Maastricht Graduate School of Governance
The Maastricht Graduate School of Governance (MGSoG) of Maastricht University is integrated within United Nations University – MERIT (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.
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.
- founded in September 2004
- joined UNU-MERIT in 2010
- research centre and graduate school for around 100 PhD fellows and 140 Master’s students
- close collaboration with UN agencies
- high-level training centre public policy professionals
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.
UNU-MERIT and MGSoG
The Maastricht Graduate School of Governance joined United Nations University – MERIT (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 UNU-MERIT functions 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.
Walking 4 SDGs: A virtual odyssey for climate action because we are all connected with natureSaturday, June 5, 2021
Between 20 March and 8 May 2021, UNU-MERIT staff and students walked, ran and cycled in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 13.
From study to simulation to public policy reality: Why communication is keySaturday, January 23, 2021
This year’s International Education Day, 24 January, occurs in the wake of a global pandemic that closed schools and universities worldwide. We hear from course tutor Victor Osei Kwadwo, among others, on the value of training in public policy communication, especially in the context of an extended lockdown.
'Thanks to my research, I'm finally empowered to speak out against menstrual stigmatisation'Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Thanks to her research, Master's student in Public Policy and Human Development Riesa van Doorn has felt empowered to speak out against menstrual stigmatisation in Nepal. In this blog post, Riesa shares her own experience, tying this to her research for her master's thesis, which focuses on shifting perceptions towards harmful menstrual practices in Nepal.
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