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Institute of Advanced Studies


PhD internships are to be offered at the soon-to-be-established United
Nations University/Institute of advanced studies (UNU/IAS). The UNU
is an autonomous body of the United Nations established by the General
Assembly to be an international community of scholars engaged in
research, advanced training, and the dissemination of knowledge related
to the pressing global problems of human survival, development, and

The UNU/IAS, to be established in new buildings adjacent to the UNU
Headquarters in Tokyo, is a multi-thematic research and training centre.
Its programme is directed at pressing global issues of the United Nations,
particularly those concerning developing countries, making use of
advanced research methodologies with an interdisciplinary approach.
Requirements: Applicants should be at the dissertation stage of their PhD
with a research topic accepted by the candidate's university and able to
make use of the UNU/IAS facilities in Tokyo to carry out their research.
Research topics should relate clearly to one of the following research
areas of the UNU/IAS for the initial 1996-97 years: (i) eco-restructuring
for sustainable development; (ii) mega-cities and urban development (iii)
policy aspects of science, technology, and society in relation to sustain-
able development; and (iv) peace, multilateralism, and governance.
Where appropriate, applicants should be competent in scientific research
methodologies and computer-based analysis. The successful applicant
will work in Tokyo under the supervision of a UNU/IAS faculty member
and/or affiliated UNU/IAS network scholars. Language proficiency in
English is essential. Applicants from developing countries are particular-
ly encouraged to apply.
Internship: Up to ten internships will be offered, each for a period of six
to ten months, depending on the stage of the successful applicant's PhD
research. A monthly stipend will be paid, in addition to the availability of
subsidised accommodation at the UNU/IAS and a return ticket between
Tokyo and the applicant's home country.
Application: Deadline for applications is 31 January 1996. There is no
specific application form. Applicants should send a covering letter
explaining his/her qualifications and suitability for the internship,
curriculum vitae, dissertation outline/proposal (an early chapter, if
available, supporting letter(s) of reference from PhD supervisor(s), and
academic record to the address below. Only complete applications will be
considered and replied. Applications submitted in response to previous
announcements are still valid and need not be re-submitted.
UNU/IAS Phd Internship, United Nations University, 5-53-70, Jingumae,
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150, Japan
Fax: -+ 81-3-3499 2828, E-mail: Kuipers@hq.unu.edu
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