March 30, 2010

Barcelona GSE Master Scholarships in Economics and Finance

Barcelona Graduate School of Economics offers a range of competitive Master programs in Competition and Market Regulation; the Economics of Science and Innovation; International Trade, Finance, and Development; and Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets (awarded jointly by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and the Universitat Pompeu Fabra) and Master programs in Economics and in Finance (awarded by the Universitat Pompeu Fabra).  

There are four main criteria for admission: academic preparation, English language requirement, quantitative skills (GRE/GMAT), and letters of recommendation. The application process to the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics is conducted entirely online. 

March 29, 2010

Visby Scholarship for Summer Courses in Sweden

The Swedish Institute Visby Program funds annual summer courses on different topics for candidates from Belarus, Russia and Ukraine. The summer courses are open to three groups of applicants: students with at least three years of university studies,  upper secondary school teachers (under 35 years of age) and PhD students and younger university teachers (under 35 years of age). Applicants must be citizens of Belarus, Russia or Ukraine. 

These Summer University courses are funded by the Swedish Institute and thus, there is no course fee. The scholarship also includes lodging and food. There is also some contribution to the travel costs. 

March 27, 2010

European Forum Alpbach and Summer School Scholarships

Annual European Forum Alpbach will be held on August 19 - September 4, 2010 in the village of Alpbach in the heart of Austrian Alps under this-year general topic "Construction and Reality".

Every year since 1945, the European Forum Alpbach has been held in the Tyrolian mountain village of Alpbach. Speakers and participants from all parts of the world, from science, economics and politics, experienced experts and students, come together in Alpbach to discuss the current issues and to formulate interdisciplinary solutions. Participation is open to all those who are interested, and the events are carried out in the German or the English language.

March 26, 2010

World Youth Conference in Mexico

In the context of the International Year of Youth, Mexico invites you to participate in the World Youth Conference (WYC 2010) that will take place in Mexico City from August 23 to 27, 2010

The main objective of the WYC Mexico 2010 will be the creation of a declaration that represents the voice of the world's youth, concerning the main 11 subjects of the Conference: poverty and exclusion, employment, education, technology and innovation, health, gender equality, security, social justice and human rights, sustainable development, international migration, citizen's participation and incidence, and global cooperation.

March 24, 2010

Rotary Scholarship for Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution

Rotary Peace Fellows are leaders promoting national and international cooperation, peace, and the successful resolution of conflict throughout their lives, in their careers, and through service activities. Fellows can earn either a master’s degree in international relations, public administration, sustainable development, peace studies, conflict resolution, or a related field, or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict resolution. 

Each year, up to 100 Rotary Peace Fellowships (50 master’s degree fellowships and 50 professional development certificate fellowships) are offered on a competitive basis at six Rotary Peace Centers, which operate in partnership with seven leading universities (centers offer master’s degree unless noted otherwise):

Edinburgh Global Master's Scholarships

The University of Edinburgh will offer 20 Master's scholarships for postgraduate study in any subject offered by the University for the 2010-2011 academic session. Each scholarship will have a value of £3,000 which will be tenable for one academic year. The scholarship will be awarded broadly on the basis of academic merit.

The scholarships will be awarded to students who are accepted for admission on a full-time basis for a postgraduate Master's programme of study at the University of Edinburgh from the following countries: Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Norway, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, the USA, all African and Middle Eastern countries. 

Australian Leadership Awards Scholarships 2011

The Australian Leadership Awards (ALA) aim to develop leadership and build partnerships and linkages within the Asia-Pacific, while addressing priority development issues of the region. Applications for the 2011 intake open on 10 March 2010 and close on 30 June 2010. 

The ALA program comprises ALA Scholarships and ALA Fellowships. These awards are for leaders or those who have potential for leadership roles that can influence social and economic reform, both in their own countries and in the Asia-Pacific region.

