Maija Aksela
Professor Maija Aksela has a 25-year-experience in science education and teacher training in Finland. She has two hats: she is the director of both national LUMA Centre Finland and the Unit of Chemistry Teacher Education in the Department of Chemistry, University of Helsinki. She has published about 300 papers. Many research projects are going on supporting both formal and non-formal science education. Professor Aksela is leading the special LUMA Finland program for years 2014-19 sponsored by Ministry of Finland. She has many international collaboration tasks and activities, for example she has been Finland’s representative of the ALLEA (ALL European Academies) working group on Science Education since 2010. Professor Aksela has received altogether 14 honours or awards.