“Based in Maastricht, serving the world”

The former Sphinx head office on Boschstraat has been given a new lease of life since 2015. Here, 130 Master’s students, 100 PhD students, and about 100 researchers and staff, representing over 50 nationalities, work together for a better future. UNU-MERIT is a renowned research and education centre of the United Nations University (UNU) and Maastricht University (UM). Students and scientists research the social, political, and economic factors that stimulate technological innovation, especially that related to the development, dissemination, and access to knowledge. UNU-MERIT is also a think tank for the UN, addressing a large range of policy issues related to science, innovation, and democratic governance.


Sueli Brodin

Boschstraat 24
6211 AX Maastricht
T: +31 (0)43 388 44 00

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday 8:30 hrs- 17:30 hrs