March 29, 2011

Summer School on Religion, Culture and Society

The Summer School on Religion, Culture and Society is organized by the Universitair Centrum Sint-Ignatius, in Antwerpen, Belgium. It is a one-week course taking place from Sunday 28th of August until Sunday 4th of September 2011. Our focus this year will be Religion and International Relations. It is evident that religion, culture and society are strongly interwoven and are crucial for understanding the contemporary world. With globalization touching on all aspect of our lives, religion(s) and culture(s) have to understand their position in this complex globalizing process. It is the aim of the interdisciplinary UCSIA summer school to better understand the dynamic interplay between the macro- and micro-social developments concerning religion that takes place in much of the contemporary world.  

The program offers these young academic researchers and PhD students the opportunity to attend classes taught by established researchers, to present their own work and discuss their ideas in a relaxed and open atmosphere and within a multidisciplinary framework.

March 27, 2011

Kofi Annan Fellowship for Developing Countries

The Kofi Annan Fellowship provides the opportunity for talented and motivated students from developing countries who do not belong to a privileged class and lack sufficient financial means to study management at ESMT in Berlin and graduate with a prestigious MBA from the most international business school in Germany.

Upon return to their home countries, the fellows are expected to contribute to the strengthening of entrepreneurial capacity and the fostering of a stable market economy as an effective catalyst for their country’s development, job creation, and poverty alleviation. 

Summer School in Comparative and Transnational History: Theories, Methodology and Case Studies

Are you convinced that national history and its approaches are limited? Do you want to look beyond the nation in which you live? In this case, you may be interested in attending the HEC 2011 Summer School which will take place in one of the most evocative places in Florence, Villa Schifanoia, on 12-15 September 2011.

The Department of History and Civilization at the European University Institute is a major centre of comparative and transnational European history. The courses will allow you to continue and to broaden your research interests in this field. Well-known specialists from the European University Institute and from other European outstanding institutions will present interesting ways of writing the history of Europe as well as raising important questions on its development.

You will have the opportunity to meet our researchers, who are preparing their Ph.Ds. in this European institution, participate in a seminar in this centre of excellence, visit the Library, the Historical Archives of the European Union and have find out about how to apply to the European University Institute.

March 24, 2011

Deutsche Welle Journalist Training Program

Deutsche Welle invites application for its next 2012 Journalist Training Program. Professional, practical and international - these are the hallmarks of Deutsche Welle's cross-media traineeships. It's also why they are highly coveted among young journalists. 

Deutsche Welle's tri-medial traineeships have long had an excellent reputation. DW-AKADEMIE offers young journalists professional, international editorial training for radio, television and Internet. Trainees benefit from the global reach of international broadcaster Deutsche Welle, Germany's global media calling card.

In addition to the classic traineeship for native German speakers, Deutsche Welle offers international traineeships. This form of journalism training is unique in Germany.

March 19, 2011

Open Ukraine Foundation Writing Competition 2011

Within the framework of the Kyiv Security Forum (KSF), the Open Ukraine Foundation of Arseniy Yatsenyuk  announces a writing competition among young researchers (under the age of 35) from the Black Sea littoral states and also all the other BSEC member-states. The competition is supported by the Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation – A Project of German Marshall Fund of the United States.

The Writing Competition 2011 appeals to stimulate regional cooperation in the research field and to promote collaboration among young researchers from the Black Sea region. The prize will be attributed to two researchers who jointly have produced the most innovative and sophisticated analysis of the common security concerns in the Black Sea region with inventive suggestions for resolutions of these issues. 

March 17, 2011

IES Liberty Summer Seminars 2011

Interested in exploring the ideas of Liberty? Spending a week of great experiences, intercultural exchanges, discussing and thinking about freedom? Learning from top professors and making new friends from all over the world ?

IES Europe offers you an opportunity to learn about classical liberal ideas and explore them with insights from our faculty into the study of history, economics and philosphy! IES Europe offers an interdisciplinary introduction to the tradition of classical liberal thought. Subjects covered include economics, history, moral and political philosophy, law, jurisprudence. The main aim is to approach these fields from a liberal point of view. The seminars are a unique opportunity to boost your understanding of the classical liberal principles of individual rights, private property, and free markets and their applications to today's issues.

