UNU: Applications open for UNU-EHS Intensive Summer Course 2016

Admissions for this year’s Intensive Summer Course ‘Advancing Disaster Risk Reduction to Enhance Sustainable Development in a Changing World’ are now open. The course will run from 20 June- 1 July 2016.

The two-week long Intensive Summer Course aims to increase awareness regarding the complexity and importance of vulnerability and resilience in the field of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. Aimed at a diverse audience of advanced master students, PhD candidates and field practitioners, the course explores topics ranging from the role of human mobility to early warning systems and effective disaster coordination. In so doing, the Intensive Summer Course combines a series of seminars with practice oriented simulation exercises that are held by UN experts and practitioners.

Thematically, the Intensive Summer Course builds on the key research questions of UNU-EHS while assuming an interdisciplinary approach that combines insight from studies on vulnerability, resilience policy and international law as well as assorted methods of geospatial technology. Through its inclusion of an internationally diverse group of 20 academics and practitioners, the course aims to encourage lively exchanges and discussions amongst participants and experts. The Intensive Summer Course provides a unique international forum to explore the diverse dynamics of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptability in a changing world.

Find out more about this year’s Intensive Summer Course, application requirements, frequently asked questions and how to apply

Application deadline: 31 March 2016.

Source: Notification from UNU from 07.03.2016