UniPID News

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.

October 18, 2022 — Questionnaire for ethical guidelines for Global South related research and partnerships

Have your say on the challenges and good practices for building global academic partnerships!

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...