GINTL Research Seminar 2.0 – Emerging research in the global education landscape

TypeRegistration required


WhereUniversity of Helsinki, Minerva building, Siltavuorenpenger 5, Helsinki and online


TopicsConferences and workshops

Are you a master’s degree student with an ongoing or finished master’s thesis work? Is your thesis topic related to international education development, educational partnerships, or internationalisation? If yes, you are most welcome to present your research at the “GINTL Research Seminar 2.0 – Emerging research in global education landscape!” 



In Helsinki, Siltavuorenpenger 5 (Minerva building, University of Helsinki) and online 


25.4.2023, Time: 13:00-18:00 (Finnish time)


Research seminar for master’s students to present their thesis work.  


Contact your thesis supervisors and tell them that you want to participate in the seminar and discuss with them how your participation can be recognised as part of your studies. 

Submit your presentation proposal by 11 February (see more details below).

Register to the seminar as onsite or online participant when the seminar registration is opened on 15 February, 2024.

Call for abstracts

What kind of research can be shared in the seminar?

We invite presenters to discuss their research findings related to education in a supportive, yet critical academic environment. In 2024 the title of the seminar is “GINTL Research Seminar 2.0 – Emerging research in the global education landscape”

The presentation submissions can be linked to the following themes:

  • Education development which can be understood as development of practice and education systems, policy development, or analysing how education operates at different levels, and how it can fulfil its societal functions.
  • Internationalisation of education which can discuss how international partnerships, and collaboration of educators across educational systems, can contribute to quality education.
  • International, intercultural, and interdisciplinary approaches to studying education, where using qualitative and/or quantitative methods are all welcomed.
  • Other emerging research themes in the global education landscape.

In the discussions during the seminar, we aim to connect the presented thesis research to the broad education development targets at national and international levels. Together, we will reflect how research can help to identify, understand, and solve challenges related to education.

We invite master’s students to present either work in progress (preliminary research results) or give a presentation based on their finalised thesis. The seminar is an opportunity to discuss your findings and receive feedback to help identify the contribution of your work.

How can I participate as a presenter? – Instructions for the submission of abstracts

  • Length: Up to 2,000 characters, excluding title, keywords and the list of references
  • Language: Write your abstract in English.
  • More detailed information can be found in the submission form below.

Read guidelines in the call of abstracts carefully and, if needed, ask your supervisor or peers to assist you with writing the proposal.

Deadline for submissions is 11 February, 2024.

Deadline for submission is extended to 25 February, 2024!

You will be informed about the acceptance of your proposal by 19 February, 2024

Can the GINTL Research Seminar be recognised as part of my studies?

This is possible but must be agreed through your home institution. Tell your thesis supervisors you want to participate in the seminar and discuss with them how your participation can be recognised as part of your studies.

Is there funding available?

Travel funding can be made available through your home institution. Find out if your university can support you with your travel expenses to Helsinki. If you are not able to travel, you can participate in the seminar online.


Participation in GINTL Research Seminar is free of charge. You can participate either onsite in Helsinki or online. Register through the online form by 17 April, 2024.



Registration opens

Lunch at own cost (e.g., at student cafeteria Olivia)


Opening session

Opening remarks

Panel discussion

Location: Minerva Building, Minerva Plaza




Parallel session 1

Location: Minerva Building


Coffee break


Parallel sessions 2


Closing session


Networking event

Location: Minerva Building, Minerva Plaza (in person participation only)

Important dates


Olli-Pekka Malinen

Regional Expert (China)


Tea Kangasvieri

Network 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