United Nations University

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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Chairholders 2005-2009

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Prof. Dr. Ursula Oswald Spring

Chairholder 2005/2006

National University of Mexico

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Prof. Dr. Hans-Georg Bohle

Chairholder 2006/2007

University of Bonn

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Prof. Dr Anthony Oliver-Smith

Chairholder 2007/2008

University of Florida

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Prof. Dr. Thomas E. Downing

Chairholder 2008/2009

Stockholm Environment Institute

Oxford