About us

The Finnish Educational Research Association promotes educational research and publishing and contributes to social dialogue.

The aim of the Finnish Educational Research Association is to enhance educational research and dissemination of the findings in the field. The three cornerstones of the association’s activities are organizing the annual conference, publishing, and enabling the functioning of the Special Interest Groups (SIG). The association also promotes conference and publication activities and strives to increase national and international co-operation between researchers in the field. In addition, it aims at increasing the visibility of educational discipline in the society and at communicating with other national and international actors in the field.

FERA was established in 1967. The association has close to 650 members. FERA is a member of The European Educational Research Association (EERA).

Main tasks of the association are:

  • to promote educational research and co-operation between researchers in the field
  • to expand the societal influence and connections of the association
  • to strengthen co-operation with international and national scientific and other educational
    communities, with a special emphasis on The Federation of Finnish Learned Societies