News from Member Universities

December 14, 2018 — Burning Questions: Confronting our Educational Assumptions 17 to 18 January 2019

Education is at a crossroads. Globalisation has profoundly and irreversibly changed the context in which we learn –socially, politically, technologically, economically & environmentally. As a result, a consensus is building that education is no longer preparing students effectively to survive...

November 18, 2018 — UniPID/FinCEAL+ panel at CILAC 2018 on cooperation between academia and local actors in projects promoting sustainable cities and communities

UniPID/FinCEAL+ LAC joined forces with experts from Aalto LAB Mexico/Aalto University, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies/University of Helsinki, Perpendicular (Guatemala) and Design Your Action (Mexico) in a dialogue session at Open Science Forum for Latin America and the Caribbean (CILAC...

July 13, 2017 — Call for Papers: UniPID working group on Temporalities, Cultures and Locations of "Gender" and "Development"

UniPID invites papers for a working group on Temporalities, Cultures and Locations of "Gender" and "Development" in the annual Gender Studies Conference, organized in Jyväskylä on 23-25 November 2017. This working group will also host a special guest speaker, akshay khanna...

March 28, 2017 — Future-oriented education and societally relevant skills for sustainable energy in Lesotho

Joni Karjalainen from the Finland Futures Research Centre, University of Turku received a FinCEAL Plus Target Travel Grant to visit Lesotho for a Stakeholder Meeting on Research and Capacity Building Cooperation between selected Southern African and European Institutions.

December 22, 2016 — Master's Award in Development Studies 2016 to Marinka Räsänen from JyU

UniPID and the Finnish Society for Development Research awarded Marinka Räsänen the 2016 Master's Award in Development Studies. The winner receives a prize sum of 1000 euros for his environmental sciences thesis " Marinka Räsänen: Political economy and ecology of water control -...