The UNU Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES) and the Technische Universität Dresden are accepting applications from graduates in engineering, social sciences, and natural sciences for their Joint PhD Programme in Integrated Management of Water, Soil, and Waste.
The programme aims at creating a new generation of environmental scientists, engineers, and managers to conduct, promote, and provide guidance on the resource nexus for all environmental resources — water, soil, waste, energy, and other geo-resources — that are of concern to the United Nations and its Member States, and particularly in developing and emerging economies.
In line with UNU-FLORES’s research agenda, research topics for dissertations will be focused on solving current challenges related to the nexus of water, soil, waste, energy, and other geo-resources and contributing to the advancement of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Candidates should submit a short research proposal that details their specific interests in the topic, the regional focus of their research, and an indication of data availability. The research topic could be relevant – but not exclusively – to SDGs 2 (Zero hunger), 6 (Clean water and sanitation), 11 (Sustainable cities and communities), 12 (Responsible consumption and production), 13 (Climate action), 15 (Life on land), and 17 (Partnerships for the goals).
The application deadline is 15 September 2020.
Applicants must have secured third-party funding for the entire duration of the programme. Self-funded students will not be accepted.