GINTL events aim to develop a global network based on the value of mutually beneficial collaboration for sustainable partnerships. GINTL events create a space for researchers, other academics, students, educators and others who may be interested, to learn from one another and work together to understand the current challenges in education and co-develop solutions respectful to local needs.  


GINTL Coffee Chat with the University of the Arts Helsinki: Impact of GINTL research projects on teaching and learning

Africa, China, India, Global

 | Uniarts GINTL | GINTL Coordination

Main topics: Coffee Chat, GINTL Network

Welcome to the January 2023 GINTL Coffee Chat with guest speakers Heli Kauppila and Marika Orenius from the University of the Arts Helsinki. The session will focus on the on the topic of the transfer of (GINTL) research project knowledge and learnings into teaching, learning, and university development. Join us for an online conversation and opportunities to share about your current work.

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.

UniPID Course: “Global Education Development” – Register until 31 December 2022

GlobalOpen for all

Main topic: Sustainable Partnerships

5 ECTS CPs — Studies start 16 January 2023 (online) — Registration: 1–31 December 2022 | This course gives an overview of: 1) Education development globally: education as one of the sustainable development goals (SDG4), education policies, trends, challenges and international cooperation, 2) Research in education development, education in sustainability and development education, and 3) Connections between local, national and global education development.

Cultural traditions and modern education: Experiences in China

ChinaOpen for all


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

Welcome to the ninth event of the webinar series “Dialogues on education and society”, co-organised by the GINTL and the Sino-Finnish Education Research Centre (SFERC) of Sino-Finnish Joint Learning Innovation Institute (JoLII). In the webinar, the speakers Jyrki Kallio (Finnish Institute of International Affairs, FIIA) and Xiaoyang Wang (Capital Normal University) will share how certain aspects of education were understood in the ancient Confucian texts and tradition. In addition, they will reflect how those understandings are connected to present-day expressions concerning the purpose of education in China. The speakers and chair Baocun Liu (Beijing Normal University) will also reflect what the modern higher education could learn and adopt from the Confucian tradition.

Sino-Finnish JoLii Global conference 2022: ‘Future perspectives of teacher development’

ChinaOpen for all

 | Sino-Finnish Joint Learning Innovation Institute (JoLii)

Main topics: Conference, JoLii

The Sino-Finnish JoLii Global conference 2022 is planned to be held on 28–29 November 2022. The host university is South-West University in China. Please find the call for abstracts proposal from attached file. The conference will focus on future perspectives of teacher development. The topics include new pedagogic approaches on teacher development in the digital world, teacher development, and learning community.

GINTL India & NCI Winter School 2022: Strengthening children’s and teachers’ social and emotional skills

IndiaOpen for all

Main topic: Indo-Finnish Collaboration

GINTL India & Nordic Centre in India organise a week long (2 hours a day) Winter School on 28 November - 2 December that provides insights on children's and teachers' social and emotional skills. During the week Finnish and Indian experts share about their research and experiences to Finnish and Indian upcoming teachers and in-service teachers. Winter school is open for all master's level students, degree and non-degree, who are interested in social and emotional skills in the educational context. Winter school is organised completely online and participants can choose to join the programme each day or pick the most interesting sessions. 

Contemporary Research on Digital Education in Finland and India

IndiaOpen for all

 | GINTL | Nordic Centre in India (NCI)

Main topic: Indo-Finnish Collaboration

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”. In the webinar academics from Finnish and Indian higher education institutions highlight their best practices in educational technology.

GINTL Early Childhood Teacher Education Conference 2022: ‘Trends and perspectives in early childhood teacher education’

China, GlobalOpen for all

 | GINTL | University of Turku | OHOSKE network

Main topics: Conference, Teacher Education

The conference focuses on early childhood teacher education and especially the development of teaching practice. It will feature informative research-based presentations by skilled educational researchers and international scholars. Among the keynote speakers are Professor Xiumin Hong from Beijing Normal University, Professor Ruben Fukkink from Amsterdam University. The call for papers is open from the 15 June to the 15 September, 2022.

Phenomenon-based learning in the eyes of Chinese and Finnish educationalists

ChinaOpen for all


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

Welcome to the eighth event of the webinar series “Dialogues on education and society”, co-organised by the GINTL and the Sino-Finnish Education Research Centre (SFERC) of Sino-Finnish Joint Learning Innovation Institute (JoLII). The webinar will feature Prof. Kirsti Lonka from the University of Helsinki and Prof. Mingquan Yang from Beijing Normal University as the speakers, and Sari Muhonen from the University of Helsinki Teacher Training School as the commentator.

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