- * 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 Maastricht Graduate School of Governance (MGSoG) of Maastricht University is integrated within The 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.
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.
UNU-MERIT and MGSoG
The Maastricht Graduate School of Governance joined the United Nations University–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.