India

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.

GINTL India Masterclass: Learning to navigate the landscape of publishing

India, GlobalRegistration required

 | University of Jyväskylä | GINTL India Coordination

Main topic: Conferences and workshops

This masterclass provides guidance to those who are new to the world of publishing and want to gain a better grasp of its intricacies and navigate them successfully. We will explore a range of fundamental and practical topics along with issues related to linguistic, social, and epistemic equity and the ethical side of publishing. At its core, its objective is to promote critical awareness and agency, crucial for making decisions that more closely resonate with the participants’ personal values, interests, and goals.

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

Africa, China, India, Global

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.

Teacher training improves educational opportunities for children in India

India

Published University of Turku

The Thousand Schools Programme is an ambitious initiative focused on ensuring equal and quality education opportunities for children in India. As part of the Programme, The University of Turku provides teacher training for local schools.

GINTL at the Spring Forum for Higher Education Institutions (Kv-kevätpäivät) 2023

Africa, China, India, Global

Main topic: Conferences and workshops

GINTL Africa, China, and India will be present as well as hosting several formats at the Spring Forum for HEIs’ international issues! The Spring Forum 2023 will be held at Aalto University, Otaniemi campus on 3.-5.5.2023. Here you can find more information about the sessions that GINTL is part of.

GINTL Coffee Chat with Tampere University: “Building sustainable Indo-Finnish relationships in the context of education, research, and innovation development”

Africa, China, India, Global

 | Tampere University | GINTL Coordination

Main topics: GINTL Coffee Chats, GINTL Network

Welcome to the second GINTL Coffee Chat of 2023 with guest speaker Mikko Ruohonen from the Tampere University. This session will focus on topics related to Mikko's presentation, “Building sustainable Indo-Finnish relationships in the context of education, research and innovation development”. Join us for an online conversation and opportunities to share about your current work!

Panel discussion: Educational change and reform – perspectives from India and Finland 

IndiaOpen for all

 | GINTL

Main topics: Indo-Finnish Collaboration, Policy Reforms

As India sets about implementing the provisions outlined in the National Education Policy (NEP, 2020), a massive nation-wide reform across all levels of education, there is hope and excitement, and at the same time angst, confusion and frustration. The policy, with its “revolutionary” reforms, envisages far-reaching transformations in the Indian education System, including an increased focus on early and foundational stages, reforming the existing exam system, strengthening teacher training and restructuring the framework of school education, amongst many other promising recommendations.

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

Africa, China, India, Global

Published

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.

GINTL Research seminar “International education development and internationalisation in education”

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

 | GINTL

Are you interested in topics such as international education development, educational partnerships or internationalisation? We warmly welcome you to join us for a hybrid seminar where master's degree students present their research work. The seminar takes place 27 April 2023 in Jyväskylä and online. It is organised for master’s degree students and other interested people, from the GINTL member institutions and beyond. Register as a participant by 19 April.

Educational leadership: Fostering school-family-community partnerships

IndiaOpen for all

 | GINTL | Nordic Centre in India (NCI) | Christ University

Main topics: Indo-Finnish Collaboration, Webinar series “Promoting Indo-Finnish collaboration in teaching and learning”

This online event is part of the GINTL India and Nordic Centre in India (NCI) “Promoting Indo-Finnish collaboration in teaching and learning – a webinar series for academia and practitioners”. Webinar provides some insights on the current education leadership research and practices of school, family and community relations.

GINTL Coffee Chat with the University of the Arts Helsinki: “Impact of GINTL research projects on teaching and learning”

Africa, China, India, Global

 | Uniarts GINTL | GINTL Coordination

Main topics: GINTL Coffee Chats, GINTL Network

Welcome to the first GINTL Coffee Chat for 2023 with guest speakers Heli Kauppila and Marika Orenius from the University of the Arts Helsinki. The session will focus on the on the topic of the transfer of (GINTL) research project knowledge and learnings into teaching, learning, and university development. Join us for an online conversation and opportunities to share about your current work.

