Research Topics

Research and academic activities aligned with every Sustainable Development Goal

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

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Project 13 Feb 2024

Digital Governance Strategies in a Complex World

This research line is part of the INOV.EGOV Project (RL1)

News 13 Feb 2024

Workshop Empowers Educators to Safeguard Intangible Cultural Heritage

Schoolteachers in Lao People’s Democratic Republic learned to use digital technology to transfer traditional skills and knowledge.

Report 13 Feb 2024

Disinformation and Peacebuilding in Sub-Saharan Africa

Security Implications of AI-Altered Information Environments.

Lecture -

Balancing Free Trade with Societal Values

On 25 March, UNU-MERIT will host a lecture by Denise Prévost, Associate Professor of International Economic Law, Maastricht University.

Media Coverage 12 Feb 2024

Libya Will Put Washington’s New Peacebuilding Strategy to the Test

Will Libya's inclusion as a priority country under the new Global Fragility Act alter the US approach to conflict prevention and peacebuilding?

Project 09 Feb 2024

Thematic Review on Youth, Peace and Security

Examining how the Peacebuilding Fund has contributed to realizing the "YPS" agenda over the past five years.

News 08 Feb 2024

Ninth Japan Youth Environmental Activity Contest Names Winner

High school students from Aomori Prefecture receive Director's Award for a project reducing water use in agriculture.

BIG IDEAS Series -

Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change: Building Capacity Through E-learning

ONLINE: On 27 February 2024, UNU will host a BIG IDEAS Dialogue with Dr. Robert Oakes, Senior Researcher at UNU-EHS.

Expert Research Fellow and Academic Associate

Dr. Martiwi Diah Setiawati

Martiwi Diah Setiawati is a Research Fellow and Academic Associate for the Water and Resource Management Programme at UNU-IAS.

Brief 08 Feb 2024

Avoidable and Unavoidable Algorithmic Bias

Policymakers, engineers, ethicists and society must work together to ensure that AI systems possess intelligence, efficiency and fairness.