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The United Nations University (UNU) is the academic arm of the United Nations (UN). It bridges the academic world and the UN system. Its goal is to develop sustainable solutions for current and future problems of humankind in all aspects of life. Through a problem-oriented and interdisciplinary approach it aims at applied research and education on a global scale. UNU was founded in 1973 and is an autonomous organ of the UN General Assembly. The University comprises headquarters Tokyo, Japan, and more than a dozen Institutes and Programmes worldwide.


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Janine Kandel

Information and Communications Officer

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Fax: + 49-228-815-0299



Sijia Yi

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Latest press activities

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    PRESS NOTE: New project uses mobile data to understand climate impacts

    Barcelona, 26 February 2014 – The Mobile Data, Environmental Extremes and Population (MDEEP) project was presented today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. MDEEP is a first- time application of mobile call data records (CDR) to understand climate impacts by mapping population flows before and after an extreme weather event. | Read more

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    Loss and damage from climate change is already happening, says UNU report

    Bonn, 7 November 2013 - In the lead up to the high-level Climate Conference COP 19 in Warsaw, Poland the United Nations University’s Institute for Environment and Human Security today released a new research report focusing on the loss and damage that climate change is already causing. The report finds that despite adaptation efforts, vulnerable communities are experiencing loss and damage that are threatening their most fundamental needs, livelihood and food security. |Read more

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    Umweltrisiken und Sicherheit des Menschen im Fokus:Universität Bonn und United Nations University eröffnen gemeinsamen Master-Studiengang

    Bonn, 6. November 2013 - In einer Feierstunde im Alfred-Philippson-Hörsaal des Geographischen Instituts gaben der Rektor der Universität Bonn, Prof. Dr. Jürgen Fohrmann, und UNU-Vize-Rektor der United Nations University (UNU) in Europa, Prof. Dr. Jakob Rhyner, im Beisein von NRW-Wissenschaftsministerin Svenja Schulze den Startschuss für den ersten gemeinsamen Master-Studiengang einer staatlichen Hochschule mit der UN-Institution. |Read more