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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UNU Council Member UNU Council Member; Raffles Professor of Social Sciences, National University of Singapore

Prof. Brenda Yeoh

Professor Brenda S.A. Yeoh is a Singaporean scholar and expert in the fields of migration, social geography, and the politics of space in colonial and post-colonial cities.

Project 19 Jan 2038

Flexible Office: Concept for Resource Optimisation (FLORES)

This project at UNU FLORES seeks to make a significant shift from fixed desks assigned to each employee to spaces designed according to functions and needs

Project 19 Jan 2038

Improving China’s institutional capacity towards universal social protection

The project will support and enhance the capacity for the digital transformation of China's social insurance administration

Project 19 Jan 2038

‘CRoss-sEcToral planning decisIoN-maKing platform to foster climate Action’ — ‘RethinkAction’

This project will build a cross-sectoral platform to deliver clear and valuable information on climate change that supports decision making.

Report 01 Mar 2024

UN Peace Operations and Human Rights: A Thematic Study

Examining how efforts to advance human rights contribute to the effectiveness and broader mission objectives of UN peace operations.

BIG IDEAS Series -

Advancing the Concept of Global Health

ONLINE: On 6 March 2024, UNU will host a BIG IDEAS Dialogue with Dr. Anders Nordström, former Ambassador for Global Health, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden.

Announcement 01 Mar 2024

First 2024 Open Call for Applications: Travel Grants

Apply for UNU-BIOLAC travel grants

Announcement 01 Mar 2024

First 2024 Open Call for Applications: Research Fellowships in Biotechnology

UNU-BIOLAC accepts applications for the 2025 (3-month) Fellowships.

Announcement 01 Mar 2024

First 2024 Open Call for Applications: Coordinate a Course in Biotechnology

UNU-BIOLAC is accepting applications for the organization of training courses (2025 edition).