Janet Anand

Professor in International Social Work

  • Institution University of Eastern Finland
  • Department/faculty Social Sciences and Social Work

Janet Carter Anand is an academic, educator and practitioner in social work. Currently a Professor in International Social Work, UEF, she has researched and published on global mindedness, cultural diversity, human rights and ageing and migration and quality of life. Janet is affiliated with the UEF Centre for Borders, Mobilities and Cultural Encounters, leads the IAASW Baltic Nordic Regional Resource Centre and is Editor of the Journal of Nordic Social Work Research and course director Sosnet Global Perspectives in Social Work of a new YUFE program on Global Migration and European Identity.

Raija Halonen

Adjunct Professor

  • Institution University of Oulu
  • Department/faculty M3S/ITEE

Dr. Raija Halonen acts as an Adjunct Professor and University Lecturer in the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at the University of Oulu, Finland, in the Research Unit M3S. She is intested in e-Inclusion and how it can be built and supported by ICT-enabled solutions and applications. Before her academic career she worked on information systems both in the public sector and in private IT enterprises. She has contacts with health sector and several private companies. Her research topics include serious games, gamification and human approach in relation to information processing science.

Stefan R

PG Researcher

  • Institution UEF | UOC | BNU | MAU
  • Department/faculty Education | Interdisciplinary

PG Researcher in Education with an interdisciplinary interest in the overlap between culture, society, technology, business, and development - especially in educational settings.

Sini Suomalainen

Communications manager

  • Institution Aalto University

Sai Väyrynen

Senior lecturer

  • Institution University of Helsinki
  • Department/faculty Open University

I am researcher with a wide experience in education policy development and implementation in developing countries, particularly in Africa. My main interests focus on inclusive education, global basic education questions, and SDG 4. Disability inclusion is an integral part of my work.