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The Unger Program at the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs is a program of the Urban Center. Originally founded in 2002 as the Unger International Program for Local Government Leadership, the program’s mission was to catalyze an educational bridge between the Levin College and the University of Rijeka.

In 2010 the College and the Unger Family Foundation began to reenvision a new direction for the program while still remaining true to the long standing work and history of the Ungers in both Cleveland and Croatia.

Today, the program serves to support and foster economic and community development  through independent research and civic education and engagement.


Recent News

Unger Foundation Croatia Trip Report August 11-28, 2020
For many NGO’s and foundations, COVID 19 has disrupted valuable personal and professional relationships that have taken years to build and nurture. The Unger Foundation has been particularly active in Croatia over the last year, supporting Dr. Andrej Krickovic's lecture series at the University of Zagreb last November (funded by an Erasmus Grant), Saša Drezgić’s conference on the Economics of Digital Transformation (EDT), which was held online in June, Saša’s application for a US Embassy Alumni Grant, and supporting continued collaboration between the Unger Program at the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State and the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Rijeka. Throughout the pandemic, the Foundation has continued to develop these core projects by working with our Croatian partners online. Read more. »

International Scientific Conference | Economics of Digital Transformation: Digitomics
On June 24—26, 2020, the University of Rijeka, Faculty of Economics and Business held the Economics of Digital Transformation Conference in Croatia. The main topic of the conference for 2020 was “Monetary and Fiscal Policy at the Crossroads.” The Unger Program is a proud partner of this conference.

Learn more about the conference and watch two conference panels. The first panel features Dr. Nicholas Zingale, Associate Professor at the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University. »

Molly Schnoke, Program Manager for the Unger Center Featured in Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities Interview
Last fall, Molly Schnoke presented at the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMA) conference in Philadelphia, PA. At the conference, she was interviewed about the outcomes of CUMU's opportunity youth research.
Watch the video. »

Levin College Expands Partnership with University of Rijeka through Unger Program
As the Levin College continues to broaden its partnership with the University of Rijeka through Levin's Unger Program, two Levin faculty, Dr. Wendy Kellogg, Professor, and Dr. Tatyana Guzman, Associate Professor, have been appointed to external associate positions with the University of Rijeka's Faculty of Economics and Business. Originally founded in 2002 as the Unger International Program for Local Government Leadership, the program's mission was to catalyze an educational bridge between the Levin College and the University of Rijeka. In 2010, the College and the Unger Family Foundation began to re-envision a new direction for the program while still remaining true to the long-standing work and history of the Ungers in both Cleveland and Croatia. Today, the program serves to support and foster economic and community development through independent research and civic education and engagement.

Unger Program International Expertise
The Unger Program serves to support and foster economic and community development through collaborative research and educational exchanges.The program engages with the Center for Economic Development at Cleveland State University and the Center for Support to Smart and Sustainable Cities at the University of Rijeka. Recent projects have been completed in the following areas: Energy, Oil and Gas Shale Development, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Territorial-Administrative Reform of Local Government, Reform of the Tax System, Regulation on Private Public Partnerships (PPPs), Regional and Local Economic Development, and Developing Business Friendly Local Governments. Read more. »

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