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.

Right Now

July 9, 2024 — Face behind the course: Meet Vera G. Centeno

Vera is the face behind the new UniPID course “Global Policies and Local Challenges: Perspectives from the South”. In this blog post, Vera delves into her diverse background and professional journey, while offering a sneak peek into the exciting content of her upcoming course. Discover more...

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June 19, 2024 — Bridging the Digital Divide: Overcoming Connectivity and Time Zone Challenges in virtual education

Eveline Ndatilifa and Emma Kashweka, played a pivotal role in "A Global Learning Space," advancing collaborative teaching methods and global educational practices. From overcoming network issues to mastering digital tools, their experience in the UniPID Global Education Development course...

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June 11, 2024 — Exploring Global Networks Impact in Higher Education International Affairs: Insights from Kevätpäivät 2024

UniPID hosted a session on sustainable internationalization at the Spring Forum 2024. Panelists discussed lessons from global networks, highlighting the need for leadership support, national coordination, and long-term planning for successful partnerships.

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.