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Doctoral studies for students from developing countries

The Environmental Economics Unit (EEU) at the University of Gothenburg, in collaboration with the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics, offered 4 full doctoral scholarships with admission September 2014. The overall aim  is to contribute to sustainable development and the alleviaiton of poverty in the poorest contires.

- Building an intellectual academic capacity is very important for the ability of countries to participate equally and constructively in the global dialogue for instance on climate change as well as for economic and social development in general, says Professor Thomas Sterner (right).

Students from developing counties

These scholarships are only open to applicants from developing countries and in particular Bangaldesh, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Cambodia, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. The choice of these countries has been made by the Swedish Government on the basis of long-term development cooperation.

The doctoral programme span is four to five years, of which the first two years consist of compulsary coursework in mathematics, statistics, econometrics, micro- and macroeconomics. The second year includes a sequence of courses in climate and environmental economics.

Criteria and eligability

1. Strong background in economics, at least a master's degree.
2. Institutional affiliation, such as universities, research institutes etc.
3. Must come from a developing country, see above list.
4. Analythical ability.
5. Priority for women.
6. Documented interest in resource and environmental issues.

More information on rules & regulations see left column.







Contact Information

Elizabeth Földi

+46(0)31-786 134

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