- Eveliina Kauppinen
Breakthrough innovations was the topic of the April 6 Vi videoconference for 31 students and lecturers of Vi Russian affiliate member, the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO). The presentation was based on the World Intellectual Property Report 2015.
Intan Hamdan-Livramento, economist at Vi partner, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), presented the report, which explores the role of intellectual property in innovation-driven growth.
The Primakov Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IMEMO) joined the Virtual Institute today, expanding the Vi think tank membership to 18 institutions from 11 countries.
Established in 1956, IMEMO is the largest non-profit institute for political and economic analysis and research in Eastern Europe, counting with 318 researchers on its staff. The institute conducts multidisciplinary research on the world economy and international political and security issues, and provides strategic policy advice to the government, the parliament, and companies.
Twenty-two students and professors from Russian affiliate member, the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), joined UNCTAD's Torbjörn Fredriksson for a Vi videoconference presentation of the 2015 Information Economy Report (IER) March 29.
"Global e-commerce is expanding fast, with developing economies gaining prominence," Fredriksson said as he introduced the report, which examines opportunities and challenges for enterprises in developing countries engaged in electronic commerce (e-commerce).
The UNCTAD Virtual Institute is recruiting a project management intern for its Geneva-based team.
Eligible candidates must be Master's students or recent graduates who can commit to work five days per week (35 hours) for four to six months beginning May 17. Priority will be given to applicants with skills in filming, video-editing and distance learning development, as well as English-language drafting.