Physical activity as a part of everyday life increase wellbeing of both an individual and the society. We at LIKES Research Centre work in order to increase physical activity and health, and to support these research fields in Finland and internationally.

LIKES Research Centre

LIKES Research Centre for Physical Activity and Health is a foundation-based expert organisation.

The Foundation for Promotion of Physical Activity and Public Health sr exists to enhance physical activity and health and to conduct and support research on these fields.


Eino Haas

Eino Havas

Director Director +358500605527 eino.havas@jamk.fi

Tuija Laulajainen

Financial Director Financial Administration +358447031258 tuija.laulajainen@jamk.fi

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Board of LIKES Foundation 2018 – 2020

Tom Nevanpää

Chair, City of Jyväskylä

Deputy member: Ari Karimäki, City of Jyväskylä

Jukka Ojalainen

University of Jyväskylä Foundation

Deputy member: Seppo Virta, University of Jyväskylä Foundation

Heikki Herva

University of Jyväskylä

Deputy Member: Anu Mustonen, University of Jyväskylä

Marjukka Mattila

The Student Union of the University of Jyväskylä

Deputy member: Alberto Politi, The Student Union of the University of Jyväskylä

Mauri Kallinen

Central Finland Health Care District

Deputy member: Anna-Leena Sahindal

Timo Ståhl

Finnish institute for health and welfare

Deputy member: Tommi Vasankari, UKK Institute

Pekka Nikulainen

The Finnish Olympic Committee

Deputy member: Juha Peltosalmi, SOSTE Finnish Federation for Social Affairs and Health

Mika Pekkonen

Vice Chair

Deputy Member: Ari Heinonen, Faculty of Sports, University of Jyväskylä

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Niina Valkama

Niina Valkama

HR coordinator Financial Administration +358400247390 niina.valkama@jamk.fi