Applications Open: 2020 ProSPER.Net Young Researchers’ School

The ProSPER.Net Secretariat at the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) announces a call for applications for the 2020 ProSPER.Net Young Researchers’ School (YRS), to be held in Beijing, the People’s Republic of China, from 9th-15th March, 2020.

Hosted by Tsinghua University under the theme ‘Big Data on Earth System Science for Sustainable Development’, the YRS will provide participants with an understanding of the application and implementation of data on sustainability and earth system science, whilst developing their research and communication skills.

Throughout the week-long programme, young researchers will have the opportunity to advance their knowledge in a range of areas, including the climate system, biogeochemistry, earth system observation and simulation technology, high performance computing, and global change economics, to better meet the challenges of global environmental change and sustainable development.

Participants will learn how data-based measures can promote sustainable development, with applications ranging from the screening and treatment of pollution sources, to the improvement of solid waste management capacities, to the examination of forest cover and effectiveness of protection measures.

Whilst it is recommended that applicants have a basis in GIS or other software related to data analysis, those with limited or no experience are also encouraged to apply. Please see below for further details on the programme and how to apply. The deadline for applications is 11:59pm, Sunday 6 October, 2019 (Japan Standard Time).

DETAILS
Dates: 9th-15th March, 2020
Location: Beijing, the People’s Republic of China

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
The YRS will consist of in-class components (lectures, practical/individual/group assignments, presentations, and discussion sessions) as well as field trips held in Beijing and the surrounding area. A tentative programme is available to view here.

ELIGIBILITY
Applications are open to PhD and Masters students from ProSPER.Net member universities. To see if your university is eligible, please check the list of ProSPER.Net members here. It is recommended that applicants have a basis in GIS or other software related to data analysis, however those with limited or no experience are also encouraged to apply.

HOW TO APPLY
1) Download and complete the ‘2020 ProSPER.Net Young Researchers’ School Application Form

2)  Send your completed application form in Word or PDF format to the ProSPER.Net Secretariat (yrs@unu.edu) together with a recommendation letter from your direct supervisor.

The deadline for applications is 11:59pm, Sunday 6 October, 2019 (Japan Standard Time).  


FURTHER ENQUIRIES
Should you have any questions in relation to the 2020 YRS, please contact the ProSPER.Net Secretariat (yrs@unu.edu).

Take a look at the 2019 ProSPER.Net YRS below, or read about past YRS programmes here.


DOCUMENTS:

2020 ProSPER.Net Young Researchers’ School Application Form

Programme (tentative)