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The HUC Academy is the consortium’s flagship annual intensive programme, and provides opportunities for young researchers to engage in cross-disciplinary scholarship. It aims to foster a new generation of transformational leaders committed to mountain research, capable of producing consequential knowledge, innovate policies, and environmentally responsible business practices to address HKH mountain challenges from transboundary perspectives. The four signature features of the HUC Academy are mountain focus, interdisciplinarity, field research, and leadership.
The HUC Academy 2018, titled Climate Science and Adaptation in the Hindu Kush Himalayan Region – a Transdisciplinary Approach, will take place in Kathmandu from 1–14 July 2018, as part of a two-year grant to HUC by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). The project aims to advance climate science knowledge and promote effective and sustainable adaptation measures. It seeks to upscale the impacts of interventions made by the Indian Himalayas Climate Adaptation Programme (IHCAP) to the larger HKH region and promote regional collaboration between institutions of higher education in India and those in neighbouring countries, under the continued support of Swiss expertise.
The HUC Academy 2018 aims to:
The HUC Academy targets early faculty members and PhD/Doctoral scholars from HUC member universities in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan who are conducting research and training on issues related to climate change and adaptation for sustainable mountain development.
The eligibility criteria are as follows:
The selection panel will review applications for 20 fully funded seats and two additional seats for self-funded or third party-paying participants.
A complete application includes:
Incomplete and late applications will not be reviewed.
Procedures to Apply
Programme dates: 1–14 July 2018
Deadline for application: 30 April 2018
Notification of selection: 15 May 2018
Deadline of acceptance: 20 May 2018
Deadline for cost-free withdrawal: 10 June 2018
Please send your queries to The Himalayan University Consortium Secretariat firstname.lastname@example.org
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