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.

Detangling Development

Private sector's role in Finnish education development cooperation

This episode takes a deep dive into the role of the private sector in Finnish education development cooperation with Elizabeth Eta, postdoctoral researcher working with GINTL at the University of Helsinki.

Right Now

September 19, 2022 — “Arctic attitude” meets Global South scholars

The University of Oulu representatives take over the Anniversary blog this month, to highlight its efforts in advancing cooperation with the Global South, and recognizing that UniPID continues to be a vehicle for participating in the wider development discussions for successful university...

September 15, 2022 — Join the Sustainability Engineering module and work on real project challenges in Namibia!

Are you interested in sustainability and engineering? This opportunity might be for you! Take a look at this possibility provided by the University of Turku and join their module to learn more on how to build sustainable engineering in the Global South.

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.