Sustainable development depends on a framework of stable, competent, and just institutions that can create sound policies, which serve populations effectively and equally.

UNU research supports the development of institutional and government capacity through technical cooperation, research co-creation, and by building national and international communities of practice in the global South. UNU serves as a convener of collaboration, bringing together educators, government officials, policymakers and civil society to help ensure institutions better understand the issues facing the communities they represent.

In post-conflict settings, UNU experts are illuminating how to overcome the institutional dynamics that develop during violent conflicts, so that state-building and economic development trajectories can be realigned to peace and prosperity.

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2023 Spring School on Economic Fitness and Complexity: Online Public Sessions

ONLINE: On 9 June, UNU-MERIT will co-organize two online sessions, open to the public, during the 2023 Economic Fitness and Complexity spring school.



Apply Now for UNU Intensive Core Courses

The Autumn 2023 session of the UNU Intensive Core (UNU-IC) Courses will be conducted in hybrid mode from 1–29 September 2023. Apply by 7 July!

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.



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.



A Theory of Triadic Power with Applications to Leadership, Collective Action, and Institutional Evolution

HELSINKI/ONLINE: Prof. William Ferguson will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 7 June 2023.


Press Release

Dr David Malone, Former UNU Rector, Receives Highest Honour from Government of Japan

Dr David M. Malone was awarded the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun by the Government of Japan.

01 May 2023


Think7 Japan Summit Delivers Policy Solutions to Bridge G7 and G20

On 27–28 April 2023, UNU contributed to expert discussions at the T7 Japan Summit in Tokyo, providing policy solutions for the G7 Hiroshima Summit.

28 Apr 2023

Press Release

A New Blueprint Calls for Reinvigorated Global Governance

A new report outlines an ambitious plan to strengthen the multilateral system to address current and future challenges.

18 Apr 2023


Y7 Summit 2023 Communique Presented at UNU Headquarters

On 13 April, delegation members from Y7 Summit 2023 gathered at UNU to present their communique to Prof. Tshilidzi Marwala, Rector of UNU.

17 Apr 2023