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 


  • PhD (Education), professor Päivi Häkkinen, Reseach development
  • PhD (Education), research coordinator 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
  • David Hoffman
    PhD, senior researcher, Educational systems and society
  • Päivi Tynjälä
    PhD (Education), professor, Learning, teaching and learning environments

Staff representatives

  • Matti Taajamo
    PhD (Education), senior researcher
  • Raimo Vuorinen
    PhD (Education), project manager
  • Tero Pelkonen
    project manager,

Secretary of the management group

  • Mira Strömmer
    Team leader