Double Master’s Degree Program IPB – Kyoto University

11 01 2017

Kyoto




Spatial Heroes

18 08 2016
Mapman Spatial Heroes

Mapman Spatial Heroes

Esri Indonesia memberikan kesempatan bagi para mahasiswa yang baru lulus dari perguruan tinggi untuk mendapatkan pengalaman kerja secara nyata, pelatihan, dan bimbingan dari para mentor yang telah berpengalaman di dunia GIS dengan bergabung dalam program Spatial Heroes.

Selain itu dengan bergabung dalam program Spatial Heroes, diharapkan ilmu yang telah dipelajari selama kuliah dapat diamalkan untuk memecahkan masalah-masalah spasial di Indonesia juga yang dialami oleh para pengguna ArcGIS saat ini. Kedepannya orang yang terpilih untuk mengikuti program ini mendapatkan kesempatan lebih besar untuk bergabung secara permanen di Esri Indonesia.

Persyaratan yang dipenuhi untuk dapat mengikuti program ini adalah :

  • S1, tidak lebih dari 2 tahun setelah kelulusan, usia maksimal 27 tahun.
  • Memiliki pengalaman dalam berorganisasi
  • Mau terus belajar
  • Bersedia berpartisipasi pada program ini selama 3 bulan

Dokumen lamaran antara lain CV, cover letter, transkrip, SKL dapat dikirimkan ke email rmhitoyo@esriindonesia.co.id dengan subject Spatial Heroes Program, dari tanggal 17 Agustus 2016 sampai 3 September 2016.

 

About Esri Indonesia

Esri is the pioneer and global leader in Geographic Information System (GIS) technology.

The Redlands, California-based company architected the assembly and analysis of geographic information – the science behind modern-day GIS – to inform landmark projects and develop leading-edge products.

Now servicing some 400,000 clients in 150 different countries, Esri has a pervasive global presence – and is held in the same esteem as the likes of IBM, Microsoft, SAP and Amazon.

An enduring partnership with Esri Indonesia ensures Esri’s iconic ArcGIS platform is effectively represented and locally supported.

The value and benefits of GIS technology are widely accepted throughout the country’s government, commercial and community sectors.

Esri Indonesia is proud to be the exclusive local distributor of Esri’s world-leading GIS software, and part of the world’s largest group of ArcGIS specialists outside of the United States – the Boustead geospatial group.

 




Applying for a Landscape PhD

29 01 2011

http://www.shef.ac.uk/landscape/mastudents/prospective.html

Applying for a Landscape PhD

Initial contact to discuss potential research projects can be made either with the Director of Graduate Research, Dr Jan Woudstra or with the individual member of staff whose interests most clearly match your own.

email: j.woudstra@shef.ac.uk

Choosing a Topic

Research proposals can cover any landscape-related topic. Proposals can be submitted independently by students, in which case (and if feasible) they will be discussed and developed with relevant staff. However, staff will usually also have a range of graduate research projects that fit directly with their ongoing research programmes, for which specific funding may be sought.

In many cases, staff may be interested in working with you in your general area of interest, but may not feel that your specific research proposal offers great scope for further development. In this case we may negotiate a revised project that fits more closely with the current activity and research programmes of the department.

For general information about research degrees, visit the Graduate Research Office

Submitting Your Application

If you decide to make an application for a research degree, please apply directly online, and your details will be forwarded to the Department of Landscape for consideration. This is our preferred method of receiving applications, as it initiates a process whereby potential supervisors can comment on your proposal and the Department´s Director of Graduate Research can evaluate the appropriateness of your qualifications and experience, and the availability of staff to supervise your topic.

When you submit your application, please give special attention to Section J, as we like to you to provide us with a particular range of information. The form asks you for details of:

  • previous relevant experience
  • relevance of previous studies (e.g. specific modules, projects or dissertations)
  • how these studies fit into your long-term plans.
  • why you wish to undertake these studies at Sheffield

In addition, please supply us with further information about your proposed research topic, including:

  • Title
  • Main aim
  • Up to four main research objectives and/or research questions
  • A brief summary of relevant literature setting your research in context (about 300-500 words)
  • An outline of your proposed methodology – even if you do not know this in detail, it is useful to explain whether it will involve field experiments, surveys, interviews, computer aided design, etc.
  • The anticipated outcomes of the research – what you hope to accomplish and why you consider it to be useful.

