Research community

Balancing a career, family and academic studies is challenging. As a participant of the PhD programme you will be fully integrated into the research community of UNU-MERIT and its School of Governance. The community includes regular PhD fellows, academic staff, and numerous visiting scholars of partner universities.


Current GPAC2 Fellow: Catie Lott, USA

lottAfter 15 years as a development professional in the area of democracy and governance, I was looking for ways to meld my field experience with policy work. GPAC2 -- geared for working professionals -- was the perfect program. It's where academic meets practical application. What I love most about the GPAC2 program is that it allows you to balance a high-stress job with school. You set the pace and tone, and have the ability to work around the demands of your professional life. It's the only PhD program that truly gives you this flexibility.
Catie Lott