Two joint collaborations between Finnish HEIs and Indian government partners underway

India

Published

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

Published

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.

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.

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

IndiaOpen for all

Main topic: Indo-Finnish Collaboration

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. 

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

India

Published

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. 

Seminar: Transnationalism and societal transformation in India

India, GlobalOpen for all

 | TRANSIT (University of Tampere)

The “Transnationalism and societal transformation in India” seminar will be organised by TRANSIT (University of Tampere) on Friday, 14 October 2022 for researchers interested in transnational and societal transformative processes in India and the Global South. Registration for the seminar is now open.

Decisions on new GINTL funding applications at the University of Helsinki have been made (2022 funding round)

Africa, China, India, Global

Published

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

Published

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

Published

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

Published

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.

FICORE event: Promoting critical, playful and inclusive algorithmic literacy and digital citizenship among young learners – An Indo-Finnish collaboration

IndiaOpen for all

 | FICORE (Finnish Indian Consortia for Research and Education)

Technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning are becoming more and more important in everyday life. They require new sets of skills, attitudes, and competencies to be able to navigate in a digital world as active citizens. This event is the first in a project that looks to leverage the unique educational programmes and practices in the Finnish and Indian learning environments to jointly examine, co-develop, implement, and assess algorithmic literacy and digital citizenship.

Contemporary research on digital education in Finland and India

IndiaOpen for all

 | GINTL | Nordic Centre in India (NCI)

Main topics: Indo-Finnish Collaboration, Webinar series “Promoting Indo-Finnish collaboration in teaching and learning”

This online event is part of the GINTL India and Nordic Centre in India (NCI) “Promoting Indo-Finnish collaboration in teaching and learning – a webinar series for academia and practitioners”. In the webinar academics from Finnish and Indian higher education institutions highlight their best practices in educational technology.

Indo-Finnish academic partnerships and visiting fellowship

IndiaOpen for all

 | GINTL | Nordic Centre in India (NCI)

Main topic: Indo-Finnish Collaboration

This event is an info session, targeted for Indian scholars interested in research collaboration with Finnish higher education institutions. The event features presentations by Leena Sivula (Research Funding Advisor, University of Jyväskylä) and a representative from Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI).

GINTL Coffee Chat with the University of Turku: “International collaboration in the post COVID-19 era – implications for future adaptation”

Africa, China, India, GlobalOpen for all

 | University of Turku | GINTL

Main topics: GINTL Coffee Chats, GINTL Network

Welcome to the August GINTL Coffee Chat with guest speaker Prof. Marjaana Veermans from the University of Turku on the topic of “International collaboration in the post COVID-19 era – implications for future adaptation”. Join us for an online conversation and opportunities to share about your current work.

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.

Approaches to child-centred pedagogy in early childhood education and care

IndiaOpen for all

 | GINTL India | Nordic Centre in India

Main topics: Indo-Finnish Collaboration, Webinar series “Promoting Indo-Finnish collaboration in teaching and learning”

GINTL India and Nordic Centre in India (NCI) warmly welcome you to join in the fourth webinar of the “Promoting Indo-Finnish collaboration in teaching and learning – a webinar series for academia and practitioners”. This webinar on different approaches in ECEC provides insights from researchers and practitioners that develop early childhood education and care in their local contexts in India and Finland.

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 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.

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

Published

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.

Reforming teacher education in the 21st century: Exchanging research and practices between India and Finland 

IndiaOpen for all

 | GINTL India | Nordic Centre in India

Main topics: Indo-Finnish Collaboration, Webinar series “Promoting Indo-Finnish collaboration in teaching and learning”

GINTL India and NCI invite you to join the second event under “GINTL and NCI present: Promoting Indo-Finnish collaboration in teaching and learning – a webinar series for academia and practitioners” on 21 April at 12:00–14:00 EEST / 14:30–16:30 IST.

