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What We Do
The United Nations University - Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) is amongst the newest in the network of research and training centres within the UNU system . The Institute conducts research, postgraduate education and capacity development, both in-house and in cooperation with an interactive network of academic institutions and international organizations.

The thematic direction of our research concerns the interaction of social and natural systems. Thus, our research combines the social sciences with some of the physical and life sciences and is aimed at the development of informed policy-making to address global concerns.

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Who We Are
The academic community of UNU-IAS is made up of core in–house faculty and administrative personnel , adjunct professors, PhD fellows, and postdoctoral fellows, and augmented by a global network of scholars and academic institutions.



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