UniPID News

March 28, 2023 — UniPID welcomes a new director!

Kaisa Kurki has been appointed as the new director of UniPID starting from March 2023. With vast experience in academic and international affairs in the higher education sector, Kurki is ready to lead and foster global academic partnerships from the UniPID Coordination Unit.

March 24, 2023 — Join UniPID at the Kevät päivät (Spring Forum) in May 2023

Join UniPID at the Kevät Päivät and contribute to the discussion on pathways to materialize new Vision for strengthening the international dimension of Finnish higher education institutions!

March 16, 2023 — Three collaborative virtual studies and one MOOC course coming to you for 2023-2024

The academic year 2023-2024 already looks amazing! The MOOC course Essentials in Development Studies pilot will be launched, and a comprehensive list of both new and existing courses will be offered. Get to know more about our upcoming catalogue offer and get ready to engage with our courses.

February 6, 2023 — The future of Development Studies. How to promote more critical teaching and learning?

Meeri Tiensuu, Education Specialist coordinating the development of the MOOC course Essentials in Development Studies at UniPID has been inspired by three key aspects reflected by Professor Henning Melber. As the team continues working on the organization of the course, get motivated with this...

January 25, 2023 — Face behind the course: Meet Salla Atkins

Meet Salla! Salla is the teacher behind one of the popular UniPID virtual studies: “Social protection and health: definitions, policy goals, and global examples”. As she gets ready to offer this course for the third time, Salla shares her thoughts and reflections on her experiences of hosting a...

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!

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 26, 2022 — I say thanks, but not goodbye!

After 10 years of coordinating and directing UniPID, Johanna Kivimäki moves to other tasks, but wishes to keep contact and continue collaboration with the UniPID community.