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UniPID Newsletter

December 2018

News and Highlights

UniPID News & Events
  • The following UniPID Virtual Studies courses are open for registrations or still upcoming:
  • Introduction to Research Methods SIMHE course is open for registrations. The course is primarily aimed at asylum seekers and refugees, and other recent arrivals to Finland. Deadline for registrations is 10 January 2019. Read more here.
  • The UniPID board has handed Seminar Grants for seminars on global development in 2019 to the following events:
  • UniPID office is closed from 22 December 2018 to 1 January 2019. See you again in the new year!
  • 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 activities News from our members and collaborators
  • Burning Questions 2019, which received a UniPID seminar grant, us organized 17 to 18 January at the University of Oulu. The program includes appearances from guest speakers such as Alemanji Aminkeng Atabong and Pasi Sahlberg. Read more at the UniPID website.
  • Call for abstracts for the FSDR Development Days 2019 is now open! The abstracts of 300-350 words should be submitted directly to one of the proposed working groups by 31 December 2018. The event is organized at the House of Science and Letters in Helsinki. Read more here.
  • University of Jyväskylä is seeking an assistant professor (tenure track) or professor in international development studies. Read the description and apply at the University of Jyväskylä website
Season's Greetings

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Job / Research Opportunities

Project Manager based in Baidoa. Finn Church Aid. Deadline: 31 December 2018.

Expert in Evaluation (in Finnish). Fingo. Deadline: 31 December 2018.

Education in Emergencies Coordinator. Finn Church Aid. Deadline: 5 January 2019. 

Executive Director (in Finnish). KIOS. Deadline: 13 January 2019.

Team coordinator for fundraising (in Finnish). Deadline: 13 January 2019. 

European Aid Volunteers. Finnish Red Cross. Deadline: 13 January 2019.

Two UN Youth Volunteers (in Finnish). Foreign Ministry. Deadline: 13 January 2019. 

Project Manager for Bridge 47. Fingo. Deadline: 13 January 2019.

Private sector correspondent (in Finnish). Plan International Finland. Deadline for applications: 18 January 2019. 

Assistant professor (tenure track) or full professorship in International Development Studies (in Finnish). Deadline for applications: 15 February 2019. 

PhD Opportunity for Africa-based researchers in Health Sciences. University of Turku. No deadline. 

UTEC Technological University of Uruguay International Visiting Fellowships. Contact


Call for abstracts: FSDR Development Days 2019. Deadline: 31 December 2018. 

Call for Abstracts: 2nd International Conference by The West Network. Deadline: 6 January 2019. 

Call for Abstracts: Work 2019 - Real Work in the Virtual World. Deadline: 15 January 2019. 

New Human Rights Studies Master Program at Lund University. Deadline for applications: 15 January 2019. 

Call for Working Groups and Panels: Joint Nordic Conference on Development Research. Deadline: 20 January 2019. 

Call for Papers: SANORD 2019. Deadline: 31 January 2019. 

Call for Applications: Master's Degree Programme in International Law and Human Rights. Deadline: 31 January 2019.

Call for Applications: Doctoral Programme in Political and Social Sciences. European University Institute. Deadline: 31 January 2019.

Upcoming Events - Finland
Kenya country meeting: education and innovations. 16 January 2019. Amazon training space in Vallila, Helsinki. Sign up at

Burning Questions 2019. 17 - 18 January 2019. Oulu, Finland.

Black Women's voices and the Rise of Hate. 28 January 2019. Helsinki, Finland. 

Olena Sihvo's doctoral defense in international law. 1 February 2019. Turku, Finland. 

Development Days 2019: Repositioning global development - changing actors, geographies and ontologies. 27 February - 1 March 2019. Helsinki, Finland.

Sustainability Science Days 2019. 9-10 May 2019. Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

Constructing Social Futures - Sustainability, Responsibility and Power. 12-13 June 2019. Turku, Finland.

New Publications

The Circular Economy and the Global South. Institute of Development Studies. April 2019.

Regulatory Indicators for Sustainable Energy 2018. The World Bank Group. December 2018. 

Assessing the Strength of Different Violence Monitoring Systems in Crises. Institute of Development Studies. December 2018. 

Navigating the Pathways from Exclusion to Accountabiility: From Understanding Intersecting Inequalities to Building Accountable Relationships. Institute of Development Studies. December 2018. 

Ethical and Methodological Challenges in Large Qualitative Participatory Studies. Institute of Development Studies. December 2018. 

The political economy of regional industrialisation strategies. ECDPM. December 2018. 

North Africa, hope in troubled times. Great Insights Magazine, Volume 7 Issue 4. ECDPM. November 2018.

How to spend €89.2 billion: Early developments in international cooperation programming. ECDPM. November 2018. 

Poverty and Shared Prosperity 2018: Piecing Together the Poverty Puzzle. World Bank Group. October 2018. 

Stepping Up Finland's Global Role in Education. Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Niras Finland. August 2018.
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