Joint Junior Researcher Programme (Doctoral Dissertation)


    The UNU Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES) offers a doctoral degree programme with Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden) under the Joint Junior Researcher Programme. This programme builds on the Joint PhD Programme in Integrated Management of Water, Soil, and Waste with the Faculty of Environmental Sciences and extends scientific cooperation to all faculties at TU Dresden that engage with research themes related to the Resource Nexus.

    Successful candidates will have the opportunity to conduct research for a doctoral thesis advancing a Resource Nexus approach on the sustainable management of environmental resources under the guidance of experts at UNU-FLORES and TU Dresden. Selected doctoral candidates will enrol at TU Dresden. Upon completion of the doctoral dissertation, early-career scientists will be able to apply the Resource Nexus approach in the sustainable management of resources that are of concern to the United Nations and its Member States, particularly in countries of the Global South.


    The qualifications of ideal candidates will be defined in UNU-FLORES vacancy announcements posted on the UNU website. Please note that the language of instruction at UNU-FLORES is English.

    Note: Applicants need a final master’s degree grade of 2.5 or better (German grading system) to meet the minimum requirement of a successful application. Applications that do not meet this minimum requirement or do not provide a grade conversion to the German grading system will be automatically rejected without any notification. Please consult the grade conversion formula.

    More information

    For full programme details and updates, visit the UNU-FLORES website.