Choose between Germany and Bulgaria, join us this summer and deepen your understanding of ideas that allow humans to flourish and prosper. Participation is free! Apply now to enjoy next summer with us!
  • Gummersbach, Germany (July 31- August 06, 2011)
  • Beklemeto, Bulgaria (August 15 - August 21,2001)

March 15, 2011

Challenge: Future Competition 2011/12

What if fun was taken seriously? What if creativity and joy were approached with as much care as finance and physics? What if entertainment was to double-up on meaning?

Global youth think-tank and student competition Challenge: Future Competition 2011/12 dares to re-envision the Future where MEANING and POSITIVE CHANGE go hand-in-hand with FUN. What would it take to make sure there is:
- Fun@learning
- Fun@working
- Fun@volunteering
- Fun@creating
- Fun@discovering
- Fun@preserving

You have time until 24 March 2011 to register for competition, to form your team and start competing for the EUR 20.000 Award.

March 14, 2011

Jean Monnet International Summer Seminars

The University of Rome Tor Vergata proposes two stimulating modules, spreading over 2 weeks, dedicated to the exploration of the changing nature of the European Union, in an ever-changing world. The seminars will take place in Rome and students will be able to enjoy Rome’s cultural heritage while, at the same time, profiting from the intellectual stimulation of over 40 world class speakers.

Module 1 – EU GOVERNANCE – ROME, 4-8 July 2011, (4 ECTS / 2US) 
This first module will focus on the changes introduced by the Lisbon Treaty in the EU institutions and decision making procedures, also assessing the effectiveness of the new (reduced) rotating presidency, the EU President and the complex relations between these and the EU Commission President and the EU High Representative. It will be an exciting hands-on course analyzing the changes introduced by the Lisbon Treaty both from a theoretical and practical point of view.
The second module will focus on the EU Foreign and Defence Policies under the new Lisbon Treaty. In particular, this year we will assess the degree of convergence / divergence of the Foreign Policy of the Union with that of its major member states and of the world superpowers and emerging powers (US, Russia, China, India, Brazil). As usual, it will have a hands-on approach thanks to the participation of the best scholars and decision makers in the field.

March 11, 2011

The European Graduate School: Combining World-Famous Thinkers, an Inventive Curriculum, and Intellectual Freedom

The European Graduate School, located in Switzerland, the heart of various institutions of higher education, is far from your typical grad school. Founded in 1994, EGS devotes itself to recruiting students who show genuine intellectual promise, who have the creative capacity to further problematize big ideas that have driven modern philosophy to this day. While most graduate schools have various different degree programs from which to choose, EGS has only two Media and Communications, and Arts, Health, and Society. Arts, Health, and Society is an interdisciplinary course of study that examines the ways in which the arts, broadly speaking, affects and enhances individual, social and political life.

The more famed of EGS's programs of study is its Media and Communications division, which offers Master's and PhD degrees in the interdisciplinary study of philosophy, communications, film, literature, internet, web and cyberspace studies. In many ways, the Media and Communications program works like a TED conference. As a limited-residency institution, EGS has its students do most of their work at home, pouring over a structured and demanding reading list, completing assignments and discussions online. In the summer, EGS students and faculty meet in Saas-Fee where the campus is located, to listen to lectures and work together on research.

March 9, 2011

MA in East European Studies at Warsaw University

The Centre for East European Studies announces its 11th annual competition for 25 scholarships for the two-year supplementary master’s programme in East European Studies at Warsaw University, lasting from 1 October 2011 to 30 June 2013. 

