United Nations University

The United Nations University (UNU) is the academic arm of the United Nations. It bridges the academic world and the United Nations 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 teaching, applied research and education on a global scale. UNU was founded in 1973 as an autonomous organ of the United Nations General Assembly. The University comprises headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, and more than a dozen Institutes and Programmes worldwide.


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UNFCCC Climate Change Studio - Professor Jakob Rhyner

Published 2012-02-15

Professor Jakob Rhyner, Vice Rector in Europe of the United Nations University, was interviewed about UNU as such and it´s presence at COP 17 in Durban.

December 2011.

Sticky Concepts on E-Learning

Published 2010-08-25 | Updated 2010-10-27

Is e-learning only a buzz word? What actually classifies as e-learning? And what does the United Nations University Vice Rectorate in Europe (UNU-ViE) have to do with e-learning? With the production of this video UNU-ViE launches an explanatory series for complex ideas and concepts using graphic facilitation. To get more information on this video, please read the full article. Enjoy the video!

August 2010 | Read more

UNU as a Global University

Published 2010-08-25 | Updated 2010-10-20

In this special Worldwide in New York event, UNU rector Konrad Osterwalder outlined his vision for the future of the United Nations University as a fully fledged graduate school.

February 2010 |Read more

Further Videos

UNU Interview with Dr Speranza Ndege, Director ODeL

Published 2010-03-18 | Updated 2010-12-06

UNU Conversation with Mr. Pachauri, Chairman of IPCC

Published 2010-03-18 | Updated 2013-01-20

Prof. Takeuchi (UNU-ISP)

Published 2010-03-18 | Updated 2013-01-20

TV Interview on Tele Congo

Published 2010-03-18 | Updated 2013-01-20