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 28, 2020 — FinCEAL Plus BRIDGES Asia Grantees to AESCON - Singapore Selected!

FinCEAL Plus BRIDGES Asia Funds a Delegation of 3 to the Asia-Europe Sustainable Connectivity Scientific Conference (AESCON) 26-28 February 2020 in Singapore.

December 20, 2019 — Virtual Studies Call for Course Proposals 2020

The Finnish University Partnership for International Development – UniPID is hereby inviting interested course teachers and lecturers from UniPID member universities to submit course proposals for the UniPID Virtual Studies programme.

December 11, 2019 — Master's Award in Development Studies 2019 to Martta Kaskinen

Martta Kaskinen from the University of Helsinki has been awarded the 2019 Master's Award in Development Studies, handed out by UniPID and the Finnish Society for Development Research. Kaskinen's thesis in development studies was titled Just Fundraising? Finnish NGO campaign imaginaries of...

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.