Global Academic Partnerships

Generating better practices in education through international partnerships in doctoral education

Global Academic Partnerships

The project builds upon four doctoral dissertations that are being completed in 2024 to synthesise and publicise their key findings on education development and to understand the conditions for completing doctoral degrees in international partnerships. The dissertations cover topics critical to education development in Eritrea: Enhancing student learning through learner-centred interactive pedagogy and dialogic teaching in Eritrean secondary school, the conditions of language education in Eritrea and their ramifications for overall students’ educational achievement, differentiated instruction in Eritrean elementary and middle schools; and professional development of teacher educators. Connecting individual research projects to the broader frames such as context-relevance of education and international partnerships, and internationalization and decoloniality in higher education, this collaboration between doctoral researchers and supervisors results in synthesis of research findings to inform development of education in Eritrea and improving conditions for doctoral education in Finland-Africa partnerships.

Partnership dialogues between African and Finnish higher education institutes

Global Academic Partnerships

This collaborative initiative promotes dialogue, discussions as well as the sharing of ideas and perspectives. At the first stage, we invite universities in African countries who have partnerships with Finnish universities to share their views of partnerships. Additionally, a visit of an African HEI delegation to Finland will be organized in the spring 2022. During the visit, a stakeholder event will be organized that will bring together representatives of the partner universities from Africa to share experiences and expertise of HEI collaboration with stakeholder groups in Finland. These dialogues will contribute to the strategic planning of partnerships between institutions and feed into the national roadmap work for education cooperation currently under preparation.

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