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Two joint collaborations between Finnish HEIs and Indian government partners underway

India

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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

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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.

GINTL’s thematic session at the 2022 JoLII Conference

China

Published Olli-Pekka Malinen and Jenny Shuanghong Niu

At this year’s Sino-Finnish Joint Learning Innovation Institute (JoLII) Conference, GINTL had the pleasure of hosting a thematic session by the Global Innovation Network for Teaching and Learning (GINTL)’s China coordination, on the topic of ‘Sino-Finnish collaboration in teaching, learning and teacher education’. This session was built up of three presentations, each from a different GINTL-funded initiative, with afterwards a panel discussion by the presenters as well as additional discussants. The session was chaired by Dr. Olli-Pekka Malinen from the GINTL China Coordination at the University of Helsinki.

Takeaways from GINTL’s Symposium at the 2022 FERA Conference

Africa, Global

Published Luna Erica, Khalid Mohammed Idris, and Elizabeth Eta

In late November, the GINTL team attended the annual FERA Conference at the University of Oulu. The 2022 edition was held under the theme ‘Multivocality in the Changing World of Education’ and was supported by keynote speakers Katariina Holma, Veli-Matti Värri, Sanna Järvelä, Kristine Lund, Outi Ylitapio-Mäntylä, and Karin Murris. On top of these great speeches and parallel sessions, GINTL hosted its very own symposium at the conference, bringing together education experts and academics from all over the world to discuss global partnerships in education development.

Finnish Asia Network publication: “Finnish online education cooperation with Asian higher education institutions: recommendations for future projects”

China, India

Published Ville Sava

The COVID-19 pandemic forced us to rearrange educational programmes in unexpected ways. In order to gauge how Finnish education cooperation projects with Asian partner institutions have met the challenges and identified good practices, a survey was conducted by the Finnish University Network for Asian Studies as part of the Digitree project funded by the Finnish National Agency for Education. This report summarises management and cooperation practices that have worked well, as well as issues that could be improved upon for the benefit of future projects.

UniPID Course: “Global Education Development” – Register until 31 December 2022

Global

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5 ECTS CPs — Studies start 16 January 2023 (online) — Registration: 1–31 December 2022 | This course gives an overview of: 1) Education development globally: education as one of the sustainable development goals (SDG4), education policies, trends, challenges and international cooperation, 2) Research in education development, education in sustainability and development education, and 3) Connections between local, national and global education development.

University of Turku visits Indian partners

India

Published Mirjami Jeskanen (UTU)

A delegation from the Department of Teacher Education of University of Turku had the pleasure to visit India in the end of September 2022. The visit was part of the University of Turku’s (UTU) GINTL activities, a collaboration with the Tata Steel Foundation and ASPIRE in the Thousand Schools programme. The Thousand Schools programme was initiated in 2015 and is working towards equal and quality education for all the children in India. UTU joined the programme in 2021, at the same time with the start of the Global Innovation Network for Teaching and Learning (GINTL).

GINTL network represented on a visit to India

India

Published GINTL India Coordination

The GINTL India coordination from University of Jyväskylä, together with University of Helsinki, completed a 5-day visit to India on 19-23 September 2022. Our 10-member delegation visited several key organisations in Delhi, Bengaluru (Karnataka) and Uttarakhand. The aims of the visit included raising awareness of the GINTL network and its activities, and furthering existing and new partnerships for co-created projects. Together with our hosts, we learned more about each other and the context.

GINTL India & NCI Winter School 2022: Strengthening children’s and teachers’ social and emotional skills

India

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GINTL India & Nordic Centre in India organise a week long (2 hours a day) Winter School on 28 November - 2 December that provides insights on children's and teachers' social and emotional skills. During the week Finnish and Indian experts share about their research and experiences to Finnish and Indian upcoming teachers and in-service teachers. Winter school is open for all master's level students, degree and non-degree, who are interested in social and emotional skills in the educational context. Winter school is organised completely online and participants can choose to join the programme each day or pick the most interesting sessions. 

Decisions on new GINTL funding applications at the University of Helsinki have been made

Africa, China, India, Global

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The decisions on applications for Global Innovation Network for Teaching and Learning (GINTL) collaboration funding in Africa, China and India for the application round in spring/summer 2022 at the University of Helsinki have been made. This included the finding calls for 1) GINTL seed funding 2022-2023, and 2) GINTL project funding 2022-2024.

Nordic Centre funding for academic events

Africa, China, India, Global

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The Nordic Centre offers support (€ 2,000-7,000) for organising joint events. The events can be organised in an online or hybrid form. This funding can be a great additional resource for GINTL’s seed and project funding projects that plan to organise events as part of their initiative. Find out more on the Nordic Centre’s website.

