Thursday, August 18, 2011


FELLOWSHIPS: Junior Research Fellowships at UNU-EHS, Bonn Germany

During the past few years, United Nations University-Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) has developed into a leading international vulnerability research institute. It has been conceived and created to assess the vulnerability and coping capacity of societies facing natural and human-induced hazards in a changing environment. The Institute spearheads research, capacity building and policy-relevant advisory activities relating to the broad interdisciplinary field of 'risk and vulnerability'. The overall goal of its research is to raise public and political awareness and to assist Member States to implement the principles of “living with nature, living with risks” within the context of sustainable development. Next to environmentally-induced migration, vulnerability assessment, with particular emphasis on the social and environmental components, risk management and adaptation strategies to climate change and hazard events are the priority research areas of the institute. UNU-EHS has been engaged in PhD-level education since 2004. UNU is to become a degree-awarding postgraduate university. Hence, Master’s and PhD programmes, to be developed in close cooperation worldwide with leading universities will be priority activities in the years to come.

UNU-EHS is accepting applications for the following two positions:

Deadline: September 6, 2011

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