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Call for applications - PhD Block Course 2012 in Bonn, Germany

UNU-EHS PhD Block course “From Vulnerability to Resilience in Disaster Risk Management” 16 - 27 April 2012 UN Campus, Bonn, Germany

The UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSITY  Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) in close collaboration with the University of Bonn invites young scientists to apply for the 2012 PhD Block Course.

Main objectives of the course are to increase the awareness regarding the complexity and importance of vulnerability and resilience in the field of disaster risk management and to explore options to reduce vulnerability and risk by improved adaptive capacities.

The course is addressed to PhD candidates in the initial phase of their PhD studies. Applicants should have an interdisciplinary focus and work on research or dissertations related to vulnerability and resilience in the context of disaster risk management.

Travel expenses, local transportation, hotel accommodation and daily subsistence will not be covered by UNU-EHS.

For more information about the Block Course, please see the announcement:

PhD Block Course 2012 Annoucement

Deadline for applications: 10 February 2012.