Nordic Centre seed funding for new initiatives between Nordic and Chinese institutions (closed)

China

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The Nordic Centre currently has open Seed Funding call for new initiatives between Nordic and Chinese institutions. Among Finnish GINTL HEIs this funding would be available for the Universities of Eastern Finland, Lapland, Helsinki, Tampere, and Turku, which are Nordic Centre members. Application period: 15.3.-1.10.2022.

Call for papers: GINTL symposium at FERA conference (closed)

Africa, China, India, Global

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GINTL is hosting a symposium on ‘Global partnerships in education development’ at this year’s FERA conference at the University of Oulu on 24.-25.11. Please submit your abstracts for the symposium by 30.9.2022.

Applications open for educational leaders to participate in a community-of-practice based professional development programme (closed)

India

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The Institute of Educational Leadership, together with Simple Education Foundation, Creatnet Education and GINTL India are launching a new programme called ‘Learning and Leadership for the 21st Century – Re-imagining and enacting educational leadership for the future with Indian and Finnish colleagues’. Programme aims to foster a network of Indian and Finnish educational leaders and generate Indo-Finnish knowledge exchange.

We’re hiring! GINTL is looking for a Communications Trainee (50%) (closed)

Global

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GINTL is looking for a Communications Trainee (50%) for six months, starting 1 October 2022. You're passionate about communications and event organisation and would like to shape the communication of the GINTL network? You're currently a master or bachelor level students at a mature stage? Apply before18 September.

GINTL-JoLII webinar series ‘Dialogues on education and society’

China

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The GINTL-JoLII Webinar Series ‘Dialogues on Education and Society’ engages leading experts in dialogues on Chinese and Finnish education and society with comparative broader European and global perspective. The dialogues are in various formats, and they are targeted to researchers, policymakers, education practitioners, and administrators.

GINTL Coffee Chats

Africa, China, India, Global

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The GINTL coordination and our member higher education networks regularly host the GINTL Coffee Chat format to provide space for topical deep dives and a space for network-wide exchange. Learn more about the format as well as our past and future sessions here.

An overview of doctoral dissertations on education development in Africa at Finnish universities

Africa

Published Elizabeth Eta (Postdoctoral Researcher, GINTL)

This blog post gives a bird’s-eye view of the trends in doctoral dissertations on education development in Africa, completed at Finnish universities between 2000–2021. The emphasis is on the research focus of the dissertations, contextualisation of research on education development beyond faculties of education, as well as on the national and regional distribution of the research focus of the dissertations. We also reflect on the implications of these trends in advancing GINTL goals.

Future perspectives of teacher development – Call for papers for Sino-Finnish JoLii Global conference 2022

China, Global

Published Sino-Finnish Joint Learning Innovation Institute (JoLii)

The Sino-Finnish JoLii Global conference 2022 is planned to be held on 28–29 November, 2022. The host university is South-West University in China. The conference will focus on future perspectives of teacher development. The topics include new pedagogic approach es on teacher development in the digital world, teacher development, and learning community. Come and share your work and interest for the future of education, especially for teacher development! The deadline for abstract submission is 18 September 2022.

University of Eastern Finland and University of Namibia expand collaboration to social sciences

Africa

Published University of Eastern Finland

The University of Eastern Finland (UEF) and the University of Namibia (UNAM) have renewed their partnership and expanded it to include the social sciences, as well as activities that support corporate social responsibility of UNAM and global development activities of UEF.

University of Jyväskylä Internal Call 2022 for GINTL funding (closed)

Africa, China, India, Global

Published GINTL

Applications are welcome from JYU staff at the Faculty of Education and Psychology as well as from doctoral researchers and postdoctoral researchers affiliated with the faculty, in collaboration with permanent academic staff of the faculty. The deadline for applications is 12 September 2022.

Call for papers: GINTL Early Childhood Teacher Education Conference 2022

China, Global

Published GINTL | University of Turku | OHOSKE network

The GINTL Early Childhood Teacher Education Conference 2022 will be held online on 15 November 2022 with the topic ‘Trends and perspectives in early childhood teacher education’. The call for papers is open between 15 June and 15 September, 2022.

