UNU-MERIT Internal Conference 2023

Belvedere, 28-29 September 2023

We are pleased to announce the 2023 edition of our UNU-MERIT Internal Conference - 28th and 29th September 2023, at Belvedere and UNU-MERIT premises.

This is a key event for our institute, where we collectively kick off the academic year, welcome the new PhD cohorts, and discuss and engage with the research of higher year PhD fellows and the academic staff, and connect with colleagues.

This edition will also feature two keynote speakers, Prof. Koen Frenken from Utrecht University:

(External participants can join Prof. Frenken's lecture by registering here.)

And Prof. Dr. Pedro Vicente from Nova School of Business and Economics:

(External participants can join Prof. Vicente's lecture by registering here.)

Their expertise will enrich the discussions and inspire fresh perspectives on innovation and governance.

The Internal Conference is a chance to forge new connections, strengthen existing relationships, and build a vibrant research community.

Practical details

All staff and fellows who are planning to attend are asked to please register here by 11th September. Even if you have expressed interest in presenting, being a discussant, or chairing sessions, we kindly ask that you use this form to communicate your dietary preferences. Your registration will help us in making adequate seating arrangements and planning for catering, including lunch on both days and the evening social event on September 28th.

If you have already expressed your interest in presenting, here is the portal link where you can upload your paper and extended abstract by 15th September.

Please find the final schedule for the two days here.

If you have any questions, please check the FAQs or contact the organizing team:

Email contact: internalconf@merit.unu.edu

We're looking forward to seeing you all there, in person, and hearing all about your fascinating research work and ideas!