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UniPID News & Events
  • Registration for the UniPID Virtual Studies has started! Check out the course catalogue on our website and sign up.
  • Master's Award in Development Studies 2019 Call for Theses is still open! The application period for this year's Master's Award is open until the 31st of August, 2019. Read the full criteria of the award and participation instructions on our website.
  • DocNet Seminar on Co-Creation of Knowledge will be held from 10th to 11th of October, 2019 at Aalto University. More information on the seminar in the next newsletter.
  • Rolling call for UniPID DocNet membership open! If you are a doctoral student dealing with development topics or themes, consider applying for DocNet membership. More information and application form can be found here.
News on UniPID's FinCEAL Plus BRIDGES activities
  • Call open for FinCEAL Plus BRIDGES Partnership Support Instrument Grants! The Partnership Support Instrument offers small-scale financial support for building and maintaining the Finnish scientific community’s research and innovation cooperation initiatives with their peers from Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) addressing one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s). Read more about the instrument here.
News from our members and collaborators
  • Dissertation Defense: Doctoral student Anne Pylvänäinen will be defending her doctoral dissertation, Development Evaluation for Local Impacts, at Tampere University on the 17th of August, 2019 at 12 (EEST). Pylvänäinen argues that evaluation would be an important tool for helping governments, the private sector and civil society to increase human well-being, if it was used to its full potential. The defense can be watched online through a live stream. More information (in Finnish) from the Tampere University website.

Job / Research Opportunities

HR Coordinator (in Finnish). Unicef Suomi. Deadline: 11 August 2019

Regional Development Cooperation Coordinator in Tanzania (in Finnish). Finnish Evangelic Lutheran Mission. Deadline: 11 August 2019

Head of Communications and Fund-raising for the World Village Festival (in Finnish). Fingo. Deadline: 14 August 2019

Head of Communications (in Finnish). Fingo. Deadline: 14 August 2019

Training Course for Newly Recruited Diplomats - KAVAKU (in Finnish). MFA. Deadline: 28 August 2019


Call for Abstracts: Solution pathways for wicked problems in the management and governance of natural resources and climate change. Strategic Research Council. Deadline: 26 August 2019. 

Call for Sessions: National Education Sector Development Cooperation Seminar. Deadline: 1 October 2019.

Call for Panels: Development Days 2020 Conference 'Inequality Revisited'. FSDR. Deadline: 15 October 2019.

Call for Proposals: The dynamics of women's work: routes to economic and social empowerment. UNU-WIDER. Deadline: 31 August 2019. 

Upcoming Events - Finland

Finland–Africa Platform for Sustainable Development Goal 9 (innovation) Seminar. 26-27 August 2019. Turku, Finland.

Europe against inequality - Panel discussion (in Finnish). 29 August 2019. Turku, Finland. 

EAIE 2019 - Europe's International Higher Education Conference. 24-27 September. Helsinki, Finland.

VISU International Bioenergy Days. 10-11 October 2019. Seinäjoki, Finland.

SDG4: Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). 24-25 October 2019. Jyväskylä, Finland. 

Gender Studies 2019 Conference on Violence. 24-26 October 2019. Helsinki, Finland

Strategic Research Scientific Conference. 29-39 October 2019. Helsinki, Finland.

FERA Conference on Education. 21-22 November 2019. Joensuu, Finland.

National Education Sector Development Cooperation Seminar - 'Finland as a strong actor in the global learning crisis'. 26-27 November 2019. Helsinki, Finland.

Upcoming Events - International 

SANORD 2019: Role of Higher Education and Research institutions in forging sustainable livelihoods. 11-13 September 2019. Gaborone, Botswana. 

8th PhD conference on International Development. 19-20 September 2019. University of Sussex, United Kingdom.


Leadership for Sustainable Change MOOC. Free enrollment. University of Helsinki and University of Tampere. 

Online course on Sustainable Development (in Finnish). Open until 31 August 2019. The UN Association of Finland.
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