Education underpins sustainable development; access to education empowers individuals to break the cycle of poverty, fosters peace by building tolerance among cultures, and promotes gender equality. 

As an educational institution, UNU inherently focuses on creating learning and training opportunities that advance inclusive global development and that foster learning networks to promote regional and local sustainable development initiatives.

UNU offers several postgraduate degree programmes that enhance the capability of young scholars to contribute to the extension, application, and diffusion of knowledge.

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Next Course: “Making Metabolomics Matter: Targeted Approaches for Translational and Precision Medicine”, July 2024

Apply for a scholarship to participate in the course coordinated by Dr Yamilé López Hernández at UNAM & UAZ.

20 Feb 2024


SDG–UP Public Symposium

TOKYO & ONLINE: This event will highlight sustainability initiatives at the SDG–Universities Platform member universities and their role in achieving the SDGs.



How to Measure Innovation Using Different Indicators and Inform Policy

ONLINE & MAASTRICHT: On 28 February 2024, UNU-MERIT will host a lecture by senior researcher Hugo Hollanders.


Blog Post

Navigating Latest Trends in AI Ethics

Insights from keynote speakers shed light on the current trends in AI ethics, spanning philosophical, legal, and business perspectives.

07 Feb 2024


Next Course: “Theorical-Practical Course on the Study of Neglected Diseases: Diagnosis, Molecular Epidemiology and Applied Bioinformatics”, March 2024

Apply for a scholarship to participate in the course coordinated by Dr Ingeborg Becker at UNAM.

05 Feb 2024


In Memoriam: Heitor Gurgulino de Souza, Former United Nations University Rector

Born in São Lourenço, Brazil on 1 August 1928, Rector Gurgulino de Souza passed away on 18 November 2023.

29 Jan 2024