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

Finland's role in global sustainable development

In this episode we take a look at Finland's role in global sustainable development with Teppo Eskelinen, using Finland's Africa Strategy as an illustrative example.

Right Now

May 10, 2022 — Designing a MOOC on the Essentials in Development Studies

We are now in route to offer an Essentials in Development MOOC course!

April 27, 2022 — Thank you, UniPID!

Melissa Plath says goodbye to UniPID, but does not say goodbye to strengthening academic partnerships in higher education. Have a read on her famous last words!

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.