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

December 2, 2019 — BRIDGES Asia Targeted Travel Grant Call for the Asia-Europe Sustainable Connectivity Scientific Conference (AESCON), 26-28 February 2020 in Singapore

FinCEAL Plus BRIDGES Asia has opened a Targeted Travel Grant Call to support the participation of researchers from Finnish higher education or research institutions interested in attending the Asia-Europe Sustainable Connectivity Scientific Conference (AESCON), organized in Singapore, on 26-28...

November 27, 2019 — FinCEAL+ BRIDGES Seminar: Sustainable Development Goals and Partnerships for Transformation

On 20th November, FinCEAL+ BRIDGES and the Finnish University Partnership for International Development (UniPID) organised a public seminar to discuss how to mobilise Finland’s expertise on research and innovation in support of global partnerships towards achieving the Sustainable Development...

November 20, 2019 — Reflections from the AU-EU High Level Policy Dialogue Stakeholder Event in Addis Ababa

The AU-EU High Level Policy Dialogue (HLPD) on Science, Technology and Innovation hosts a Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) every two years to discuss issues related to the bi-regional partnership. The SOM is usually accompanied by a Stakeholder Event for hearing the views of the wider community....

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.