JoLII-GINTL Global Conference 2023: “Education for the Future”

TypeOpen for all


WhereUniversity of Helsinki, Finland

OrganiserGINTL | JoLII | University of Helsinki

TopicsConferences and workshops

Save the date for the JoLII-GINTL Global Conference 2023, 15-16 August 2023! We are looking forward to welcoming you to the onsite event in Helsinki, Finland, with as this year’s conference topic: “Education for the Future”. Presenters from China and 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), a network formed by Finnish higher education institutions in collaboration with partners from India, China, and Africa. GINTL aims to co-create research-based solutions to global educational challenges and collaborate in research and education on a global scale.

Conference theme: “Education for the Future”

The main theme of the 2023 JoLII Global Conference will be “Education for the Future”. The conference theme draws inspiration from the 2021 UNESCO report Reimagining our Futures Together, which emphasises the need for a new social contract for education to repair injustices, while transforming the future.

There are many global challenges in education, including the inequality of opportunities for high-quality learning and gaps in the availability to new digital technology and learning environments. These and other educational challenges call for research and innovation, as well as global solidarity and international cooperation. The JoLII-GINTL Global Conference aims to be an arena for carrying out these discussions and sharing research and solutions to realise education for the future.

The contributions will approach various sub-themes, for example:

  • How to prepare students for predictable and unpredictable changes;
  • How teachers’ work is changing and why;
  • How to promote policy and practices that equity and quality of education would be more reality to all children in the future; and
  • How to support education in conditions with risks of dropping out (e.g., rural areas, catastrophes, refugees, immigration).    

The conference will feature keynote speeches, thematic research sessions, panel discussions, networking opportunities, and hands-on workshops. The registration is open from mid-May until the end of July. Please register early to allow for easier estimations in the planning process.

Information for conference participants

Please note that conference participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements. Useful information on organising your trip to Helsinki and practicailities about your stay at the University of Helsinki can be found on the university website. The website includes tips on, among other things:

  • Accommodation
  • University wireless network
  • (Public) transportation

About the organisers

The Sino-Finnish Joint Learning Innovation Institute (JoLII)

The Sino-Finnish Joint Learning Innovation Institute (JoLII) was established in year 2015. It is based on the cooperation between Ministry of Education of China and The Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland. The project is coordinated nationally by Beijing Normal University (BNU) and the University of Helsinki (UH). JoLII currently has 25 members, which include Chinese and Finnish universities, companies, educational societies, and schools.

The mission of the institute is to get Chinese and Finnish researchers, teachers, and companies to work together for high-quality learning and education for all people. The shared vision of the parties was to establish the JoLII with the purpose “to co-create inclusive, student-oriented learning solutions for future in China and Finland.”

The Global Innovation Network for Teaching and Learning (GINTL)

The Global Innovation Network for Teaching and Learning (GINTL) supports sustainable, responsible, and global network co-operation between 20 Finnish higher education institutions (HEIs) and the network’s partnerships, built in various African countries, China, and India.

The aims of GINTL centre around three main objectives:

  1. Co-create research-based solutions to global education challenges.
  2. Increase meaningful and mutual partnerships between Finnish HEIs and their partners in China, India and in African countries.
  3. Inspire and initiate attractive internationalisation measures in Finnish HEIs.


For questions regarding the organisation of the conference or the call for abstracts, please contact the organisation team jolii-gintlconference2023[a]

Image credits:

  • Sincerely Media
  • University of Helsinki, Linda Tammisto

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