Binte Md Salleh, Atiqah Fairuz

Advocacy & Political Affairs Officer

  • Atiqah Fairuz Binte Md Salleh
    UNU-FLORES, Ammonstrasse 74, Dresden, 01067, Germany
    +49 351 8921 9387

    Research Interests

    • Global governance
    • Innovation
    • Knowledge diffusion
    • Science-Policy Interface


    • Master of Arts in International Relations, Global Governance and Social Theory, Jacobs University Bremen & University of Bremen, Germany (2013)
    • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours), Political Science and European Studies, National University of Singapore, Singapore (2011)


    • Editorial and Publishing Officer, Transparency International
    • Teaching Assistant, Jacobs University Bremen
    • Research Assistant, University of Bremen

    Biographical Statement

    Atiqah Fairuz Salleh has been with UNU-FLORES since 2016, and as Advocacy & Political Affairs Officer, works on the frontline of science communications, particularly on environmental topics. She chairs the Institute’s Flexible Workspace Committee, having led the team to successfully develop a well-received new office concept that promotes a conducive and healthy work environment while ensuring efficient resource use. Atiqah has also served on the Working Group on the Pay Scale at UNU-FLORES.

    Prior to joining UNU, Atiqah worked with Transparency International in the global fight against corruption, and has served various functions in administration, research, and teaching in the higher education space. At the University of Bremen, she contributed to publications at the Excellence Cluster “Transformations of the State” (SFB 597) in the field of international education politics. Atiqah has also had stints in journalism, and communications at the National Arts Council, in Singapore.

    As an advocate for good governance and informed decision-making, Atiqah seeks to bridge the gap between science and policy. She is curious about the diffusion of norms and ideas and gets excited about innovation.