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Research is think tanks main function. It underpins their claim to legitimacy. But getting it right is harder than it sounds. Think tanks must address challenges as diverse as the research skills of their staff, the introduction of new research methods, peer review systems, etc.

These articles and resources offer an opportunity to explore these challenges as well as opportunities for think tanks’ research function.

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Free webinar: Research excellence

Research “excellence” is a central target of policy, researchers and institutions. Increasingly it is a target of criticism for the way in which it reinforces systemic biases in power, reduces diversity, and...

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WinterSchool for Thinktankers 2020 – Geneva

The WinterSchool for Thinktankers (WISCH) is designed to deepen your think tank knowledge and prepare for future leadership roles. It offers practical skills, opportunities and networks to help you and your think...

February 2, 2020

Research associate in peace and security

Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi)

The Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi), an independent, non-profit think tank, is seeking a full-time research associate to contribute to the institute’s work on understanding the politics of the use of force...

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(Senior) Research Analyst China’s Foreign Economic Relations

Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS)

The Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS) is a Berlin-based, independent think tank and leading European provider of policy-oriented research on contemporary China. Founded by...

May 31, 2019

(Senior) Research Analyst Global Challenges

Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS)

The Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS) is a Berlin-based, independent think tank and leading European provider of policy-oriented research on contemporary China. Founded by Stiftung Mercator, MERICS...

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(Senior) Research Analyst Digital China

Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS)

The Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS) is a Berlin-based, independent think tank and leading European provider of policy-oriented research on contemporary China. Founded by Stiftung Mercator, MERICS...

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