Resource Nexus for Sustainability Transformations (NEXtra)

Outline
Team
  • Expected start date:
    2021/12/01
    Expected end date:
    2032/12/31
    Institute:
    UNU-FLORES
    Project Status:
    Ongoing
    Project Type:
    Capacity Development
    Project Manager :
    Daniel Karthe

    IntroductionNEXtra, or “Resource Nexus for Sustainability Transformations” offers opportunities to conduct doctoral studies under joint supervision by experts from TU Dresden, UNU-FLORES and IOER. Under the EPOS (development-oriented postgraduate studies) funding programme, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) will support doctoral candidates from the Global South. From 2023 until 2029, we expect an annual intake of 7 to 8 scholarship-funded candidates.

     Scope of the Programme

    Students from around the globe and with different disciplinary backgrounds will work on sustainability transformations using a Resource Nexus perspective.
    The focus of the programme is on interlinkages between environmental resources, and synergies and tradeoffs in their management.
    Doctoral students are expected to turn into “agents of transformation” who will contribute towards sustainable development in their home regions and beyond.

    Scholarships, Applications and Deadlines7 to 8 scholarships for doctoral candidates from the Global South will be available annually, starting from 2023. It is anticipated that the first call for applications will be published in late 2021, with an application deadline on 31 March 2022. Please check this webpage again for updates. 

    ContactIf you have questions or would like to know more about this doctoral programme, please contact the programme’s coordinator by email: nextra@unu.edu

    FundingThis project is funded by German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

    • Daniel Karthe Daniel Karthe Head of Research Programme – Resource Nexus for Regions in Transformation
      Project Manager
    • Lulu Zhang Lulu Zhang Associate Programme Officer | Focal Point for Agri-food and Forest Systems & Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation
      Researcher
      Lecturer
    • Věra Greschner Farkavcová Věra Greschner Farkavcová Scientific Knowledge Coordinator
      Administrator
    • Sabrina Kirschke Sabrina Kirschke Senior Research Associate
      Researcher
      Lecturer
    • Christina Froemder Christina Froemder Scientific Coordinator of Sustainability & Innovation Management
      Researcher
      Lecturer
    • Edeltraud Guenther Edeltraud Guenther Director
      Researcher
      Lecturer
    • Serena Caucci Serena Caucci Associate Programme Officer
      Researcher
      Lecturer
    • Nora Adam Nora Adam Partnerships & Liaison Officer | Focal Point for Biodiversity in the context of the Resource Nexus
      Researcher
      Lecturer