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

Photo credit: Mikael Korhonen, 2020, on Flickr

August 11, 2020 — Partnerships for Transformation towards Sustainable Pathways - a FinCEAL+ BRIDGES Green Paper

For Finland to become a global leader in addressing the SDGs, greater emphasis must be placed on policy coherence, resourcing, and utilizing research data for decision-making, argues the new FinCEAL+ BRIDGES Green Paper.

June 15, 2020 — UniPID continues its work based at the University of Helsinki

Coordination of the Finnish University Partnership for International Development (UniPID) will move from the University of Jyväskylä to the University of Helsinki from the start of 2021.

June 12, 2020 — UniPID Rolls Out Four New Virtual Studies Courses

The Virtual Studies call for course proposals 2020 attracted 18 high quality proposals. The new courses cover the themes of climate change, Global South, social protection and health.

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.