UniPID 20th Anniversary

Welcome to our Anniversary page! Here we showcase and celebrate the effort of Finnish universities and the research community in pursuing global sustainable development through Detangling Development podcast and our Anniversary Blog. Join us the entire year of 2022 to celebrate and foster a culture of critical thinking, responsibility and accountability!

Detangling Development Podcast

In this podcast we dive deeper into important themes that bridge between the activities of universities and the aims of global sustainable development by interviewing special guests with expert insight or research in the specific topics. Our hope is that this podcast will give you a better understanding of the bigger picture and inspire you to not only think about, but also get involved in promoting global responsibility.

Host: Melissa Plath
Podcast editing: Kelly Brito and Alexandra Biris
Original music: Vesa Plath
Music editing: Uha

Private sector's role in Finnish education development cooperation

This episode takes a deep dive into the role of the private sector in Finnish education development cooperation with Elizabeth Eta, postdoctoral researcher working with the Global Innovation Network for Teaching and Learning (GINTL) at the University of Helsinki.

Anniversary Blog

Have a read into what UniPID, our members and observer members are doing to foster global responsibility and contribute to global sustainable development!

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!