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.

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September 21, 2023 — UniPID takes part at the SANORD Conference 2023 in Hamar, Norway.

With a round table on virtual education in collaboration with Global South partners, UniPID contributes to the SANORD Conference 2023. This year’s discussion is “the role of higher education in contributing to just and sustainable futures", a topic closely linked to UniPID’s strategies.

August 3, 2023 — Fostering innovative education through responsible South-North partnerships

Anaïs holds a master’s degree in Education and Globalization from the University of Oulu. In this blog, she tells us how she got inspired by working in collaboration with UniPID, GINTL, and African academics in a project aimed to promote dialogue, discussions, co-learning and co-sharing of...

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.