The United Nations University – Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT) is a research and training institute of United Nations University based in Maastricht in the south of the Netherlands. The institute functions as a unique research centre and graduate school for around 100 PhD fellows and 140 Master’s students. It is also a UN think tank addressing a broad range of policy questions on science, innovation and democratic governance.
Future of Industrial Work Conference: From Artificial Intelligence to...
UNIDO Headquarters, Vienna, Austria VIENNA, 19-20 September 2019 – Two United Nations agencies will join an international network of... read more
09.09.2019 • By United Nations University - MERIT
New $2 million UNU project launches in Kenya: Monitoring & evaluation of...
The United Nations University in the Netherlands (UNU-MERIT) is pleased to announce the signature of an agreement with the World Food Programme... read more
12.04.2019 • By United Nations University - MERIT
Almost 600 students from 11 global sites are set to compete in ‘Host...
The United Nations University institute in the Netherlands, UNU-MERIT, will host 43 graduate students in the 2019 NASPAA-Batten Student... read more
25.01.2019 • By United Nations University - MERIT
United Nations institute pilots carbon tax for staff air travel: Because...
MAASTRICHT – The UN’s research and training institute in the Netherlands, UNU-MERIT , has introduced a carbon ‘tax’ on air travel for its more... read more
09.01.2019 • By United Nations University - MERIT
WATSON Releases New Survey Questionnaire Aimed at SMEs
An opportunity to influence EU Policy plus the chance to win an Amazon Echo Spot! The WATSON project is now inviting innovative SMEs to take... read more
03.09.2018 • By United Nations University - MERIT
Studying the impact of R&D tax incentives on SME-led innovation: New EU...
Prof. Pierre Mohnen will lead UNU-MERIT's stake in WATSON -- a new 1 million euro innovation project. WATSON is a research project funded... read more
22.02.2018 • By United Nations University - MERIT
Book Launch: A Second Chance for Europe -- Economic, Political and Legal...
United Nations University-MERIT, Maastricht University Campus Brussels, and the City of Maastricht will hold a book launch event for the edited... read more
21.11.2017 • By United Nations University - MERIT
Amsterdam International Water Week: UNU partners honoured
Young entrepreneurs from ‘ Finish Society India’ and ‘Sidian Bank Kenya’ were honoured in this year’s ‘ Sarphati Sanitation Awards’, presented... read more
17.11.2017 • By United Nations University - MERIT
UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants: Six Critical Perspectives
As w orld leaders gather at UN HQ for a summit on refugees and migrants, 19 September 2016, the United Nations University Migration Network (... read more
19.09.2016 • By United Nations University - MERIT
UN University Launches 'Jargon Buster' App 2.0: Unscrambling More UN Jargon
Do you know the difference between a migrant, a refugee, and an internally displaced person (IDP)? Between a special political mission and a... read more
14.04.2016 • By United Nations University - MERIT
On the Frontlines of Climate Change: Migration in the Pacific Islands
PARIS, 2 DECEMBER 2015: At the COP21 Paris climate talks today, the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security... read more
02.12.2015 • By United Nations University - MERIT
UN University Launches ‘Jargon Buster’ App, Marking World Science Day...
What exactly do people mean by 'agrodiversity', 'formal remittances' and 'sustainable development'? Do leaders and scholars use similar concepts... read more
10.11.2015 • By United Nations University - MERIT
New Scholarship for Nigerian Fellows on Part-time PhD Programme in...
A new scholarship for Nigerian fellows under the age of 40 is now available for the 'Dual Career Training Programme to obtain a PhD in... read more
25.09.2015 • By United Nations University - MERIT
UN Sustainable Development Summit: 17 Days, 17 Goals Series
One week before the Sustainable Development Summit in New York, 25–27 September 2015 , the United Nations University presents the 17 days, 17... read more
18.09.2015 • By United Nations University - MERIT
The Mediterranean Crisis: An Open Letter to World Leaders
Prof. Parvati Nair, UNU-GCM : United Nations University in Barcelona A child should not have to die to mobilise goverments into credible... read more
08.09.2015 • By United Nations University - MERIT
Swiss Migration Partnerships: A Model for Bilateral Cooperation?
Do migration partnerships improve policy and institutional coherence? Do they help countries to promote the positive effects that migration can... read more
16.07.2015 • By United Nations University - MERIT
ICT in Sudan: An Economic Analysis of Impact and Use in Universities
Technology can be a double-edged sword for emerging economies. In Sudan, information and communication technology (ICT) has proved an important... read more
31.03.2015 • By United Nations University - MERIT
New Global Fund Against Violent Extremism Led by Dr. Khalid Koser
Dr. Khalid Koser has been appointed Executive Director of the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund ( GCERF ), the first global effort... read more
04.03.2015 • By United Nations University - MERIT
Rethinking Development in Africa: New Innovation Policy Brief
After three decades of trial and error, innovation policy is taking off in Africa . Our new policy brief tracks the roll out of science,... read more
29.01.2015 • By United Nations University - MERIT
'Smart' Clean Tech: New Priorities for EU Business Innovation
Without smart factories Europe will lose more manufacturing jobs; without clean tech it will produce more waste; and without improving customer... read more
19.11.2014 • By United Nations University - MERIT
Empowering Disabled Children in Kazakhstan: New UNICEF Report
Disability is a global challenge, involving not just physical problems but also many social and integration issues. In 2012, around 1 billion... read more
21.10.2014 • By United Nations University - MERIT
Higher Education Mergers: Does Bigger Mean Better?
Within higher education, a popular way to cut costs and boost competitiveness is to merge institutions. Over the last few decades, Australia,... read more
30.09.2014 • By United Nations University - MERIT
Tracking International Innovation: New Research Paper
Innovation and “innovation indicators” are not part of the common lexicon. Not all researchers follow the same definitions, and the subject is... read more
30.09.2014 • By United Nations University - MERIT
China’s Science, Technology & Innovation Performance: New Research Report
China’s star is rising, particularly in science, technology and innovation (STI). Just a few years ago, the People’s Republic was mainly a... read more
26.09.2014 • By United Nations University - MERIT