Research Topics

Research and academic activities aligned with every Sustainable Development Goal

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Ensuring Human Rights for Climate Migrants and Displaced Individuals

DUBAI & ONLINE: This session at the COP28 Thailand Pavilion will focus on the needs and rights of people displaced by climate & environmental change.

News 16 Nov 2023

Sustainable Water Management through Water Reuse

A workshop in Tokyo discussed wastewater use as a solution to growing water stress, completing joint research by UNU-IAS and UNU-FLORES.

News 16 Nov 2023

13th Global RCE Conference Highlights Whole Community Approach to ESD

The annual meeting of Regional Centres of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Advisory Committee Member Chair of International Advisory Board

Alexandra Bugailiskis

Alexandra retired from Global Affairs Canada after a 39-year career that included postings to Ghana and Guatemala, and four Ambassadorial appointments; Syria (1997-2000), Cuba (2003-2007), Poland (2013-2015) and Italy (2017-2021).

Expert Principal Visiting Fellow

Anders Nordström

Anders Nordström is a Principal Fellow at UNU-IIGH.

News 15 Nov 2023

Former UNU Senior Vice-Rector Takashi Inoguchi Awarded Japan's Order of the Sacred Treasure

Prof. Inoguchi received his award, one of Japan's highest honours, at a ceremony on 8 November 2023.

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Sciences & Emerging Technologies for Resilience Building: UNESCO’s Approach for a Just Transition

DUBAI: This side event at the COP28 UNFCCC Pavilion will discuss how to leverage science and emerging technologies to build climate change resilience.

Expert JSPS-UNU Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Mark McCarthy Akrofi

Mark Akrofi is a JSPS Postdoctoral Research Fellow with dual affiliations at UNU-IAS and Kyoto University.

Expert Researcher

Ronald Musizvingoza

Ronald Musizvingoza is a Social Scientist and Researcher at UNU Macau, whose work falls at the intersection of gender equality (SDG5), health, and well-being (SDG3) and digital technology.

News 14 Nov 2023

NPU’s students successfully completed UNU Macau’s training on digital technologies and sustainable development

The programme included training on agent-based modelling for policymaking, Sustainable Development Goals and career development.