In our flagship capacity development programme, more focus on peer learning

Here’s what participants have to say about our EPRM revamp Last semester, the Capacity Development Office at UNU-MERIT made changes to its flagship Evidence-Based Policy Research Methods (EPRM) programme based on feedback from its participants, who are working professionals from acros...
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How engagement and belonging can lead to online educational success

A post by Cristina Mancigotti, Capacity Development Coordinator at UNU-MERIT’s Capacity Development Office  Students consider dropping out of courses for a number of reasons, but our research shows that peer discussions and local context examples during class sessions can increa...
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For working professionals in need of specific skills, a microcredential can help

New pilot programme provides online certification to professional education – and enhanced employment value As a working professional, Joshua Antwi from Ghana was unable to enroll in UNU-MERIT’s full-time Master in Public Policy and Human Development (MPP) programme, despite his...
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How to reach Bali?

Article originally published in Morse In the recent years, we all observed how countries and institutions relied on digital tools to deal with the COVID shocks. For example, at Maastricht University, with the help of the digital learning management system and meeting software Canvas, ...
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Gender and conflict in Colombia: Rethinking household roles and government policies

This time Dr Mindel van der Laar (MvdL) caught up with Eliana Rubiano Matulevich and her supervising team composed of Prof Melissa Siegel (MS), Dr Ortrun Merkle (OM) and Dr Lisa Anderson (LA). Eliana will shortly defend her thesis on “Essays on conflict-induced displacement and gender...
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