The Global Innovation Network for Teaching and Learning (GINTL) is a network in which Finnish higher education institutions, together with partners from India, China and Africa, co-create research-based solutions to global educational challenges and collaborate in research and education.

On this page, you can find some of the collaborations realised in the network.

For more information on any of the collaborations, kindly contact the higher education institution responsible for the collaboration. GINTL funding is allocated from the Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland to 20 Finnish higher education institutions, each managing their own collaborations.


Research-based and future-oriented curriculum review and development for teacher education in Kenya (REFORD)

University of Helsinki (Finland, coordinating) | University of Turku (Finland) | University of Nairobi (Kenya) | Strathmore University (Kenya) | Principal investigator: Seija Karppinen (University of Helsinki, Faculty of Educational Sciences)

New directions in development studies and sustainability: Reconsidering global challenges and local realities

University of Helsinki (Finland, coordinating) | University of Jyväskylä (Finland) | University of Zambia (Zambia) | University of Dodoma (Tansania) | University of Dar es Salaam (Tansania) | Principal investigator: Barry Gills (University of Helsinki, Faculty of Social Sciences)

Finland-Ghana collaboration in hybrid teacher education (CocoEd)

University of Helsinki (Finland, coordinating) | Åbo Akademi University (Finland) | University of Cape Coast (Ghana) | Principal investigator: Hille Janhonen-Abruquah (University of Helsinki, Faculty of Educational Sciences)

Education for sustainable and rational approach to the use of medicinal plants in Benin: Co-constructive pedagogical strategy, research, and dissemination of good practices

University of Helsinki (Finland) | University of Eastern Finland (Finland) | University of Abomey-Calawi (Benin) | Principal investigator: Leena Hanski (University of Helsinki, Faculty of Pharmacy)

Curriculum convertibility for remote learning in Ghana

University of Helsinki (Finland, coordinating) | University of Cape Coast (Ghana)

Learning to design – Designing to learn (LDDL)

University of Helsinki (Finland, coordinator) | University of Turku (Finland) | University of Johannesburg (South Africa) | Principal incestigator: Anni Loukomies (University of Helsinki, Faculty of Educational Sciences)

Lecture series: ‘Competence-based teacher education in Finland’

University of Helsinki (Finland, coordinator) | Northeast Normal University, Faculty of Education (China) | Pedagogy Finland ry (Finland)

Early childhood education pilot in Chhattisgarh (India)

University of Jyväskylä (Finland) | Indus Action (India)

Promoting Indo-Finnish collaboration in teaching & learning – A webinar series for academia & practitioners

University of Jyväskylä (Finland) | Nordic Centre in India (India)

Quality assurance in joint degree programmes between Finland and China

Tampere University, Sino-Finnish Double/Dual Degree Center (Finland, coordinating) | Tampere University of Applied Sciences, TAMK (Finland) | Tongji University (China)

Bilingual book series: Chinese & Finnish education in global societal transformation

Tampere University, Sino-Finnish Education Research Centre (SFERC)

Co-designing relevant and responsive teacher education

University of Oulu, University of Namibia

Designing a joint master’s degree programme

University of Eastern Finland, Beijing Normal University (not confirmed, to be negotiated)

GINTL research review and workshops: Formation of interdisciplinary collectives

University of Jyväskylä (national coordinator), University of Tampere (Faculty of Management & Business, Faculty of Education & Culture, Research Centre on Transnationalism and Transformation)

Unthinking culture, language and interculturality: Together for a shared future

University of Helsinki (coordinating), Central South University (China); Minzu University (China)

Inclusive language learning

Tampere University (coordinating), ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) – National Institute for Research in Environmental Health (NIREH)

MOOC and three additional online seminars

University of Eastern Finland (coordinating), Beijing Normal University (China) (to be negotiated)

Summer school design for doctoral and master students

University of Eastern Finland (coordinating), Tampere University, University of Turku, Beijing Normal University (China) (to be negotiated)

Continuation of collaboration with teacher education in Somalia

University of Helsinki, Finland (coordinating); Somali National University, Somalia; Finnish Church Aid, Finland; International Organization for Migration

Innovative joint effort in combating school burnout in Finland and China

University of Helsinki, Faculty of Educational Sciences (Finland, coordinating); Beijing Normal University, School of Psychology (China); University of Jyväskylä, Faculty of Education and Psychology (Finland); Peking University, Department of Psychology (China)

Education for emergencies (E4E) guest lectures

University of Jyväskylä (coordinating), Åbo Akademi University

Early childhood education in Finland webinars

GINTL, University of Turku

Partnership dialogues between African and Finnish higher education institutes

UniPID (The Finnish University Partnership for International Development, coordinating)

Joint Phenomenon-Based Curriculum Development in Educational Technologies

University of Jyväskylä (coordinating), University of Namibia, University of Turku

Auditory Neurocognition and Learning – Implications for Learning Practices

University of Helsinki, Beijing Normal University (China)

A Comparative Study of Chinese and Finnish Teacher Educators’ Quality Requirements and Professional Standards

University of Helsinki, Northeast Normal University (China)

Research on and Development of Teacher Education in South-Africa (RDTESA)

University of Helsinki (coordinating), University of Johannesburg, University of Turku

Educational Research: Developing Digital Learning in Namibia and Fieldwork in Science Education

University of Eastern Finland, University of Namibia

Student Agency in Higher Education

University of Jyväskylä (coordinating), Northeast Normal University (China), JAMK University of Applied Sciences

The GINTL-JoLII Webinar Series ‘Dialogues on Education and Society’

University of Helsinki (coordination), Sino-Finnish Education Research Centre (SFERC), Tampere University

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