LUMAT Science Research Forum

LUMAT Science Research Forum aims to improve the quality, effectiveness, and visibility of the Finnish science education research. This is achieved by developing and deepening the dialogue and research collaboration among the universities, faculties and research groups. Universities are in key position in supporting continuous learning opportunities also in teacher education.

The aims are:

  1. Promoting mathematics, science and technology education and teacher education through multidisciplinary research in the LUMA ecosystem
  2. Promoting teacher education research (also PhD’s and master students’ research) on mathematics, science and technology
  3. Fostering national and international collaboration
  4. Progressing funding opportunities
  5. Progressing research careers of young researchers
  6. Influencing LUMA education policy and practice in Finland
  7. Collaborating with other related associations

LUMAT Research Forum develops, supports, and participates in activities and research that progress the quality, effectiveness, and visibility of the Finnish science education research through the forum`s aims. LUMAT Science Research Forum activities and research is described by multidisciplinarity, collaboration, and openness.

Advisory board:

  • chair, professor, Dr. Maija Aksela, LUMA Centre Finland, University of Helsinki
  • secretary, Dr. Jaana Herranen, LUMA Centre Finland, University of Helsinki
  • university lecturer Dr. Veli-Matti Vesterinen, vice chair, president of the Finnish Mathematics and Science Education Research Association, University of Turku
  • university lecturer Dr. Johannes Pernaa, managing editor of LUMAT journal, University of Helsinki
  • senior university lecturer Dr. Mervi Asikainen, University of Eastern Finland
  • professor, Dr. Minna Hannula-Sormunen, University of Turku
  • dean, university lecturer, Dr. Sari Harmoinen, University of Oulu
  • associate professor, Dr. Vesa Hytönen, Tampere University
  • university lecturer, Dr. Markus Hähkiöniemi, University of Jyväskylä
  • professor, Dr. Tuula Keinonen, University of Eastern Finland
  • university lecturer, Dr. Anu Laine, University of Helsinki
  • professor, Dr. Jari Lavonen, University of Helsinki
  • professor, Dr. Jan Lundell, University of Jyväskylä
  • associate professor, Dr. Terhi Mäntylä, University of Jyväskylä
  • post-doctoral researcher, Dr. Johanna Naukkarinen, LUT University
  • professor Dr. Anna Uitto, University of Helsinki


  • for all inquiries, please contact:
  • research coordinator, Jaana Herranen, HY, LUMA Centre Finland
  • director, prof. Maija Aksela, HY, LUMA Centre Finland