The United Nations University International Institute for Software Technology (UNU-IIST) calls for applications for its PhD programme in Information and Communication Technology for Sustainable Development which starts in September 2012. The programme is designed to train the experts who will become the intellectual leaders of this emerging field to have a deep appreciation of the issues of Sustainable Development and the manner of addressing them using current and future ICT. Graduates will be obtain an understanding of the UN perspective on sustainable development and the Millennium Development Goals. The programme will consist of coursework and research.
Applications must have been awarded a Master degree in Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Software Engineering, Computer Science or other discipline with a large ICT component, with strong academic records.