GINTL Dialogue: Reflect, vision, share

Join colleagues online and on-site to look back and forward


WhereUniversity of Helsinki Main Building, room U4072, Unioninkatu 34, 00170 Helsinki, and online. Accessibility: The Unioninkatu 34 building entrance is not accessible but accessible entrance is possible from Fabianinkatu 33.

OrganiserGINTL coordination at universities of Helsinki and Jyväskylä

TopicsConferences and workshops

At the end of 2024, the Global Innovation Network for Teaching and Learning (GINTL) will be moving to a new era. Our current funding scheme comes to an end and new plans need to be developed. The network coordination would therefore like to call for a two-day Dialogue event to reflect on what has been learnt, to envision future collaboration, and to share examples of current and past work. Day 1 of the Dialogue is addressed to all stakeholders who have already participated in GINTL activities, while Day 2 is open for everyone interested in Global Education Development.

Kindly note that although the Dialogue will be organised as a pre-conference to the conference “Reimagining Teachers and Teacher Education for our Futures”, registering for the Dialogue does not entitle you to participate in the main conferenceParticipation in the main conference requires separate registration and payment through the main conference website.

Day 1: Reflect and vision
Monday, 17 June 2024 at the University of Helsinki Main Building and online

The registration for Monday closed on 3. June but the Tuesday panel discussion and poster presentation event is open for all without registrations.

Who can attend: All stakeholders who have been part of GINTL activities




Learning Café: Developing lessons learnt from GINTL collaborations

Discuss your reflections (on-site or online) on GINTL activities under three themes:

  • Internationalisation: How can we use internationalisation to support higher education institutions’ core tasks in educational sciences and adjacent fields?
  • Educational crises: What have we learnt about crises through projects and partnerships?
  • International students in educational sciences degree programmes: How do faculties navigate challenges between ethics and national and institutional interests?


Coffee break


Future visioning workshop

Can we build a platform that is rooted in individuals’ interest in global education development and sustained by higher education institutions? Join colleagues onsite and online to envision possible futures for higher education collaboration in global education development.


Closing of day 1

Day 2: Share
Tuesday, 18 June 2024 at the University of Helsinki Main Building and online

Poster gallery launch and coffee with the GINTL coordination

Who can attend: Everyone interested in global education development.

  • Audience present in Helsinki: Grab a morning coffee provided by us and join us to celebrate a new poster gallery, which highlights GINTL activities by different higher education institutions. We will also enjoy on-site discussions and presentations around two themes, “Perspectives on partnership-building” and “Internationalisation at home.
  • Online audience: Browse the online gallery and post comments and questions to the authors. The asynchronous discussion function is available until 20 June.





Session 1: Building global partnerships

Facilitated by Ms. Kelly Brito (UniPID)

Mini-panel: Perspectives on partnership-building

  • Mr. Seth Ndayishimye (Hills Connect Oy) on the Rwanda-Finland multi-stakeholder collaboration
  • Ms. Kinnari Pandya (Azim Premji University) on her university’s partnerships with the University of Helsinki (Dr. Hannele Cantell) and the University of Jyväskylä
  • Dr. Taimi Nghikembua (University of Namibia) on her university’s partnership with University of Oulu

Poster presentations

  • Mr. Samuel Madtha (Doctoral Researcher at the University of Jyväskylä)
    Educational leadership: communities in organizations and organizing communities
  • Mr. Hongda Lin (Doctoral Researcher at the University of Helsinki) and Dr. Antti Rajala (Senior Researcher at the University of Eastern Finland)
    Encountering local theories of cross-curricular course in the making – building partnership between Finland, Taiwan, and China to engage local schooling changes for sustainability




Session 1: Practices for advancing internationalisation at Finnish HEIs

Mini-panel: Practices for advancing internationalisation at Finnish HEIs

  • Dr. Heidi Layne (Univrersity of Jyväskylä) on bringing global education and sustainability themes to the faculty through Education for Emergencies
  • Dr. Outi Kyrö-Ämmälä (University of Lapland) on a GINTL visit to China
  • Ms. Albina Marchenko (University of Oulu) on an international degree student’s perspective to developing the student exchange between University of Oulu and University of Namibia, and participating in the GINTL research seminar with her Master’s thesis on ethics of HEI internationalisation from the perspective of professional integration of international students in educational sciences


Parting words and moving to the opening of the Imagining Teachers and Teacher Education conference


The GINTL Dialogue is organised by the GINTL Africa, China, and India coordination teams. For inquiries about the event, please contact the GINTL project coordinators at the University of Helsinki (GINTL Afirca and China coordination) or the University of Jyväskylä (GINTL India coordination):

Tea Kangasvieri

Network Coordinator


Maaria Manyando

Project Coordinator


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