What Happens Next?

Once we have received this information, we will usually be able to make a decision in 3-4 weeks. Please bear in mind that assessing a research proposal raises a number of complex considerations, and we will be unable to respond quickly or make a decision based on insufficient information. We very much welcome your application, but we also want to make sure that your research will be successful and rewarding.

 




ADB Internship Program

29 01 2011

Source: http://www.adb.org/internship/

ADB’s vision is an Asia and Pacific region free of poverty. ADB welcomes motivated, open-minded and self-directed individuals to apply for internship assignments requiring further research and assistance, identified by Regional and Knowledge Departments in ADB. The Internship Program is a project-oriented learning opportunity for graduate candidates which offer widely-varied assignments year to year depending on business needs.

The program offers eligible candidates of member countries the opportunity to:

  • work in a major international development organization;
  • work collaboratively with experienced professionals from over 50 different countries;
  • gain a deeper understanding of development finance and the impact of the work ADB does; and
  • contribute to ADB’s business through research outputs.

Internship candidates must:

  • be enrolled in a Master’s- or PhD-level program at a school in one of the ADB member countries, both prior to and after the internship assignment;
  • be engaged in academic study in a field directly related to ADB’s work;
  • be a national of one of ADB’s member countries;
  • possess an excellent command of English; and
  • have relevant professional experience.

*** ADB does not accept applications from close relatives of ADB personnel.

The ADB internship application process goes ONLINE for the 2011 Internship intake. We will now receive candidate applications directly. School registration and nomination is no longer required.

You have two opportunities to apply for the ADB Internship Program in 2011:

  • January-February 2011
  • March-April 2011

Internship opportunities are now posted for application, candidates may register and apply at ADB Recruitment Center (ARC). Please read the complete job ad and prepare accordingly. Applicants should submit and upload ALL requirements: updated CV AND answers to essay questions (MS Word document or PDF file). Incomplete applications will not be processed further.




Joint Japan/World Bank Scholarship Program(JJ/WBGSP) in IDEC, Hiroshima University

16 12 2010

IDEC is one of the host institutions for the regular Master’s program of the Joint Japan/World Bank Scholarship Program(JJ/WBGSP).

Detail here http://www.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/en/idec/enrollment/

Outline and necessary procedures for October 2011 Enrollment

Outline for Admission to IDEC with JJ/WBGSP

Application Procedures and Selection Process

Eligibility for JJ/WBGSP

Application for Admission to Graduate Study (JJ/WBGSP)

For detailed information of JJ/WBGSP, refer to www.worldbank.org/scholarships.

All applicants except for applicants for Special Selection for Senior Citizens are required to submit a language ability certificate.

Master’s Program
Applicants are required to submit an official score certificate of language test as specified below. The scores must be
fewer than two years old at the time of IDEC entrance examination.
Those who choose English
Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC(R))
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL(R)) – either TOEFL-iBT, TOEFL-PBT or TOEFL-CBT
International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
Those who choose Japanese
Japanese Language Proficiency Test
Japanese Examination of Japanese University Admission for International Student (EJU)
The Final Examination of Preparatory Education to the Foreign Government-sponsored Students granted by the Japanese government in China and Malaysia
J.Test.

TOEIC-IP or TOEFL-ITP results can be accepted those for examinations taken within a university or an equivalent organization.

Doctoral Program
Applicants are required to submit a language ability certificate as specified below:
TOEFL(R) or other equivalent English language test.
Japanese Language Proficiency Test or other equivalent Japanese language test.
Other official documents certifying the language ability.


TOEFL(R) code number for IDEC
, Hiroshima University is 7318. Use the code when you request Educational Testing Service (ETS) to send the Official Score to us.
We DO NOT accept a photocopy of test score documents as valid application materials.

