Global impact

For us, it is not just enough to be well-connected globally but to make sure that those connections matter. We are striving to built partnerships that are aligned with our values and that contribute to positive, global impact. Read more about our initiatives especially in Africa and China.
Global Innovation Network for Teaching and Learning (GINTL)

The Global Innovation Network for Teaching and Learning (GINTL) brings together dedicated researchers and practitioners from Finland and our partners from China, India and the African continent. 

We want to contribute towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goal 4: “Ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”.


Our goals are to

  1. Co-create research-based ‘solutions’ to global education challenges.
  2. Increase meaningful partnerships between GINTL HEIs and key allies
  3. Inspire and initiate new internationalisation measures in Finnish HEIs


  • GINTL offers a platform for co-creating better education for all. 
  • GINTL helps to create sustainable and effective education solutions.  
  • GINTL is committed to developing teacher training firmly based on research. 
  • GINTL works jointly with your organisation to co-create sustainable and research-based solutions that serve your particular needs. 
  • Operations and co-development of the network are guided by clear, jointly agreed goals and ethical principles formed by the participating Finnish universities and universities of applied sciences together with partners in the African countries, India and China.

GINTL is a global pilot network created within the internationalization program introduced by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture in 2020. The University of Helsinki coordinates cooperation with Africa and China and the University of Jyväskylä coordinates cooperation with India. 





The Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture’s Global programme includes several networks active in Africa.

To find out more about our sister networks, visit: FAPISAFINET  and EDUCase.

The Finnish education system is firmly based on research. This approach is also our key asset in global education cooperation. GINTL provides academic know-how for those working in education development in India, China, and across Africa. We also advise with ethical issues regarding the cooperation.

Coordinators: University of Helsinki and University of Jyväskylä.

Finnish university partners: Aalto University, Tampere University, University of Arts Helsinki, University of Eastern Finland, University of Lapland, University of Oulu, University of Turku, University of Vaasa, Åbo Akademi University

Finnish university of applied sciences partners: Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences, Häme University of Applied Sciences, Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences, Karelia University of Applied Sciences, Laurea University of Applied Sciences, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Novia University of Applied Sciences, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Turku University of Applied Sciences.