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Maastricht Graduate School of Governance

The Maastricht Graduate School of Governance (MGSoG) of Maastricht University is integrated within The United Nations University – Maastricht Economic and social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT). Within UNU-MERIT, the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance covers all aspects of governance in domestic and global organisations, 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. MGSoG is the centre for the institute’s double degree Master of Science in Public Policy and Human Development, which aims to train public policy professionals for the global community.

 The concept of 'good governance' refers to efficient and effective policies that reduce the risks for corruption and wastage. Experience shows that good governance is not something that can be implemented overnight. The development of a progressive, well-balanced policy requires independent professionals.  

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UNU-MERIT and MGSoG

The Maastricht Graduate School of Governance joined the United Nations University – Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT) in 2010. UNU-MERIT is a research and training institute of United Nations University and Maastricht University, based in the south of the Netherlands. The institute has been closely involved in research for a variety of UN agencies, including the International Labour Organization (ILO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and the World Bank.

Overall the UNU-MERIT and its School of Governance function as a unique research centre and graduate school for around 100 PhD fellows and 140 Master’s students. It is also a UN think tank addressing a broad range of policy questions on science, innovation and democratic governance.

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      UNU-MERIT's School of Governance will host its next Master’s Open Day on Saturday 8 October 2016. Several information sessions will be offered throughout the day and visitors will have the opportunity to speak with staff and students.

      Our top-ranked MSc in Public Policy and Human Development (MPP) emphasises the connection between public policy and decision-making processes, as well as the principles of good governance. Students who successfully complete our Master’s programme receive a double degree issued by the United Nations University and Maastricht University.
      Join our Master's Open Day on Saturday 8 October!

      Register via: https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/mastersopenday
      Venue: UNU-MERIT, Boschstraat 24, Maastricht
      Time: 10:00 - 16:00

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