ASEAN-Finland Research Seminar Webcasting,            25 September 2018 at 9:00 AM [UTC+3]

UniPID - Finnish University Partnership for International Development / FinCEAL Plus, University of Helsinki and the Embassies of Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Royal Thai Embassy in Finland and the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of Finland are organizing a high-level ASEAN-Finland Research seminar focused on Science, Technology and Innovation, and research cooperation between Finland and ASEAN countries at the Ministry of Education, Science, and Culture of Finland. The seminar will be live-streamed to the Internet.

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FinCEAL+ Final Seminar: Research and Innovation Cooperation with Africa, Asia and LAC - Future Prospects for Science and Policy, 11 October 2018

The FinCEAL Initiative1, funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture, started in 2013 as a means to support internationalization of Finnish research and innovation. The focus has especially been on building cooperation with Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean regions, and enhancing Finnish involvement in the Science, Technology and Innovation policy dialogues that occur with the regions at the European level. To address these aims, the initiative has implemented various activities, such as: issuing small-scale grants for building partnerships in the regions, building networks and disseminating information through events and communication efforts as well as engaging in the actual policy processes.

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FinCEAL Plus Asia Targeted travel grants to ENRICH matchmaking and innovation tour to China, 13th-21st September 2018-The Call Extended Until 24 August!

FinCEAL Plus Asia has opened a Targeted Travel Grant Call to support the participation of 1-3 senior level experts from Finnish universities, universities of applied sciences or research institutions interested in attending the Matchmaking and Innovation Tour to China (Tianjin, Beijing and Chengdu) organized by ENRICH-European Network of Research and Innovation Centres and Hubs, China 13-21 September 2018.

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Call for experts: Bioeconomy-led development - Opportunities through Nordic-Southern Cone countries cooperation, Buenos Aires, 18-19 October

UniPID - Finnish University Partnership for International Development / FinCEAL Plus together with CIECTI, Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE) and Lund University, are organizing a high-level research and innovation seminar on bioeconomy in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 18-19 October 2018. The seminar aims to strengthen research and innovation cooperation between Nordic and Southern Cone countries by offering a forum for knowledge sharing, networking and developing new project ideas.

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FinCEAL+ delegation’s experiences at the United Nations Science, Technology and Innovation Forum, 5-6th June, New York

The 3rd United Nations Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Forum took place in New York from 5th to 6th June. The Global Solutions Summit 2018 and the Global Sustainable Technology & Conference series (G-Stic) were held on the 4th and 7th June, respectively, alongside the main STI Forum. FinCEAL+ took part with a delegation of four experts from University of Tampere and University of Lapland.

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Finnish-Brazilian higher education and research collaboration strenghtened at FAUBAI 2018 conference

FinCEAL Plus LAC again organized and supported a Finnish delegation to attend FAUBAI 2018. FAUBAI is a yearly conference organized by the Brazilian Association for International Education, and it is considered to be the most important event on internationalization of higher education in South America.

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UniPID holds annual Planning Days at Lammi research station

UniPID Planning Days 2018 were held in connection with the second UniPID board meeting of the year, on 8-9 May in Lammi research station, administrated by the University of Helsinki. This annual get-together is the most important board activity of the year, which aims to facilitate both the evaluation of UniPID’s past activities, as well as brainstorming and planning of UniPID’s strategic objectives and actions for the future.

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Japan-Finland Seminar on Personalized Medicine and Health, Tokyo, Japan, 9th April 2018

UniPID - Finnish University Partnership for International Development / FinCEAL Plus and Business Finland, Japan, organized a high-level research seminar focusing on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Cooperation in Personalized Medicine and Health, in Tokyo, Japan, 9th April 2018 and related visits on 10th April, on the occasion of the visits of Mr. Jari Gustafsson, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland and Ms. Päivi Sillanaukee, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, to Japan. The seminar is supported by Team Finland, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Ministry of Education and Culture, Academy of Finland, Embassy of Finland in Japan, as well as other relevant entities from Japan and Finland.

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Call for Theses: Master's Award in Development Studies 2018

The Finnish University Partnership for International Development – UniPIDand the Finnish Society for Development Research (FSDR) jointly seek exceptional Master’s level theses from UniPID universities [1] to be awarded.

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