We leverage the academic resources of Maastricht University, the United Nations University, and our strong international network. Experts from universities and international organisations come from around the world to share their expertise with students by teaching courses and giving workshops and lectures. The institute’s large international academic network is also used to provide internship possibilities for our students.
About 80% of the fellows and researchers at UNU-MERIT and its School of Governance come from outside the Netherlands. Our currently enrolled students come from over 38 countries around the world (as shown in the graph below), and the research faculty come from over a dozen different countries. This diversity results in a stimulating blend of country-specific knowledge and individual experience. In seminars and in the classroom, fellows are exposed to many different views and ways of approaching ideas and topics.