PhD Block Course: “From Vulnerability to Resilience in Disaster Risk Management”

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    The PhD Block Course “From Vulnerability to Resilience in Disaster Risk Management” highlights the complexity and importance of vulnerability and resilience in the field of disaster risk management. The annual Block Course is based on the key research questions of the UNU Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), and covers the following major themes:

    • Environmental, physical, social, and economical dimensions of vulnerability
    • Processes and conditions that have an impact on vulnerability and determine vulnerability patterns
    • Methods and models to assess vulnerability
    • Interlinkages between environmental migration and vulnerability
    • Measures and activities which enable shifting from vulnerability to resilience policy recommendations.

    The PhD Block Course is designed for postgraduate candidates in the early stages of PhD research or about to start their PhD studies, and advanced master’s degree students. Candidates should have a interdisciplinary focus and be working on research or a dissertation related to vulnerability and resilience in the context of disaster risk management.

    This year’s course is conducted in close collaboration with Tohoku University, Japan, and the University of Bonn. The course will be held from 10 – 22 March 2013, launching on 11 March 2013 with a scientific workshop entitled, “The Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami 11 March 2011—Lessons Learned and Research Questions“.

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  • Candidates wishing to apply for the UNU-EHS PhD Block Course 2013 should submit the following materials to by 31 January 2013:

    • A completed application form;
    • CV (including any research related to the Block Course’s theme).

    Kindly note that travel expenses, local transportation, hotel accommodations and daily subsistence are not covered by UNU-EHS. For further information, including application forms, please see the UNU-EHS website.

  • Vilma Hossini

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