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

January 13, 2021 — UniPID Coordination transferred to the University of Helsinki - what's new?

Coordination of UniPID - the Finnish University Partnership for International Development moved from the University of Jyväskylä to the University of Helsinki at the start of 2021. See what has changed here!

December 7, 2020 — UniPID Virtual Studies Call for Course Proposals 2021

UniPID is hereby inviting interested course teachers and lecturers from UniPID member universities to submit course proposals for the UniPID Virtual Studies programme! Submit your proposal by 3 February, 2021.

November 30, 2020 — LEAP-RE funding call pre-announcement

Forthcoming renewable energy research funding call! Pre-announcement published now, final Call expected 15 January 2021.

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.