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

October 10, 2019 — FinCEAL+ BRIDGES Asia participated the EU-Asia Connectivity – Building BRIDGES for a Sustainable Future, Europa Connectivity Forum in Brussels, Belgium

On 27 September the European Commission (EC) launched its Europa Connectivity forum – an innovative multi-stakeholder international conference aimed at a dialogue between EU and Asia and strengthening ties between governments, financial institutions and private sector actors in Europe and in...

October 7, 2019 — FinCEAL+ BRIDGES Seminar: Sustainable Development Goals and Partnerships for Transformation to be held on 20 November 2019

FinCEAL Plus BRIDGES will organize a seminar entitled, "Sustainable Development Goals and Partnerships for Transformation: Finnish Research and Innovation with Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean", on 20 November 2019 at Think Corner Lounge, University of Helsinki Think...

October 3, 2019 — BRIDGES Asia Targeted Travel Grants for ENRICH matchmaking tour to China, 11-15 November 2019 - Extended DL to apply: 16 October!

FinCEAL Plus Asia has opened a Targeted Travel Grant Call to support the participation of 1-3 senior level experts from Finnish universities, universities of applied sciences or research institutions interested in attending the Matchmaking Tour to China (Chengdu and Shenzhen) organized by...

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.