The University of Turku’s Hopeful Globe podcast: GINTL’s contributions

Africa, China, India, Global

Published Luna Erica

In June 2023, the University of Turku released the first episodes of the Hopeful Globe podcast, which shares inspiring stories from projects that have received Global Pilot funding from the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture. The series, focused on the topic of higher education collaboration and the sustainability-driven initiatives that bloom therefrom, piloted with two episodes hosted by GINTL research assistant Luna Erica. Both episodes feature a speaker from a project that was allocated funding by GINTL.

GINTL Coffee Chat with the University of Lapland: Experiences from Global Media Education through Development of Online Teaching 

Africa, China, India, GlobalOpen for all, Registration required

 | University of Lapland  | GINTL Coordination

Main topics: GINTL Coffee Chats, GINTL Network, Sustainable Partnerships, Teacher Education

The third GINTL Coffee Chat of year 2023 will be held on Tuesday 3.10.2023, 9:00-10:00 (EEST) and is co-sponsored by the University of Lapland. Guest Speaker Dr. Satu-Maarit Korte will share her experience on the UNESCO/UNITWIN network which concentrates on teacher education for social justice and diversity.

Sustainability Science Days 2023: Attendee experiences

Africa, Global

Published Salma Khatibu, Vedasto Hamza

From 21 May to 2 June 2023, the annual Sustainability Science Days (SSD) were hosted at the University of Helsinki. Two guests, Salma Khatibu and Vedasto Hamza, received a Ministry of Education & Culture (MEC) Grant, supported by GINTL coordination efforts and minor cost-funding, to attend the 2023 edition of the SSD. In this blog post, they share their experiences as participants of the conference.

Haaga-Helia’s collaboration network on teaching and learning with Southern African universities


Published Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences

During the ongoing year, Haaga-Helia has formed a network of seven partner HEIs in Southern Africa. In this phase of the collaboration network, the HEIs are interested in projects with focus areas in relation to the partnership between higher education (HE) and the world of work, entrepreneurship education in HE, innovations in HE pedagogy, sustainability in HE, as well as quality of education and leadership in HE.

Project insights: Education and research on the use of medicinal plants in Benin 


Published Luna Erica

With a population that holds ten times more traditional healers than doctors, the practice of traditional phytomedicine is one deeply rooted in Beninese culture – despite local scientific researchers’ views on the quality of a share of that practice. In an attempt to strengthen the bond between traditional healers and scientific researchers in Benin and to improve both their practices and Beninese medicine more widely, a knowledge-sharing collaboration was construed between the University of Helsinki and a group of Beninese researchers. For this project spotlight, GINTL research assistant Luna Erica met with Leena Hanski, Victorien Dougnon, and Jean-Robert Klotoe to discuss their team’s research.

Project insights: How best to support Kenyan higher education institutions  


Published Franklin Nyairo

This article is a summary of Franklin Nyairo’s educational research in his native Kenya, which he completed with the help of a GINTL travel grant. It discusses the Kenyan education system and how research thereon could help development of education both in Kenya and at HEIs all over the world. The article focuses on Nyairo’s research and its context, but it also hopes to show the value of going returning to one’s native country to do research.

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.

Africa Day 2023: “Spotlighting Africa-related research conducted by doctoral and early career researchers in four Finnish HEIs”

AfricaOpen for all, Registration required

 | Coalition of Africa Networks | University of Eastern Finland | University of Helsinki | University of Jyväskylä | University of Turku

Main topic: GINTL Network

25 May is Africa Day, and it is celebrated under the theme “The year of AfCFTA: Acceleration of the African Continental Free Trade Area Implementation”. This year, the Universities of Helsinki, Turku, Eastern Finland and Jyväskylä are organising a joint Africa Day celebration event online. The joint online event will take place from 12:00-13:30 and will focus on presentations by doctoral and early career researchers highlighting their ongoing research on Africa-related topics. This is an open event.

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