Our group provides high quality teaching based on modern pedagogy and innovative practices to enhance active learning.

We are active in national and international educational activities through NOVA and Erasmus networks and projects, including Una Europa.

Biodiversity Education Network of Finnish Universities

In order to be able to take biodiversity into account comprehensively, education and diverse co-operation in educational planning are needed.

The aim of this project is to bring together a national biodiversity education network, study content and operation model to meet the learning needs in biodiversity issues now and in the future. Through this, co-operating universities bring expertise from their areas of strengths and strategic objectives for the use of the entire network. This is a joint project of the University of Eastern Finland, the University of Helsinki, the University of Oulu, the University of Turku and the University of Jyväskylä to develop a nationwide biodiversity education network. The project is funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture.

Biodiversity Education Network

Our unique highly multidisciplinary course Biodiversity.NOW (2 ECTS) is open to students of all fields. See this video for more information and here for registration options.


RUR’UP promotes innovative education for sustainable development in peripheral rural areas. The transnational project funded under Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership involves seven higher education institutions and organizations active in education. The participating partners intend to produce a variety of educational materials and carry out learning activities specifically targeted to rural areas.


High Nature Value Farming: Learning, Innovation and Knowledge, was funded under Horizon2020, aimed at developing and sharing of innovations that support farming systems in areas of exceptional natural values across Europe through a multi-actor approach. It produced a diverse set of educational materials

HNV-Link EU - Education


Innovative Education towards the Needs of the Organic Sector -project, funded under Erasmus+, aimed to develop, test and implement innovative educational materials and methods addressing the needs of the labour market in organic sector and beyond.

More about EPOS project (in Finnish)

Coursework in Agroecology
  • AGRI-211 Wildlife in Farming Environment
  • AGRI-212 Ecological Farming Methods
  • AGRI-221 Agroecology: Working with the Complexity of Farming Systems
  • AGRI-222 Sustainable Food Systems
Quotes from Agroecology Students

"One of the best, if not the best, course I've taken!"

"Excellent combination of Theory with practicals...."

"Thank you for this course as well as the various speakers and farmers for taking their time and sharing knowledge with me. I am very happy with the results of this course"

"Thank you for taking us students as valuable and skillful (future) experts. All the snacks and the ways to emphasize our knowledge, skills and successes (and the snacks) made the course a very nice."