Apply for two short courses at the UNU

UNU Short CoursesTwo courses on (1) Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance (DMHA) and (2) Climate Change, Energy and Food Security (CEFS) will be offered by the United Nations University in the 2010 Fall Semester.  These are electives to the Masters in Sustainability Science, Peace and Development and can be taken by non-degree students (i.e. students not enrolled in the masters programme). The courses are taught in English, and bring together teaching faculty from a network of universities in the Asia Pacific region via video-conference and online learning.

The DMHA classes will commence on 21 September 2010 and will continue every Tuesday until 28 December 2010 for 15 sessions. The CEFS classes will begin on 1 October 2010 and continue every Friday for 15 sessions.

Each session is one and a half hours in length from 13:00-14.30. In the Tokyo, the classes are hosted in the UNU Media Studio located on the ground floor of the United Nations University.

How to apply: The deadline for applications is 17 September 2010. Please send your CV (maximum 3-4 pages), one-page write-up justifying your interest in the courses and their relevance in your future endeavor, and one relevant publication (if any). Please indicate which course you would like to apply for as either DMHA or CEFS (or both).

Please note that we receive high number of applications from highly qualified candidates every year. The review and selection process may involve short telephone interview (please provide a direct telephone and/or mobile number on the cover letter).  Following this, only the selected candidates will be informed individually.

For further information about the courses, please write to Dr. Akhilesh Surjan (DMHA Course Coordinator) or Dr. Brendan Barrett (CEFS Course Coordinator) at:

by Brendan Barrett on August 30, 2010 Comments (01)  
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  1. 1 - Victor L. Kai on March 25, 2011

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