Learning

Capacity development is an integral part of knowledge sharing and knowledge transfer and is, as such, present throughout UNU-WIDER’s work programme.

Opportunities for research collaborations

All vacancies, requests for research proposals, and calls for papers are announced here. Special attention is given to the inclusion of female and developing country researchers.

Visiting Scholars and PhD Fellowship programmes

Meet out most recent cohort of scholars and fellows here.

After being online in 2020 and 2021, the Visiting PhD Fellowship Programme will take place in Helsinki again in 2022 (provided it is possible to travel to Finland and work at the office is possible, otherwise it will take place online or in a hybrid mode). Details here.

Both the Visiting Scholars and the Visiting PhD Fellowship programmes have been re-invigorated and are linked closely to the research programme. Special attention is given to the inclusion of female and developing country researchers.

UNU-WIDER Winter/Summer Schools

In 2022, UNU-WIDER launches a winter school programme on tax policy research for African researchers and analysts. Part one of the course is a 3-day online Stata and Statistics bootcamp to be held 31 May – 2 June 2022. Part two is an in-person course for one week, co-hosted with the Department of Economics at Stellenbosch University in Cape Town, South Africa during 11-16 July 2022.

In 2019 UNU-WIDER launched a summer school programme on applied labour economics. UNU-WIDER, in collaboration with the Development Policy Research Unit (DPRU) at University of Cape Town (UCT), held the 2-week intensive UNU-WIDER Summer School on applied labour economics in Cape Town 18-29 November 2019.

Short-term training courses

UNU-WIDER's popular Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): Industrial Policy and the Challenge for Africa is currently available as a self-paced learning experience with opportunities for interaction with other learners and a course instructor. This course outlines how industrial policy designed for the 21st century could support a broader set of economic activities and provide the growth, jobs and industrialization needed in Africa.

UNU-WIDER organizes a range of short-term training courses. These trainings are linked to UNU-WIDER's research areas, offering participants opportunities to improve their research and policy analysis skills.