Support for Kerala school education reform

Educational Technology, Intervention

This collaboration started in 2022. It is based on a dialogue on how Finnish higher education institutions participating in GINTL may provide small-scale research support for the Kerala State Council for Educational Research and Training (SCERT) in the Kerala school education reform process. In 2024, Universities of Jyväskylä and Oulu are able to provide a small amount of researcher hours to support SCERT requests. The two universities, together with University of Helsinki and Aalto, will also be able to seek for experts to give presentations in online seminars organised by the SCERT and invite the SCERT to their relevant online events. Additionally, University of Jyväskylä and the Innokas network are collaborating with the SCERT to exchange experiences on technology education. Their plans include piloting a Kerala-developed technology education concept called The Little Kites in Finland. For more information, contact gintlindia [at]

Joint Working Committee with focus on school education in India and Finland

Early Childhood Education, Intervention, Online Exchange

This collaboration started in 2021. It is based on a Memorandum of Understanding between the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) and the Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI). The partners have agreed to 1) share knowledge towards better understanding of their educational contexts 2) plan for mutually beneficial activities, and 3) exchange experiences and lessons learned in their joint activities. Pilot activities include joint webinar series on early childhood education and care (University of Jyväskylä and NCERT), and a joint proposal for a programme to develop digital skills for vocational teachers in India (Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences and the vocational education arm of NCERT). Additionally, universities of Helsinki, Oulu and Aalto have participated in knowledge sharing in the annual committee meetings. For more information, contact gintlindia [at]

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