Main research areas and research teams

Research at the FIER has been organized into three main areas in research teams (see the figure below). More information about main research areas.


The Institute Board

The Institute board’s role is to develop and evaluate the operations of the Institute. The board, among other duties, verifies the Institute’s operational and financial plans as well as overseeing the research, publishing, and personnel strategies. The membership of the board includes representatives from national educational agencies, education field, departments within the University of Jyväskylä, and staff of the Institute.
 icon Composition of the Institute Board


The Director of the Institute is professor Taina Saarinen (1.2.2023-).
Vice-directors are professor Päivi Häkkinen ja research professor Jaana Kettunen.

The 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.
 icon The Management group members