UNU-EHS´ research works towards forming a policy institute devoted to developing
capacity and giving advice to strategy and decision makers. An
integral part of UNU-EHS is the inclusion of young scientists within its
research. The Institute offers research opportunities for doctoral students
for conducting studies towards the completion of their dissertation.
The Doctoral Programme at UNU-EHS is open to individuals interested in working
on the global issues of disaster risk reduction and sustainable development.
In particular, the programme targets those from developing countries
who will apply their newly acquired knowledge and skills to the
situations in their home countries. Doctoral candidates work on a specific
research topic as members of a project team with regular supervision
and mentoring. The Institute offers an international research
environment with regular opportunities for presenting results and
exchanging ideas in seminars and by attending conferences. Doctoral students
are also given the opportunity for professional development.
Please note that the Institute currently does not offer a formal doctoral degree. Candidates are required to enroll in a normal university in order to obtain their formal doctoral degree. For openings for doctoral students please contact the Head of the
Academic Section of your
interest, and consult our job vacancy page. The Institute does not grant scholarships on a regular basis.