January 31, 2011

Ohrid Summer University 2011

Born in 1998, Ohrid Summer University is an academic program for young faculty, PhD candidates, postgraduates, researchers and professionals, which offers intensive, problem oriented and research based courses from the domain of social sciences and humanities. Initiated as a result of the efforts to promote a new, alternative approach in higher education, OSU acts as an educational forum for an open intellectual debate, bringing theoretical investigation and teaching practice, placing together interdisciplinary methodologies and international academic achievements, and providing effective opportunities for educational development of the new generation faculty of different geographical, cultural and ethnic background. 
Each year hosting up to 100 participants from the countries of Central, Eastern, Southeastern Europe and NIS, who attend the Summer Schools' program, and engaging the most prominent professors in appropriate disciplines from the Universities around the globe, OSU has established an international academic cooperation, creating a network of continuous and productive collaboration. Encouraging renewal of the current curricula and syllabi, through creative restructuring of the contents, as well as application of innovative teaching methods and techniques, OSU promotes the establishment of efficient academic curriculum, in line with the recognized standards of international university institutions.  

January 28, 2011

International Conference on Applied Economics 2011, Perugia

Department of Economics and Food Sciences, University of Perugia, Italy and Department of International Trade, Kastoria Campus, Technological Institute of Western Macedonia, Greece organize the International Conference on Applied Economics 2011 that will be held on August 25-27, 2011 in Perugia, Italy. Interested persons are invited so submit their papers for presentation.

The aim of the conference is to bring together economists from different fields of Applied Economic Research in order to share methods and ideas.

January 26, 2011

Connaught International Scholarship for Doctoral Students at University of Toronto

The primary purpose of the Connaught International Scholarships for Doctoral Students is to assist graduate units in recruiting and supporting outstanding international scholars to the University of Toronto’s graduate programs. The effective value to each student in 2011-2012 will be $35,000.00 total (including tuition).

  • The department will cover the cost of tuition at the domestic student rate plus the normal minimum funding in the graduate unit of $15,000 or higher (using the normal combination of Research and Teaching Assistantships, UofT Fellowships, etc.).
  • The Connaught Program will cover “top-up” funding to bring the total funding to $35,000 from the normal minimum in the graduate unit ($15,000 or higher).
  • Scholarships will continue in the same form throughout the normal period in the funded cohort (4 or 5 years, according to the standard duration of the department’s funding package

January 25, 2011

8th International Conference "Economic Integrations, Competition and Cooperation"

University of Rijeka - Faculty of Economics, Chair Jean Monnet University of Ljubljana - Faculty of Economics - Chair Jean Monnet, CEDIMES Paris – Rijeka - Centre d’Etudes du Développement International ed des Mouvements Economiques et Sociaux, University of Antwerp - Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, and Organizing Committee are organizing the 8th International Conference "Economic Integrations, Competition and Cooperation" to be held on April 6-9, 2011 in Opatija, Croatia.

University and government researchers, economists, business experts, students and other interested parties are invited to submit abstracts for the conference. Potential papers should address any of the following, or related topics:

January 24, 2011

International Summer Program 2011 of the University of Vienna

We would like to invite you to study at the University of Vienna’s campus in Strobl/St. Wolfgang and, like thousands have done before you, experience an unforgettable summer! The Sommerhochschule of the University of Vienna organizes an International Summer Program every summer. This year Vienna's Summer School will be held on July 16 – August 13, 2011. A limited number of partial scholarships is available.

The program consists of two two-week sessions and offers European Studies Courses and German Language Courses. The program aims at contributing to an increased understanding of the EU and its presentation of itself as a unity. In this context the diverse student body (up to 100 students from more than 35 different nations) is most conductive to intercultural and social interaction. Taken as a whole, the program offers a concise and up to date introduction to recent developments in Europe which will provide students from different fields of study with additional key qualifications for their future professional work.

January 21, 2011

Coca-Cola Scholarships at the University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh and Coca-Cola offer a number of scholarships for undergraduate study in any subject offered by the University. This competitive scholarship covers the full tuition fees and an annual maintenance allowance of £5,000. It is tenable for the duration of the programme of study.

