United Nations University: Integrated Drylands Management

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The United Nations University (UNU) is accepting applications for its international Master’s Degree Porgramme for Drylands under the Integrated Drylands Management. “The MS Programme is designed to enhance the capacity of developing countries to manage their drylands resources. It is intended to provide young professionals and scientists an international perspective on resource management approaches in drylands. Students enrolled in the 2010-2011 programme will attend a 4-week intense course at CAREERI facilities in Lanzhou, China from 13 September – 12 October 2010. The programme is organized by UNU in partnership with The Institut des Régions Arides (IRA, Tunisia), The Institut National Agronomique de Tunisie (INAT, Tunisia), International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), The Cold and Arid Regions Environmental & Engineering Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAREERI, P.R. China), Arid Land Research Center (ALRC), Tottori University and Global Mechanism of the UNCCD (GM)

Part or full fellowships will be provided to qualified candidates from developing countries on a competitive basis. These fellowships will cover international airfare at economy excursion rates (between the country of origin and the hosting institutions in Tunisia, China, Syria or Japan). Housing, meals, and local transportation in Tunisia, China, Syria or Japan will be provided by the respective host institutions.

The application form must be completed and signed. The following supporting documents must be submitted together with the application form:

  • A letter of nomination from your supervisor/university where you are currently registered in a Master’s programme that certifies completion of basic course work.
  • A certified copy of academic transcripts for each institution attended.
  • An original detailed research proposal of 10 pages clearly outlining the problem statement, literature review, research question, methodology, expected results, workplan and timetable.
  • Two original supporting letters of reference, one of which must be from your current supervisor.
  • Evidence of English language proficiency, where English is not your first language (e.g., TOEFL score, English certificate, etc.)

Applications must be received by 10 June 2010. Incomplete applications will not be considered.”

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