Applications Now Being Accepted for 2013 UNU-ISP Master’s and PhD Programmes

  • 2012•12•03     Tokyo

    The UNU Institute for Sustainability and Peace (UNU-ISP) in Tokyo is now accepting applications for September 2013 enrollment in its postgraduate degree programmes: the Master of Science in Sustainability, Development and Peace programme and PhD in Sustainability Science programme.

    Applications must be received by 30 April 2013. Please note that applications will be assessed on a rolling basis; those who need an early decision, or who would like to be considered for financial support from potential donor organizations, should apply before 28 February. A limited number of scholarships (covering tuition fees and living costs) are available for outstanding applicants from developing countries who can demonstrate a need for financial assistance.

    In seeking to achieve and promote a better understanding of three of the most pressing issues on the UN agenda — global change, peace and security, and development — UNU-ISP through its postgraduate programmes takes an innovative approach to sustainability, bridging these cross-cutting themes through research, educational and collaborative initiatives.

    The two-year UNU-ISP Master of Science in Sustainability, Development and Peace programme addresses pressing global issues of sustainability, climate change, development, peacebuilding and human rights through an innovative, interdisciplinary approach that integrates the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities.

    The three-year PhD in Sustainability Science programme aims to produce scholars who will become key researchers in the area of sustainability science.

    These programmes are intended for recent graduates, professionals and practitioners wishing to develop an international career through employment in United Nations agencies, other international organizations, governments, civil society or the private sector.

    Interested students should apply through the UNU-ISP online Application Form.

    To learn more about these and other UNU-ISP programmes and courses, please visit the Postgraduate Programmes page on the UNU-ISP website.