Past exam are available at IDEC Student Support Office from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on our business day.
You can take photocopies at your own expense at the Univ. Coop. on campus. There is no mailing service on request.

Send a letter indicating a course (Master’s or Doctoral), selection category and enrollment period you are going  to apply with a return-envelope.
Return-envelope: Approximately 24 cm ×33 cm sized, with your name, address, and postal code written clearly.
Attach a 200-yen stamp on the envelope (This amount is for domestic postal service in Japan.)
For applicants from oversea: Please enclose self-addressed envelope and 4 International Reply Coupons (IRC)
Please be advised that Express or Registered mail delivery needs additional fee.

Application Mailing & Contact Address

Student Support Office
Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation (IDEC)
Hiroshima University
1-5-1 Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima, 739-8529 JAPAN
koku-gaku(at)office.hiroshima-u.ac.jp




[ECOLOG-L] PHD position (carbon cycling) – Melbourne, Australia

27 03 2010

PhD scholarship – Carbon cycling of revegetated agricultural landscapes under a dry climate

Monash University, AU$ 26,669 p.a., 3 years full-time

South-eastern Australia is predicted to be substantially drier in the coming decades, potentially driving extensive land-use change in agricultural landscapes. As traditional agricultural practices become less viable, growing trees for carbon storage, water quality and biodiversity benefits will become increasingly common. An opportunity exists at the Australian Centre for Biodiversity, Monash University for a PhD candidate to undertake novel interdisciplinary studies on specific aspects of these complex biological systems.

The project investigates how revegetation and a dry climate will affect carbon cycling through a novel combination of field surveys, long-term flux observations, /in situ/ manipulations, controlled environment experiments and laboratory analyses. The PhD is part of a broader Australian Research Council-funded Linkage project to understand how extensive revegetation will affect carbon storage, water yields and biodiversity of catchments (www.biolsci. monash.edu. au/research/ acb/carbon) . It brings together a research team with expertise in micrometeorology, forest ecology, soil processes, terrestrial ecology, landscape modelling, freshwater ecology and landscape economics.

We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic student with a strong interest in ecosystem ecology, particularly the role of soils, and experience in agricultural science, plant ecology/physiology, micrometeorology, chemistry or similar area. Experience with fieldwork, chemical analyses and /or modelling would be an advantage.

This is an excellent opportunity to establish a career in the interdisciplinary area of global change science. Potential areas of research for the PhD candidate include carbon cycling (stocks and flows) within and among the soil, vegetation and atmosphere; soil microbes and respiration; and, exchanges of non-CO_2 greenhouse gases.

The project could involve exploring different measurement techniques and modelling approaches. The full-time position will start in mid-late 2010 and be based at Monash University with fieldwork in the Goulburn-Broken Catchment, Victoria.

A first class honours (or equivalent, e.g. research Masters) undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline is required. This scholarship is open to both Australian and overseas applicants. Applicants should submit a brief statement of their desire and capability to undertake this research project, a current curriculum vitae, academic transcripts and contact details for two referees.

To submit applications or for additional information please contact:

Dr Shaun Cunningham (shaun.cunningham@ sci.monash. edu.au )

— Ross Thompson PhD (Otago) Lecturer – Ecology Chair, Australian Centre for Biodiversity Executive Committee School of Biological Sciences and Australian Centre for Biodiversity Monash University Postal address: School of Biological Sciences, Building 18, Monash University, Victoria 3800, Australia

Phone: (03) 9905-5633 Fax: (03) 9905-5613 (from outside Australia replace 03 with 613)

Visit our website at www.biolsci. monash.edu. au




PhD-researcher “Land Governance for Equitable and Sustainable Development’

25 02 2010

Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

The Faculty of Geosciences offers education and research concerning the geosphere, biosphere, atmosphere and anthroposphere. With a population of 2,200 students (BSc and MSc) and 575 staff, the faculty is a strong and challenging organization. The Faculty is organized in four Departments: Innovation and Environmental Sciences, Earth Sciences, Physical Geography, and Human Geography and Planning.

