Unipid-verkosto 2017-2020 (UniPID)

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Funds granted by main funder (€)

  • 25 000,00

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Project timetable

Project start date: 01/01/2017

Project end date: 31/12/2020


Finnish University Partnership for International Development - UniPID is a network of Finnish universities to strengthen universities’ global responsibility. Through institutional cooperation, UniPID advances the interdisciplinary education, research and societal impact of universities on global development. The UniPID network is funded by member university fees and with external funding for its different projects. The network is coordinated at the Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy of the University of Jyväskylä.

UniPID coordinates and funds a joint virtual studies minor programme in sustainable development and encourages studies and specialization in the field also by awarding a yearly Master’s award in Development Studies. In addition, UniPID promotes the integration of asylum seekers and refugees in Finnish higher education.

UniPID advances partnerships between researchers and institutions specialized in global challenges. UniPID supports researchers’ participation in international research projects and awards grants for and organizes seminars relating to global challenges. In addition, through the DocNet initiative, UniPID supports the interdisciplinary training and networking of development studies doctoral students in Finland.

UniPID promotes science-based policymaking and highlights the importance of higher education and research in facing global challenges. The network promotes and applies the expertise of its member universities by facilitating researchers’ contribution to development and higher education policy, as well as to the national and international research agenda and funding priorities.

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