Research activities

We promote research as part of the lifelong learning process.

Omnia research activities promote the multidisciplinary research of lifelong learning (LLL) in vocational education and training (VET) and adult education in co-operation with universities, universities of applied sciences, research institutes and science associations in a new way, both nationally and internationally. The focus of our research activity is based on co-operation between practical vocational education teaching and theoretical research. Omnia´s strength is extensive expertise in vocational education and training co-operation with working life on research, development and innovation activities.

Reshaping lifelong learning

Omnia is a multidisciplinary educational institute for lifelong learning with research activities that promote innovative pedagogical solutions for the future and the creation of modern learning environments. The focus areas of our research activities include

  • working with the research networks in vocational education and training (VET), adult education and liberal adult education (lifelong learning)
  • involvement in multidisciplinary research projects
  • being an active member of VET research integration with universities of applied sciences and university networks
  • promoting anticipating through results of research
  • management and filing of Omnia’s research permits
  • active membership in research networks and science associations
  • national and international research co-operation and partnerships in scientific societies
  • promoting research in Omnia

We operate within multidisciplinary expert and researcher networks promoting research-based learning, innovation and development work.

Omnia Education’s research activity objectives 2019

  • Omnia is a co-implementer of the research project Immigrant Student's Voice Experiences in Study Paths with Laurea University of Applied Sciences and Careeria and Luksia. The study examines the success of students with an immigrant background and their transition from vocational education and training to higher education. Research provides an assessment of how well immigrants' educational paths work and how successful support measures are during their studies. Omnia is involved in coordinating project partners' collaboration, collecting data, conducting student interviews and reporting research results. The research project will be implemented from year 2018 to 2020.

  • Omnia participates in the editorial board of the Science Journal Vocational Education Periodicals in co-operation with the OTTU -research society. The theme of the magazine – Education and Economy - is a continuation of the theme of the Vocational Education Research Days held in Omnia in November 2018.  The Vocational Education Magazine is a peer-reviewed publication of the Publication Forum (JUFO) Level 1. The magazine follows the referee articles' practice of at least two independent peer reviewers. The magazine will be published in a digital form in December 2019.

  • Omnia gives research permits to researchers, who wish to collect data of Omnia. The research permit process is a part of the service activities. The application for the permit must be made using an electronic form, which must be attached with the requested annex ( It takes from about two weeks to one month to get the permission for research.
  • How research can contribute to the anticipation of vocational education and training (VET)? As a part of Omnia's institutional development work, research will be promoted during 2019-2020. The aim is to provide teachers and specialists with researched information on the future of vocational education.
  • Omnia's research activities include writing literature reviews, presenting vocation education and training and liberal adult education at scientific seminars and during research days. Omnia is involved in the research in the field both by conducting research and by participating in research projects together with various scientific institutes, universities of applied sciences and research societies. The research contains research projects, textbook projects and other publishing activities. 

This is an invitation for co-operation – please contact us!

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Tarja Lang