The United Nations University (UNU) and the Technische Universität Dresden (TUD) have announced that they will launch a joint doctoral degree programme in Integrated Management of Water, Soil and Waste in October 2014.
This programme, which will be coordinated by the TUD Faculty of Environmental Sciences and the Dresden-based UNU Institute for the Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES), will provide students with a detailed knowledge and critical understanding of strategies and tools that enable an interdisciplinary, integrated approach towards the management of water, soil and waste.
Considering that the theme of this joint doctoral programme is new and unique in the academic world, it is expected that prospective students will come from a variety of backgrounds. Students, however, will need to have basic (undergraduate) knowledge of physics, chemistry and mathematics as well as social sciences. Applicants also must have a research-based master’s degree in environmental resources management, and be proficient in English.
This joint degree programme is tuition-free. While a limited number of scholarships will be available to help cover living costs and other expenses, applicants are encouraged to secure a sponsorship from another source.
The deadline for applications is 15 June 2014.