UNU Vice-Rectorate in Europe (UNU-ViE)

Bonn , Germany

  • The UNU Vice-Rectorate in Europe (UNU-ViE) is the first Vice-Rectorate located outside of UNU Centre in Tokyo. Established in May 2007 in Bonn, it strengthens the presence of UNU in Europe. UNU-ViE is dedicated to developing knowledge-based sustainable solutions for global problems and is, therefore, an active organizer of international science policy dialogues for sustainability.

    UNU-ViE previously hosted two programmes:

    UN-Water Decade Programme on Capacity Development (UNW-DPC)

    The aim of the UNW-DPC programme office is to strengthen the activities of the more than two dozen UN organizations and programmes already cooperating within UN-Water, and to support them in their efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals related to water. This is not just a matter of capacity development related to water, but also of education, training and institutional development. UNU-ViE serves as the umbrella organization for the office.

    International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP)

    Human actions lie at the heart of current global environmental change. Societies define the boundaries and character of their environments, while affecting and reacting to their environment with only a limited and biased understanding of it. To understand and respond effectively to ongoing changes requires major inputs from the social sciences — from the perspective of human behaviour and actions.

    IHDP is a joint programme of the International Social Science Council of UNESCO, the International Council for Science and UNU that provides a platform for fostering original research. In conducting innovative science, IHDP selects and develops substantive research themes, further stimulating scientists to coordinate their efforts toward them. This means building international, multi-disciplinary teams of scientists to conduct integrated, long-term collaborative research. IHDP adds value by strengthening the voice and impact of a huge network of individual scientists and research initiatives.

  • United Nations University
    Vice-Rectorate in Europe
    UN Campus
    Platz der Vereinten Nationen 1
    53113 Bonn, Germany

    T: +49 228 815-0200
    F: +49 228 815-0299
    E-mail: info@vie.unu.edu