Advancing knowledge for human security, peace and development
The United Nations University formally joined the OpenCourseWare
(OCW) Consortium on 24 May 2006 and became a member of the Japan OCW
Consortium on 26 March 2008.
The UN University is committed to the development of this OCW
website that showcases the training and educational programmes
implemented by the University in a wide range of areas relevant to the
work of the United Nations.
We hope you find this UNU OpenCourseWare portal valuable whether you
are a student looking for some extra help, a faculty member trying to
prepare a new course, or just interested in learning more about a topic
that interests you.
The UNU OpenCourseWare portal does not grant credits or degrees, and
does not provide access to faculty. Rather, UNU OCW gives you open
access to the materials used in a variety of courses.
Rector, United Nations University
"The open educational resource
movement (of which OCW is a part) is an important new trend supporting
innovation in education and greater access to knowledge. The UNU is
delighted to be able to make a modest contribution by openning up the
materials produced through educational programmes and capacity building
activities. It is my hope that other UN agencies will follow this
example and further add to the growth of OERs globally.
As a member of the OCW Consortium,
the UNU is committed to offering support and guidance to universities
in the developing world seeking to share their courses and to develop
their own OCW portals."
UNU OCW Steering Committee Members
A steering group, bringing together members from across the UNU, was
established at the beginning of 2007. The current members include:
Brendan Barrett (main UNU focal point in the OCW Consortium)
Hanneke van Lanvieren