas. Students of Humak will share the building with JEC:s students. In Humak, humanism means individuality, but also responsibility for one’s fellow beings, so we are excited for the new opportunity to work and study with the students of The Jyväskylä Educational Consortium (JEC). The JEC is a provider of high-quality general and vocational upper secondary education and training for altogether 8 000 youth and 13 000 adult students every year.
The Creative Campus – like a new beginning
The new campus is called “The Creative Campus” because many creative organisations and different schools will work there.
First-year cultural management students Saara Nurmo and Anni Niemelä can’t wait to start studying in Kangas. ”Compared to the former campus in Korpilahti, the creative campus provides new opportunities for collaboration with different organisations,” Nurmo states.
”In my view, Kangas is inspirational and like a new beginning for Humak in Jyväskylä. I’m looking forward to work with JEC:s stdents.” Niemelä continues.
The main urban development project in Jyväskylä
The area is located near the center of Jyväskylä. The Kangas project is the main urban development project in Jyväskylä for the next several decades. Already now there are 35-40 companies located in the area of former paper mill. It has been a place for new ideas, businesses and innovations for a long time, and in 2016 Kangas will have new arrivals once the learning institutions move to Kangas. In the future Kangas will be home for 5 000 inhabitants and 2 100 new jobs. The area will be ready in 2017.
We believe that the Kangas area will provide as to develop the collaboration between different schools, and our goal is to make Kangas more reachful for the foreign visitors.
Guidances and other information in English will improve the communication between Finnish and foreign students. We are looking forward the new semester in new environment, with new fellow students.
Text: First-year cultural management students Mette Seppälä, Saara Nurmo, Saana Reijonen and Anni Niemelä
The photo on the front page: Principal lecturer Hannu Sirkkilä goes creative
In the photo high up: Humak personnel is looking to bright future in new, creative surroundings.