University of Helsinki and University of Jyväskylä jointly celebrated Africa Day 2024


Published Elizabeth Eta (University of Helsinki), Frank Ojwang (University of Jyväskylä)

The University of Jyväskylä’s Coalition of African Networks and the University of Helsinki as part of GINTL Africa co-organised the 2024 Africa Day event in Jyväskylä on 24 May. We celebrated the day under the theme “Re-thinking African education systems for the 21st century”. In this blog post, we present highlights and reflections from the event, focusing on the keynote speeches, panel discussions, and the controversial debate surrounding this year’s theme and the purpose of Africa Day.

Developing a research agenda for climate change education – ideas from Kerala


Published GINTL India coordination, University of Jyväskylä

Kerala, India’s southernmost state, is increasingly becoming more vulnerable to climate change. Therefore, a local civil society – academia coalition recently embarked on a process to develop a research agenda on climate and sustainability education and to contribute with ideas for climate change education. GINTL has been honoured to be a partner in this process. In this blog post, we share some of the key ideas by the coalition on how to go about setting an agenda for meaningful research on climate change education in Kerala.

FUTE project: GINTL network expanded to develop sustainability in teacher education


Published Sari Havu-Nuutinen, Ella Suortti (University of Eastern Finland)

The University of Eastern Finland, University of Turku, University of Namibia and University of Dar es Salaam have started a new Higher Education Partnership (HEP) project. Originally, the project is rooted in a GINTL collaboration. The newly funded project aims to develop collaborative activities to promote education for sustainable development in teacher education by focusing on sustainability competences, pedagogical solutions and implementing the sustainability activities in regards of the local needs. Following the goals of GINTL, the project aims to support lifelong learning and inclusive education in teacher education.

New open mini course: Academic visit to an authoritarian country


Published Olli-Pekka Malinen (GINTL)

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.

GINTL Lessons Learnt: Reflecting with open minds and hearts on collective work in Global Education


Published Albina Marchenko, University of Oulu

GINTL Lessons Learnt is a series of workshops where participants reflect on the network’s goals and propose ways forward. In this blog post, Albina Marchenko, GINTL intern at University of Oulu, shares her personal perspectives on the discussions that took place at the latest workshop at University of Jyväskylä.

Call for posters: Africa Day 2024



GINTL Africa is once again teaming up with the University of Jyväskylä – Coalition of African Networks to co-organise Africa Day on May 24th, from 12:00 to 16:30 at the University of Jyväskylä main library. This year's theme for the Africa Day is "Educating an African fit for the 21st Century". The theme underscores the importance of enhancing access, inclusivity, quality, and relevance learning. Submit a poster for the event by 19 May.

Physical Education Development in Tanzania


Published GINTL Africa, Niina Loukkola,

GINTL Tanzania Physical Education Development practical workshops were held in South Tanzania as a joint collaboration between University of Oulu, University of Eastern Finland and LiiKe NGO. Collaborating partners in Tanzania were University of Dar es salaam, State University of Zanzibar and Sports Development Aid.

HEP-TED project paves the way for higher education cooperation between Finland and Rwanda


Published Aino Okinyo

Anticipation fills the conference hall in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, as Finnish and Rwandan higher education leaders convene for the inaugural meeting of the HEP-TED project. This occasion marks the culmination of years of collaborative efforts between six higher education institutions: the University of Helsinki, the University of Rwanda, Tampere University, Rwanda Polytechnic, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, and Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences.

GINTL FAQ: Pursuing PhD in Educational Sciences in Finland

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Published GINTL India Coordination

GINTL often receives inquiries regarding PhD studies in educational sciences in Finland. In this post, we have put together information on programme options, admission, study structure, and funding. The text is part of the GINTL FAQs series, where we respond to some questions that are frequently addressed to the GINTL network coordination. Kindly note the post is not updated on a regular basis. For most recent information, please refer to individual university websites and to

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