Building Indo-Finnish collaboration in education development 

About GINTL India

GINTL India strives on building a diverse palette of activities around educational themes that are identified in collaboration with Indian partners. GINTL India aims at developing partnerships with different types of actors such as higher education institutions, state government entities and non-profit organisations.

Currently, the GINTL India comprises 10 Finnish higher education institutions as interested participants. In the year 2021 and in the first half of 2022, the emphasis is on identifying partners in India and Finland as well as areas of collaboration and joint interest. These will be further negotiated and implemented at practical level in 2022–24. 
GINTL India network warmly welcomes new partners. While some activities may be open especially for staff and students in Indian and Finnish higher education institutions, we also serve as a platform for inviting organisations and individuals who are interested in research-based Indo-Finnish collaborations in the GINTL focus areas. 

Focus areas

  • Early childhood care and education
  • Educational leadership
  • Educational technology
  • Inclusive education
  • Integrated and phenomena-based learning
  • Integrating climate change awareness in education
  • Quality assessment framework
  • Quality teacher training
  • Vocational education and training  

GINTL India Coordination Team

Contact the coordination: gintlindia[at]

Veera Virmasalo

Project Manager


Apoorwa Hooda

University Teacher


Deepti Bora

Project Coordinator[at]

Pia Krimark

Project Manager


Tea Kangasvieri

Network Coordinator



Transnationalism and societal transformation in India

IndiaOpen for all

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

Contemporary Research on Digital Education in Finland and India

IndiaOpen for all

Main topic: Indo-Finnish Collaboration

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

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).

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

IndiaOpen for all

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.


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.


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

Africa, China, India, Global


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


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


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)



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.

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. 

Coordinating University

GINTL Finnish University Partners