Atiqah Fairuz Binte Md Salleh

Doctoral Researcher

MA, International Relations, Jacobs University Bremen & University of Bremen, 2013
BSc, Political Science and European Studies, National University of Singapore, 2011
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Atiqah Fairuz Salleh has been with UNU-FLORES since 2016 and was formerly the Advocacy & Public Affairs Officer, where she led the Communications and Advocacy team before becoming a Doctoral Researcher in July 2022.

Atiqah chaired the Institute’s Flexible Workspace Committee, having led the team to successfully develop a well-received new office concept that promotes a conducive and healthy work environment while ensuring efficient resource use. Atiqah has also served on the Working Group on the Pay Scale at UNU-FLORES.

Prior to joining UNU, Atiqah worked in Communications with Transparency International in the global fight against corruption and has served various functions in administration, research, and teaching in the higher education space. At the University of Bremen, she contributed to publications at the Excellence Cluster “Transformations of the State” (SFB597) in the field of international education politics. Atiqah has also had stints in journalism, and communications at the National Arts Council, in Singapore

As an advocate for good governance and informed decision-making, Atiqah seeks to bridge the gap between science and policy. She is curious about the diffusion of norms and ideas and gets excited about innovation.


  • Editorial and Publishing Officer, Transparency International
  • Teaching Assistant, Jacobs University Bremen
  • Research Assistant, University of Bremen

Research Interests

  • Global governance
  • Innovation
  • Knowledge diffusion
  • Science-Policy Interface