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UniPID Newsletter

January 2019

News and Highlights

UniPID News & Events
News on UniPID's FinCEAL Plus activities
  • FinCEAL BRIDGES (2019-2020) supports the development of partnerships and collaborative research activities between the Finnish research community and counterparts in Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). The project is an extension of the previous FinCEAL initiatives, all financed by the Ministry of Education and Culture. FinCEAL BRIDGES will continue to contribute towards strengthening bi-regional cooperation, while expanding the thematic focus to the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Global Partnerships for Sustainable Development (Goal 17). Read more at our website.
  • The FinCEAL Plus BRIDGES Funding Call will open in late February 2019. Activities supported by the BRIDGES grants will need to be directly related to building research partnerships with colleagues from Africa, Asia or LAC, and be relevant for one or more of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Due to a decrease in funding, there will unfortunately be fewer grants awarded and grant sums will be smaller.
  • Last autumn, FinCEAL Plus published three policy briefs based on three comprehensive policy reports, and a short summary document.
News from our members and collaborators

Job / Research Opportunities

Project worker. Finland-Somalia Association (in Finnish). Deadline for Applications: 29 January 2019. 

Postdoctoral position. Nordic Africa Institute. Deadline for applications: 31 January 2019.

Senior specialist in HEI and science policy based in Abu Dhabi (in Finnish). MFA. Deadline for applications: 31 January 2019. 

Senior specialist in HEI and science policy based in Moscow (in Finnish). MFA. Deadline for applications: 31 January 2019. 

Senior specialist in HEI and science policy based in New Delhi (in Finnish). MFA. Deadline for applications: 31 January 2019. 

Senior specialist in HEI and science policy based in Pretoria (in Finnish). MFA. Deadline for applications: 31 January 2019. 

Internship (in Finnish). Eetti ry. Deadline for applications: 6 February 2019. 

Postdoctoral Researcher on Social Sustainability of Urban Transformations in the Global South. University of Helsinki. Deadline for applications: 10 February 2019.

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

Internship. Camara Education Ireland. Deadline for applications: 22 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 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.

UNICEF, IOM Call for Papers on Data for Displaced Children. ISID SDG Knowledge Hub. Deadline: 6 February 2019.

Call for Abstracts: International Society for Child Indicators conference - Children of the World: The Touch of Change. Theories, Policies, Practices. ISCI. Deadline: 15 March 2019. 

Call for Papers - RISE Programme Annual Conference 2019. Research on Improving Systems of Education (RISE). Deadline: 15 March 2019. 

Funding Opportunities

France - Finland Bilateral funding program for scientific cooperation open. Deadlines: Various. 

Academy of Finland and its partners offer various grants to researchers (in Finnish). Deadlines: various.

Horizon 2020 Calls, Deadlines: various.


SEACRIFOG Collaborative Inventory Tool is now online. Southern African Science Service Centre for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Management SASSCAL. 

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs is looking for candidates to be members of the European commission against racism and intolerance. Ministry for Foreign Affairs. 

Fair tourism is becoming more common in South Africa - "I hope that in the future responsible tourism is nothing special" (in Finnish).

Indigenous people to have say in UN climate policy.

Global Commission Releases Recommendations for Decent, Sustainable Work for All. IISD SDG Knowledge Hub.


Upcoming Events - Finland

New Publications

Read the Team Finland Knowledge Network blog here (in Finnish). TFK Network. 

Advancing sustainable consumption and production in cities - A transdisciplinary research and stakeholder engagement framework to address consumption - based emissions and impacts. Institute of Development Studies. March 2019.

Engaged Excellence in Development Studies. Institute of Development Studies. January 2019. 

Global Economic Prospects: Darkening Skies. World Bank Group. January 2019. 

Inflation in Emerging and Developing Economies: Evolution, Drivers and Policies. World Bank Group. January 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. 

Impact of Financial Inclusion in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: a Systematic Review of Reviews.  Institute of Development Studies. January 2019.

Continental drifts in a multipolar world - Challenges for Africa-Europe relations in 2019. ECDPM. January 2019. 

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

Emerging, Developing Economies to Face Challenges if Global Inflation Rises. World Bank Group. November 2018.

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