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New Ukrainian migration research network to launch in November

Press release The Research Network on Ukrainian Migration, a new initiative from the Centre of Migration Research, University of Warsaw; Migration Policy Centre, European University Institute; Maastricht University; and UNU-MERIT, launches in Maastricht on November 8.  The Research Network on Ukrain...
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UNU-MERIT launches its 2022/23 seminar series edition.

Starting on Thursday, 20 October, UNU-MERIT launches its yearly seminar series for the academic period of 2022/23.This years’ edition aims for a bi-weekly in-person dynamic, with a hybrid format to maximise attendance. Seminars will happen every other Thursday during lunchtime and lunch will be cate...
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UNU-MERIT Director’s Corner Podcast – October 2022

United Nations University – MERIT · Director’s Corner – Oct 2022   In this episode of the Director’s Corner, Prof. Bartel Van de Walle in conversation with Keith Burnet, Senior Advisor in Communications at UNU-MERIT, discusses how the institute’s Computational Innovation...
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Surveying with partner universities in a global setting is a long and winding road

We all know that starting a research project is not the same as starting the actual research. Administrative hurdles and research preparation simply take time – often more time than planned. Beginning in 2022, a research team of 10 partners from 10 different universities on 4 continents started work...
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European innovation leaders ranked in new report

  The European Commission has released the European Innovation Scoreboard 2022, which tracks innovation across the continent. It was prepared and coordinated by UNU-MERIT’s researchers Hugo Hollanders, Nordine Es-Sadki and Aishe Khalilova.  The European Innovation Scoreboard provides a comparat...
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Alumni’s role in developing World Bank education policy boosted by MPP

  A joint post by Abigail Daley & Louisee Cruz Louisee Cruz traces her path to career success directly back to her decision to undertake the Masters of Science in Public Policy and Human Development, graduating in 2017. She speaks to Abbie Daley about her journey, lessons learned, and her h...
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LED there be light: The evolution in LED technology and dynamics of entry into the LED lighting market

Our ‘Dual Focus PhD’ series tracks the working lives of our part-time PhD fellows. Many work at the highest of levels, both nationally and internationally, and they come to Maastricht in person for our part-time PhD programme on Innovation, Economics, Governance and Sustainable Development (IEGSD). ...
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UNU-MERIT Director’s Corner Podcast – September 2022

UNU-MERIT · Director’s Corner – Sept 2022   In this month’s episode of the Director’s Corner, Prof. Bartel Van de Walle welcomes staff and students to the institute after the summer break and outlines his plans for the autumn. In conversation with Keith Burnet, Senior Ad...
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Bridging the Gap Between Academia and Policy in India

  At the invitation of the Government of Kerala, India, Dr Nanditha Mathew, Research Fellow, participated in the Loka Kerala Sabha convention as an independent expert contributor. Loka Kerala Sabha was formed to deepen the democratic space and debate on the directionality of policies by hearing...
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The Community of Innovation Survey: A Living Legacy of UNU-MERIT’s Successful Track Record in Innovation

A post by Nordine Es-Sadki. The Community Innovation Survey (CIS) is the reference survey on innovation in enterprises. The EU Member States first introduced the survey in 1992; since then, it has become the regular biennial data collection. UNU-MERIT’s Anthony Arundel has been involved in the early...
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Are emerging economies already engaging with Industry 4.0 technologies?

This article is republished from Development Matters. Read the original article here. A joint post By Michele Delera, Prof Carlo Pietrobelli, UNU-MERIT , and Elisa Calza and Dr Alejandro Lavopa, UNIDO[1] There are many controversies among economists but one fact is undisputed: long-run productivity ...
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Director’s Podcast: July 2022

In this month’s episode of the Director’s Corner, Prof. Bartel Van de Walle is joined by Keith Burnet, Senior Communications Advisor. They discussed the Institute’s progress this academic year and look toward the future. Some of the topics discussed in this podcast are: -Updates on the impleme...
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Tshilidzi Marwala of South Africa Named as Next Rector of United Nations University

26 July, Tokyo ― The United Nations University (UNU) is pleased to announce that Prof. Tshilidzi Marwala of South Africa, currently Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Johannesburg, has been appointed as the next Rector of UNU. Prof. Marwala will take office as Rector of the United Na...
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Can developing countries seize emerging windows of opportunity in the green hydrogen economy?

A joint post by Dr Rasmus Lema (UNU-MERIT) and Dr Clovis Freire (UNCTAD) Hydrogen will play a crucial role in the mounting global efforts to decarbonize our economic systems in the coming decades. Many developing countries have the potential to influence the hydrogen economy, which may provide one-f...
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MPP Closing Ceremony

MPP Closing Ceremony Another Year Complete: We congratulate our 2021-2022 cohort on completing the programme! Enter keywords...
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Policy Brief: Innovation in Humanitarian Assistance

A team of UNU-MERIT researchers composed of Maximilian Bruder, Thomas Baar, Prof Shyama Ramani & Cristina Garcia Santos authored a literature review on humanitarian innovation commissioned by the evaluation department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. The report’s aim is to ...
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Donate to MPP Scholarship

UNU-MERIT is launching a scholarship to offer a non-EU citizen the opportunity to join the Master of Science in Public Policy and Human Development. To start the first year of the scholarship, UNU-MERIT has donated 20,000 euros towards its creation and we are now looking for wider support to contrib...
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May Event Series 2022: A photo impression

Day 5: Symposium 19 May 2022 Day 3 17 May 2022 Day 2 16 May 2022 Day 1: Policy Action Lab 13 May 2022 Photo credits: H. Pijpers / UNU-MERIT / Maastricht University...
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UNU-MERIT: Fifteen Years of Partnerships

UNU-MERIT: Fifteen Years of Partnerships This is the story of UNU-MERIT, our purpose, how we work – and the people who made us  Enter keywords...
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