United Nations University

The United Nations University (UNU) is the academic arm of the United Nations (UN). It bridges the academic world and the UN system. Its goal is to develop sustainable solutions for current and future problems of humankind in all aspects of life. Through a problem-oriented and interdisciplinary approach it aims at applied research and education on a global scale. UNU was founded in 1973 and is an autonomous organ of the UN General Assembly. The University comprises headquarters Tokyo, Japan, and more than a dozen Institutes and Programmes worldwide.

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Several UNU Bonn feeds


The first Vice Rectorate outside the headquarters of UNU in Tokyo strengthens the presence of UNU in Europe. It also concentrates on questions related to 'Science and Technology to Ensure Human Security'.


The Institute aims at advancing human security through knowledge-based approaches to reducing vulnerability and environmental risks.


The Programme is framing worldwide research on the human dimensions of global environmental change.


UNW-DPC is adding value in water-related capacity development.


The main objective of SCYCLE is to enable societies by guiding their production, use and disposal manners towards sustainability.