jueves, 31 de marzo de 2016

MSc/PhD Scholarships, Northeast Forestry University, China. Ecology and conservation of Amur tiger/leopard and their prey; Conflicts between large carnivores and human beings.

Northeast Forestry University (NEFU) is currently offering funded places for international students wishing to study in China, under the Chinese Government Scholarship Scheme. Founded in 1952, NEFU, located in the city of Harbin, is presently a multidisciplinary university with forestry as its leading field and offers a unique specialization in forestry engineering. It specializes in forestry-related aspects of agriculture, science, engineering, economy, management, liberal arts and law. Scholarships (both full and partial) are available for suitable candidates who wish to study for an MSc/PhD degree in the College of Wildlife Resources, NEFU from September 2016. A full scholarship will provide:

University fees (tuition, laboratory and learning materials)
On-campus accommodation
Stipendiary living allowance (MSc: 3,000 RMB, PhD: 3,500 RMB per month)
One-off settlement costs for relocation to China
Comprehensive medical health insurance
In addition to tuition fees and subsistence, the scholarship will also cover expenses for an intensive Chinese language course during the first year. Please note that international traveling expenses are not included. Partial scholarship may include any combinations of elements from the full scholarship, where appropriate.

Students to be successfully recruited will join research group from the Feline Research Center of State Forestry Administration (SFA-FRC) in China, which is now based in College of Wildlife Resources, NEFU. SFA-FRC was founded in December 2011, developed from the previous Feline Research Center, NEFU. It aims to provide an international exchange center for the technology and information exchange in feline conservation research in China. Its major research fields ranges from biological and genetic study of feline (Amur tiger and leopard in particular) and its prey to the re-wilding and releasing technology of large felines.

MSc/PhD study possibilities in the NEFU will ideally focus on the following two aspects: Ecology and conservation of Amur tiger/leopard and their prey; Conflicts between large carnivores and human beings.

Details about Northeast Forestry University can be found on the website: http://en.nefu.edu.cn

Details about Feline Research Center of State Forestry Administration can be found on the website: http://www.tx2.org.cn/English

Full details of China Scholarship Council application procedures are available online: http://en.csc.edu.cn/Laihua/.

Online submission deadline: 15th April, 2016 (Friday).

Informal enquiries in the first instance may be submitted to Dr Shi Kun (Visiting Professor, kunshi11@aliyun.com) and Chen Ying (Research Assistant, chying0621@sina.com). Please send your curriculum vitae to Dr Shi Kun if you are interested to apply. Students who pass the first round of screening will be given more details to start online application.