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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Policy Brief Advocates Right to Education for Climate-Displaced Persons

A new UNU-IAS policy brief provides recommendations on ensuring education and learning continuity for people affected by climate-induced displacement.

30 May 2023

Adam Habib SOAS

Conversation Series

Reimagining Higher Education for a Complex World



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.



Bunching Estimators in Applied Economics Research

HELSINKI: UNU-WIDER will host an in-person workshop on bunching methods with Prof. Mazhar Wassem of Manchester University.



Applications Open: MSc in Public Policy and Human Development (MPP)

UNU-MERIT is accepting applications for their MPP programme. Deadline for applications is 15 June for non-EU applicants and 15 July for EU applicants.

17 May 2023


Book Examines How Climate Change and Displacement Affect the Right to Education

A new book by UNU-IAS and UNESCO presents case studies in Asia and the Pacific, providing guidance for policymakers to ensure education is protected.

09 May 2023

Press Release

Prof. Tshilidzi Marwala Begins Term as United Nations University Rector

Prof. Tshilidzi Marwala of South Africa has assumed office for a five-year term as Rector of UNU, effective 1 March 2023.

01 Mar 2023


Applications Open: Global Leadership Training Programme for Sustainable Development in Africa

Applications are open until 2 December 2022 for the Global Leadership Training Programme for Sustainable Development in Africa.

07 Nov 2022

Conversation Series

“The UN — Past, Present, and Future”, a Conversation with Dr David M. Malone

UNU will host its final Conversation Series event under the rectorship of Dr David M. Malone, featuring Dr Malone himself as the guest.


Press Release

United Nations University Prepares to Bid Farewell to Two-term UNU Rector David M. Malone

When Dr Malone finishes his tenure as UNU Rector on 28 February 2023, he will be succeeded by Professor Tshilidzi Marwala of South Africa.

13 Feb 2023