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 24, 2019 — Call for Theses: Master's Award in Development Studies 2019

The Finnish University Partnership for International Development – UniPID and the Finnish Society for Development Research (FSDR) jointly seek exceptional Master’s level theses from UniPID universities [1] to be awarded.

April 10, 2019 — Newsletter to Development Researchers of Finland from the MFA #1

UniPID disseminates the newsletter created by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MFA) targeted at researchers dealing with developing countries or global development issues regardless of the academic discipline. Read it to see how the ministry co-operates with development research institutions and...

March 26, 2019 — BRIDGES Targeted Travel Grant Call for EU Development Days 2019, 18-19 June 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 EU Development Days 2019, Europe’s leading forum on development, organized in Brussels, Belgium, on 18-19...

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.