New open mini course: Academic visit to an authoritarian country


Author Olli-Pekka Malinen (GINTL)

TopicsGINTL-funded projects

Embarking on academic endeavors abroad requires a nuanced understanding of diverse academic landscapes. International mobility enriches scholarly experiences, yet navigating through distinct political and legal systems demands preparation. Tailored for students and staff from Finnish institutions, this specialised open online course addresses this need.

About the course

International mobility plays a crucial role in academic endeavors, allowing scholars and students to explore diverse working environments beyond their home country. However, it’s essential to recognise that each nation’s academic landscape varies significantly. As you prepare to embark on your academic journey abroad, understanding these differences becomes paramount.

This specialised course caters to students and staff members from Finnish higher education institutions who are venturing to countries with distinct political and legal systems. Its purpose is twofold: first, to equip you with essential knowledge relevant to your destination, and second, to provide additional resources for further exploration.

The course is provided by the Global Innovation Network for Teaching and Learning (GINTL) in cooperation with the Finnish University Network for Asian Studies, coordinated by the Centre for East Asian Studies at the University of Turku.


Olli-Pekka Malinen

Regional Expert (China)


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