LUMA Centre Finland

We are a science education network of Finnish universities. Our aim is to inspire and motivate children and youth into mathematics, science and technology (STEM). To achieve our goal, we develop new methods and activities of science and technology education based on research. Furthermore, we support the life-long learning of teachers working on all levels of education from the early childhood to universities, and strengthen the development of research-based teaching.


  • Girls got enthusiastic about mathematics, science and technology in science clubs
    With ZAU science clubs, we increased girls’ interest towards mathematics, natural sciences and technology. At the same time, science club instructors were able to try phenomenon-based and Inquiry-based teaching. For example, many primary school teachers were inspired to organize accessible science clubs for their pupils. Learning experiences for both children and instructors In 2019 –2021, … Read more
  • Joy of Creativity in Science and Art!
    Everyone can be creative! Jokainen voi olla luova Iloa luovuudesta tieteessä ja taiteessa – Tervehdyksiä suomeksi alla Director of LUMA Centre Finland, professor Maija Aksela is celebrating her 60th birthday on 25th of November, 2021 with the theme of creativity and an art exhibition. Some of her colleagues and friends have sent greetings around the … Read more
  • Nordic Nord StarT competition invites children and young people to join in the fight against climate change
    The Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture is organising the Nordic Nord Start Climate Change Competition in autumn 2021. The competition is part of the programme of Finland’s Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2021. Organised in cooperation with the LUMA Centre Finland’s StarT programme, the competition aims to gather children, young people … Read more
  • Register now for the LUMAT Research Symposium and Summer School 2021
    The 11th LUMAT Research symposium will be organized on 9-10.6.2021 by LUMAT Science Research Forum. Preceding that, we organize a Summer school on 8th of June. Both events will be organized online. Register now for the both events by filling this form. Engagement through modern technologies The theme of this year’s LUMAT Research Symposium is … Read more