The section International Development Studies (IDS) at the department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning at Utrecht University is calling applicants for the position:

PhD-researcher “Land Governance for Equitable and Sustainable Development’ (F/M)

Job description

In 2010 a new IS-academy on ‘land governance’ will be launched entitled: ‘Land Governance for Equitable and Sustainable Development’. This IS-academy will generate, analyse, synthesize and disseminate knowledge on how land governance can contribute to equitable and sustainable development in line with the Millennium Development Goals. The guiding question is how to optimize the link between land governance, sustainable development and poverty alleviation.

This IS-academy will operate as a partnership between International Development Studies (UU, leading partner), Agriterra, African Studies Center ( Leiden ), Disaster Studies ( Wageningen University ), HIVOS, KIT, Triodos Facet and DDE (the Ministry of Foreign Affairs).

In the framework of this IS-academy, we will initiate two PhD projects related to the following themes:

1.Conflict-induced displacement and return, with specific attention to land governance. This project should contribute to a better understanding of the dynamics of land disputes related to displacement, return and resettlement in the wake of violent conflict as well as the governance challenges involved (related to the changing legitimacy and capacity of local state or customary institutions, legal pluralism, and decentralization, amongst others). It should contribute ideas on how to improve land governance in these contexts, taking into account issues of gender and generations. Region: preferably Sub-Saharan Africa or Latin America (comparative approach)

Supervision: International Development Studies ( Utrecht University ) in collaboration with Disaster Studies ( Wageningen University )

2. Hotspots for large scale land acquisitions: how to optimize the opportunities for local development. This research should preferably focus on a number of hotspots for large-scale land acquisition, while analysing the local responses (also by local government) and the consequences for equitable and sustainable development at various levels. This project should contribute to recommendations on how to deal with large-scale land acquisitions so as to produce positive change for society. Region: preferably Sub-Saharan Africa (comparative approach).

Supervision: International Development Studies ( Utrecht University ) in collaboration with the African Studies Centre ( Leiden )

Qualifications

Candidates should meet the following criteria:

-MA/MSc in Social Sciences with a development orientation (Geography, Anthropology, Development Economics, Development Studies, Conflict Studies, Political Sciences);

-experience in doing field research (preferably Sub-Saharan Africa) in related topics;

-interest to work in close collaboration with the indicated partner organizations of the IS academy and willing to contribute to policy debates.

Terms of employment

We offer two PhD positions (1 0f each) with an initial 12 month contract. After a positive evaluation this contract will be extended to a maximum of 36 more months (a total of four years maximum) and with the specific intent that it will result in a doctorate within this period.

The salary for a full time appointment starts at € 2,042 and increases to € 2,612 gross per month in the fourth year of the appointment.

The salary will be supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% per year. In addition we offer a pension scheme and flexible employment conditions. Conditions are based on the Collective Employment Agreement of the Dutch Universities.

Further details

Start of the project: May 1 (or a.s.a.p. in consultation) .

More information can be obtained from Prof. dr. E.B. Zoomers (email: a.zoomers@geo. uu.nl )

How to apply

Candidates interested in these PhD-positions are invited to write an application letter (with a clear motivation), a short paper (max. 1000 words), analysing the issues at stake and outlining their initial research ideas and a CV. Selected candidates will be invited for an interview.

Your application can be submitted to: Faculty of Geosciences, Personnel Department, P.O. Box 80.115, 3508 TC Utrecht, the Netherlands, or (preferably) by e-mail to: PenO@geo.uu. nl Please mention vacancy number (see website Geosciences UU).

Deadline for applications: March 22, – 2010

Source: http://www.uu.nl/EN/informationfor/jobseekers/Pages/vacancies.aspx




Monbukagakusho Scholarship

18 02 2010

Source: Andriewongso.com

Monbukagakusho Scholarship (formerly known as Monbusho Scholarship) is a scholarship offered by the Monbukagakusho. To date, some 65,000 students from approximately 160 countries and regions around the world have studied in Japan under the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship program established in 1954.

Scholarship types
There are seven types of Japanese government-sponsored scholarships available under the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship program: those for research students, teacher training students, undergraduate university students, Japanese studies students, college of technology students, special training students and YLP students.

