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.  


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.

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.

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.

GINTL Coffee Chat with Tampere University: “Building sustainable Indo-Finnish relationships in the context of education, research, and innovation development”

Africa, China, India, Global

 | Tampere University | GINTL Coordination

Main topics: GINTL Coffee Chats, GINTL Network

Welcome to the second GINTL Coffee Chat of 2023 with guest speaker Mikko Ruohonen from the Tampere University. This session will focus on topics related to Mikko's presentation, “Building sustainable Indo-Finnish relationships in the context of education, research and innovation development”. Join us for an online conversation and opportunities to share about your current work!

GINTL at the Spring Forum for Higher Education Institutions (Kv-kevätpäivät) 2023

Africa, China, India, Global

Main topic: Conferences and workshops

GINTL Africa, China, and India will be present as well as hosting several formats at the Spring Forum for HEIs’ international issues! The Spring Forum 2023 will be held at Aalto University, Otaniemi campus on 3.-5.5.2023. Here you can find more information about the sessions that GINTL is part of.

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.

Policies and practices of inclusive education in Finland and China



Main topics: JoLII, Webinar series “Dialogues on education and society”

Children with disabilities are often overlooked in policymaking, denying them the chance to equality in daily life - whether that be financially, socially, or politically. Inclusive education strives to bridge that gap and to equip the estimated 240 million children with disabilities worldwide with the same access to education that any other child would have. With the help of two experts in the field, the 12th webinar of the GINTL-JoLII webinar series "Dialogues on Education and Society" invites the audience to reconsider education as they know it and to imagine how much more inclusive that education could still be.

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.

Reforms on higher education admissions in China and Finland



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

While university admission decisions impact the educational experiences and labor market outcomes for millions of students each year, the best method to determine admissions has been vigorously debated by academics and policymakers across the globe. In this webinar we will take a closer look at the recent reforms of HE admissions in Finland and China, comparing their implications for potential students and HE systems. We invite you to the 11th webinar of the series “Dialogues on education and society”!

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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. 

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