Africa Day 2022: Reflections on diverse forms of Africa collaborations at the University of Helsinki 

Africa

Published Hanna Posti-Ahokas (Regional Expert, GINTL Africa) | Elizabeth Eta (Postdoctoral Researcher, GINTL)

In the Faculty of Educational Sciences, international Africa Day was an opportunity to showcase and reflect on diverse past and ongoing Africa collaborations and to encourage more students and faculty to engage with Africa. This article contains topics related to research projects, mobility opportunities to and from Africa and Finland, strategic and sustainable partnerships, teaching programmes and developmental projects. The topics discussed indicated that Africa related research and activities are embedded within the faculty’s core activities, however, with room for improvement in terms of the institutionalisation of partnerships and enhancing inbound mobility.

Engagement with Africa: Opportunities for students

Africa

Published GINTL

This article highlights several opportunites for students to engage with Africa-related topics through courses in development and education development in Africa at the University of Helsinki, the UniPID course “Global Education Development” (organised by the University of Oulu) and mobility options at the University of Helsinki to spend a semester abroad.

GINTL-funded projects: Finnish early childhood education and care webinar series

China, Global

Published Jenny Niu (GINTL)

This webinar series focused on the unique Finnish early childhood education and care (ECEC) system – pedagogy and early childhood teacher education as key elements ensuring the equitability and quality of ECEC. The project involved three universities, two universities of applied sciences and one company in Finland, as well as three universities and one company in China.

Recap: ‘Partnership dialogues – Identifying ingredients of good partnerships’

Global

Published Ken Ireri (UniPID)

The GINTL Africa network and the Finnish University Partnership for International Development (UniPID) worked together to organise an event focused on ‘Partnership Dialogues: Identifying Ingredients of Good Partnerships’. Learn more about the stakeholder workshop that aimed to identify the key ingredients for sustainable North-South partnerships and its key takeaways on UniPID’s website.

‘Africa Action Plan’: Administrative branch of the Ministry of Education and Culture

Africa

Published GINTL

The action plan for the administrative branch of the Ministry of Education and Culture has been prepared for the implementation of the Government’s Africa Strategy. The GINTL network was closely involved in the formulation of the Action Plan.

New avenues opening up in educational sciences for higher education collaboration in African countries

Africa

Published Mari Peltonen, Hanna Posti-Ahokas

GINTL Africa expert Hanna Posti-Ahokas shares her thoughts on GINTL Africa partnerships in an interivew with the University of Helsinki

University of Helsinki call for proposals open for collaboration in Africa, China, and India (closed)

Africa, China, India, Global

Published GINTL

The call is open for academic and teaching staff, PhD and post-doc researchers, and students. The main applicant must be affiliated with the University of Helsinki. The call has been closed. Applicants will be informed shortly.

GINTL-funded projects highlights: University of Cape Coast, Ghana and University of Helsinki

Africa

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What cycles of learning are being sparked with GINTL funded projects? Check out this first blog post interview feature on a project by the University of Helsinki, Finland and the University of Cape Coast, Ghana.

GINTL India publishes new resource on funding sources for research-based Indo-Finnish collaborations in education development

India

Published GINTL

What kinds of funding instruments exist for Indo-Finnish collaborations that tackle educational challenges through research-based work? A new report commissioned by the Global Innovation Network for Teaching and Learning (GINTL) India addresses this question for the benefit of the network.

Recommendations for academic cooperation with China – English translation

China

Published GINTL

The official English language translation of the Ministry of Education and Culture Recommendations for Academic Cooperation with China has been published.

Understanding responsible & sustainable partnerships in education: Insights from GINTL’s public launch

Africa, China, India, Global

Published Apoorwa Hooda, Elizabeth Eta

Universities worldwide are increasingly promoting measures for internationalisation, increasing opportunities for students and faculty members to collaborate, travel, exchange and co-create knowledge with their international counterparts. As internationalisation becomes the norm, there is also a need for universities to step back and reflect on the purpose and value of promoting these international partnerships. Internationalization strategies of most universities in Finland emphasize “ethical”, “responsible” and “sustainable” global partnerships, but what do the terms really mean in practice for higher education institutions?

Memorandum of understanding between EDUFI and NCERT

India

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The Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI) and its Indian counterpart NCERT have signed Memorandum of Understanding for collaboration. Aim of the document is to promote Indo-Finnish knowledge exchange in education.

Training opportunity: Responsible global academic partnerships

Africa, China, India, Global

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UniPID and the Finnish higher education institutions’ global networks are hosting a training on good practices for responsible global academic partnerships during May 2022.

Partnership dialogues facilitated by UniPID and GINTL

Africa, Global

Published Meeri Tiensuu (UniPID), Hanna Posti-Ahokas (GINTL)

UniPID and the Global Innovation Network for Teaching and Learning (GINTL) Africa Network have started cooperating to increase global academic cooperation and integrate Global South voices and perspectives into the work of the Finnish higher education institutions (HEIs).

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. 

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