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United Nations University

A think tank that conducts research into international development, human rights and other areas. It provides opportunities for PhD students and others to perform research at its facilities. It is based in Tokyo with satellite campuses all over the world. It is not funded out of the United Nations budget.
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Gracias a este lazo se empezo a gestar el convenio para que la UNU y Uniandes fueran aliadas en temas academicos.
La UNU se hacia cargo de todos los gastos de movilidad a Colombia de estas personas y de los costos academicos (matriculas, profesores, materiales, entre otros).
El programa duraba once meses y durante ese tiempo los participantes permanecian en Colombia con el auspicio de la UNU.
Later this year in Ithaca, Cornell and UNU officials will sign a memorandum of understanding after which Cornell will be an "Associated Institution" of UNU.
The UNU rector (president), Hans van Ginkel, would like to engage American and European universities with developing nations to train and retrain scientists who will continue to work in their native countries, according to Stover.
While attending the November 2006 UNU Council meeting in Tokyo, Stover was informed by African members of the council "that Cornell University is one of the few, if not the only, outward-looking American universities that engages the developing world, including Africa, and provides much more than it takes away.
Ives, senior adviser to the UNU Environment and Sustainable Development Program and professor at Canada's Carleton University.
A mountain photo exhibition featuring photographs by Ives and Crown Prince Naruhito opened at the UNU last Friday and will be held until late March, the officials said.
At the TICAD V, a side event on the role of higher education in Africa s sustainable development was organized by the AfDB s Human Development Department in association with UNU, the University of Tokyo, and the Japan Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).
As per the deal, both UNU and AfDB will promote and foster collaboration on research and capacity building in higher education in the area of sustainable development in Africa by undertaking the activities such as: Supporting higher education for sustainable development in Africa; Exploring the possibility of establishing a joint pipeline for sustainable development projects; Establishing a joint Africa Asia strategic plan for sustainable development; Promoting knowledge transfer initiatives.