Niina Pitkänen
Department of Information and Service Economy

Niina Pitkänen

Aalto Thesis Programme Manager

Contact information

Postal address
Ekonominaukio 1
Work phone number
050 471 4423


I work as a coordinator of the newly launched Teaching Lab.

Teaching Lab provides services, tools as well as information and inspiration for designing future-proof education. We want to help teachers and other education practitioners to develop teaching to the next level by sharing innovative methods and ideas on how to equip students with future competencies - to become real Game Changers, who are able to navigate in the ever-changing and complex work life.

Teaching Lab  — Designing future-proof education.

Before Aalto, I worked almost for 10 years at the University of Jyväskylä teaching and developing education with a work life mindset. Project studies, multidisciplinary education, partnerships in teaching as well as communication and team work skills were my areas of expertise. I was also leading an initiative to integrate entrepreneurial skills, attitudes and mindset to education in close collaboration with the JAMK University of Applied Sciences and Jyväskylä Educational Consortium Gradia.