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Master's Open Day at UNU-MERIT
UNU-MERIT will host a Master’s Open Day on Saturday 7 October 2017. Our top-ranked MSc in Public Policy and Human Development (MPP) emphasises the connection between public policy and decision-making processes, as well as the principles of good governance.

Students who successfully complete our Master’s programme receive a double degree issued by the United Nations University and Maastricht University. Several information sessions will be offered throughout the day and visitors will have the opportunity to talk with staff and students.

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    Daily Telegraph    September 07, 2017