March 27, 2012

Hungarian Government Scholarships for International Students

Hungarian Scholarship Board Office offers scholarships for foreign students and lecturers in higher education institutions as well as research fellows who intend to gain further professional experience in Hungarian higher education institutions or research institutes. Scholarships can be applied for in two different ways:
  1. Work plans and bilateral agreements: The Office of the Hungarian Scholarship Board (hereinafter HSB) welcomes applications by citizens of countries (and territories) that have a valid/effective educational work plan with Hungary, or a bilateral agreement signed by the Hungarian Ministry of National Recourses and the relevant ministry of the given country (or territory). Dissemination of all information regarding the application procedure and deadlines as well as assessment and shortlisting of applications is conducted by the scholarship authority or the Ministry of Education in the relevant home country (or territory). Applications forwarded by partner scholarship offices shall have a priority. However, applications submitted directly to the HSB Office shall also be accepted in the framework of the Pool system outlined below.

March 21, 2012

IES Seminars: Europe & Liberty - Germany 2012

Interested in exploring the ideas of liberty? Learn about classical liberalism with distinguished faculty? Apply now and join us at the Theodor-Heuss-Akademie in Gummersbach, Germany between July 29 and August 04, 2012 for a weeklong of intellectual challenges, intercultural exchanges and lots of laid-back fun, all in the spirit of liberty. This week is entirely free for the students. Through the generosity of our partners, IES-Europe is able to offer the seminars for free. Lectures, housing, meals are provided by the IES-Europe. Participants only pay for their own travel.

March 20, 2012

Perugia International Journalism Festival 2012

The next edition of the annual Perugia International Journalism Festival will be held on April 25-29, 2012, in Perugia, Italy.

The annual Perugia International Journalism Festival is the leading journalism event in Italy. It is an open invitation to listen to and network with the best of world journalism. The leitmotiv is one of informality and accessibility, designed to appeal to journalists, aspiring journalists and those interested in the role of the media in society. Simultaneous translation into English and Italian is provided. The festival is open to the public free of charge.

March 17, 2012

Tips For A Perfect Revision Period

When end of year exams are looming, it’s inevitable that students across the country will start to get twitchy, and suddenly regret the hours lost in the union bar. Even those who've been diligent during term time can find the prospect of final assessment daunting.

However there are a few simple tips that should get you into the right frame of mind to perform to the best of your abilities.

First of all, work out what you actually need to do because very little will be achieved if you try to tackle revision without a coherent plan. Think about what subjects you're going to be tested on then decide which need the most work so you can allocate your time accordingly.

March 13, 2012

International Student Week in Belgrade 2012 - "Youth Changing the World"

We are more than happy to announce that the sixth ISWiB (International Student Week in Belgrade), under the motto "Youth Changing the World" will take place from 15th to 22nd July 2012 in the Serbian capital, Belgrade. We came a long way since our humble beginnings in 2006, constantly improving in quantity and popularity, and we have no intention of stopping. The previous edition of the festival, ISWiB 2011, gathered more than 200 students from 50 countries from all over the world.

As the goal of ISWiB is breaking national, religious, cultural and language barriers, not only through the exchange of knowledge, opinions and ideas, but also by making friends and hanging out with each other, ISWiB 2012 will be an opportunity for lots of fun, cultural manifestations, day trips and, of course, parties!

March 7, 2012

Time Management Tips for Study Abroad Students

Studying abroad is certainly one of the best life experiences that lucky students get to experience. It is a great opportunity to see new places, meet new people and live in a foreign country.  However, time spent studying abroad is not all fun and games. There is an academic component during study abroad that cannot be discarded or forgotten when you travel. It is important to manage your time well and in ways that allow you to get your work done, learn as much as possible, and have the study abroad experience you desire. 

March 6, 2012

Mises Seminar 2012 - Ninth Edition

IES-Europe encourages you to contribute a paper to the 2012 Mises Seminar, to be held in Sestri Levante (Italy), October 13th-14th. The general theme discussed will be: "Failure: Why We Need It".
The conference will feature original contributions on the themes of failure and bankruptcy—either in the business and governmental arena—and how it is a necessary and ultimately beneficial feature of a free market and a free society. The topic can be investigated from the perspective of economics, history, sociology, legal theory, political philosophy, economic history.

March 1, 2012

Workshop on Ukraine-EU Cooperatio​n in Crisis Management and Disaster Risk Reduction

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR INSTITUTIONAL STUDIES in partnership with University of Birmingham, UK, Harvard Black Sea Security Program, Harvard University, USA, European Security Journal, Routledge and financial support of Jean Monnet Program, European Commission invite you to take part in 2012 Jean Monnet International Seminar "Ukraine-EU Cooperation in Crisis Management and Disaster Risk Reduction:  Sharing Best Practices, Building Effective Capabilities".
Cooperation in crisis management and disaster risk reduction (natural, man-made disasters, terrorism, conflict and conflict-related emergencies) is a priority and thematic platform of the Eastern Partnership and an important sphere of cooperation between Ukraine and the EU within the Ukraine-EU Action Plan, but it is an almost completely neglected topic in the academic cur-ricula on EU/European integration/security studies in Ukraine and other countries of the Eastern Partnership. Similarly, very little research has been carried out on diplomatic and politi-cal/institutional aspects of this subject, which further diminishes the prospects of high-quality modules and courses and effective education and training of current and future academics and professionals working in this area.