International cooperation

The Faculty of Educational Sciences actively participates in international activities. International interest, especially in the Finnish education system and the development of schools and teacher education, has laid the foundation for the launch of several cooperation projects and increased the demand for faculty experts around the world.
HEI ICI projects

The Higher Education Institutions' Institutional Cooperation Instrument (HEI ICI) supports cooperation projects between higher education institutions in Finland and the developing world that are designed to enhance higher education provision in these countries. The projects support the higher education institutions in developing their subject-specific, methodological, educational and administrative capacities. 

Finland’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs provides funding for the programme through its development cooperation funds and the Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI) administrates the programme. 

University of Helsinki has been actively participating to the HEI ICI programme for several years. The Faculty of Educational Sciences has two ongoing HEI ICI projects, OLIVE and TOTEMK.  


Erasmus+ projects

The faculty members collaborate on these Erasmus+ funded projects

  • Historylab for European Civic Engagement: Open E-toolkit to train History Teachers on Digital Teaching and Learning (2021-2023).

  • Navigating through Digital Challenges in Home Economics Education (2021-2023)

  • Virtual Pathways: Reinforcing School-Museum Cooperation in COVID19 Times (2021-2023)

  • Enhancing young people's media literacy for civic engagement (2021-2023)

  • Reflective Practice through Lived Diversity in Cultural Environments: Mobility and  Knowledge Production in Early Years Teacher Training (2020-2023)

  • Designing and Enacting Coherent Science Teacher Education (2020-2023) 

  • Coherence in European Teacher Education: Creating transnational communities of practice through virtual scenarios (2020-2023)

  • DEveloping TEachers’ Critical digital liTeracies (2019-2022)

  • Strategic partnership for developing primary teacher education through school-based research (2019-2022)

  • Schools educating for sustainability: proposals for and from in in-service teacher education (2019-2022)

  • Improving Employability of Autistic Graduates in Europe (2018-2021)

  • Playing beyond CLIL (2018-2021)

  • Spotlighters: Illuminating paths to resilience with the science of stress (2018-2021)

  • Augmented Assessment: a bridge to migrants’ knowledge (2020-2023)

University of Helsinki is actively participating to international education projects, such as Erasmus+ funded projects. Erasmus+ is the EU's programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe.