Jukka-Pekka Heikkilä
Credit: Tomi Laurila

Scholar-Activist, Aalto University

Jukka Pekka Heikkilä, Ph.D., is a scholar-activist affiliated with Aalto University, Finland, a Newton Fellow at the British Academy, and a former Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Fellow. He has initiated interdisciplinary entrepreneurship education projects to challenging environments such as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Lebanon, and most recently, Colombia. His current focus within the realm of science diplomacy involves exploring the integration of various art genres for research data gathering and knowledge dissemination in fragile contexts.

In the Field

Author Jukka-Pekka Heikkilä reflects on his experiences teaching entrepreneurship education at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology in North Korea, and discusses how we can better connect with students across political divides.