Under the aegis of the Asia-Pacific Initiative (a multi-university collaborative education programme), UNU will organize a certificate course on Climate, Energy and Food Security. The 15-week course, at UNU Headquarters in Tokyo, will begin on 28 September 2012.
The aim of the course is to provide students with practical insights and up-to-date knowledge on the interconnected themes of climate, energy and food security, and to familiarize them with the extent of the challenges facing the Asia-Pacific region as well as the global community, and some possible solutions. The course will encourage students to critically discuss the science, politics and economics underpinning climate change, energy and food security, and to consider aspects of mitigation and adaptation to climate change impacts. Students will be expected to prepare for each class session by completing assigned readings.
The course will be encompass 15 “once-a-week” two-hour afternoon class sessions, conducted during the period 28 September 2012 to 25 January 2013. The class sessions on the UNU campus will connect live via video-conferencing with partner universities across the Asia-Pacific region.
The deadline for applications has been extended until Monday, 24 September 2012.
Please note that UNU receives large number of applications from highly qualified candidates every year. Only successful applicants who have submitted all necessary documents will be informed by email.
Successful candidates will be required to pay a tuition fee of ¥20,000 on 28 September 2012, after the first session of the course.
For more information, including how to apply and a list of faculty, see the Climate, Energy and Food Security Course page in the Admissions section of this website.
Important: Please note that this course is only offered by UNU to persons who can commute to the UNU campus in Tokyo. No fellowships, travel support, or other assistance are offered for attending this course.