Early childhood education pilot in Chhattisgarh (India)

Curriculum Development, Early Childhood Education, Inclusive Education, Intervention, Teacher Training

The program aims to build a foundation for formal learning towards early childhood education and school readiness through enhancing teacher and parent capacity, engaging with relevant public administration and conducting research and evaluation for better impact.

Promoting Indo-Finnish collaboration in teaching & learning – A webinar series for academia & practitioners

Teacher Education

The purpose of the events is to facilitate and support collaboration among Indian and Finnish researchers and practitioners in the field of education & education science.

GINTL research review and workshops: Formation of interdisciplinary collectives

Decenter Global Knowledge Production, Promoting Transnational Interdisciplinary Education & Research Activities, Research & Intervention

Report on potential areas for multidisciplinary cooperation in transnational education and research (Asia and Africa focus); Workshops on decentralising global knowledge production and promote non-Western knowledge; Research seminar for recent studies on India (education, politics, cultures and social studies).

Inclusive language learning

Inclusive Education, Research

Network building and negotiations for arranging pilots in India.

Training opportunity: Responsible global academic partnerships

Africa, China, India, Global

Published

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

GINTL Coffee Chat with HAMK: “Reflecting on the Effectiveness of Networking: Lessons Learned From the Noste Program (2004–2007)”

Africa, China, India, GlobalOpen for all

 | HAMK | GINTL

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

Join us for the April GINTL Coffee Chat on “Reflecting on the Effectiveness of Networking: Lessons Learned From the Noste Program (2004–2007)” with guest speaker Dean Seija Mahlamäki-Kultanen on 5 April at 9:00–10:00 (EET).

Reforming teacher education in the 21st century: An Indo-Finnish dialogue on teacher competences and policy reforms

IndiaOpen for all

 | GINTL India | Nordic Centre in India

Main topics: GINTL Network, Indo-Finnish Collaboration, Policy Reforms, Teacher Competences, Teacher Education, Webinar series “Promoting Indo-Finnish collaboration in teaching and learning”

GINTL India and NCI invites you to join the second event under “GINTL and NCI present: Promoting Indo-Finnish collaboration in teaching and learning – a webinar series for academia and practitioners”, on Reforming Teacher Education in the 21st century: An Indo-Finnish Dialogue on Teacher Competences and Policy Reforms on 7 APRIL at 12-14 EEST /14:30-16:30 IST.

Tea Kangasvieri

India

Published

Veera Virmasalo

India

Published

Deepti Bora

India

Published

Apoorwa Hooda

India

Published

Pia Krimark

India

Published

Education for emergencies (E4E) guest lectures

Developing Learning Materials, Shared Teaching, Teacher Education

The University of Jyväskylä and Åbo Akademi are jointly gathering different partners to conduct guest lectures on the Education for Emergencies (E4E) themes ‘climate crisis pedagogy’, ‘conflicts and war times pedagogy’, ‘antiracism education’. Additionally, the partners are producing learning materials from the respecitve guest lectures.

GINTL Coffee Chat with the University of Oulu: “Strategies for reciprocity in dialogue.” 

Africa, China, India, GlobalOpen for all

 | University of Oulu | GINTL

Main topic: GINTL Coffee Chats

The Global Innovation Network on Teaching and Learning (GINTL) and the University of Oulu invite you to the next Coffee Chat on Tuesday, 8 February 2022 with guest speaker professor Elina Lehtomäki, University of Oulu, on the topic of “Strategies for reciprocity in dialogue.”  The event will take place from 9-10 EET. A 15-minute presentation will be followed by breakout rooms by GINTL regions: Africa, China and India.

GINTL Coffee Chat with The University of Jyväskylä : “Creating Sustainable Partnerships”

Africa, China, India, GlobalOpen for all

 | University of Jyväskylä,  | GINTL

Main topics: GINTL Coffee Chats, Sustainable Partnerships

Join us for an online conversation on partnerships & opportunities to share about your current research. On the 30th of November we will be discussing the topic "Creating Sustainable Partnerships" with guest speaker Tiina Kontinen from The university of Jyväskylä.

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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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