create your own project-based learning unit with the help of our online course - join now for free!

Would you like to get support for designing your own project-based learning unit in line with current research into science education?

Join our free online course "Project-based learning and the theory behind it - create your own project!" by the 28th of October!

The course will begin on the 28th of October 2019 and it takes 4-5 weeks to complete (ca. 27h). The participants will learn about the key features of good quality project-based learning and the theory of integrated and inquiry-based learning whilst developing their own project-based learning unit.

Register for StarT 2019-20 now!

In StarT students carry out projects related to science, technology or mathematics, and teachers get support for the implementation of interdisciplinary and collaborative project-based learning. We share and award the most distinguished students' projects and teachers' best educational practices annually to spread innovations made in classrooms around the world.

Register now to be part of the international StarT community and to benefit from our materials, trainings and awards for students and teachers – welcome along!

Start 2018-19: see the winners!

The International LUMA StarT award winners of 2018-19 have been chosen and published!

Congratulations to all the awarded students and teachers and a big thank you to everyone who participated in StarT 2018-19 and our collaboration partners!

Check out the best science, technology and mathematics related projects by students and teachers' best educational practices from StarT 2018-19, get inspired and learn from our participants!
Welcome from all around the world to learn and share through project-based learning! StarT is organized by the LUMA Centre Finland and its cooperation partners.

Schools, kindergartens, families and extracurricular activity groups from all around the world are invited to take part in StarT to share ideas, inspiration and the joy of collaborative learning!

Join StarT Go Edu! virtual science club!

StarT Go Edu! is a virtual science club in which anyone can participate anywhere at any time. Just watch the videos, see the instructions and let the students carry out their own investigations and observe the environment!

Latest news

Developing skills for the future: Science on Stage Festival 2019

At the European Science on Stage Festival 2019, 450 teachers will be working tog...

LUMA Centre Finland is looking for StarT partner countries!

The internationally awarded StarT competition is organized annually by LUMA Centre Finland,...

The Lithuanian "Health Week" project team receiving their award from the Chair of the LUMA Cantre Finland, prof. Jan Lundell.
The winners of the international awards of StarT 2019: China, Lithuania, Jordan, Portugal and Finland

The International LUMA StarT Gala took place on the 6th of June 2019. The LUMA Centre Finla...

Registration to StarT 2019-2020 is now open!

Register now as a StarT learning community and get support, ideas and recognition for carry...

StarT team

Dr Maija Aksela

Dr Maija Aksela


Anette Markula

Anette Markula

International project manager

M.Sc. Outi Haatainen

M.Sc. Outi Haatainen

Project manager

Please don't hesitate to contact us!