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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Artificial Intelligence and Development: the Missing Link

This seminar clarifies AI4D's role in ICT4D, ensuring AI technologies genuinely support development goals.

Series 04 Jul 2024

PhD Fellows Inhouse

Our PhD Fellows are supporting our research mission as they complete their doctorate degrees.

Series 04 Jul 2024

Affiliated Academic Staff

Our affiliated academic staff include a broad range of professorial fellows and researchers, including institutional partners, recent staff members and former PhD fellows.

Research Fellow PhD fellow

Mario Macchioni

Mario Alberto Macchioni is a PhD fellow of UNU-Merit. 

Expert Researcher

Dr. Victor Osei Kwadwo

Dr. Victor Osei Kwadwo is a governance and institutional development specialist with extensive experience researching and working in urban planning, multilevel governance, public policy and economics. 

Expert Researcher

Dr. Nanditha Mathew

Nanditha Mathew joined UNU-MERIT in November 2018. She obtained her PhD in Economics from the University of Pisa in 2016. 

Research Fellow PhD fellow

Laisa Daza Obando

Laisa Daza Obando is a GPAC PhD Fellow at UNU-MERIT / Maastricht University, researching the impact of natural hazard events on education outcomes and the resilience of education systems to these shocks, with a focus on developing countries. 

Research Fellow PhD fellow

Edwina Zoghbi

Edwina Zoghbi has been working as the National Professional Officer on noncommunicable diseases and mental health at the World Health Organization in Lebanon since 2013. 

Research Fellow PhD fellow

Chloé Van Damme

Chloé Van Damme is a researcher specialized in social protection policies with a background in economics.

Research Fellow PhD fellow

Joyce Treptow

Joyce Treptow is PhD fellow at UNU-MERIT.