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 higher networking events in China for Finnish higher education institutions

ChinaRegistration required

Main topic: Conferences and workshops

The GINTL China coordination will be participating in two networking events in Shanghai and Beijing 24th and 26th of October 2023, organised by the Embassy of Finland in China. Interested Finnish HEIs can find more information about the events and the registration in this article.

GINTL India Masterclass: Learning to navigate the landscape of publishing

India, GlobalRegistration required

Main topic: Conferences and workshops

This masterclass provides guidance to those who are new to the world of publishing and want to gain a better grasp of its intricacies and navigate them successfully. We will explore a range of fundamental and practical topics along with issues related to linguistic, social, and epistemic equity and the ethical side of publishing. At its core, its objective is to promote critical awareness and agency, crucial for making decisions that more closely resonate with the participants’ personal values, interests, and goals.

GINTL Coffee Chat with the University of Lapland: Experiences from Global Media Education through Development of Online Teaching 

Africa, China, India, GlobalOpen for all, Registration required

Main topics: GINTL Coffee Chats, GINTL Network, Sustainable Partnerships, Teacher Education

The third GINTL Coffee Chat of year 2023 will be held on Tuesday 3.10.2023, 9:00-10:00 (EEST) and is co-sponsored by the University of Lapland. Guest Speaker Dr. Satu-Maarit Korte will share her experience on the UNESCO/UNITWIN network which concentrates on teacher education for social justice and diversity.

Call for abstracts & paper submission

China, Global

The submission of abstracts for the conference has been closed and the selected presenters have been notified. We thank all authors for their submissions! In addition to the submission for presentations during the conference, please note the open call for submissions for the “Journal of Frontiers in Education” below.

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

The University of Turku’s Hopeful Globe podcast: GINTL’s contributions

Africa, China, India, Global

Published Luna Erica

In June 2023, the University of Turku released the first episodes of the Hopeful Globe podcast, which shares inspiring stories from projects that have received Global Pilot funding from the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture. The series, focused on the topic of higher education collaboration and the sustainability-driven initiatives that bloom therefrom, piloted with two episodes hosted by GINTL research assistant Luna Erica. Both episodes feature a speaker from a project that was allocated funding by GINTL.

“Education for the Future”: Insights and experiences of the 2023 JoLII-GINTL Global Conference 

China, Global

Published Luna Erica, Olli-Pekka Malinen, Jenny Niu

On 15 and 16 August 2023, GINTL China’s largest-scale event of the year, the JoLII-GINTL Global Conference, took place at the University of Helsinki. With the number of participants edging on 150, the annual event achieved an attendee turn-up larger than it has ever done before in Finland. In this article, conference organisers Shuanghong Jenny Niu, Olli-Pekka Malinen, and Luna Erica reflect on the conference and its key takeaways.

Call for abstracts: GINTL symposium at FERA conference on Education



GINTL is hosting a symposium on ‘Bridging education research, practice and global education development’ at this year’s FERA conference on education at the Åbo Akademi University in Vaasa on 23.-24.11.2023 Please submit your abstracts for the symposium by 30.9.2023.

Sustainability Science Days 2023: Attendee experiences

Africa, Global

Published Salma Khatibu, Vedasto Hamza

From 21 May to 2 June 2023, the annual Sustainability Science Days (SSD) were hosted at the University of Helsinki. Two guests, Salma Khatibu and Vedasto Hamza, received a Ministry of Education & Culture (MEC) Grant, supported by GINTL coordination efforts and minor cost-funding, to attend the 2023 edition of the SSD. In this blog post, they share their experiences as participants of the conference.

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