Finnish University Partnership for International Development - UniPID

What is UniPID?

UniPID is a network of Finnish universities to support the interdisciplinary studies and research, as well as societal impact and partnerships of universities related to global sustainable development.

Right Now

May 29, 2019 — FinCEAL+ BRIDGES delegation’s experiences from the UN Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals 2019

The United Nations has been organizing a special Forum dedicated to discussing the role of science, technology and innovation (STI) for the SDG’s since 2016. The fourth annual proceeding was held at the UN headquarters in New York City on 14-15 May 2019. This year, the crosscutting theme of the...

May 28, 2019 — UniPID and FinCEAL+ BRIDGES Team attended Spring Forum 2019 (KV-kevätpäivät) 16-17 May, Joensuu

The Spring Forum 2019 was organized for those working with international affairs in higher education institutions to offer up-to-date information on international educational cooperation between higher education institutions.

May 28, 2019 — BRIDGES Targeted Travel Grant Call for the European Research and Innovation Days 2019, 24-26 September in Brussels

FinCEAL Plus BRIDGES has opened a Targeted Travel Grant Call to support the participation of researchers from Finnish higher education or research institutions interested in attending the European Research and Innovation Days 2019, organized in Brussels, Belgium, on 24-26 September. Apply by 17th...

What does UniPID do?


For Students

Interested in studying sustainable development? UniPID offers virtual courses and a Minor in Sustainable Development.

Already studying development? UniPID awards a yearly Master’s Award in Development Studies and supports the training and networking of Finnish doctoral students.


For Researchers

Researching issues relevant to development? UniPID organizes scientific events and informs about research calls and funding opportunities. 

Interested in research policy? UniPID impacts research agendas and funding priorities and supports Finnish participation in research consortia and policy dialogues.


For Society

Interested in the societal impact of universities? UniPID supports universities’ efforts to foster their response to global challenges.

Looking for expertise? UniPID facilitates Finnish researchers’ input in national and international development policy, and connects Finnish universities with other relevant stakeholders.