Departments and units

Head of the Department of Education is University lecturer, Docent Riitta Jyrhämä.


Bachelor's programme

  • Elina Kontu, chair
  • Seija Kairavuori
  • Jan-Erik Mansikka
  • Nina Sajaniemi
  • Erja Syrjäläinen
  • Lotta Uusitalo-Malmivaara
  • Janne Varjo
  • Minja Lahdelma, student
  • Konstamikko Korhonen, student
  • Erna Lindberg, secretary

Master's programme

  • Inkeri Ruokonen, chair
  • Sami Paavola
  • Kirsti Lonka
  • Minna Autio
  • Eira Suhonen
  • Liisa Tainio
  • Krista Laitila, student
  • Aleksi Vehmassalo, student
  • Anni Juva, secretary

The Centre for University Teaching and Learning HYPE fosters research on learning and teaching in higher education and improves university teachers’ skills and understanding of the factors of successful studying and high quality teaching. Centre's multidisciplinary research focuses on learning, teaching, learning environments, and practices in Higher Education. The Centre cooperates closely with pedagogical experts across the universities nationally and internationally.

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The Centre for Educational Assessment (CEA) at the University of Helsinki was established in 1996 to develop an instrument for measuring learning to learn as the key transversal skills vital for lifelong learning. Today, CEA works in collaboration with schools and municipalities, and for the National Board of Education and the Ministry of Education and Culture in educational assessment and other strands of educational research and development.

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CICERO Learning is a network for distinguished researchers and research groups on learning. The researchers of the network are based in different universities and research institutes in Finland. The network builds co-operation with research groups and units around the world.

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The Nordic Centre of Excellence (NCoE) Justice through education in the Nordic Countries (JustEd) is a multidisciplinary, cross-national research network of 14 partners. It is coordinated at the University of Helsinki, Faculty of Educational Sciences. 

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