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

June 10, 2021 — UniPID Annual Report 2020 published!

2020 was exceptional for UniPID, not only because of the pandemic but also because the UniPID coordination was transferred from the University of Jyväskylä to the University of Helsinki at the end of the year. Read more about our activities in the Annual Report!

May 17, 2021 — Call for Theses: Master's Award in Development Studies 2021

UniPID and the Finnish Society for Development Research (FSDR) will award exceptional Master's level theses from UniPID Member Universities. Read the call and submit yours!

May 7, 2021 — Inspiration for international research partnerships during the pandemic from FinCEAL grantees

Great examples from FinCEAL Plus BRIDGES grantees on how to build and maintain international research partnerships during the pandemic. Find inspiration and apply to get your grant!

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.