The United Nations University Vice Rectorate in Europe (UNU-ViE) is an integral part of the Rector's office and the first Vice Rectorate of UNU outside the headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. Established in May 2007 in Bonn, it strengthens the presence of UNU in Europe.
UNU-ViE is dedicated to develop knowledge-based sustainable solutions for global problems and is therefore an active organizer of international science policy dialogues for sustainability.
The Vice Rectorate is structured into two sections:
Strategic Partnerships, Capacity Development and Science Policy Dialogues Section (SCIENTIA) : SCIENTIA supports the development of research and science-based policy programmes and explores innovative pathways to advance capacity development with a special focus on e-learning and knowledge management in the higher education context in developing countries.
Institutional Development and Planning Section (IDEAS): IDEAS is actively involved in establishing new UNU-RTC/Ps, it serves as facilitator for twinning activities of UNU and its RTC/Ps and is the networking focal point for Europe, Africa and Russia.
UNU-ViE offers additionally central services for all UNU in Bonn entities: UNU-ViE, UNU-EHS, UNU-IHDP and UNW-DPC. The central services are divided into the following units:
Administration and Finance Unit provides services for UNU-ViE, UNU-EHS, UNW-DPC and UNU-IHDP
Communications Unit provides services for UNU-ViE and UNU-EHS
Executive Office provides services for UNU-ViE and UNU-EHS
Information and Communication Technology Unit provides services for UNU-ViE, UNU-EHS, UNW-DPC and UNU-IHDP
UNU is also the host for two further entities: the "International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change" (IHDP) and the "UN-Water Decade Programme on Capacity Development" (UNW-DPC).