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The activities and projects carried out in 2012 continued to stress the overall perspective of the United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS), which is to study the relationship between global and regional governance, to monitor regional integration worldwide and to assess the various dimensions of regional integration, with a focus on its socio-economic and politicosecurity aspects. UNU-CRIS has endeavoured to undertake comparative and multi-disciplinary research.

Through its projects, events and publications, the Institute has strengthened its collaboration and interactions with various institutions and top academics from all over the world.

Based on a selection of research projects and activities carried out by UNU-CRIS in 2012, this report aims to provide an overall picture of last year’s academic achievements.

Luk Van Langenhove
Director UNU-CRIS