United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT)

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History

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 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.

Aims

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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Activities

Research/documentation; training/education; events/meetings.

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Languages

English.

Staff

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 17 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 12 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 0 countries
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Subjects *

  • Sociology
    • Sociology
  • Economics
    • Economic
  • Technology
    • Technology
  • International Relations
    • United Nations
  • Innovative change
    • Innovation

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

UIA Org ID

E3003

Last News Received

11. Oct 2017
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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