LUMA Centre Finland

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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.


  • Nokia Foundation grants Professor Maija Aksela a recognition award
    The awardee, Maija Aksela, Professor of Science Education at the University of Helsinki is known for her distinguished, long-term efforts to develop teaching and learning in mathematics, the natural sciences and technology, from early childhood education to higher education throughout Finland. Nokia Foundation has granted its 2022 recognition award to Maija Aksela, Professor of Science … Read more
  • LUMAT Call for papers: Sustainability and Education
    LUMAT invites researchers, practitioners, and educators to contribute to the upcoming special issue on Sustainability and Education. Description Education policy and curricula in various countries emphasize promoting sustainability in all levels of education. Sustainability and Education special issue will focus on research discussing the role of sustainability in education as well as research on promoting … Read more
  • The winners of the LUMA StarT 2022 -Awards were announced in the StarT Gala
    The LUMA Centre Finland network awarded the best science and technology projects and teaching practices on Monday 13th of June at the International StarT Gala. This year, we finally had the opportunity to gather together after a two-year break at the Aalto University, Finland. In the gala, the LUMA Start Award 2022 was given to … Read more
  • International LUMAT journal 10th anniversary -over 500 papers processed
    LUMAT journal celebrates its 10th year anniversary this year.  Launched in year 2013, the journal has been promoting math, science, and technology education, teacher education and its research. “Back then, there was a huge need to publish original research articles and conference proceeding written in Finnish, Swedish and English. We also aimed to make math, … Read more

Following Finnish universities belong to the LUMA Centre Finland -network