Research on expertise and expert networks

​The research projects have dealt with new challenges of higher education and various forms of workplace learning which is influenced by the rapid development of technology and new kinds of networked and mobile organizations in different fields such as medicine, business, and public administration.

On the other hand, studies deal with technology as a cognitive and social tool that can be used in developing more powerful learning environments.



 Research team

  • Tuire Palonen
  • Professor Kai Hakkarainen (since 2014 in University of Helsinki)
  • Visiting Professor Els Boshuizen
  • Visiting Professor Hans Gruber
  • FiDiPro and Visiting Professor Roger Säljö (2009-2013)
  • Laura Helle
  • Erno Lehtinen
  • Professor Arja Virta
  • Tarja-Riitta Hurme
  • Marjaana Puurtinen

Doctoral Students

  • Andreas Gegenfurtner (2008-2012)
  • Anna Siewiorek (2008-2012)
  • Markus Nivala (2006-2012)
  • Kaisa Hytönen
  • Leena Salminen
  • Ilkka Uusitalo
  • Marise Lehto
  • Satu Hakanurmi


  • ​(2006-2011) JOHAMU-project, Finnish Agency for Technology and Innovation (Tekes)
  • (2011-2014) KYTKÖS-project,  Ministry of Education
  • (2010-2014) FUTUREX-project,  European Social Fund
  • (2009-2012) FidiPro-funding, Academy of Finland
  • (2010-1013) LearnMedImage-project, Academy of Finland
  • (2013) Finnish Cultural Foundation
  • (2014-2015) University of Turku Graduate School
  • (2013-2015) Finnish Cultural Foundation and Emil Aaltonen Foundation
  • (2014-2016) Academy of Finland
  • (2015-2017) Turku Institute for Advanced Studies