MSc/PhD candidates recruitment
The Wildlife Institute, Beijing Forestry University, China.
Beijing Forestry University (BFU) is currently offering funded places for international students willing to study in China, under the Chinese Government Scholarship Scheme. Scholarships (both full and partial) are available for suitable candidates who wish to study for an MSc/PhD degree in the Wildlife Institute (WI) under School of Nature Conservation, BFU from September 2017.
WI was founded in 2008 with the goal of providing evidence for wildlife conservation and management within China and internationally. As a university based research unit, WI-BFU carries out interdisciplinary scientific research in fields such as wildlife ecology, evolution, conservation and wildlife management. WI has a strong focus on research and conservation of endangered feline species such as snow leopard, leopard, clouded leopard and tiger as well as symbolic terrestrial species such as Asian elephant and Bactrian camel. Projects in WI range from high plateau desert ecosystem in northwest China to tropical forest ecosystem in southwest China. In addition to an integrated network within China, the WI has strong international collaborations, such as its long-term partnership with the University of Oxford’s Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) and PANTHERA. Through undertaking collaborative research, academic exchanges and the mutual cultivation of postgraduate students, the WI has strengthened its international status and furthered its development as a well-known wildlife research group in China. Currently there are three PhD and two MSc international students who come from US, UK, Italy and Paraguay working in WI. Four international students (three PhDs and one master) have graduated by the end of 2015.
MSc/PhD study possibilities in WI will ideally focus on the following aspects: Ecology and conservation of mammals, especially wild felids and their prey; Conflicts between large carnivores and human beings; Ecosystem services and management within and beyond protected areas; Landscape genetics and molecular ecology, while students with molecular background will be preferred and prioritized.
A full scholarship will provide:
- University fees (tuition, laboratory and learning materials)
- On-campus accommodation (double room)
- Stipendiary living allowance (MSc: 3,000 RMB and PhD: 3,500 RMB per month)
- One-off settlement costs for relocation to China
- Comprehensive medical health insurance
Please note that international traveling expenses are not included. In addition to tuition fees and subsistence, the scholarship will also cover expenses for an intensive Chinese language course during the first year. Partial scholarship may include any combinations of elements from the full scholarship, where appropriate.
Details about Beijing Forestry University and the Wildlife Institute, Beijing Forestry University can be found on the websites: http://eng.bjfu.edu.cn/ or http://www.csc.edu.cn/laihua/universitydetailen.aspx?collegeId=37 and http://wi.bjfu.edu.cn/en/.
Full details of scholarship application procedures are available online: http://www.csc.edu.cn/Laihua/newsdetailen.aspx?cid=66&id=3074.
Online submission deadline: 30th April 2017.
Informal enquiries in the first instance should be submitted to Chen Ying (Research Assistant, WI, firstname.lastname@example.org). Please send your full curriculum vitae and a cover letter to Dr. Shi Kun (Professor, Director of WI, email@example.com) if you are interested to apply. Students who pass the first round of screening will be given more details to start university online application.
Tel:﹢86 (0) 10 6233 6860 (O); Mobile:﹢86 (0) 139 1009 3750
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