The FinEd Network comprises the doctoral programmes and faculties of eight Finnish universities. The members of the FinEd Network signed a written co-operation agreement in 2015, which has been updated in 2021. The member units maintain their membership by paying an annual membership fee.

The FinEd Network is led by its board, which has one regular member and one substitute member from each member unit. In addition, there are two doctoral researchers on the board. The board elects the Head of the Network from among the regular members of the board, who then acts as the Chair of the board. The network has a Coordinator who is also the secretary of the board. In addition, the FinEd Network can arrange work groups for special tasks. The coordinating unit for the 2022–2023 period is the Faculty of Educational Sciences at the University of Helsinki.

The board members for 2024–2025

Regular Members

  • Professor Markku Niemivirta, University of Eastern Finland (chair)
  • Professor Auli Toom, University of Helsinki
  • Professor Pigga Keskitalo, University of Lapland
  • Professor Niina Rutanen, University of Jyväskylä
  • Senior Research Fellow, Docent Pauliina Rautio, University of Oulu
  • Professor Petri Nokelainen, University of Tampere
  • Professor Tero Järvinen, University of Turku
  • University Lecturer, Docent Heidi Höglund, Åbo Akademi University
  • Doctoral Researcher Anna Kristiina Kokko, University of Eastern Finland
  • Doctoral Researcher Janne Väätäjä, University of Lapland

Substitute members

  • Professor Pirjo Aunio, University of Helsinki
  • Professor Päivi Rasi-Heikkinen, University of Lapland
  • Research Coordinator Milla Saajanaho, University of Jyväskylä
  • Professor Hanna Järvenoja, University of Oulu
  • University Lecturer, Docent Vesa Korhonen, University of Tampere
  • Professor Sara Routarinne, University of Turku
  • Senior University Lecturer Katri Hansell, Åbo Akademi University
  • Professor Sonja Kosunen, University of Eastern Finland


  • Post-Doctoral Researcher, Project Coordinator Anna Rawlings, University of Eastern Finland