The Maastricht Graduate School of Governance covers all aspects of governance in domestic and global organizations, from risk assessment to policy analysis, design and evaluation.
More specifically, the School prepares professionals and researchers for policy analysis, risk assessment, policy design, policy monitoring, policy evaluation and methods and techniques of policy research.
The Maastricht Graduate School of Governance was founded in September 2004 at Maastricht University. In January 2011, the School became part of the United Nations University, strengthening further its international training and research network while building on the expertise of UNU-MERIT, the Maastricht based research institute of the UNU.
The United Nations University – Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT) is a research and training institute of United Nations University and Maastricht University, based in the south of the Netherlands.
The institute explores the social, political and economic factors that drive technological innovation, with a particular focus on creation, diffusion and access to knowledge.
Overall the institute functions as a unique research centre and graduate school for around 100 PhD fellows and 100 Master students. It is also a UN think tank addressing a broad range of policy questions on science, innovation and democratic governance.
UNU-MERIT channel trailer: http://youtu.be/5foyH5b7kpU
UNU-MERIT 2012-2013 report: http://youtu.be/MyON0EytSWQ?list=UUOOQw6FyaS9sM7aP83OaNOg
UNU-MERIT in 10 slides: http://prezi.com/gwgjmp7c8nrv/unu-merit-in-10-slides-summer-2014/