What is happening?
The University of Jyväskylä has decided to close the operations of the Agora Center, an independent interdisciplinary institute, at the end of year 2016 as part of it's structural reorganization. Unfortunately, this also means that we are unable to accept new projects or collaboration proposals. Each Agora Center project has been transferred to another department and continues to operate as planned. The Project Management Office of the Agora Center was shut down on 31.12.2016.
Why will the Agora Center close down?
The University Board has decided to shut down Agora Center as part of the structural reorganization, stating that:
The University will still continue to develop the strengths recognised in the Center's operations, for example, agility to start and implement multidisciplinary research projects and internal and external networking, in all University functions.
What happens to the Agora Center projects?
All projects will continue according to project plans, and the project teams are unaffected by the structural reorganization. The administration of projects that continue in 2017 has been transferred to another faculty or department during autumn 2016 as follows:
How does this affect the Agora building and its usage?
Closing the Agora Center does not affect other usages of the Agora building. Teaching, research, and events will be organized by several faculties. The other users of the building (e.g. Faculty of IT, JSBE and external companies) are also unaffected by this change.
Who can I contact if my question was not answered here?
- For questions regarding a project, please contact the project lead (see the project page or above).
- For questions regarding the structural reorganization of the University, please contact Rector Matti Manninen.
- For other questions, please contact:
Director, Professor Pasi Tyrväinen, or
Head of Planning and Development Päivi Fadjukoff.