LUMA Centre Finland

A girl is looking at the light's reflections through ice.

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.


  • “The best day I’ve had in ages!” – Learning together in a science club 
    This spring – children, future and current teachers, and even parents – studied the wonders of science in clubs organised at schools. As part of the international multiannual StarT programme coordinated by LUMA Centre Finland, a new type of science club has been trialled and developed. In it, learners are the stars – their questions, … Read more
  • International cooperation strengthens – new Memorandum of Understanding signed
    On Friday the 15th of February a Memorandum of Understanding was signed with Ilia State University in Tbilisi, Georgia. The cooperation concerns LUMA-activity (STEM-activity) in relation to the education of teachers and research. The agreement lasts over a five-year span. ”We learn from each other during international cooperation. The Memorandum of Understanding is an important … Read more
  • Teachers nurturing sustainable development
    The latest study published in the LUMAT journal demonstrates the key role of teachers in education related to sustainability and climate change. Teachers’ knowledge and skills related to the content and pedagogy of climate change are linked to their self-efficacy beliefs. The refereed scholarly article is part of the sustainability and climate change research programme … Read more
  • Maikki Roiha is writing a master’s thesis in chemistry in collaboration with Nokia
    Chemistry student Maikki Roiha of the University of Helsinki is working on her master’s thesis in collaboration with Nokia Corporation. She is studying immersion, specifically the opportunities and challenges of using immersive 360-degree videos to teach chemistry on virtual school trips. “I began to work on my thesis last June, first completing preliminary assignments and … Read more

Following Finnish universities belong to the LUMA Centre Finland -network