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

Decolonial and feminist approaches in academic partnerships

How can feminist and decolonial approaches help deconstruct the power dynamics and pre-established assumptions in global academic partnerships? Get to know more with Violeta Gutierrez Zamora, early stage researcher and teacher from the University of Eastern Finland.

Right Now

June 14, 2022 — Story behind the research: Meet Pham Nguyen Anh Thu!

We took up on Thu's wise words: "News and updates come from people, so the more connected you are, the more updates you get", and hope to share a connection while telling her story, sources of inspiration, research interests, and lifestyle.

June 6, 2022 — UniPID - your friendly neighbourhood voice at the bridge

In this month's Anniversary blog, Avento brings to our attention universities' third role on contributing to society, and invites us to examine our actions critically to ensure that partnerships are responsible, equitable, and inclusive!

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.