Contact Details

The Science Education Centre operates at various locations/campuses in Helsinki, within different organisational units of the university.

The best way to contact staff is mostly by email.

If you do not know who you are looking for, contact our service address

Mrs. Maija Aksela

PhD, Research Director, Professor

Vice Director
Mr. Juha Oikkonen

PhD, Professor

General Coordination
Mr. Topias Ikävalko

MSc, Research Assistant

Bio- and Environmental Sciences
Ms. Salla Merenheimo

Research Assistant

Ms. Oona Kiviluoto

MSc, Research Assistant

Computer Science
Ms. Virpi Sumu

Teaching Assistant

    Geosciences and Geography
    Mr. Markus Jylhä

    MSc, Coordinator

    Ms. Laura Ihalainen

    MSc, University Teacher

    Mathematics and Statistics
    Ms. Jenni Räsänen

    MSc, Doctoral Student

    Mr. Tapio Rasa

    MSc, Coordinator

    Science Education for Small Children
    Ms. Iiris Lukkarinen (from April 2019)

    MSc, Project Planner

    • Contact details of Iiris Lukkarinen

    Administrative Matters
    Mr. Lauri Vihma

    MSc, Planning Officer

    Groups of teachers and other current or future professionals within the education field and other interested groups can visit the university to get acquainted with science education, from August to June, on weekdays from 8 am to 5 pm.

    The visit package (2 hrs) includes a brief general introduction about science education, introduction to a chosen theme, practical activity, and reflection of the visit.

    Due to their nature, visits are possible for up to 20 people.

    The practical arrangements for visits are made by the HY+ Ltd. All visitors are invoiced.

    We kindly ask you to find more information and make the requests for the visits at, please.