Internationationality in transition: What’s in it for GINTL?

Africa, China, India, Global

Published Hanna Posti-Ahokas (GINTL)

GINTL participated in the annual Spring Forum for Higher Education Institutions to share and learn about current discussions around internationalisation. The coordination teams from University of Helsinki and University of Jyväskylä wish to share a few key takeaways for the future work of GINTL.

University of Jyväskylä GINTL Funding Call 2023 open

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Published University of Jyväskylä

JYU staff, doctoral researchers and postdoctoral researchers in collaboration with the permanent academic staff of the university are eligible to apply for JYU GINTL Funding. GINTL India is coordinated at the Faculty of Education and Psychology (JYU), but applications from all faculties are welcome. The deadline for the applications is 31.7.2023.

International academic partnership: Reflections on GINTL HEIs’ visit to Rwanda


Published Elizabeth Eta, Hanna-Posti-Ahokas

The land of a thousand hills (Rwanda) meets the land of a hundred thousand lakes (Finland) in the spirit of partnership development for quality education advancement. The Global Innovation Network for Teaching and Learning (GINTL)’s partnering higher education institutions (HEIs) recently concluded a ten-day working visit to Rwanda.

Update from CocoEd: “Finland-Ghana collaboration in hybrid teacher education” and research visit blog post


Published CocoEd team, Laura Pimiä

CocoEd is a GINTL Africa, University of Helsinki-funded research project with the University of Helsinki (coordinating), Åbo Akademi, and the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. This post gives an update on the project progress and includes a research-stay blog post by master's student Laura Pimiä.

Call for abstracts: Sino-Finnish Joint Learning Innovation Institute (JoLII) Global Conference “Education for the Future” (closed)



The JoLII-GINTL Global Conference 2023 will be hosted by the University of Helsinki on 15-16 August 2023. The topic of the conference is “Education for the Future”. The Conference is planned as an onsite event in Helsinki, Finland. Presenters from China, Finland as well as from other parts of the world are welcome to submit their work through this call for abstracts. The submission deadline is 30 April 2023.

Call for abstracts: GINTL Research seminar “International education development and internationalisation in education” (closed)

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Are you a master’s degree student with an ongoing or finished 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! The seminar takes place 27 April 2023 in Jyväskylä and online. It is organised for master’s degree students and other interested people, affiliated with one of the GINTL member institutions. Submit your abstract by 10 March 2023.

Two joint collaborations between Finnish HEIs and Indian government partners underway



The GINTL India coordination is currently managing two collaborations with Indian state bodies, where several GINTL member HEIs from Finland are involved. One collaboration is with NCERT (“the EDUFI of India”) and another with the Kerala State Education Department. These collaborations are excellent platforms for colleagues from India and Finland to get acquainted with each other and current work in the education sector of the two countries. We warmly welcome more interested staff members working in one of the GINTL India member HEIs in Finland to participate in these collaborations.

University of Turku collaboration on education and teaching in the Global South

Africa, India


Two seed-funded projects focusing on education and teaching facilitate cooperation with partners in Africa and India. Research on learning and education is recognised as one of the top priorities at the University of Turku. Through collaborative global cooperation projects in educational research, teacher training, and educational innovation, the University is committed to sharing and expanding its expertise in the field of education.

Five takeaways about global education: Key-learnings from attending the SDG-4 Seminar Jyväskylä in 2022

Africa, China, India, Global

Published Jorina Sendel

How do you feel reading the news, nowadays? Do you sometimes also feel like a catastrophe is following the others? Have you ever thought about the influences of these catastrophes on global education? We live in a time of crisis. This has an impact not only on our personal lives, but also on education systems around the world. Catastrophes like the COVID-19 crisis, wars, and natural catastrophes are affecting formal education.

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