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The Global Research Institute for Finnish Education (GRIFE) at The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) aims to lead in education innovation through partnerships with Finnish institutions.



  • Being at the global forefront in the study of Finnish education from comparative and international perspectives
  • Enhancing its impact on education and policy worldwide


  • Fostering global collaborations on Finnish education research
  • Conducting high-quality comparative studies to tackle global educational challenges
  • Advancing education in Hong Kong, Mainland China, and globally
  • Supporting government policies to nurture future educators and leaders

Major Work

Strong Network with Finnish Universities

  • The Faculty of Education and Welfare Studies of Åbo Akademi University
  • The Higher Education Group (HEG) in the Faculty of Management and Business of Tampere University
  • The Special Education Research Group in the Faculty of Education and Culture of Tampere University
  • The School of Applied Educational Science and Teacher Education and the School of Educational Sciences and Psychology of University of Eastern Finland
  • The Finnish Institute for Educational Research (FIER), based at the University of Jyväskylä
  • The Faculty of Education of University of Lapland
  • The Teachers, Teaching, and Educational Communities (TTEC) in the Faculty of Education and Psychology of the University of Oulu
  • The Faculty of Education of University of Turku

Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

  1. Early childhood education and special needs education
  2. Higher education 
  3. Media education and digital competence
  4. STEM education
  5. Teacher education