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The United Nations University (UNU) is a global think tank and postgraduate teaching organisation headquartered in Japan. The mission of the UN University is to contribute, through collaborative research and education, to efforts to resolve the pressing global problems of human survival, development and welfare that are the concern of the United Nations, its Peoples and Member States.

Contact details

Website:
https://unu.edu/

Address:
5–53–70 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925 Japan

Country:
Japan

Sub-region:
Eastern Asia

Organisation details

Business model
University institute/center
Institutional affiliations
International Organism
Year founded
1975
Age (years)
United Nations University
 49
Japan average
 40
Global average
 32
Founded by
Founders: United Nations
Founder gender: Other entities
Leadership
Leader(s) (2023): N/A
Leader gender: N/A
Leader(s) (2022): N/A
Leader gender: N/A
Leader(s) (2021): Dr. David M. Malone (Rector, UNU)
Leader gender: Male
Staff size
2021
United Nations University
 286
Japan average
 330
Global average
 87
% Female staff
2021
United Nations University
 48%
Japan average
 20%
Global average
 48%
% Female researchers
2021
United Nations University
 52%
Japan average
 6%
Global average
 16%

Social

Likes (2023)
United Nations University
 34,410
Japan average
 6,696
Global average
 27,094
Likes (2022)
United Nations University
 33,176
Likes (2021)
United Nations University
 33,135
Twitter
Followers (2022)
United Nations University
 57,827
Japan average
 7,718
Global average
 19,697
Followers (2021)
United Nations University
 54,359
Followers (2019)
United Nations University
 50,800
Subscribers (2023)
United Nations University
 38,700
Japan average
 6,381
Global average
 6,305
Subscribers (2022)
United Nations University
 37,100
Subscribers (2021)
United Nations University
 34,400
Followers (2022)
United Nations University
 19,325
Japan average
 53,236
Global average
 16,662
Followers (2019)
United Nations University
 9,536

Data notes

Last updated: 08/06/2021
Boundary organization (find out more): Yes
Rating of data accuracy (find out more) : Authenticated
Data sources consulted: Organisation´s website
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