Gender Equality Studies and Training Programme


    The Gender Equality Studies and Training Programme of the United Nations University (UNU-GEST) offers a Post-Graduate Diploma Programme in international gender studies (30 ECTS) composed of six modules, including: gender, law and order; dynamics of gender and the economy; health and bodily integrity; gender peace and security; environment, climate change and resilience; and an applied project (academic essay or project proposal), all taught by leading experts in their respective fields.

    The programme‘s curriculum builds upon scholarship in gender equality and development studies incorporating major interdisciplinary agenda, intellectual debates and recent methodological practices.

    The overall goal of the programme is to educate and train women and men from developing countries and conflict/post-conflict societies in gender equality methods and theories and to strengthen their professional capacities for advancing and implementing gender sensitive projects in their home countries.

    The target group for the UNU-GEST diploma programme is professionals from developing countries and post-conflict societies working for government ministries and agencies, civil society organisations and educational institutes.

    For more information visit the UNU-GEST website.

  • An open call is issued by UNU-GEST in March of each year where organizations and institutes are invited to submit nominations for fellowships. Successful candidates are offered placement by July.

    Selection of fellows is based on the following criteria. Candidates shall:

    1. Have at least one university degree.
    2. Have at least two years of experience related to his/her chosen theme in the diploma programme.
    3. Possess good English skills (speak, read and write), as English is the language of instruction.
    4. Be a young professional (age limit 35 years).

    Visit the UNU-GEST website for information about the application procedure and the application form.

  • United Nations University Gender Equality Studies and Training Programme (UNU-GEST)

    University of Iceland

    Gimli 3rd floor

    Saemundargata 3

    101 Reykjavik, Iceland

    T: +354 525 4172