ALA Scholarships are for study at Masters or Doctorate level in an Australian university. Study programs must relate to a priority development area: disability, economic growth, education, environment, food security, gender, governance, health, human rights, infrastructure, regional stability, rural development, water and sanitation. ALA scholars also undertake a Leadership Development Program in Australia.

March 20, 2010

International Caux Conferences 2010

Global independent organization "Initiatives of Changes", which works to promote peace, prevent conflicts, build trust and encourage intercultural dialogue, organizes a series of its annual international interdisciplinary conferences in July-August 2010 in Caux, Switzerland

Target audience: experts, practitioners and activists in the field of fundamental rights and intercultural dialogue, organisations on national, regional and local levels, teachers and education managers, students,  young adults and activists interested in or working on conference topics.

March 19, 2010

Helsinki Summer School 2010

Helsinki Summer School is a three-week academic event organised every August by the universities in the Helsinki area. Each year it gives students from over 60 countries an unforgettable experience that combines high quality academics with a wide range of cultural and social activities. Multidisciplinary courses, all of which are taught in English, aim at stimulating thought and intellectual development in an open and diverse environment. The courses are intended for advanced Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree and PhD students. Applicants should have completed at least two years of university studies. Helsinki Summer School is open to students from all over the world.

This summer Helsinki Summer School will be held on August 3-19 and will be offering 18 fully credited courses covering a wide range of academic fields - from Profitable Customer Manangement to Behavioural Sciences and Conceptual History to the Ecology and Management of Urban Green Space. The number of credits (ECTS) given varies depending on the scope of the course. Because of the demanding and intensive nature of our courses, students may be enrolled in only one course at a time.

March 18, 2010

Paying Attention: Digital Media Cultures and Generational Responsibility

Applications for the conference Paying Attention: Digital Media Cultures and Generational Responsibility are now open. The conference will be held on September 6-10, 2010 in Scandic Linköping Vast, Linköping, Sweden.

"Paying Attention" concerns the politics, ethics and aesthetics of the attention economy. This is the social and technical milieu in which web native generations live much of their lives. It will address key questions like: What architectures of power are at work in the attention economy ? How is it building new structures of experience? What kinds of value does this architecture produce? "Paying Attention" encourages dialogue between researchers from the fields of Cultural and New Media Studies, Education, Communications, Economics, Internet studies, Human Computer Interface Studies, Art and Design. It also seeks the input and insights of creative practitioners exploring critical and alternative uses of new media forms and technologies.

March 17, 2010

PhD in International Economics at University of Hohenheim

University of Hohenheim (Germany) invites applications for the open PhD position in International Economics. The successful applicant will work within the project “The effect of international trade on job flows, wages, and unemployment: The role of search frictions and firm heterogeneity”.

This project is funded by the Thyssen Foundation. It is co-directed by Prof. Gabriel Felbermayr at Universität Hohenheim (Stuttgart) and by Prof. Julien Prat at IAE Barcelona. The candidate should hold a graduate degree (Master or German Diplom) in economics, preferably with a background in trade theory and/or labor economics. He/she should have good quantitative skills, some training in econometrics, as well as a good command of English. The successful candidate carries out doctoral research. She/he takes part in an international cooperation between IAE Barcelona and Universität Hohenheim. She/he also benefits from the doctoral program offered by Tübingen-Hohenheim Economics e.V., from a close integration into the International Economics Group at Universität Hohenheim, and from the support offered by the FZID Recearch Center.

March 16, 2010

IHS Summer Seminars 2010

Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University (USA) invites applications for its summer liberty seminars, which will be held in various USA universities in summer 2010. The seminars are open to undergraduate and graduate students and recent graduates. 

Participation is free! Accepted applicants receive full scholarships worth approximately $1,500, covering tuition, books, and room and board on a college campus. Scholarships are made possible through the generous support of IHS contributors. Participants only pay for their own travel costs.

