Call for papers: GINTL symposium at FERA conference (closed)


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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 symposium on ‘Global partnerships in education development’

Responsible, sustainable partnerships is the new catch phrase for global partnerships. What does this mean in higher education partnerships? How are partnerships perceived by researchers in the Global South and the Global North? How can the partnerships help to address Sustainable Development Goal 4 – Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all? 

In the field of education, ‘learning crisis’, ‘education crisis’, and ‘learning poverty’ are concepts that have been used to refer to factors affecting poor learning outcomes, especially in the countries of the South but also in the North. As education researchers engage in North-South collaboration, how can we build partnerships that are mutually beneficial, deepen our understanding of the challenges and address the Sustainable Development Goal 4? These are some of the questions the ‘Global partnerships in education development’ symposium will address. 

Submission of abstracts

  • Researchers are invited to submit abstracts of up to 150 words for the symposium by 30.9.2022 to 
  • We aim for a discussion including multiple perspectives from various localities to support co-creation of meaningful partnerships.
  • Both in-person and online participation is available. 
  • Acceptance notification of abstract: 15.10.2022 

For more information contact Elizabeth Eta ( 

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