Environmental & socioeconomic sustainability: How to create lasting impacts

The program is open to Masters and PhD students from all academic fields. The Academy follows a unique format combining lectures and interactive workshops with practical hands-on-experience. The program consists of three sessions per academic year (May until January), which take place in different participating countries (Slovakia, Hungary and Austria). All courses are given by high-ranking experts and practitioners who share their rich experience with participants in an informal setting.

Apart from course-work during the sessions, participants work on research projects in close cooperation with UN Organizations and other international organizations on topics related to the RAUN theme. Through their group work, participants are able to develop their research skills and to form strong networks with like-minded peers, academics, and experts from various fields in an environment that fosters diversity, cultural learning, and understanding.

During the program, participants get the opportunity to visit UN institutions in Vienna as well as Permanent Missions and Embassies in other countries. The results of the research projects will be presented during the final RAUN session at the UN Headquarters in Vienna in January 2020. At the end of the program, participants receive certificates of successful completion of the Academy.

Application deadline: March 31, 2019

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