Management group


The Management group is the unofficial body assisting the head of the institute with its management. It includes the leaders of the institute’s research areas and staff representatives.

Director of the Institute

  • PhD, professor Jussi Välimaa 

Vice-directors

  • PhD (Education), professor Päivi Häkkinen, Reseach development
  • PhD (Education), research professor Jaana Kettunen, Staff development

Directors of the research area

  • Hannu Heikkinen
    PhD (Education), professor,  Education and the world of work
  • Päivi Häkkinen
    PhD (Education), professor, Learning, teaching and learning environments
  • Juhani Rautopuro
    PhD (Education), associate professor, Educational systems and society
  • Taina Saarinen
    PhD (Applied Linguistics), research professor, Educational systems and society
  • Päivi Tynjälä
    PhD (Education), professor, Learning, teaching and learning environments

Staff representatives

  • Terhi Nokkala
    PhD, senior researcher
  • Tero Pelkonen
    project manager, Peda.net
  • Eija Puhakka
    project manager

Secretary of the management group

  • Satu Lassila
    Secretary