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


TopicsCall for papers, Information for students

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.

What is the research seminar about?

  • Master’s degree students present their ongoing or finished thesis work related to seminar themes.
  • Doctoral students provide feedback on master’s students’ written thesis work and presentations
  • Everyone is welcome to hear and discuss recent research results in a supportive and engaging atmosphere

What can I expect?

  • You will gain valuable experience on presenting your work to peers and experts in the field of education.
  • You will receive feedback on your research work from doctoral students, peers, and other experts.
  • You will have an opportunity to network with peers from other Finnish universities and beyond.

What is GINTL?

The Global Innovation Network for Teaching and Learning (GINTL) supports sustainable, responsible, and global network co-operation between 20 Finnish higher education institutions (HEIs) and the network’s partners in various African countries, China, and India. We want to explore how master’s thesis research can contribute to solving global education challenges.

What kind of research can be shared in the seminar?

We invite presenters to discuss their research findings related to education in a supportive, yet critical academic environment.

  • Education development can be understood as development of practice and education systems, policy development, or analysing how education operates at different levels, and how it can fulfil its societal functions.
  • The theme of internationalisation is brought in to discuss how international partnerships, and collaboration of educators across educational systems, can contribute to quality education.
  • International, intercultural, and interdisciplinary approaches to studying education using qualitative and/or quantitative methods are particularly encouraged.

In the discussions, we aim to connect the presented thesis research to the broad education development targets at national and international levels. Together, we will discuss how research can help to identify, understand, and solve challenges related to education.

We invite master’s students to present either work in progress (preliminary results) or give a final presentation of their thesis. The seminar is an opportunity to discuss your findings and receive feedback to help identify the contribution of your work.

How can I participate?
Instructions for the submission of abstracts

The deadline for submitting your abstract was on 10 March 2023. The selected applicants have been informed about the decisions by the review board.

  • Length: Up to 2,000 characters, including references
  • Language: Write your abstract in English.
  • More detailed information can be found through the submission form below.

Read guidelines in the call of abstracts carefully and, if needed, ask your supervisor or peers to assist you with writing the proposal. You will be informed about the acceptance of your proposal by 20 March 2023.

Can the thesis seminar be recognised as part of my studies?

This is possible but must be agreed through your home institution. Tell your thesis supervisors you want to participate in the seminar and discuss with them how your participation can be recognised as part of your studies.

Is there funding available?

Travel funding can be made available through your home institution. Find out if your university can support you with your travel expenses to Jyväskylä. If you are not able to travel, you can participate in the seminar online.


For further information, please contact the organisers:

Tea Kangasvieri

Network Coordinator


Deepti Bora

Project Coordinator[at]

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