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

August 5, 2019 — FinCEAL+ BRIDGES Asia Targeted Travel Grant Call for ENRICH in China Annual Funding Forum 2019, 2 October in Brussels, Belgium

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 ENRICH in China – Annual Funding Forum 2019 organized in Brussels, Belgium on 2nd October. Apply by 28th August.

June 25, 2019 — BRIDGES Delegation to the 1st European Research and Innovation Days!

The FinCEAL Plus BRIDGES project selects a delegation of 4 researchers from 4 Finnish HEIs to attend the inaugural European Research and Innovation Days in Brussels from 24 - 26 September 2019.

May 29, 2019 — FinCEAL+ BRIDGES delegation’s experiences from the UN Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals 2019

The United Nations has been organizing a special Forum dedicated to discussing the role of science, technology and innovation (STI) for the SDG’s since 2016. The fourth annual proceeding was held at the UN headquarters in New York City on 14-15 May 2019. This year, the crosscutting theme of the...

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.