Roseanna Avento

Global Development Manager

  • Institution University of Eastern Finland
  • Department/faculty Development Services

Shahnaj Begum

Post-doctoral researcher

  • Institution University of Lapland
  • Department/faculty Unit for Gender Studies, Faculty of Education

Niti Bhan

Doctoral Student

  • Institution Aalto University School of Engineering
  • Department/faculty Product Development/Mechanical Engineering

Niti's research interests lie in the intersection between design methods, multidisciplinary approaches, and participatory social design-driven transformation that takes a humble approach within confined settings (Markussen, 2017; Koskinen and Hush, 2016; Ehn, 1993). She brings more than 2 decades of design and innovation practice to her doctoral studies.

Pramod Bhusal

Principal Investigator

  • Institution Aalto University
  • Department/faculty Electrical Engineering and Automation

Eric Bruun

International public transport expert

  • Institution University of Cape Town
  • Department/faculty Built Environment

Sabine Burghart

University Lecturer

  • Institution University of Turku
  • Department/faculty Centre for East Asian Studies

(1) South Korea’s official development assistance in East Africa South Korea’s role in its recent development partnership with a focus on the Global Saema?l Undong (New Village Movement, SMU) programme. South Korea's official donor rhetoric points towards more symmetric aid relationships: emphasis on national ownership, request-based approach, notions of self-reliance and non-hierarchical relationships. Tanzania’s experience with the SMU programme has been selected for an in-depth case study. (2) International aid and institutional development in North Korea The interaction between international aid actors, the DPRK government and beneficiaries has resulted in the emergence of – what institutional theorists call – a ‘new field’. Using qualitative research methods, this research project identifies, categorizes and discusses a set of endogenously grown institutions in the DPRK that have emerged as part of the ‘new field’.

Yuzhuo Cai

Senior Lecturer

  • Institution Tampere University
  • Department/faculty Faculty of Management and Business

Yuzhuo Cai is a Senior Lecturer and Adjunct Professor at the Higher Education Group (HEG), Faculty of Management and Business, Tampere University, Finland. He has been with the HEG for 15 years and was the Acting Professor of the unit from August 2013 to July 2014. He is the (Chinese) Director of Sino-Finnish Education Research Centre jointly coordinated by Tampere University and Beijing Normal University. His teaching and research areas are higher education policy and management, internationalisation of higher education, innovation studies and comparative education, with 78 peer reviewed publications (59 in English) and 6 scholarly books in these fields.

Analía Capponi-Savolainen

Doctoral candidate

  • Institution University of the Arts Helsinki, Sibelius Academy
  • Department/faculty MuTri Doctoral School

Researcher, educator and musician working at the Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki, Center for Educational Research and Academic Development (CERADA). My current project on children's singing in culturally diverse Finnish schools is part of the ArtsEqual Research initiative (The Arts as a Public Service: Strategic Steps towards Equality) funded by the Academy of Finland.

Julia Catalán

Senior research and responsible person at FIOH for this project

  • Institution Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH)
  • Department/faculty Nanosafety Research Centre