The Science Education Centre studies, develops and carries out multidisciplinary science education of children and young people as well as related teacher training, based on the latest research in the field as well as the internationally acclaimed integrated models of basic teacher education which have been researched and developed since 2003.

The Science Education Centre collects related expertise from the different disciplines of the University. The Centre also cooperates with partners outside the University, such as the municipalities and schools in Uusimaa, the Finnish Science Centre Heureka, organisations, companies and nearby institutions of higher education (e.g., Aalto University).

The Science Education Centre represents the University of Helsinki in the LUMA Centre Finland network of science and technology universities and is responsible for the administration of the network during the period 2017–2019.

It is involved in global cooperation with other academic experts and organisations in science education.