Call for abstracts & paper submission

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


WhereUniversity of Helsinki | Helsinki, Finland

The submission of abstracts for the conference has been closed and the selected presenters have been notified. We thank all authors for their submissions! In addition to the submission for presentations during the conference, please note the open call for submissions for the “Journal of Frontiers in Education” below.

About the conference

The JoLII Global Conference is held on 15-16 August 2023 and an optional programe on 17 August 2023 at the University of Helsinki, Finland as an onsite event. 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.

“Journal of Frontiers in Education” paper submissions

Associated with this conference, GINTL offers the opportunity to submit a paper under the broad research topic “Education for the Future: Learning and Teaching for Sustainable Development in Education”. For more detailed information, please consult the “Journal of Frontiers in Education” webpage.

  • Abstract submission deadline: 31 August 2023
  • Manuscript submission deadline: 15 January 2024

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 unequal opportunities for high quality learning to all people, 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 Global Conference aims to be an arena for carrying out these discussions and sharing research and solutions to realise education for the future.

The topic can be approached from different perspectives and with different methodological choices. The important subthemes are, for example:

  • How to prepare students for predictable and unpredictable changes?
  • How is teachers’ work 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?
  • 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. You are most welcome to submit your abstract to present in one of the thematic sessions.


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

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