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Classes June 14, 2023

updated【Deadline:7/5(Wed)】(UNU-IAS: UNU Intensive Core Courses)

UNU-IAS organises four-week UNU Intensive Core (IC) Courses focusing on the sustainability, global change and international development project online.
These courses are designed to provide analyses of global issues from both theoretical and empirical perspectives. Although advanced in nature, they are open to postgraduate students and professionals in various occupations who are not necessarily specialists in the field.
One course consists of fifteen 100-minute lectures.

Duration: 1-29 September 2023


*Applicant needs to have regular access to a laptop or computer, with a reliable internet connection of high-speed broadband for the optimal learning experience by using Zoom.
Details are available here. (https://go.unu.edu/EKYtY)



Programme details:

UNU Intensive Core Courses(English)


UN System and Sustainable Development:
This course presents the institutional background and policy tasks of the UN system, and provides an
analytical framework to study complex issues ranging from reducing direct threats to peace, to
strengthening sustainable development as an indispensable condition for peace.
Global Change and Planetary Boundaries:
This course will cover the concepts related to global environmental changes, such as urbanization,
climate change and social transformations; their implications on food, water and health; and various
solutions including climate change adaptation and mitigation measures; and initiatives such as
Future Earth and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Principles of International Development Project:
This course has two sections: lectures and group work. In the lecture series, you can learn about the
core issues of developing countries, project evaluation methods, relationships between engineering
and international development, applications of Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
to preserve world heritage sites, natural disasters, and education in the context of international
development, and the case of an international plant construction project. The group work session
aims to develop a proposal for an international development project. Suppose you are an expert
consultant on a project, and it has been requested that you recommend development policies and
projects to politicians and/or economic leaders in a developing country.

Those who wish to take courses should send an email to the PEAK/GPEAK Section referring the guidelines below by 【7/5(Wed)】.

Contact: gpeak.admin.c(at)gs.mail.u-tokyo.ac.jp

【Required items when applying】
 Email Subject: [UNU-IAS course application] Name (student ID number)
 Name, student ID number, and department
 Name of course(s) you wish to take (maximum of two courses)

 *Email indicating that you have obtained approval from your academic advisor (with the sender's and recipient's email addresses indicated)

If the number of applicants exceeds the number of places available, the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies on Sustainability (UNU-IAS) will select participants for the course.

If you have to cancel your course registration, please contact the PEAK/GPEAK Section as soon as possible (registration cannot be cancelled after mid-August).
There is no course fee for students from partner institutions.

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