United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT)
1989 Maastricht Netherlands
Set up May 1989, Maastricht (Netherlands), as UNU Institute for New Technologies (UNU/INTECH) - Institut de l'UNU pour les technologies nouvelles, as a research and training centre of the F-XF2488 - United Nations University (UNU). Became operational Oct 1990. Subsequently changed title to United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research and Training Centre on Innovation and Technology, 1 Jan 2006, when merged with Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT). Since Dec 2010, includes Maastricht Graduate School of Governance.
Explore how countries can catch up in the unequal global playing field of the 21st century, without increasing inequality and social exclusion; analyse knowledge flows at regional and global levels, and their impact on local development, employment and productivity; train specialists in order to strengthen democratic governance in domestic and international organizations.
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