• The role of the UNU-IAS Board, as defined in the UNU-IAS statute, Article IV (8), includes ensuring scientific excellence in the activities of the institute, promoting its interests and reviewing its strategic plans, work programmes and budgets.

    Board members serve in their individual capacity, and are appointed by the Rector of UNU, in consultation with the UNU Council. The Rector of UNU and the Director of UNU-IAS are ex-officio members of the Board.

    Current UNU-IAS Board Members

    • tanya-abrahamseDr. Tanya AbrahamseChair, Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Governing Board
      South Africa
    • bw_carl_folkeProf. Carl FolkeFounder and Science Director, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University; Director, Beijer Institute of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
    • maria-ivanovaProf. Maria IvanovaAssociate Professor of Global Governance and Director, Center for Governance and Sustainability, University of Massachusetts Boston
    • takashi-onishiProf. Takashi OnishiPresident, Toyohashi University of Technology