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.

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.

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

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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.

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

Africa

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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

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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.

Curriculum convertibility for remote learning in Ghana

Curriculum Development, Mobility, Research, Teacher Training

The research focuses on home economics education at the upper secondary school level, specifically how the curriculum can be converted to remote and online training situations, where face-to-face learning is not possible and/or the internet connection is not reliable. A document analysis of the subject matter and teaching strategies was carried out to identify aspects that need conversion, can be delivered remotely and need to be substituted. Primary data was collected through focus group discussions involving teachers and students. Findings will be included into the current curriculum.

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

Africa

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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.

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