Research students: You must be under 35 years of age and a college graduate (includes prospective graduates). Or you must have completed 16 years of schooling.

Teacher training students: You must be under 35 years of age and a graduate of a college or teacher training college. You must have at least five years of active experience as a teacher in a primary, secondary or teacher training college in your country. (Please note that college and university teachers currently in active service are not considered for this scholarship).

Undergraduate university students: You must be at least 17 and under 22 years of age and have completed 12 years of school education or have completed courses in a school comparable to a high school (includes prospective graduates).

Japanese studies students: Applicants must be from 18 to 30 years old. Applicants must be enrolled as undergraduate students in faculties or schools which major in Japanese language or Japanese culture in a university outside Japan at the time when they come to Japan and must be enrolled in the home institution at the time when they return to their home countries. Students majoring in the fields other than Japanese language or Japanese culture who wish to study various aspects of Japan ( engineering, economy, agriculture, architecture, art, etc.) as part of their major studies should apply to the JASSO (Japan Student Services Organization) for admission to the Short-term Student Exchange Promotion Program.

College of technology students: You must be at least 17 and under 22 years of age and have completed school education comparable to a high school (a minimum of 11 years beginning in primary school) education (includes prospective graduates).

Special training college students: You must be at least 17 and under 22 years of age and have completed 12 years of schooling or have completed school education comparable to a Japanese high school (includes prospective graduates).

Young Leaders’ Program (YLP) students: Applicants must be young public administrators and so on, from Asian and other countries participating in the YLP who are expected to play active roles as future national leaders in their respective countries. The participants must be university or college graduates, who have at least 3-5 years’ work experiences in public administration or enterprises and so on(*). The screening of the participants is based on recommendations of the recommending authorities.

Embassy recommendation: In this type of scholarship, scholarship recipients are recruited and initially screened by a Japanese embassy (or consulate general, depending on the country). Research student, Undergraduate student, College of technology student, and Special training college student recruitment for the next fiscal year (April, October) is made between March and May. The initial screening (documentary examination, written test and interview) is made at the embassy between June and August. The embassy then recommends the selected candidates to the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by the beginning of September. Teacher training and Japanese studies student recruitment for the next fiscal year (for those arriving in Japan in October) is made between December of the previous year and the following February. Screening is conducted between Mid-February and March. Selected candidates are recommended to the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by end of April.

University recommendation:Research students and Japanese studies students who will be studying in Japan as an exchange student based on inter-university student exchange agreements can be screened through the national, public or private Japanese university involved as a candidate for a Japanese Government Scholarship. The university directly recommends the selected candidates to the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Research students recommended by a university for study in Japan as government-sponsored scholarship recipients basically arrive in Japan in October. Japanese studies students basically arrive in Japan in October according to the university program. Universities recommend candidates to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology by mid-April.

Domestic Selection: Privately financed, full-time postgraduate foreign students, prospective postgraduate students, and full-time, prospective fourth-year undergraduate university students (prospective sixth-year students in the case of medical schools, etc.) are granted domestic selection scholarships that begin in April. Recruitment is conducted through national, public and private universities with the exception of junior colleges. Universities carefully screen academically and individually excellent students and recommend them by mid-December as government-sponsored scholarship candidates to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Please visit: http://www.monbusho.org/

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UN-HABITAT: World Urban Youth Assembly International Essay Competition

18 02 2010

Theme “Right to the City: Bridging the Urban Divide”

Introduction

The world urban population has grown at very high rates over the past two decades. According to the UN-HABITAT State of the World Cities Report 2008/2009, it is estimated that by the middle of the 21st century, half of the world’s population will be living in urban areas.

While the urban population in developed countries will remain unchanged in the next two decades, the urban populations in the developing world will more than double. The majority of city inhabitants in the developing world are overwhelmingly young people, and are the most affected by issues of poverty, exclusion, and unemployment, access to housing, water and sanitation.

The theme for this year’s UN-HABITAT World Urban Forum which is being held in Rio de Janeiro from 22 to 26 March, “The right to the City– bridging the urban divide” seeks to engage practitioners and policy makers to rethink the urban utopia and identifying the best practices and actions in every city, creating a better world where everyone can live with dignity, respect and citizenship.

