Building peace in the minds of men and women

Opportunity for PhD student positions with the UNESCO category 2 International Centre for Water Cooperation in Sweden

Applications are now open for three PhD positions at Uppsala University in Sweden. These positions are part of the Research School of the International Centre for Water Cooperation, a category 2 centre under the auspices of UNESCO.

The overarching purpose of the Research School, which aims to recruit more PhD positions in the future, is to develop knowledge on water cooperation in its broadest sense with a primary focus on water for peace and development. The Research School aims to critically analyze the linkage between water sharing and international conflict and cooperation, and thereby improve the understanding of the mechanisms by which water sharing can act as a catalyst for peace. The research objective necessitates an interdisciplinary approach and collaborative understanding of the water management and its contribution to peace and development.

The UNESCO category 2 Centre has been established in collaboration between the Stockholm International Water Institute, Gothenburg University, Uppsala University, Swedish Government and UNESCO. The Research School is a joint effort of the UNESCO Centre and Uppsala University.

Deadline for submission of applications: 3 November 2014