What is UniPID?

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

Detangling Development

Students global competences

This episode takes a dive in to students' global competences with Alexandra Biris, master student of the Changing Education Programme at the University of Helsinki

Right Now

January 25, 2023 — Face behind the course: Meet Salla Atkins

Meet Salla! Salla is the teacher behind one of the popular UniPID virtual studies: “Social protection and health: definitions, policy goals, and global examples”. As she gets ready to offer this course for the third time, Salla shares her thoughts and reflections on her experiences of hosting a...

January 10, 2023 — UniPID appoints a new director

The UniPID board has appointed Eva Nilsson as the new director starting from January 2023. Nilsson has a diverse background in academia, NGOs and the public sector on issues related to the Global South.

What does UniPID do?


For Students

Interested in studying sustainable development? UniPID offers virtual courses and a Study Module 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.