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. 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 2020–2021 period is the Faculty of Education at the University of Lapland.

The board members for 2020–2021

Regular Members

  • Professor Heli Ruokamo, University of Lapland (chair)
  • Professor Päivi Atjonen, University of Eastern Finland (vice chair)
  • Professor Pirita Seitamaa-Hakkarainen, University of Helsinki
  • Professor Raija Hämäläinen, University of Jyväskylä
  • Professor Sanna Järvelä, University of Oulu
  • Professor Annalisa Sannino, Tampere University
  • Professor Tero Järvinen, University of Turku
  • Professor Mia Borko-Hudd, Åbo Akademi University
  • Doctoral Researcher Mailis Elomaa, University of Jyväskylä
  • Doctoral Researcher Kalle Vihtari, University of Lapland

Substitute members

  • Professor Päivi Naskali, University of Lapland
  • Professor Leena Koski, University of Eastern Finland
  • Professor Auli Toom, University of Helsinki
  • Docent Satu Perälä-Littunen, University of Jyväskylä
  • Professor Hanna Järvenoja, University of Oulu
  • Associate Professor Hanna Toiviainen, Tampere University
  • Professor Sara Routarinne, University of Turku
  • Professor Kristina Ström, Åbo Akademi University


  • University lecturer Marjaana Kangas, University of Lapland