Based on the Memorandum of Cooperation between The Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China and The Ministry of Education and Culture of The Republic of Finland on Strengthening Comprehensive Cooperation on Education signed 12 June, 2015, Beijing Normal University and the University of Helsinki as the national coordinating universities, enter into this agreement to establish the Sino-Finnish Joint Learning Innovation Institute (JoLII) and implement the concept of "Sino-Finnish Learning Garden”.
Since the establishment of the Sino-Finnish Learning Garden in 2015, China and Finland have been continuously building up an extensive cooperation scheme in education. Sino-Finnish Joint Learning Innovation Institute has been established and coordinated by the University of Helsinki and Beijing Normal University as an elementary part of the Learning Garden cooperation scheme in November 2015. The institute is a network of ten Finnish universities and one company, together with seven Chinese universities, one society and two companies, which engaged in research cooperation for future schools and high quality education.
The important mission of the Sino-Finnish Joint Learning Innovation Institute is to get Chinese and Finnish researchers, teachers and companies to work together for high quality learning and education for all people. The shared vision of the parties is to establish the Sino-Finnish Joint Learning Innovation Institute with the purpose "to co-create inclusive, student-oriented learning solutions for future in China and Finland”.
In the annual conference of Sino-Finnish Joint Learning Innovation Institute, in November 24, 2020, Professor ZHOU Zuoyu, Vice President of Beijing Normal University, and Professor Hanna Snellman, Vice Rector of University of Helsinki, as representatives of the two countries, signed the extention of agreement for the next decade.
More information about the activities and collaboration can be found from the official JoLII websites maintained by the Beijing Normal University.