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.


  • Celebrating the 20th anniversary of LUMA work in Finland – Joy of science!
    LUMA Centre Finland is a science education network of 11 universities and 13 centres in Finland. The aim of our activity is to motivate and inspire children and youth into the STEM-fields, mathematics, science and technology. In this anniversary article Maija Aksela, the Director of the LUMA-network (LUMA meaning STEM in English) will share her … Read more
  • Teachers’ Climate Change Forum – Participate virtually
    Teachers’ Climate Change Forum (TCCF) is a climate change forum organized by the University of Helsinki, LUMA Centre Finland and the Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (INAR). The forum is a continuous development program for teachers at all levels of education. The online participation for Teachers’ Climate Change Forum is open for registration. … Read more
  • International StarT LUMA programme: A successful story from Jordania
    Participating nations in the StarT programme met in Jordania in August. The director of the Ministry of Education awarded LUMA Centre Finland with a certification of collaboration with Jordania at the Jordan University. Since the year 2016 LUMA Centre Finland (11 universities and 13 centres) has organized the awarded international StarT LUMA programme. Over 70 … Read more
  • Science on Stage Festivals 2024 in Turku – apply now with your project!
    Lue lisää tapahtumasta suomeksi.Läs mer om festivalen på svenska. Teacher, early childhood educator, or teacher-student in the field of STEM education, do you have a teaching idea, material, or best practice that you would like to share with other teachers around Europe? Science on Stage festivals is Europe’s largest educational event for STEM teachers. The … Read more

Following Finnish universities belong to the LUMA Centre Finland -network