Group members

INAR education research group

Katja Lauri is a Research Director and Director of Masters programme in Atmospheric Sciences.

Taina Ruuskanen is a University Lecturer, Director of Bachelor programme in Physical Sciences and GLOBE Finland coordinator.

Laura Riuttanen is a University Lecturer in atmospheric sciences. She leads Climate University, network of 27 higher education institutions in Finland developing climate change and sustainability teaching in higher education in Finland.

Kenneth Peltokangas is a Post-doc working as a coordinator for the Specialisation Programme in Climate Expertise.

Janne Salovaara is a Post-doc bringing collaborative research into the sustainability impact of climate education and professionalism.

Joula Siponen is a PhD student studying climate competencies in the society. She is also a geophysicist with Arctic experience.

Janina Taurinen is a PhD student studying climate competencies of the youth in Finland. She is also assisting in Climate University coordination.

Reetta Matilainen is a coordinator in Climademy project and works with school collaboration in Hyytiälä forestry field station.

Karoliina Särkelä is a technical assistant studying students’ sense of belonging in higher education.

Suvi Lintuvaara is a MSc student studying assessment of climate competencies.

Part-time members:

Marianne Santala is a PhD student studying climate leadership in the society. She is also a meteorologist and designer. She is involved in content creation and development for online courses in Climate University project and coordination in the Digiloikka project of the Master’s Program in Atmospheric Sciences.

Nesrine Bouhlal is a BSc student working as research assistant.

Former members:

Post-doc: Inkeri Kontro (-2022), Mikko Äijälä (-2022)

PhD student: Pilvi Sihvonen

Civil servant and trainee: Mikael Nummi (2020-2021).

Summer students: Nesrine Bouhlal (2023), Karoliine Särkelä (2023), Sini Bäckström (2022), Kaisla Kareoja (2022), Suvi Lintuvaara (2022), Mila Vehviläinen (2020), Mikael Karvinen (2019), Robin Wiksedt (2019), Sofia Santapukki (2019).