The United Nations University (UNU) and Australian National University (ANU) invite applications for the following graduate courses available in Tokyo in September-October.

  • Strategic Concepts
  • Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism

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    These courses, which will count towards ANU's prestigious Master Degree and Graduate Diploma, are open to postgraduate students and professionals (with a good college or university degree) from Japan and abroad. The courses will provide advanced academic preparation for those seeking careers in security and defence policy, defence force command, diplomacy, corporate strategic planning, international research, journalism, ministerial advising or international agencies.

    UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL KOFI ANNAN offered the following comment: "As the international community grapples with the complex demands of today's rapidly changing security environment, the need to constantly train new generations of strategic thinkers has become abundantly clear. The Graduate Studies in Strategy and Defence (GSSD) programme is an exciting new partnership between the United Nations University and the Australian National University that will prepare students to meet the challenges of the new security agenda in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. The programme is also a new chapter in the efforts of the UNU to serve as a globally linked community of scholars engaged in research, postgraduate training and the dissemination of knowledge, dedicated to furthering the purposes and ideals of the United Nations. I very much look forward to the contribution that graduates will make - as experts, policy-makers and concerned citizens - to our ongoing quest for peace, security and development in the 21st century.

    Each course will consist of approximately 10 two-hour sessions, which will be delivered by leading teachers in strategic and security studies of ANU, academic staff of UNU, and eminent university professors from Japan and abroad.

    The courses in Tokyo will be conducted within the framework of cooperation between UNU and ANU to further develop, promote and deliver ANU's Graduate Studies in Strategy and Defence (GSSD) programme in Northeast Asia. It is envisaged that the UNU/GSSD programme will be offered annually as an integral part of the UNU's training and capacity-building activities.

    International student fees are A$2,700 per course. Those from developing countries are invited to apply for a limited number of UNU fellowships to cover the tuition fees. Applications close on 31 August 2004.

    Further information about ANU's GSSD programme is available online at http://rspas.anu.edu.au/gssd. For specific information on the Tokyo courses, please contact Ms. Yoshie Sawada.

    ANU has a strong international reputation, particularly for the quality and depth of its research on national and international issues. The aim of its GSSD programme is to provide the highest quality education to the next generation of strategic leaders across the Asia-Pacific-Indian Ocean region, and to network graduates so that they can continue to cooperate in their subsequent careers.