Academic networks

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

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. 

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.  The latest meeting of the network was in Tampere in 2022. The plan for the future includes engaging in Decolonisation of Global Health education at Nordic Universities; collaboration in internships across institutions; and potential student and teacher exhanges, and joint courses. The network organises monthly Nordic Global Health Talks – see here for the next session:

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.

SAFINETSAFINET Southern African and Finnish Higher Education Institutions’ Network for Health and Well-Being. SAFINET focuses on building research partnerships and projects and on facilitating joint educational collaboration and capacity building projects. SAFINET enhances contacts between its members and Southern African higher education institutions (HEIs), and engages different stakeholders. SAFINET’s close Southern African collaborator is the SANORD network.