Africa Day celebration at the University of Helsinki’s Faculty of Educational Sciences 

TypeOpen for all


WhereUniversity of Helsinki, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Minerva Tori/Stage (hybrid) 

OrganiserGINTL | University of Helsinki

TopicsResearch Ethics, Sustainable Partnerships

You are warmly welcome to join us in exploring possibilities around Africa-related themes and activities in the field of educational sciences. The Faculty of Educational Sciences invites you on the 25 May 2022, 9:00-12:00, to participate in a morning of sharing and learning and a cup of coffee or tea with some small treats!

The event showcases the Africa-related activities of the University of Helsinki’s Faculty of Educational Sciences. We introduce opportunities related to Africa available to students and staff.   

This event took place on 25 May 2022.

Find out more about the Africa Day celebration at the University of Helsinki in our blog under the topic “Africa Day 2022: Reflections on diverse forms of Africa collaborations at the University of Helsinki” as well as the slides of the different event presentations in the programme below.

A recording of the Africa Day event is available on GINTL’s YouTube channel:

Recording of the event

Language taster: Get a taste of Somali or Swahili

During the language sessions you get a taste of a new language. Choose either Swahili or Somali or why not even both! Please register seperately for one or two of the “language tasters” (only in person).

Programme at the UH Faculty of Educational Sciences

Language taster morning sessions


Language taster, session 1: Somali (Please register separately above.)




Language taster, session 2: Somali (Please register separately above.)

Part I: Africa in the University of Helsinki’s Faculty of Educational Sciences


Welcoming remarksDownload presentation slides
Dr. Hanna Posti-Ahokas (Regional Expert, GINTL Africa)


Research Collaboration on Mathematics Education in South Africa
Dr. Pirjo Aunio


Doctoral Dissertations on Educational Development in Africa: 2000–2021
Dr. Elizabeth Eta (GINTL postdoctoral researcher)



Language taster, session 3: Swahili (Please register separately above.)

Part II: Experiences and possibilities  


Mobility Experiences from Finland and South Africa  
Elias Mbanze & Alexandra Biris, moderation by Dr. Elizabeth Eta 


Student Mobility Possibilities to Africa Download presentation slides
Janna Koivisto 


Africa-Related Studies as Part of an Education Degree: Opportunities With UniPID and Global Development StudiesDownload presentation slides
Riikka Suhonen, Dr. Hanna-Posti Ahokas


Thank you and closing remarks 
Dr. Hanna Posti-Ahokas (Regional Expert, GINTL Africa)

Continuing programme of the Africa Day


One Health – Two Continents: Building a Better Future Together
Panel Discussion
Tiedekulma/Think Corner, Stage (Yliopistonkatu 4, 00100 Helsinki)

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