UniPID Anniversary

December 14, 2022 — Beyond the classroom — The importance of partnering for capacity development into early career

UNU-WIDER brings a unique perspective to UniPID. Although not a university in its traditional sense, UNU-WIDER has a long history contributing to the education and capacity development of development experts. They focus on engaging in short-term capacity development opportunities, and maintaining...

December 12, 2022 — UniPID drives change through these 6 themes!

On 2 December 2022 UniPID celebrated its 20th anniversary with 6 themes that are in the core of the network’s actions!

December 5, 2022 — How to motivate students to get more involved in global responsibility issues?

Saara Pirhonen, Vice Observer Member of the UniPID Board and master’s student of Sociology in Tampere University, ponders how regular degree students can get motivated and hands-on involved in global responsibility work.

November 28, 2022 — Fostering Global South perspectives in peacebuilding processes

Coincidentally UniPID and the Master's Degree Programme in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research at Tampere Peace Research Institute (TAPRI) are celebrating their anniversary this year. Perfect occasion to highlight the relevance of Global South contributions to peace and conflict studies!

October 6, 2022 — Perspectives on UniPID’s role at ÅAU

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the UniPID network, this blog post looks at how Åbo Akademi University (5,700 students and 1,100 staff members) has benefited from the network. Within the fields of sustainability and human rights, we are focusing on efforts to expand and deepen our work...

September 19, 2022 — “Arctic attitude” meets Global South scholars

The University of Oulu representatives take over the Anniversary blog this month, to highlight its efforts in advancing cooperation with the Global South, and recognizing that UniPID continues to be a vehicle for participating in the wider development discussions for successful university...

August 11, 2022 — Entangled global inequalities and responsibilities

In this month’s Anniversary blog, Seppälä discusses the concept of global responsibility and its entanglement with global inequalities, highlighting the role of academia in cultivating new visions and practices of solidarity.

July 18, 2022 — UniPID - A new era?

In this month's Anniversary blog, Markus Laitinen, Head of Development of the University of Helsinki, looks back at what UniPID was and how the Network has transformed to what it is now, having one question in mind: What might lie ahead for UniPID, will it be able to keep the momentum and...

June 6, 2022 — UniPID - your friendly neighbourhood voice at the bridge

In this month's Anniversary blog, Avento brings to our attention universities' third role on contributing to society, and invites us to examine our actions critically to ensure that partnerships are responsible, equitable, and inclusive!