Workshop on Rethinking Sino-Finnish Education Cooperation [27th October, Beijing]

We are excited to announce an upcoming workshop titled “Rethinking Sino-Finnish Education Cooperation” aimed at gathering active actors and stakeholders who are intricately involved in the education cooperation sphere between China and Finland.

Event Details:

  • Date: 27th October
  • Time: 14:00  – 16:00 (Beijing time)
  • Registration is closed

Location: Finnish Embassy in Beijing (in person only), Genesis Beijing, Level 19, West Tower, No. 8 Xinyuan South Road , 芬兰驻北京大使馆  北京市朝阳区新源南路8号院 启皓北京西塔19层

When accessing the Finnish Embassy, participants should bring a valid ID and arrive at the Genesis building lobby before 13:50. Embassy staff will be available there to guide participants to the workshop venue.

Workshop agenda:

The workshop is dedicated to reflecting on the significant challenges brought about by the current global geopolitical tensions affecting the education cooperation between our two nations. In the face of these challenges, it is imperative to engage in dialogue to navigate the situation and brainstorm innovative solutions that will not only sustain but also strengthen our ongoing collaboration.

Opening Speech:

Olli Suominen, Senior Specialist (higher education and science policy), Education and Science Affairs, Finnish Embassy in Beijing

Panel Discussion:

Moderator: Prof. Baocun Liu, Professor and Director of Institute of International and Comparative Education, Beijing Normal University; Co-Director of Sino-Finnish Education Research Centre, JoLii


  • Jun Wang, Professor, Faculty of Psychology, Beijing Normal University; Director of Sino-Finnish Joint learning Institution in China
  • Meiying Jing, Director, International Cooperation, National Academy of Education Administration
  • Olli-Pekka Malinen, Senior Lecturer and Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Helsinki; Chair of the Board of Sino-Finnish Learning Innovation Institute (JoLii) in Finland
  • Yuzhuo Cai, Senior Lecturer and Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Management and Business, Tampere University; Co-Director of Sino-Finnish Education research Centre, JoLii.

Audience Interaction

A valuable opportunity for participants to engage with the panel, share insights, and propose actionable solutions.

Participation Details:

  • Participation is FREE. Thank you to everyone who has registered (you will receive the confirmation email from Yulia Shumilova on Oct., 23). We are expecting 60 participants at the event.

Let’s join forces to continue the legacy of Sino-Finnish education cooperation resiliently and effectively!

We look forward to your participation!