Together, we can spark cycles of learning for better education.

The Global Innovation Network for Teaching and Learning (GINTL) brings together dedicated researchers and practitioners from Finland and our partners from China, India and the African continent. 

We want to contribute towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goal 4: “Ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”.


GINTL events create a space for researchers, other academics, students, (and others who may be interested), to learn from one another and work together to understand the current challenges in education and solutions respectful to local needs.


Sino-Finnish JoLii Global conference 2022: ‘Future perspectives of teacher development’

ChinaOpen for all

Main topics: Conference, JoLii

The Sino-Finnish JoLii Global conference 2022 is planned to be held on 28–29 November 2022. The host university is South-West University in China. Please find the call for abstracts proposal from attached file. The conference will focus on future perspectives of teacher development. The topics include new pedagogic approaches on teacher development in the digital world, teacher development, and learning community.

GINTL Early Childhood Teacher Education Conference 2022: ‘Trends and perspectives in early childhood teacher education’

China, GlobalOpen for all

Main topics: Conference, Teacher Education

The conference focuses on early childhood teacher education and especially the development of teaching practice. It will feature informative research-based presentations by skilled educational researchers and international scholars. Among the keynote speakers are Professor Xiumin Hong from Beijing Normal University, Professor Ruben Fukkink from Amsterdam University. The call for papers is open from the 15 June to the 15 September, 2022.

Transnationalism and societal transformation in India

IndiaOpen for all

The "Transnationalism and societal transformation in India" seminar will be organized by TRANSIT (University of Tampere) on Friday, October 14th for researchers interested in transnational and societal transformative processes in India and the Global South. Registration for the seminar is now open.

Contemporary Research on Digital Education in Finland and India

IndiaOpen for all

Main topic: Indo-Finnish Collaboration

This online event is part of the GINTL India and Nordic Centre in India (NCI) “Promoting Indo-Finnish collaboration in teaching and learning – a webinar series for academia and practitioners”. In the webinar academics from Finnish and Indian higher education institutions highlight their best practices in educational technology.

Information about our current events from the coordination group and our network members.

Decisions on new GINTL funding applications at the University of Helsinki have been made

Africa, China, India, Global


The decisions on applications for Global Innovation Network for Teaching and Learning (GINTL) collaboration funding in Africa, China and India for the application round in spring/summer 2022 at the University of Helsinki have been made. This included the finding calls for 1) GINTL seed funding 2022-2023, and 2) GINTL project funding 2022-2024.

Nordic Centre funding for academic events

Africa, China, India, Global


The Nordic Centre offers support (€ 2,000-7,000) for organising joint events. The events can be organised in an online or hybrid form. This funding can be a great additional resource for GINTL’s seed and project funding projects that plan to organise events as part of their initiative. Find out more on the Nordic Centre’s website.

Nordic Centre seed funding for new initiatives between Nordic and Chinese institutions



The Nordic Centre currently has open Seed Funding call for new initiatives between Nordic and Chinese institutions. Among Finnish GINTL HEIs this funding would be available for the Universities of Eastern Finland, Lapland, Helsinki, Tampere, and Turku, which are Nordic Centre members. Application period: 15.3.-1.10.2022.

Call for papers: GINTL symposium at FERA conference (closed)

Africa, China, India, Global


GINTL is hosting a symposium on ‘Global partnerships in education development’ at this year’s FERA conference at the University of Oulu on 24.-25.11. Please submit your abstracts for the symposium by 30.9.2022.

Members of our network

We are a network of dedicated scholars and practitioners, who work jointly with our partners to co-create research-based solutions for local needs.

Together, we can spark cycles of learning for better education. 

Project coordinators

GINTL Finnish higher education institutions