Oamk LABs Research

Our team of staff have been actively engaged in research since the LABs began. This work has culminated in the establishment of a formal research group at the Oulu University of Applied Sciences - the LAB research group. This group has over a dozen active members and focuses on theoretical and applied research on the interfaces of interdisciplinarity, entrepreneurship, innovation and pedagogy.

Recent Journal Articles

Heikkinen, K. P., & Räisänen, T. (2018). Role of Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary Education in Computer Science: A Literature Review. Managing Global Transitions: International Research Journal, 16(2). http://www.hippocampus.si/ISSN/1854-6935/16.159-172

Karjalainen, Seppänen & Heikkinen. (2016). Oamk LABs practices for bridging work life 21th century skills and higher education. Uas Journal. Special edition with EAPRIL. https://uasjournal.fi/in-english/oamk-labs-practices-for-bridging-work-life-21th-century-skills-and-higher-education/

Heikkinen, K-P, Räisänen T. (2016). Studying the Aspects of Knowledge Creation in the LAB Studio Model. International Journal of Management, Knowledge and Learning, 2016, vol. 5, issue 1, pages 5-22.

Heikkinen, K-P. and Stevenson, B. (2016). The LAB studio model: enhancing entrepreneurship skills in higher education, Int. J. Innovation and Learning, 20(2) 154–168.

Heikkinen, K-P, Seppänen, U-M and Isokangas, J. (2015). LAB studio model : developing external networks for learning entrepreneurship in higher education. Education in the North. - Aberdeen : Aberdeen College of Education. http://www.abdn.ac.uk/eitn/journal/112/

Other Publications and Presentations

Stevenson, B. (2017). Oulu EduLAB: case study of a university-managed, interdisciplinary EdTech incubator from Finland. 5th International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 25-26 April 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Stevenson, B. and Nuottila, E. (2016). Interdisciplinarity in entrepreneurship education: a conceptual framework focusing on pedagogy for innovation. 11th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 15-16 September 2016, Jyväskylä, Finland.

Karjalainen, J. (2016) Design Thinking in Teaching: Product Concept Creation in the DevLAB Program. 11th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 15-16 September 2016, Jyväskylä, Finland.

Seppänen, U-M, Heikkinen K-P. and Isokangas, J. (2016) Renewing The Professional Learning - Review of Studio Model Practices in Higher Education. 11th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 15-16 September 2016, Jyväskylä, Finland.

Pihlajamaa, J., Karukka, M. and Ålander, H. (2016). Comparison of Higher Education Student and Teacher Perceptions of E-Learning, ECEL2016.

Ålander, H. and Karukka, M. (2016). Charting Teachers’ Perspective on Utilizing Distance Learning in Higher Education. Proceedings of INTCESS2016 3rd International Conference on Education and Social Sciences. Istanbul, Turkey.

Määttä, M. and Nuottila, E. (2016). Opan peliliiketoimintaan- Guide to Game Business (in Finnish), Oulu: Oulu University of Applied Sciences, https://www.theseus.fi/bitstream/handle/10024/113896/Opas_peliliiketoimintaan.pdf?sequence=1

Stevenson, B. (2015). Multidisciplinary teaching for prototype design and start-ups: the Oulu AppLAB case, 9th International Symposium in Advances for Technology Education – ISATE, September 16-18, 2015, Nagaoka, Japan. (poster).

Seppänen, U-M., Stadler-Grillmaier, J. and Dejonckheere , F. (2015). Innovation, interdiscliplinary and teaching for the future (workshop). The 21st annual meeting of European Network of Occupational Therapy in Higher Education. 22-24 October 2015, Ruse, Bulgaria.

Stevenson, B. (2015). Innovative and multidisciplinary teaching for prototype design. Consortium of Institutes of Higher Education in Health and Rehabilitation in Europe COHEHRE annual conference, 22-24 April 2015, Budapest, Hungary. (keynote)

Räisänen, T. Heikkinen, K-P. and Stevenson, B. (2014). Knowledge creation in Oulu Game LAB. In proceedings for Knowledge management 2014: 9th international workshop, Bratislava. Edited by Hvorecký, J. Kelemen, J. and Stropková, A. Trenc̆ín: Vysoká s̆kola manaz̆mentu, 2014. http://www.cutn.sk/Library/proceedings/km_2014/obsah.htm


Heikkinen, K-P. (2018). Exploring studio-based higher education for T-shaped knowledge workers, case LAB studio model, PhD Dissertation, University of Oulu. http://urn.fi/urn:isbn:9789526217451

Amran, N. (2016). Flocking birds of different feathers : exploring educators' perceptions on the use of interdisciplinary collaborations in professional development (pd) programs. MEd Thesis. University of Oulu. http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:oulu-201606042361

Perka, C. (2016). The Influence of Social Work in Developing an Information and Communication Technology : Using the Example of the Project TILIA – Parent Support Application. Thesis. Oulu University of Applied Sciences in cooperation with St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences. http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:amk-2016080113623

Litendahl, M. (2015). Fysioterapiaopiskelijan asiantuntijuuden kehittyminen LAB studiomallisessa oppimisessa. (Physiotherapy student´s professional expertise development in LAB Studio Model Education). Thesis. Oulu University of Applied Sciences.  http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:amk-2015060211813