Academic networks

Collaborative networks to tackle global development challenges – GHD actively engages in a variety of local and global networks to study and contribute solutions to some of the most pressing global health and development challenges of the day.

Global Health and Social Policy actively engages in a variety of local and global networks to study and contribute solutions to some of the most pressing global health and social policy challenges of the day. 

Finnish University Partnership for International DevelopmentUniPID is a partnership between ten Finnish major universities in promoting international development. They have a high class online course provision and an extensive portfolio of actions for enhancing research for global development. 

Women in Global Health (WGH Finland) aims to raise the visibility of women working in global health globally, and create a network in Finland with this common goal. In addition, the network works towards equity in global health leadership. The network is open to any gender. The Finnish Chapter of the global movement was founded in 2019 and will be launched in April 2nd, 2020. The board has members from academia, the private sector and the social and healthcare ministry. Twitter: @wghFinland. Global website:

Planetary Health Alliance is a consortium of over 200 universities, non-governmental organizations, research institutes, and government entities from around the world committed to understanding and addressing global environmental change and its health impacts.

Nordic Network on Global Health.  Global health challenges are complex and involve a broad spectrum of focus areas, approaches and actors at global, national and local levels. We aim to offer state-of-the art courses that engage students in reflective, critical and active learning processes.

Finnish Society for Development Research (FSDR) is a multidisciplinary scientific society which provides a meeting point for researchers and students of development studies and other academic fields in which development-related research are pursued. The society’s membership includes development scholars, practitioners and students, and is open to everyone who interested in development-related research and debates particularly in the “Global South”.

SPARKS is an international interdisciplinary research network that focuses on social protection for poverty-related diseases with prominent social determinants and consequences. Its mission is to promote effective and sustainable partnership between social protection and public health.

Finnish Youth Research Network produces multidisciplinary research data and participates in discussion in society, offering perspectives on practical work with young people in the fields of administration and politics.