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.

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February 21, 2024 — Master’s Award Ceremony 2023 Celebrates Liisi Ylä-Kotola

During an exceptional conference reception at Helsinki City Hall, the evaluation committee recognized Ylä-Kotola’s thesis as a noteworthy contribution to development studies.

November 29, 2023 — Face behind the course: Meet Khalil Gholami

Khalil is the face behind the UniPID course “Migrant Pedagogy in the Era of Global Displacement,” which is offered for the first time. As he prepares to deliver this course, Khalil imparts his thoughts and reflections on education and migrant pedagogy. Be inspired by Khalil and enroll in this...

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.