November 30, 2011

Weidenfeld Scholarships and Leadership Programme, University of Oxford

The Weidenfeld Scholarships and Leadership Programme cultivates the leaders of tomorrow from transition and emerging economies by providing outstanding university graduates and young professionals with the opportunity to pursue fully funded graduate studies at the University of Oxford and access to a comprehensive programme of leadership development, long-term mentoring and networking.

Overall, the programme provides Scholars with the knowledge, skills and international networks necessary to contribute optimally to public life in their countries and regions of origin and to build lasting professional linkages across cultures and continents.

November 29, 2011

Millennium Youth Camp 2012 in Helsinki

Technology Academy Finland and the Finnish Science Education Centre LUMA organize the next Millennium Youth Camp to be held in Helsinki Metropolitan Region, Finland in June 2012. During this camp, about 30 talented and young people from different parts of the world will meet for a week to work together on different projects on mathematics, science and technology. These young people will also get a chance to meet famous scientists as well as the 2012 Millennium Technology Prize Winner during this event.

The Millennium Youth Camp is held on an annual basis, attended by students from all continents. In 2011, almost 1500 young people from a hundred different countries applied to take part. One of the camp’s primary goals is to encourage young scientists to network at an early stage in their careers and help them launch a career in science or technology.

November 25, 2011

Eurasia Business and Economics Society Conference 2012 - Istanbul

EBES 2012 Conference - Istanbul will take place in Istanbul, Turkey with the support of Istanbul Economic Research Association. The conference will be held on May 24th, 25th, and 26th, 2012 at the Taksim Nippon Hotel. Abstract submission for the EBES 2012 Conference - Istanbul is now open.


We would also like to announce publication opportunities for qualified papers presented at the EBES 2012 Conference - Istanbul. Qualified papers will be published in the EBES journals (Eurasian Business Review and Eurasian Economic Review). EBES journals are indexed in the Cabell's Directory, Ulrich's Periodicals Directory, RePEc, EBSCO Business Source Complete, ProQuest ABI/Inform, and EconLit (EER). Interested EBES 2012 Conferences participants can also resubmit their full papers for the EBES 2012 Anthology (has an ISBN number) which is published annually and includes papers presented in the EBES 2012 Conferences.

November 11, 2011

2012–2013 Fellows Program in Imperial Legacies and International Politics in the Post-Soviet Space

The Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies - Harvard University’s center for interdisciplinary research and study of Russia and the countries surrounding it - is pleased to announce the theme for its 2012–2013 Fellows Program. The Fellows Program brings together scholars at early and later stages in their careers to consider a common theme spanning the social sciences and humanities. Professors Timothy Colton (Government) and Serhii Plokhii (History) will coordinate the 2012–2013 program. We are interested in applications from scholars currently working on our chosen theme, or equally those working on unrelated themes, but who are interested in exploring our theme. (Note that scholars whose work does not address the selected theme are encouraged to apply for fellowships at the Davis Center, and their applications will receive full consideration.)

November 10, 2011

6th Annual Graduate Conference in European History

Paper submissions are welcomed for the 6th Annual Graduate Conference in European History - Transformation in European History - that will be held in Vienna, Austria, on May 3–5, 2012. 

The “transition” of political systems in Southern Europe and Latin America since the 1970s and the revolutionary changes in Central and Eastern Europe in 1989/91 have resulted in the rise of “transformation studies” in social sciences. The term transformation is commonly understood as the politically steered transition from communist dictatorship to democracy, from a planned to a market economy, and from a closed to an open society. In contrast to this teleological reading the 6th GRACEH conference intends to explore a historical approach to transformation. A very broad working definition of the term would characterize transformation as a “period of especially intense and accelerated structural changes on a political, social, economic, and cultural level” that were caused by major political and social upheavals such as the breakdown of the continental empires in 1918, the French Revolution in the late 18th century, or the Reformation. Unlike the social sciences, we wish to broaden the application as far back as to the beginning of modern age. In what way can this concept of transformation be applied to contemporary, modern and early modern contexts? What kind of adjustments of the concept are required for the historicization of transformation?

November 7, 2011

Master Grants from the University of Bern

The Universität Bern offers six Master Grants for the academic year 2012/13 for excellent international students. The grant consists of 1'600 CHF per month for the duration of the Master's programme (standard period of study). Application files will be examined by a selection committee. Criteria for selection are academic excellence and the candidate's potential and motivation.

For further information about the Master's programmes offered at our university, please contact the concerned Department directly. All Master’s programmes of the University of Bern are offered except “Biomedical Sciences”. 

November 4, 2011

Doctoral Program in International Business Taxa­tion, Vienna

The Doctoral Program in International Business Taxa­tion (DIBT) at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria, offers an excellent doctoral education to outstanding students from all over the world, fully preparing them to conduct research on international business taxation. DIBT provides high-quality interdis­ciplinary training for graduates in the field of interna­tional taxation, including and combining the disciplines of public finance, international tax law and cross-bor­der tax management.

DIBT focuses on high-quality academic education and internationally competitive research. It is aimed at the future elite of scholars and provides interdisciplinary training in taxation of enterprises‘ cross-border activi­ties, drawing on and combining the core disciplines public finance, international tax law, and cross-border tax management. By then expanding tax training to non-traditional yet highly relevant disciplines such as economic psychology, history, political science, ethics, and legal philosophy as well as organizational behavior and decision making, a broadening of horizons and a more comprehensive approach to research questions is achieved.

November 3, 2011

Geneva International Student's Program 2012

The Geneva International Student's Program 2012 offered by the University of Geneva will take place from February 20, 2012 to May 25, 2012. Application deadline is extended until November 15, 2011. 

It is a 3-month competitive program with
  • Intensive French language courses
  • Multidisciplinary courses taught in English
  • Exams for 30 transferable ECTS credits
  • Discovery of an international city at the heart of Europe

...designed for international students.