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 14, 2019 — Master's Award Ceremony celebrates Michel Rouleau-Dick's achievement

The Finnish Society for Development Research and UniPID handed out the Master’s Award in Development Studies 2018 on 1 March 2019 in a ceremony organized in conjunction with the Development Days Conference, organized at the House of Science and Letters in Helsinki.

March 11, 2019 — FC+ Asia Targeted Travel Grants to ENRICH matchmaking tour to China, 8-13 April 2019 - DL to apply 20 March

FinCEAL Plus Asia has opened a Targeted Travel Grant Call to support the participation of 1-3 senior level health experts from Finnish universities, universities of applied sciences or research institutions interested in attending the Matchmaking Tour to China (Beijing and Wuxi) organized by...

March 1, 2019 — Check out the freshly updated FinCEAL Infobank, including its New Expert Database!

The FinCEAL Infobank has launched a key new function to improve its service to the research community in Finland and partners abroad. The Infobank now features a dedicated expert database, in addition to the original project database.

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.