Double degree PhD Programme in Information and Communication Technology for Sustainable Development of United Nations University and University of Pisa


The United Nations University International Institute for Software Technology (UNU-IIST) calls for applications for its PhD programme in Information and Communication Technology for Sustainable Development which starts in September 2012. The programme is designed to train the experts who will become the intellectual leaders of this emerging field to have a deep appreciation of the issues of Sustainable Development and the manner of addressing them using current and future ICT. Graduates will be obtain an understanding of the UN perspective on sustainable development and the Millennium Development Goals. The programme will consist of coursework and research. Coursework will cover essential concepts of sustainable development, as well as state-of-the-art ICT taught from the viewpoint of principles so that the inevitable changes in this rapidly advancing field will not render knowledge obsolete. Students will pursue research within the multidisciplinary environment of UNU-IIST, which provides diverse opportunities for hands-on research carried out in the field. The institute’s activities in policy bridging will expose students to the issues involved in using science to support policy making.

Enrollment in the programme is on a full-time basis. The programme has a 42-month duration (seven semesters). Students are primarily located at UNU-IIST in Macau SAR China and spend at least one semester at the University of Pisa. In addition, students have the opportunity to carry out field work in one or more of the various locations of activity of UNU-IIST, depending on the chosen research topic.

Upon graduation, students will receive a double PhD degree in Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Students will receive two distinct PhD diplomas from the United Nations University and from the University of Pisa.

Application, Admission, and Programme Requirements

Scholarships

Application Deadline: 31 May 2012

OFFICIAL WEBSITE

http://iist.unu.edu/academic-programs/phd-program

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