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

April 13, 2021 — New Virtual Studies courses to be added to the UniPID curriculum

UniPID has granted Virtual Studies funding for three new courses and one course update. The new courses will be offered for the first time during the 2021-2022 academic year.

April 13, 2021 — UniPID and the TFK network are organizing a CILAC side-event

Join us online on 27 April for a panel discussion titled 'From research-based knowledge to sustainable societies - How to best advance researchers’ cooperation with decision makers, private sector and civil society?'

March 29, 2021 — UniPID is looking for a Project Planner

We're hiring! The Project Planner will be responsible for coordinating and developing the UniPID Virtual Studies programme. Apply by 15 April 2021!

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.