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Young Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD) Fellow


The United Nations University Institute on Computing and Society (UNU-CS) is a research institute at the intersections of information and communication technology (ICTs) and sustainable development. UNU-CS conducts UN policy-relevant research and generates solutions, addressing key issues expressed in the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development through high-impact innovations and frontier technologies. Through its research, UNU-CS encourages data-driven and evidence-based actions and policies to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNU-CS is situated in Macau Special Administrative Region (S.A.R), China, and it is the only UN entity in the city. The Pearl River Delta, which embraces Macau, Hong Kong, and Guangdong Province, is considered an emerging Silicon Valley due to its booming economy and technological innovations. The strategic location provides an exciting opportunity for researchers and experts to maximize the impact of their work. More information can be found at https://cs.unu.edu

Young Information and Communication Technologies and Development Fellowship Programme

UNU-CS welcomes recent PhD graduates to join us and co-create exciting research projects together. To this aim, we are establishing a Young Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD) Fellowship programme.

ICTD Fellows will spend one year in residence at UNU-CS in Macau to conduct research in ICTD under the supervision of UNU-CS Principal Researchers and the Head of Research. You will conduct high quality research that can push new frontiers, deepen core research understanding, and/or offer new approaches to long-standing developmental issues in the field of ICTs and sustainable development. Your research outcomes will inform UN policy-making on issues related to ICTs and sustainable development.

The goals of the program are to:

  • contribute to the ICTs and sustainable development research field

  • address global development issues in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  • engage academic partners within the UN policy-making process

  • increase our combined research capacity, global reach, and impact

  • keep UNU-CS research abreast of new and emerging scholarship on sustainable development

  • foster an interdisciplinary intellectual community

The selected ICTD Fellows will receive the following benefits:

  • office space in our newly renovated office building, which is part of Macau’s rich cultural heritage

  • free accommodation in UNU-CS’ staff apartment facility in the centre of Macau, a 15 minute walk from the office; you will not pay rent but utilities only (continuous residency is required)

  • economy travel to and from Macau on the first arrival and final departure

  • a stipend, competitive with local market rates

Selected candidates will be invited for an interview, as part of the selection process.

At the end of the fellowship programme, the ICTD Fellows are expected to jointly or independently produce research papers and a UN policy relevant outputs.


For more information and to apply, please click here.

Earlier Event: June 4
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