An exciting opportunity for students to pursue research degrees in your chosen fields with access to research grants, staff expertise and student resources. For those intending to pursue an Academic Career, regular publishing of research is required and the ability to extend that knowledge to others either through tertiary teaching, conferences, proceedings, public lectures, forums, congresses, books and researching at scientific institutes. For those intending to pursue a non-academic career, a research degree strengthens the capacity to perform at a higher level of strategic planning, negotiation and professionalism in the workforce, which eventually lead onto careers in leadership and executive management in relevant fields of national, regional and international policy, environmental advocacy, United Nations, and future entrepreneurship
PaCE-SD Post-graduate Orientation 2013 (semester 1)
There are a wide range of themes that you can venture into, with the right support, availability of resources and a professional academic supervisor. It is strongly recommended to have preliminary discussions with a potential supervisor(s) prior to setting the direction of your research.
Possible research topics that have been undertaken by students in climate change may include (but not limited to):
(a) Climatological analysis and interpretation of the observations or model generated data sets,
(b) Scientific analysis of the impacts of likely climate change on a particular community or sector,
(c) Developing a scientific or technical aspects of a community adaptation project,
(d) Evaluating the effectiveness of a particular community adaptation project,
(e) Social or economic analysis of adaptation projects or policies,
(f) Analysis of governance or social issues affecting vulnerability to, or measures to adapt to climate change,
g) Integration of climate change in education for sustainable development
(h) Evaluation of gender issues in climate change,
(i) Evaluation of impacts of climate change on plants/animals,
(j) Analysis of adaptation and mitigation measures for adaptive capacity development in a specific community or sector.
You can find more information on postgraduate research at USP on www.research.usp.ac.fj. You can also navigate through USP's other Faculties web pages to utilize all resources available to make your time with us more rewarding.