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Africa Day 2023: “Spotlighting Africa-related research conducted by doctoral and early career researchers in four Finnish HEIs”

AfricaOpen for all, Registration required

 | Coalition of Africa Networks | University of Eastern Finland | University of Helsinki | University of Jyväskylä | University of Turku

Main topic: GINTL Network

25 May is Africa Day, and it is celebrated under the theme “The year of AfCFTA: Acceleration of the African Continental Free Trade Area Implementation”. This year, the Universities of Helsinki, Turku, Eastern Finland and Jyväskylä are organising a joint Africa Day celebration event online. The joint online event will take place from 12:00-13:30 and will focus on presentations by doctoral and early career researchers highlighting their ongoing research on Africa-related topics. This is an open event.

Workshops: Teacher education for equality and equity in the post-pandemic era

ChinaOpen for all, Registration required

 | GINTL-research project “Teacher education for social justice in thepost-pandemic era: Examples from China and Finland”

Main topic: Conferences and workshops

Educational inequality is a global issue that has been exacerbated by the pandemic. To address this, teacher education with a focus on equity and social justice is crucial. Join us for two workshops exploring the Chinese and Finnish contexts in relation to this issue. We will discuss program structures, policies, and practices that promote equality and equity, as well as recruitment and admission strategies, as well as curriculum design. The workshops are open for online and in person participation. Submissions can be sent until 30.4.2023.

Opportunities and challenges of artificial intelligence for higher education pedagogy

China, GlobalOpen for all


Main topic: Webinar series “Dialogues on education and society”

Welcome to the 10th webinar of the series “Dialogues on education and society”! Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to revolutionise higher education. However, its implementation also poses significant challenges, such as ethical concerns, privacy issues, and the need for faculty and staff training. In this webinar, we will explore the opportunities and challenges of using AI in higher education, and discuss best practices for integrating AI into teaching, learning and research.

Panel discussion: Educational change and reform – perspectives from India and Finland 

IndiaOpen for all


Main topics: Indo-Finnish Collaboration, Policy Reforms

As India sets about implementing the provisions outlined in the National Education Policy (NEP, 2020), a massive nation-wide reform across all levels of education, there is hope and excitement, and at the same time angst, confusion and frustration. The policy, with its “revolutionary” reforms, envisages far-reaching transformations in the Indian education System, including an increased focus on early and foundational stages, reforming the existing exam system, strengthening teacher training and restructuring the framework of school education, amongst many other promising recommendations.

GINTL Research seminar “International education development and internationalisation in education”

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


Are you interested in topics such as international education development, educational partnerships or internationalisation? We warmly welcome you to join us for a hybrid seminar where master's degree students present their research work. The seminar takes place 27 April 2023 in Jyväskylä and online. It is organised for master’s degree students and other interested people, from the GINTL member institutions and beyond. Register as a participant by 19 April.

Educational leadership: Fostering school-family-community partnerships

IndiaOpen for all

 | GINTL | Nordic Centre in India (NCI) | Christ University

Main topics: Indo-Finnish Collaboration, Webinar series “Promoting Indo-Finnish collaboration in teaching and learning”

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”. Webinar provides some insights on the current education leadership research and practices of school, family and community relations.

Webinar: Funding opportunities for collaboration with Africa 2023

AfricaOpen for all


Main topic: Funding opportunities

A webinar on funding opportunities is organised to share information and facilitate collaborations between academics and other actors in Finland and in Africa. The main objective of the event is to share information on Africa-focused funding mechanisms and current opportunities from a variety of sources. The target groups for this event are faculty and staff of Finnish higher education institutions (HEIs).

JoLII-GINTL Global Conference 2023: “Education for the Future”

China, GlobalOpen for all

 | GINTL | JoLII | University of Helsinki

Main topic: Conferences and workshops

Save the date for the JoLII-GINTL Global Conference 2023, 15-16 August 2023! The topic of the conference is “Education for the Future”. The Conference is planned as an onsite event in Helsinki, Finland. Presenters from China, Finland as well as from other parts of the world are welcome to submit their work. The main organiser of the conference is the Global Innovation Network for Teaching and Learning (GINTL), which is a network formed by Finnish higher education institutions, together with partners from India, China, and Africa. GINTL aims at co-creating research-based solutions to global educational challenges and collaborate in research and education.

FICORE Event: Webinar on India Collaboration Initiatives – Talent Boost, Business Finland, India

GlobalOpen for all

 | FICORE (Aalto University)

The aim of the webinar is to provide an overview of the collaboration initiatives from the Talent Boost Programme from Business Finland India. The session is useful to understand the potential of the Talent Boost initiatives towards Academic and Industry collaboration with India and for Talent Attraction, Alumni and Start-up relevant activities from the Finnish Academia. The session is held online through Zoom.

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