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The Maastricht Graduate School of Governance offers a MSc in Public Policy and Human Development. This one-year programme leads to a double degree in collaboration with United Nations University (UNU).
The position’s main duties include the following:
Fixed-term contract: 1 year, with a possibility of extension.
The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. For more information look at the website www.maastrichtuniversity.nl > About UM > Working at UM.
Maastricht University is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 20,000 students and 4,700 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. The university hosts 6 faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience.
The Maastricht Graduate School of Governance (MGSoG) prepares professionals and researchers for policy analysis, risk assessment, policy design, policy monitoring, policy evaluation and methods and techniques of policy research. The School is integrated within United Nations University – MERIT (UNU-MERIT). The School is the centre for the institute’s double degree Master of Science in Public Policy and Human Development, which aims to train public policy professionals for the global community.
UNU-MERIT, including MGSoG, has been closely involved in research for a variety of UN agencies, including the International Labour Organization (ILO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and the World Bank.
Overall the institute functions as a unique research centre and graduate school for around 100 PhD fellows and 140 master students. It is also a UN think tank addressing a broad range of policy questions on science, innovation and democratic governance.
Maastricht University (UM)
Boschstraat 24, 6211 AX, Maastricht
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