Director, Institute of Educational Leadership, University of Jyväskylä

Mika Risku is the director of the Institute of Educational Leadership (IEL) at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland.

Prior to working at the university he worked as a teacher and principal in secondary education.

He is active in several national and international networks on educational leadership.

He enjoys teaching and is glad to be able to participate as a teacher with IEL education programmes.

As a researcher he conducts a national research program in educational leadership for the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture and is a member of several international research networks. His doctoral research on superintendency is a pioneering study on the topic in Finland.

He is especially interested in examining education as a tool for social justice, in looking at leadership as resource and in pedagogical leadership.

Experience

  • –present
    Director, Institute of Educational Leadership, University of Jyväskylä