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

March 24, 2020 — FinCEAL Infobank – your key to Finnish experts and projects focusing on Africa, Asia, or Latin America and the Caribbean!

Are you familiar with the Infobank and all its features? Have you remembered to create a profile and list your projects? Looking for experts or specific activities? This blog post contains all the answers about the FinCEAL Infobank!

March 9, 2020 — Master's Award Ceremony Celebrates Martta Kaskinen

The winning thesis by Martta Kaskinen was applauded by the Award Committee for the innovativeness of the work: "There is no previous research on the relationship between development imaginaries and the political, social and economic contexts in Finland".

March 9, 2020 — The UniPID Annual Report 2019 Is Out Now

2019 brought about a new UniPID Strategy for 2020-2025, additions and changes in the Coordination Unit staff, such as the new UniPID lecturer position to further develop the Virtual Studies, continued research support in the form of grants, events, and more, as well as a new form of societal...

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.