United Nations University - Institute of Advanced Studies



UNU-IAS is part of the United Nations University (UNU) system, comprised of a network of Research and Training Centres and Programmes (RTC/Ps) which are assisted by associated and cooperating institutions and scholars from around the globe.

UNU-IAS research revolves around sustainable development themes on advances in science and technology, and their impact on society; multilateralism and governance; urbanization, and reflections on human values and ethics. The work of UNU-IAS is divided between five key areas: i) Environmental Sustainability and Governance, ii) Education, Sustainability and Ecosystem Assessment, iii) Science and Technology for Sustainable Societies, iv) Sustainable Urban Futures, v) Traditional Knowledge Initiative