Carnegie Research Fellowship Program 2010

The National Council for Eurasian and East European Research is pleased to announce the competition for the Carnegie Research Fellowship Program in the United States for the next academic year. Scholars of the humanities and social sciences from eligible regions may apply for individual, non-degree research opportunities at universities and institutes in the United States. This competition selects university faculty, researchers, advanced graduate students, and scholars in the social sciences and humanities from the Russian cities of Kaliningrad and Rostov-na-Donu, as well as scholars from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.

International Student Week in Belgrade 2010

For the fourth time this summer Belgrade will be the place to be for students from all around Europe. International Student Week in Belgrade 2010 will take place from 11th to 18th of July. This years festivals motto is "Do we tolerate intolerance?"

All European students and those from the other continents but studying in Europe at the moment can apply for ISWiB. All fields of study are welcome, there are no special requirements. Recently graduated students are also welcome. 

March 12, 2010

Master's Scholarships at Maastricht University

Maastricht University invites applications for the 2010-2011 Master programs in various fields: Arts&Culture, Behavioural & Political Science, Business & Economics, Education, Health & Life Sciences, Law, etc.  

Maastricht University (UM) is a European university with a strong international outlook. Cherishing and stimulating talented people and creating opportunities for innovative education and research relevant to today’s society are our core values. 

March 5, 2010

IWM International Summer School in Philosophy and Politics 2010

Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen (Vienna) invites forty graduate students and young postdoctoral researchers in the humanities or social sciences to take part in the Summer School within the Institute’s research focus on “Religion & Secularism”, which will take place in Cortona, Italy, on July 4-17, 2010. It will provide a forum for study and discussion with leading scholars on major questions and challenges related to the topic.

The seminar will be devoted to discussion of contemporary debates on God in philosophy and in the public realm; authors discussed will include Giorigio Agamben, Alain Badiou, Martin Heidegger, Richard Dawkins und Christopher Hitchens. Evening discussions with Italian public figures (including the former Prime Minister Giuliano Amato) will complete the program.

EFRI Summer School

After the success of the first five Summer Schools, the Faculty of Economics and Jean Monnet Chair of the University of Rijeka, Croatia, are organizing the VIth International Summer School entitled «International Environment and European Integration» which will be held from July 5th to July 17th 2010, in Rijeka.

The goal of the EFRI Summer School is to broaden the knowledge of students of economics, law and other related studies on the basics of the economic integration process in Europe (focusing on Croatia and South East Europe), and to point out the advantages and challenges of economic integration in everyday life.

The EFRI Summer School 2010 is open to both undergraduates (preferably close to finishing their degrees), graduate and postgraduate students of Business and Economics and other Social Studies.

March 4, 2010

University of Amsterdam Scholarships

University of Amsterdam invites applications from international students for the Bachelor's, Master's, Research Master's, Advanced Master's and PhD programs. University of Amsterdam is among the top 15 universities in Europe and the leading one in the Netherlands according to the Times QS World University Rankings 2009.

The programs are avaliable in the widest range of academic fields, such as business and economics, MBA, cultural and communication studies, law, linguistics and literature, journalism and media, social and exact science, etc. The UvA has one of the largest numbers of international study programmes of any university in Europe, with over 100 taught in English and several of the courses offered being unique to the UvA. 

March 3, 2010

Approaches to Post-Soviet Transformations

2nd International Summer School Approaches to Post-Soviet Transformations will be held in Dnipropetrovsk (Ukraine), on July 4th – July 10th 2010.

Program description. Two decades after the collapse of the USSR, evolutionary paths travelled by post-Soviet societies are spectacularly diverse - posing analytical challenges for social scientists. In the first post-Soviet years, these societies were expected to “Westernize” and so social transformations were supposedly transitional. Later, it became obvious that genuine evolution observed in the former USSR needed genuine analytical tools. Dramatic change exhibiting a strange (at times conflict-ridden) coexistence of transformation and continuity neither elicits comparison to “normal” social evolution, nor can it be explained as a chaotic or un-analysable specificity. The aim of the summer school is to discuss different approaches / concepts used to analyse post-Soviet transformations and to question their heuristic effectiveness.