Young people living in urban areas can play a significant role in addressing the challenges facing decision and policy makers planning for and managing cities. Young people from around the world participating in the World Urban Youth Assembly on 19 and 20 March will have an opportunity to deliberate and make recommendations to better inform the urban agenda.

UN-HABITAT invites youth from around the globe to participate in the World Urban Youth Assembly International Essay Competition to generate ideas and solutions to address youth challenges in cities.

Essay Theme: “Right to the City: Bridging the Urban Divide”

Write an essay about the youth challenges in cities today, using your city as an example, to address the following questions:

1. Identify and briefly present the challenges young people face in cities and provide solutions.
2. From a youth perspective, identify the underlying issues that prevent the full inclusion of youth in shaping the urban development agenda.
3. In your view, what can young people, working with their peers, community, local authorities and municipalities do to increase youth participation in urban planning and managing cities?

We encourage you to give personal experiences and practical solutions.

Essay Guidelines:

1. The International Essay Competition is open to all young people, students and non-students alike, between the ages of 18 and 32, from all countries of the world.
2. Essays should be typewritten and be no more than 1,000 words.
3. Essays must have a cover page indicating, essay title; name of author, postal address, telephone number, e-mail address(s), nationality, sex and age as of March 19, 2010.
4. All essays must be submitted by e-mail in PDF or MS Word format, with the cover page and essay sent together as one document in English to the essay competition mail: victoria.chebet@unhabitat.org and partners@unhabitat.org
5. Essays must be written by one person. Co-authored essays will be disqualified.
6. Essays must be original and unpublished

Deadline:

Entries must be received by 28 February 2010 at victoria.chebet@unhabitat.org and partners@unhabitat.org

Awards: The following awards will be given respectively:

1st Prize: Roundtrip economy ticket to attend the World Urban Youth Forum (19 and 20 March) and World Urban Forum (22 to 26 March) in Brazil and one Netbook

2nd Prize: One High Density Camera

3rd Prize: One Digital Camera

Source: http://www.unhabitat.org/content.asp?typeid=19&catid=531&cid=7844




JAMES DYSON AWARD

8 02 2010

PROBLEM SOLVERS WANTED

The James Dyson Award is an international design award that celebrates, encourages and inspires the next generation of design engineers. It’s run by the James Dyson Foundation, James Dyson’s charitable trust, as part of its mission to inspire young people about design engineering.

THE BRIEF

Put simply; design something that solves a problem. For full entry details and judging criteria, go to the Enter Award page – you will need to log in.

THE PRIZES

There will be one International Winner, and one National Winner in each country participating in the James Dyson Award 2010. The prizes the Winners and Finalists will receive include –

International Winner:
– £10,000 for the student or student team
– £10,000 for the student’s university department
– The opportunity to visit the Dyson facilities in either the UK or Malaysia
– A trophy from the James Dyson Foundation

Two International Finalists:
– The opportunity to visit the Dyson facilities in either the UK or Malaysia.
– Certificate of Excellence from James Dyson Foundation

National Winner:
– The opportunity to visit the Dyson facilities in either the UK or Malaysia
– Certificate of Excellence from James Dyson Foundation

Up to nine National Finalists from each country:
– Certificate of Excellence from James Dyson Foundation.

The James Dyson Award aims to support a large number of students by globally promoting great ideas and recognizing good quality entries.

WHO CAN ENTER?

The James Dyson Award is open to product design, industrial design and engineering university level students (or graduates within 4 years of graduation) who have studied in the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, UK and USA.

HOW IS IT JUDGED?

Entries will be reviewed through a number of stages:

Stage 1: A panel of design and engineering professors and professionals in each of the 17 participating countries.
Stage 2: A panel of Dyson design engineers.
Stage 3: Finally, an international judging panel, comprising high profile designers and engineers, academics and journalists. James Dyson will make the final judgement, informed by the international judges.

For more information on judging, the prize, and the Terms and Conditions, go here.