The United Nations University Institute for Sustainability and Peace (UNU-ISP), Tokyo, invites applications for its new intensive four-week course on Renewable Energy, developed under the framework of the University Network for Climate and Ecosystems Change Adaptation Research (UN-CECAR), a collaborative initiative of more than 20 leading universities across Asia. UN-CECAR — for which UNU-ISP acts as the Secretariat — is committed to developing postgraduate educational and research programmes on climate and ecosystems change, and sustainability science. This course is organized with the support of the Graduate Program in Sustainability Science-Global Leadership Initiative (GPSS-GLI) of the University of Tokyo.
This pioneering course will cover a range of issues on the science, technology, economics and policies of renewable energy. It will include such hard topics as small hydropower, solar, geothermal, bio-, wind, marine, fuel cell and hydrogen energy, and such soft topics as energy demand and supply, economics, security, and policy. Students also will receive practical training with clean-energy analysis software (RETScreen and HOMER).
The courses are practically oriented and equivalent to a regular 4 credit postgraduate course in Japan.
Applicants for this course should be currently enrolled in a master’s or PhD programme (in any discipline); seek to deepen their knowledge on, and gain practical training in, renewable energy; and desire a future career in renewable energy.
The course will run for four weeks, from 25 February to 23 March 2013, with three two-hour sessions on each weekday.
Students who successfully complete the course will be awarded a certificate of completion and a transcript from UNU-ISP. While UN-CECAR members have negotiated credit transfer agreements with UNU-ISP, the final decision will be made by each student’s university.
Students will be provided accommodation (in an affordable hotel close to UNU) during their stay in Tokyo.
For more information, see the Spring 2013 Renewable Energy Courses page on the UNU-ISP website.
Excellent written and verbal English language skills are required. Applicants whose first language is not English and whose bachelor’s degree is not from an institution at which English is the language of instruction must submit proof of English language proficiency within the past 2 years.
The tuition fee for the course is USD 2,000.
A limited number of fellowships (covering tuition fees, and/or living expenses) are available for outstanding students from developing countries and who could demonstrate a need for financial assistance. All students are expected to pay for their own travel expenses.
See the Admissions page on the UNU-ISP website for more information about language requirements, tuition fees, and application procedure.
The application deadline for the February–March session of the course is 15 January 2013.
For further details, see the Courses page on the UNU-ISP website.
United Nations University Institute for Sustainability and Peace (UNU-ISP)
53-70, Jingumae 5-chome
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925, Japan
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