Collaboration and projects

At the Open University of the University of Jyväskylä, advancement of research and active  participation in international projects is regarded as essential to our operation. JYUOpen welcomes new partnership proposals.

On-going projects, research and development

Open University of the University of Jyväskylä is continuously involved in project work that enables research and development activities.

Research and development work is currently carried out with FernUniversität in Hagen (Germany), Open Universiteit in Netherlands (Netherlands), Universidade Aberta (Portugal), Anadolu University (Turkey), and Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Spain)

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Wish to inquire about international collaboration? – Contact us


International Coordinator
Päivi Kananen
+358 50 443 2350


Jukka Lerkkanen
+358 400 249 643


Associations and memberships

At the Open University of the University of Jyväskylä, we are accustomed to developing and administering lifelong learning products in collaboration with international partners. JYUOpen is indeed an active partner in various national and international alliances.


The Open University of the University of Jyväskylä is a full member of The European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU), Europe's leading institutional association in online, open and flexible higher education. JYUOpen represents all universities in Finland within the association.


JYUOpen is actively involved in the activities of The European university continuing education network (Eucen). Eucen promotes and advances lifelong learning within higher education institutions in Europe and elsewhere.

Jukka Lerkkanen - Director of the Open University