United Nations University Masters Program

We hereby present to you the United Nations University- Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT) to inform you about the Master program they offer that might be of interest to our members and alumni. 

UNU-MERIT is a research and training institute of the United Nations University (UNU) which collaborates closely with Maastricht University. UNU-MERIT aims to advance societal policy and innovation research, provide education and mobilise knowledge to unlock the full potential of innovation for achieving inclusive, sustainable development. As a part of our education activities, we offer a dual-degree MSc in Public Policy and Human Development (MPP) in cooperation with Maastricht University.

Our one-year intensive MPP programme, delivered in English, aims to create an environment where students can understand good governance and develop the skills to be effective policy designers through small-scale tutorial groups, diverse student cohorts and problem-based learning.  Whilst doing so, we allow the students to delve into a certain policy field with our five specializations: 

  • Social Protection Policy (in cooperation with ILO)
  • Migration Studies
  • Risk & Vulnerability (in cooperation with UNU-EHS)
  • Governance of Innovation
  • Global Governance for Development

Now that our applications for the 2023-2024 academic year are open, we are looking for prospective students interested in tackling complex policy problems to contribute to achieving equitable, inclusive and sustainable development. 

Please note that our applications for EU students close on the 15th of July. 

Interested students can find information about the program and its admission procedure on our website: https://www.merit.unu.edu/training/msc-in-public-policy-and-human-development/ Alternatively, they can also join the online Q&A session on the 17 May by registering via the link:  https://maastrichtuniversity.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9QOg8so5ntAcU7Q