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The section IDEAS of UNU-ViE aims at strengthening institutional growth of UNU in the world with particular emphasis on Europe, Africa and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). These institutional development issues are the core focus of the Executive Office.

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United Nations University eröffnet neues Institut in Dresden

Published 2012-12-12 | Updated 2013-03-01

Dresden, 10. Dezember 2012 — Die Universität der Vereinten Nationen (United Nations University - UNU) hat heute das Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES) eröffnet. |Read more

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Congo-Brazzaville initiative advances further with exciting prospects

Published 2012-02-08 | Updated 2012-02-15

The Disaster Management Training and Education Centre of Africa at the University of Free State (UFS-DiMTEC) organized the second year contact session of its Master Programme on Disaster Management from 16 to 25 January 2012. Meanwhile, UNU-ViE/UNU-EHS delegates met with the University of the Free State’s Academic Vice-Rector, Prof. Driekie Hay, to further discuss the ongoing UNU-ViE Congo-Brazzaville initiative with DiMTEC. | Read more

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IDEAS stands for:

I  Institutional Development
D  Degree Programmes (MSc/PhD)
E  External Relations
A  Advance Twinning Concept
S  Strategic Planning



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