Maastricht Observatory on Resilient, Responsible & Sustainable Enterprise and Economy
The Maastricht Observatory on Responsible, Resilient and Sustainable Societies, Economies and Enterprise (MORSE) is an initiative set up by Maastricht University which aims to mobilise and bring together researchers across Maastricht University and beyond around the challenge of building more resilient, responsible and sustainable societies, enterprises and economies in Europe and globally as three distinct but related challenges.
MORSE examines the need for adaptive or transformative arrangements in a changing world, specifically how enterprise, the economy and society can become more responsible, resilient and sustainable.
- MORSE is one of SBE's 3 spearhead projects
- MORSE combines research and education
MORSE motivates and inspires researchers to work across disciplines and fields on complex, real-world questions, together with stakeholders. We call this Problem Based Research. By pooling the different expertises and via education, outreach and new research projects, MORSE aspires to having a visible and real-world impact in the transition towards resilience, responsibility and sustainability. MORSE closely works together with private corporations, NGO’s, representing organisations, the public sector and academic partners that all share a commitment to doing impactful research and making research impactful
Registrations are open for the 3rd MORSE Conference. Click here to read the programme and register
MORSE travel expenses fund
More information on travel resources can be found here.
Dean Jolliffe, lead economist at the World Bank, visited SBE to give a lecture and masterclass on Monitoring Global Poverty: Developments and Measurement Challenges. Here you will find the full recording of his visit.
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A series of events organized by the Maastricht Observatory on Resilient, Responsible & Sustainable Enterprise and Economy initiative took place during this year's MORSE "Conference of Conferences" week in October 2022.
This week included workshops, student conferences, and a CEO meeting from...
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