Apply Now For September UNU Intensive Core Courses

  • 2020•06•29     Tokyo

    A reminder: The application deadline for the 2020 UNU Intensive Core Courses in 10 July.

    Every year the UNU Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) in Tokyo organises a set of four-week UNU Intensive Core Courses at UNU Centre in Tokyo, Japan. These courses are designed to provide students with a solid grounding in the essential theories and multilateral approaches to issues of sustainability and development.

    Although advanced in nature, the Intensive Core Courses are open to postgraduate students and professionals in various occupations who are not necessarily specialists in the field.

    The courses, which draw on research projects undertaken by UNU-IAS and other UNU institutes located around the world, will be taught in a cooperative fashion by a team of scholars and practitioners comprising both in-house and outside experts. A unique feature of the Intensive Core courses is that many of the practitioners come from United Nations organisations. Another important characteristic is the direct access to teaching faculty and the support provided to course participants by the UNU-IAS in-house academic staff who serve as academic counsellors.

    The next session of the UNU Intensive Core Courses will run from 1–29 September 2020. The application deadline is 10 July 2020.

    The courses are taught in English. The tuition fee is USD 2,000 per course.

    Three courses will be offered in September:

    • UN System and Sustainable Development
    • Global Change and Planetary Boundaries
    • Principles of International Development Projects

    Students may choose two courses maximum. Each course will include fifteen 90-minute sessions as well as considerable additional reading and study.

    For more details, please visit the UNU Intensive Core Courses announcement on the UNU-IAS website.