The activities of the UNU system are assisted, in many instances, by a network of designated UNU associated institutions. These are organizations that are implementing large, multi-year joint programmes with UNU. Currently, 6 institutions are designated as UNU associated institutions by the UNU Council.
According to the UNU Statutes, the specific criteria to be observed in designating a UNU associated institution are that the association shall:
The current UNU associated institutions are the following: