There are few agglomeration areas in Germany featuring a comparably high concentration of education and research institutions. The ABC Region is even considered the densest concentration of research and technology organisations in all of Europe. Bonn has long since made itself a name as an important international hub of science in this fine company.
Science goes hand in hand with Bonn’s international outlook. The United Nations University Vice Rectorate in Europe (UNU-ViE), is located here. The City on the Rhine is the home base of the UNU Programme for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS). The UN University cooperates closely with the University of Bonn and its Center for Development Research (Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung - ZEF), as well as with the Institute of Geography which, together with UNU, has been running since 2013 the first ever Master Course of UNU in cooperation with a State University.