The scholarship is open to self-financing applicants whose personal circumstances would make accepting an offer from the University of Edinburgh difficult. They are awarded to citizens from the following countries who are accepted for admission on a full-time basis for an undergraduate programme of study:

January 20, 2011

Understanding Europe Summer Program 2011 at University of Tours

Université François Rabelais - Tours invites applications for its summer program Understanding Europe that will be held on June 20 – July 8, 2011 at the University of Tours, France. 

This program, to be given in English over a three week period by European and French lecturers from the University of Tours, will concentrate on the construction of Europe. It will conclude with a period of study on the site of the European Institutions in Strasbourg : the European Parliament in session, the Council of Europe, the European Court of Human Rights.

January 18, 2011

Is a Criminal Justice Degree for You?

Let’s be frank: jobs are hard to come by. People with doctorates are teaching high school English. People with Master’s Degrees are making lattes. Don’t get me wrong: there’s nothing wrong with high school English or lattes – I’ve had both. My point is only that, many of us are not utilizing our educations.

The world is changing so fast that many of our degrees are “outdated” or at least less useful then they once were. So let’s be frank: there will always be criminals. Okay, maybe not always, but for a while anyway. As long as there is poverty, as long as there is illiteracy and alcoholism, people will continue to commit crimes.

So, if you are thinking about a new career field, there are a few job opportunities that aren’t going away in the near future. Healthcare is one. Criminal justice is another.

January 14, 2011

Master's Scholarships 2011-2012 at Maastricht University

Maastricht University invites applications for the 2011-2012 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. 

To study in Maastricht is to study with an international perspective. When compared to other universities in the Netherlands and its surrounding countries, Maastricht University has the highest ratio of international students, representing all corners of the globe. More than half of our master's students come from outside the Netherlands, and this international flavour is infused into every aspect of our education and student life.

January 12, 2011

Erasmus Mundus Masters Scholarship Program in Language and Communication Technologies

The Erasmus Mundus European Masters Program in Language and Communication Technologies (LCT) is designed to meet the demands of industry and research in a rapidly growing area. It offers education and training opportunities for the next generations of leaders in research and innovation. It provides students with profound knowledge and insight into the various disciplines that contribute to the methods of language and communication technologies and it strengthens their ability to work according to scientific methods. Moreover, the students acquire practice-oriented knowledge by choosing appropriate combinations of modules in Language Technology, Computational and Theoretical Linguistics, and Computer Science.

It involves studying one year at one of the Universities of the consortium, and completing the second year with a stay in one of the partner Universities. After this, the student will obtain two already approved Master of Science/Arts degrees with legal value in the countries of issue.

The amount of the Erasmus Mundus scholarship for students beginning in 2010 is 24,000 Euros per student per year for overseas students and aproximately 10,000 Euros per student per year for non-overseas students. The application for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship is done through the Application Form of the LCT Masters Program, that is, when you apply to the EM LCT program, you are simultaneously applying for the scholarship.

January 10, 2011

7th CEU Conference in Social Sciences

The 7th CEU Conference in Social Sciences “What Follows after the Crisis? Approaches to Global Transformations” arranged by the Central European University will take place on May 27-29, 2011 in Budapest, Hungary. We encourage young faculty and graduate students to propose panels on Political Science, Public Policy, International Relations, European Studies, Philosophy, Gender, Nationalism, Sociology, and Anthropology.

Following a global financial crisis and numerous political challenges, 2011 appears to offer us new opportunities for engaging in debates and research work. Bridging economic, political, and social challenges this period continues to be a problematic reality check for theoretical and empirical perspectives. Are the current events ahead of scholars’ conceptualizations, politicians’ capabilities, and policy-makers’ solutions? With many challenges ahead, there is a hope to generate interdisciplinary academic debates that tackle relevant topics in their fields of research. 

January 4, 2011

International Fellowships in Caucasus Research Resource Centers

The Caucasus Research Resource Centers program (CRRC) is a network of resource, research and training centers established in 2003 in the capital cities of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia with the goal of strengthening social science research and public policy analysis in the South Caucasus. A partnership between the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Eurasia Partnership Foundation, USAID and local universities, the CRRC network offers scholars and practitioners stable opportunities for integrated research, training and collaboration in the region.

International fellowships in Tbilisi, Georgia; Baku, Azerbaijan; and Yerevan, Armenia are offered on the rolling basis to the applicants having a strong interest and background in the social sciences. Small stipend to cover housing and food is provided; however we encourage candidates to seek outside funding. Duration of the fellowship program - at least 10 weeks.