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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April 18, 2024 — UniPID DocShop: Decolonizing Research Practices

As part of the 5th International Forestry Policy Meeting that took place in Helsinki in April, UniPID hosted a DocShop on Decolonizing Research Practices. With an inspiring speech delivered by Professor Sabelo Ndlovu-Gatsheni and a group discussion led by Sophia Hagolani-Albov. Both participants...

April 2, 2024 — Story behind the research: Meet Meysam Abedi, Bridging Computer Science and Development Studies

Meysam’s journey into the world of research is marked by a profound curiosity and drive to make a meaningful impact. Join us as we delve into his story, exploring his research interests, motivations, and the interdisciplinary bridges he seeks to build!

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.