28 February – 25 March 2011 / Tokyo, Japan
*DEADLINE: 21 January 2011*
The new courses, conducted at UNU-ISP, cover a range of issues on sustainability and adaptation to climate and ecosystems change. Topics include:
· climate and atmospheric science,
· impacts assessment,
· climate and society,
· ecosystems resilience,
· risk and uncertainty,
· integrated solutions for mitigation and adaptation,
· community-based adaptation strategies.
Students also will receive practical training in the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing software.
A limited number of fellowships (covering tuition fees and living expenses) are available for outstanding students from developing countries and who can demonstrate a need for financial assistance. All students are expected to pay for their own travel expenses to and from Tokyo.
*ELIGIBILITY AND APPLICATION*
The programme is open to Master’s and Ph.D students who are currently enrolled in a university postgraduate programme and who have already identified their thesis topic prior to arriving in Japan.
Applicants must provide:
· a completed Application & Fellowship Form with photo and
· proof of enrolment in a master’s or Ph.D. degree programme;
· original transcript of academic record;
· a detailed proposal of their research topic, and explain how it
will link their current university thesis topic to that of climate change;
· TOEFL scores or equivalent proof of English-language proficiency for non-native speakers or those who do not have an academic degree in an English-speaking country; and
· minimum of two references; one from their supervisor and one from another faculty member.
For detailed information on the application and admission procedures, and to
download the application form, please visit the UNU-ISP website at: