Research Topics

Research and academic activities aligned with every Sustainable Development Goal

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The University shall devote its work to research into the pressing global problems of human survival, development and welfare that are the concern of the United Nations and its agencies.
Charter of the United Nations University

People — topics on improving lives of people everywhere

Planet — topics on preserving and improving our environment and natural resources

Peace and partnerships — topics on fostering peaceful, just, and inclusive societies

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Announcements 23 May 2023

New UNU Report Highlights Lessons for Building Climate Resilience Based on Experiences from the 2021 Floods in Western Europe

A new report by UNU-EHS, UNU-MERIT and UNU-CRIS provides five key recommendations for strengthening climate resilience.

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Reimagining Higher Education for a Complex World

TOKYO: UNU will host a conversation with Professor Adam Habib, Director of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

News 19 May 2023

Report Explores Digital Access as a Human Right

UNU-EGOV and the Digital Future Society present their latest joint report examining how universal digital access is a means of achieving SDG 11.

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Sustainable Cities Discussion Forum

HELSINKI/ONLINE: UNU-WIDER and the City of Helsinki will host the third Sustainable Cities Discussion Forum series event, featuring SDG 13.

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Second Sustainability Impulse at the Dresden World Trade Centre

DRESDEN: On 30 May, UNU-FLORES will co-organise a talk event during its Sustainability Week, as part of the German Action Days for Sustainability.

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ICEGOV 2023 – 16th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance

BELO HORIZONTE: The 16th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV 2023) will be hosted in Brazil.

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Unlocking Open Data

GUIMARÃES: UNU-EGOV will host a seminar on open data governance in the context of the digital transformation of the public sector.

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Public Forum of the 9th IPSI Global Conference

AKITA: UNU-IAS will co-organise a public forum as part of the Ninth Global Conference of the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative.

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Professor Alexander Adam Kwapong Lecture on Artificial Intelligence and Economic Growth

ACCRA/ONLINE: UNU-INRA will host a lecture on the theme of AI for Economic Development, featuring Prof. Tshilidzi Marwala, Rector of UNU.

Article 29 Mar 2023

Four Global Problems That Will Be Aggravated by the UK’s Recent Cuts to International Aid

The UK is among countries cutting international aid payments, which could impact four key areas: poverty, extremism, democracy, and refugees.