Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT)

Maastricht , Netherlands

Overview
  • The Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT), which collaborates closely with Maastricht University, carries out research and training on a range of social, political, and economic factors that drive economic development in a global perspective. Special emphasis is placed on the process of technological change and innovation, including the governance of science and technology and the factors limiting the access to knowledge; on (public) policy analysis and evaluation; on the social aspects of growth and development, in particular the policy challenges posed by low levels of development including the limitations and possibilities for social security and other social policies; and on the relationship between global development and migration.

    The Maastricht Graduate School of Governance of Maastricht University is integrated within UNU-MERIT and is the centre for UNU-MERIT’s double degree Master of Science in Public Policy and Human Development programme.