share the joy of collaborative learning!

In StarT students carry out interdisciplinary 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.

Teachers and students: join us in sharing the joy of collaborative learning! . As a member of the international StarT community, with more than 50 participating countries since 2016, you get to benefit from our materials, trainings and awards for students and teachers – welcome along!
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!

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Students creating geometric shapes at StarT festivals
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Young scientists at work in Lappeenranta Finland 2019
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StarT gala 2020 hosts Vilma Laiho and Veera Sinikallio
The winners of the international awards of StarT 2020: China, Switzerland, Jordan, Portugal, Finland and Bosnia and Herzegovina

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A learning community getting their award in international LUMA StarT Awards
Nominees 2020: The final twenty contestants of the International LUMA StarT Awards have been chosen!

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StarT team

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M.Sc. Outi Haatainen

M.Sc. Outi Haatainen

Project manager

Vilma Laiho

Vilma Laiho