Finnish University Partnership for International Development - UniPID

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

November 23, 2021 — Call for Action: Contribute to the development of UniPID’s Discussion Paper on Finland’s Africa Strategy

In March 2021 the Finnish government approved its first strategy for diversifying and deepening Finland's relations with African countries, the African Union (AU), and regional organizations. What does this strategy mean in practice for the Finnish government, higher education institutions,...

November 16, 2021 — Story behind the course: Meet Golaleh Makrooni & Eero Ropo

A photography fan and a music aficionado share a passion for education. They partnered up to create the "Curriculum Development for Climate Change Education in Global South" UniPID course, which is also developed with a partner university from the Global South: Meet Golaleh Makrooni (GM)...

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.