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United Nations University Intensive Core Courses (UNU-IC)

Every year the United Nations University (UNU) organizes the regular session of its six-week UNU Intensive Core Courses (UNU-IC) at UNU Centre in Tokyo, Japan. The courses are designed to provide analyses of global issues from both theoretical and empirical perspectives. The courses, though advanced in nature, are open to postgraduate students and professionals in various occupations who are not necessarily specialists in the field. They draw inter alia on the research projects undertaken at the UNU Headquarters in Tokyo and at various UNU Research and Training Centres and Programmes (RTC/Ps) located around the world. Since September 2010 the International Courses (IC) programme is incorporated to the core courses of MSc programme.

These four courses, run for five weeks from 09 September to 11 October 2013, provide students with a solid grounding in the essential theories and multilateral approaches to issues of sustainability, development, and peace, while emphasizing interdisciplinary perspectives.

Students who successfully complete the course will be awarded a certificate of completion and a transcript from UNU-ISP. Each course is designed to be worth 2 credits and comprises of over 36 hours of teaching time. While a number of universities have negotiated credit transfer agreements with UNU-ISP, ultimately the decision on whether credits are transferrable will be made by the student’s university.
The application deadline is 15 July 2013.

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