Apply now for autumn 2012 UNU Intensive Core Courses

  • 2012•02•24     Tokyo

    The UNU Institute for Sustainability and Peace (UNU-ISP) invites applications for six-week UNU Intensive Core Courses (UNU-IC), to be held at UNU Headquarters in Tokyo from 10 September to 19 October 2012.

    The UNU-IC programme is designed for postgraduate students and young professionals (with a college or university degree) in various occupations and fields who wish to pursue careers in international fields in public-service or private organizations, including the United Nations, multinational corporations and non-governmental organizations as well as national foreign service organizations. The courses are designed to provide analyses of global issues from both theoretical and empirical perspectives, and though advanced in nature, are open to students and professionals who are not necessarily specialists in the field.

    The UNU Intensive Core Courses are taught in a cooperative fashion by a team of scholars and practitioners comprising both UNU and outside experts. One of the unique features of the UNU-IC is that many of the practitioners come from United Nations organizations. Another important characteristic is the direct access to teaching faculty and the support provided to course participants by the UNU academic staff who serve as academic counsellors. The UNU-IC also draw on the research projects undertaken at the various UNU research and training institutes and programmes located around the world.

    Four courses will be offered:

    • UN System and Global Challenges
    • Global Change and Sustainability
    • International Peace and Security
    • International Co-operation and Development.

    Students who successfully complete a course will be awarded a certificate of completion and a transcript from UNU-ISP.

    The application deadline is 31 May 2012.

    To learn more about the course offerings and admissions process, please visit the UNU Intensive Core Courses page on the UNU-ISP website.