Training school on field research methods in environmentally-induced migration

Training Course
United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security, Environmental Migration Social Vulnerability and Adaptation) (UNU-EHS)
08-12 Jul 2013
Germany (Bonn)
UN Campus, UNU-EHS
The focus of the Training School lies on empirical social science methods, both qualitative and quantitative, used in researching climate change and migration. The Training School will begin with a critical introduction to climate change and migration research, addressing conceptual challenges and problems of definition, describing approved research pathways, and offering an overview of the current state of research, knowledge gaps and legal aspects of environmentally induced migration. Besides the methodological input, the Training School aims to provide a platform for sharing experiences and for networking.

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Target audience

The Training School is targeted at European based PhD students in the early stages of their dissertation project but is also appropriate for proficient Master students in their final year. Post-graduate Master students planning to continue their education in the respective field are welcome to apply, too. Applicants should be actively researching or planning research within the field of climate change and migration. Trainees should have a social science background.

How to register

Applicants are requested to email the following documents to Ms Madlen Homung:

  • CV

  • letter of interest indicating why they would like to participate in the Training School

  • 2–3 pages (max. 1000–1300 words) concept note

Deadline to register is 5 May 2012


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