Opportunities

Seeking to address the knowledge vacuum generated by the multitude of environmental, economic and social crises manifesting in cities in the Global South due to rapid urbanisation, the African Centre for Cities (ACC) at the University of Cape Town has launched a new master's degree in southern urbanism.

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The African Development Bank had called for applications for its post of Chief Urban Planning Officer.

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The University of Venda (South Africa) has advertised four positions in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning.

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The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is offering up to six scholarships for postgraduate study tenable at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) located in Kumasi, Ghana.

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With funding from the Moore Foundation, the Alfred Katz School for Desert Studies (Sde Boqer Campus, Ben-Gurion University) is offering full scholarships to students from developing countries to undertake postgraduate studies in Desert Envrionmental Studies.

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The Wits-TUB Urban Lab has called for applications for a series of master's scholarships. The deadline for applications is 30 June 2017.

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The Department of Human Geography at Stockholm University welcomes applications for two doctoral positions in geography, with an emphasis on human geography. The deadline for applications is 1 June 2017.

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The Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the University of Sheffield (United Kingdom) has advertised a post-doctoral research associate position for an ESRC project on how increased engagement by China and other 'non-traditional' donors is impacting African cities.

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The Nordic Africa Institute has advertised three senior researcher and programme coordinator positions linked to new resesarch projects commencing in 2017.

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The Academy for African Urban Diversity is a joint project of the African Center for Migration and Society at the University of Witwatersrand, the African Center for Cities at the University of Cape Town, and the Department of Socio-Cultural Diversity at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity.

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In September 2017, Arctic Infrastructure (AI) and the Heinrich Böll Stiftung Nigeria will host the 'Lagos Development Envision Lab', a residence training programme bringing together selected talented youth from informal settlements with young built environment professionals to share knowledge on alternative development strategies for the city of Lagos.

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With the adoption of the New Urban Agenda at the Habitat III conference in Quito, Ecuador, in October 2016, it is imperative to ensure that science can effectively contribute to the implementation of this Agenda.

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The Nordic Africa Institute has called for applications for its 2018 Guest Researchers’ Scholarship Programme for scholars based in Africa.

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Six fully-funded PhD scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis to South African and other sub-Saharan African candidates for study at University of the Witwatersrand starting July 2017, in collaboration with Technical University Berlin.

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The Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures at the University of Sheffield (United Kingdom) invites application for a PhD studentship entitled Measuring resource use in informal settlements in developing countries.

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Delft Technical University (TU Delft, The Netherlands) is offering a free online course entitled Rethink the City: New approaches to Global and Local Urban Challenges.

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The Queensland University of Technology (QUT, Australia), in association with the University of the Free State (South Africa), has called for qualified candidates to apply for a paid, targeted PhD scholarship.

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Apply now for the MSc Integrated Urbanism and Sustainable Design (IUSD): an educational programme hosted at the University of Stuttgart and Ain Shams University in Cairo. Applications close on 15 February 2017.

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African scientists can apply by 15 March to participate in a Collaborative Research Action from the Belmont Forum called the Sustainable Urban Global Initiative (SUGI): Food-Water-Energy Nexus.

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The Bartlett Development Planning Unit (based at University College London) is seeking to appoint a post-doctoral research associate to work on project addressing sustainable energy access in Mozambique, funded by the British Academy.

 

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