United Nations University (UNU) International Course [Japan]

United Nations University (UNU) will organize the tenth regular session of its six-week UNU International Course at UNU Centre in Tokyo, Japan, from 11 May through 19 June 2009.
The UNU International Courses (UNU/IC) are organized annually for a select group of postgraduate students and professionals in various occupations (from multidisciplinary educational background including environmental sciences) who wish to pursue careers in international fields in public-service or private organizations, including the United Nations, multinational corporations and non-governmental organizations, as well as national foreign service organizations. The courses are designed to provide analyses of global issues from both theoretical and empirical perspectives.

UNU/IC consists of a compulsory Core course (UN System: Pressing Issues and Sustainable Solutions) and optional Courses (Students are allowed to choose one or two courses from - Peace and Human Rights; Global Change and Sustainability; International Development and Cooperation). The courses are offered by international faculty and English will be used as instruction language.

Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to find appropriate funding from potential sources. Limited numbers of fellowships (both full and partial) are also available to assist very few outstanding candidates from developing countries.

For information on courses organized in the previous years as well as for detailed information (brochure, application form etc) please visit http://www.unu.edu/ic/. If you have further questions, please contact: Ms. Wilma James through e-mail: james[ at ]hq.unu.edu

The deadline for applications is 31 January 2009.

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