The Centre for East European Studies was established under the resolution of the Warsaw University Senate in 1990 as part of the Institute of Oriental Studies. The competition and the opportunity to study the subject in Poland were received with great interest in target countries. Opening such possibility is considered both a proof and an example of Poland’s involvement in shaping the future of the region.
Over 800 candidates from 19 countries have applied for the scholarship in the previous eight editions of the competition. The arduous enrolment procedure (3 stages: application, written test, interview) led to admitting, between 2001 and 2008, almost 190 individuals to the scholarship programme. They came from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mongolia, Slovakia, Russia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.
The state-funded East European Studies Scholarships were established with the intention not only to create a group of well-trained experts on Eastern affairs at home, but also to provide educational opportunities for young specialists from other, especially neighbouring countries, thus offering a rare chance for Poles and their foreign fellow students to study, here in Warsaw, the past, the present and the future of our region together.

EUROsimA 2011 - European Union Model in Ankara

EUROsimA is a Model European Union conference which has been held by the Middle East Technical University (METU) Foreign Policy and International Relations Club (FPIRC) since 2005. Thsi year the conference will be held on 28 April – 3 May 2011, Ankara, Turkey. The participants get the chance to take active roles on the basis of “representation” during the EUROsimA, especially throughout the decision-making processes within the bodies of the European Union.

Each participant represents a minister of an EU member state or a Member of the European Parliament. EUROsimA gives participants an opportunity to experience what they have learned in theory and provides them a better understanding of decision-making mechanisms of the European Union institutions and the functioning of these institutions.

March 6, 2011

Annual Open International Festival of Multimedia Art “Multimatograf-7”

This year the Annual Open International Festival of Multimedia Art "Multimatograf" will take place for the seventh time. It will be held on April 23-24, 2011 in Vologda, Russia. "Multimatograf" is an outstanding event in the field of animation. Creative spirit, unordinary mixture of unordinary ideas and technological «know-how», computer art availability - that are the principles that we base upon.

The festival is primarily aimed to support independent young artists, who are eager to realize their creative potential and wish to share their ideas and message with the world through the means of multimedia art. Festival participants are usually those young people, who have active life position and intend to make the world a more beautiful place. In the six years the Festival gathered more than 500 works from all over Russia and abroad – Ukraine, Belorussia, Azerbaijan, Moldova, the USA, Mexico, Denmark, Canada, etc.

March 4, 2011

TED Fellowships for Young Journalists and Photographers

Young journalists and photographers are invited apply for a fellowship to attend the TED conferences in Edinburgh, Scotland or Long Beach, California. The TED Fellows program is designed to bring together young world-changers and trailblazers who have shown unusual accomplishment and exceptional courage. TED is a non-profit organization devoted to ideas worth spreading, which brings together some of today's most interesting thinkers including author Chris Abani and Al Gore. 

The program is designed to bring together young trailblazers from a variety of fields, including journalism, who have shown unusual accomplishment and courage. There are 20 fellows selected to attend the TED conferences. Participants will also have the opportunity to attend pre-conference programs with training by speakers.

March 3, 2011

Education Abroad – 10 Tips to Survive in a Foreign Environment

Education of the highest quality is most often the key that unlocks many doors in life, and this is why many of us are willing to do whatever it takes to gain the best of this most valuable asset. We burn the candle at both ends, we burn the midnight oil, and we even cross the seven seas if it means we are admitted to the best universities abroad. 

However, the downside of studying in a strange country is that your emotional wellbeing or lack of it plays a significant part in determining how successful you are academically. It’s only when you’re able to overcome homesickness and loneliness in a foreign environment that you can not only survive, but thrive in a challenging and competitive academic setting. So if you’re headed abroad for higher education, here are a few tips to help you cope:

March 1, 2011

Summer Programs at Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva is pleased to announce the fifth session of its short Summer Programmes to be held from June 6 to July 8, 2011. The Graduate Institute welcomes all interested international undergraduate and graduate students to apply.

Schedule and topics:

- Summer Programme on International Affairs and Multilateral Governance (June 6 to June 24) 
To improve and update your knowledge, the programme will focus on fast-changing and complex transnational issues such as:
> Week 1: Global Public Goods: Health and Environment
> Week 2: Global Migration, Cooperation and Development
> Week 3: Security, Human Rights and Humanitarian Actions