October 29, 2012

Winter European Innovation Academy 2013

Tallinn University of Technology is offering you a stimulating academic environment, a vibrant community of motivated students and distinguished faculty in its intensive winter program Winter Innovation Academy on 21-27 January 2013 in Tallinn, Estonia. Winter European Innovation Academy is a place for transforming your knowledge, ideas and skills into real innovation. Innovation Academy is suitable for engineering, science and business students as well as professionals who are intending to pursue a career in innovative management. Winter Innovation Academy 2013 brings together famous motivational guest speakers who are innovation experts from world-famous and successful companies Microsoft and Samsung.

October 27, 2012

How to Write a Science Paper

Papers whether scientific or social are given by teachers, whose prerogative determines what you write. They determine the font sizes, formats, procedures and detailed steps to follow when you are writing the paper. It’s your duty and responsibility to follow your teacher’s instructions to get the most marks. 

However, not all teachers give the instructions on how they want their paper presented. You are free to use industry standards to write the science paper. Here are the standard guidelines required when it comes to writing science papers.

October 22, 2012

Master Scholarships for Developing Countries 2013-2014 in Belgium

Within the 2013-2014 programme for international courses and training programmes, CIUF grants 150 scholarships for participation into the courses and 70 for participation into the training programmes. The CUD (Cutting-Edge International Trainings and Courses for Development) Scholarships Program for the year 2013-2014 is available for applicants from developing countries. Courses include Masters in Public Health; European Microfinance Program; Masters in Development, Environment and Society; Master of Science and Supplementary Environmental Management in Developing Countries; Management Systems in Health Services; Methodology in Support of Innovation in Family Agriculture, etc.

October 18, 2012

2013 John Smith Fellowship Programme

The John Smith Memorial Trust is now accepting applications for its 2013 Fellowship Programme. 

The Fellowship aims to strengthen and deepen awareness of good governance through a three week programme in the UK and placements that show the workings of organisations within a long established democracy. Selection is based on a combination of the leadership potential of the applicant and the quality of the action plan they propose. Action plans are pieces of work or policy problems which the Fellows want to explore while in the UK. The Programme targets outstanding young leaders in politics, local government or civil society with an established interest in promoting democratic reform. The "ideal" candidate will be aged 25-40, working in politics, local administration, business, the media, the arts or civil society.

October 16, 2012

Tips for the Essay Exam

The essay exam is one of the most structured and detailed exam questions you’ll ever discover. For most students, the essay exam can be stressful. This article looks at some of the tips you need to ace this exam. The tips come in three parts. 

Before the essay exam

Before the main exam, you need to practice and prepare. This is because; you will not have the time to do this in the exam. You need to start by anticipating questions that may come in the main exam. The best way to do this is by revisiting past papers. What angles were tested in the past papers? And considering you attended class, what did your instructor emphasize? Having answers to these questions is a great way to get started on the right path you will also find it really useful when you want ideas to use in a real exam scenario.

October 15, 2012

Global Studies – A European Perspective

Global Studies – A European Perspective is an interdisciplinary, research-based Master’s course offered by a Consortium of five European universities, that are namely: University of Leipzig (Germany), London School of Economics and Political Science (UK), University of Roskilde (Denmark), University of Vienna (Austria) and University of Wroclaw (Poland) and seven Non-European universities: Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia), Dalhousie University (Canada), Fudan University (China), Jawaharlal Nehru University (India), Macquarie University (Australia), University of California at Santa Barbara (USA), University of Stellenbosch (South Africa).

The Master’s course combines approaches from Global History and International Studies. Cultural Studies, Area Studies, Social Sciences and other disciplines contribute to a wide ranging academic programme.

October 14, 2012

How to Arrange the Process of Self-Education?

Self-education is basically defined as an education that is required outside educational institutions independently. However, the definition has changed considerably. Self-education now means that students are using their own abilities to teach themselves.

Students apply their own knowledge and prepare themselves. Self-educated students have high level of problem solving skills and abilities. They are not dependent and appear more confidents. Schools and colleges are also seeking new ways to enhance this quality amongst students. 

October 12, 2012

How to Apply for a Grant and Get Awards and Funding for Your Project

You may have a project that you want to put out there but don’t have the means and funding for it. You may also like to join exhibitions and competitions to build your portfolio and expand your network. Fortunately, there are ways you can get the funding you need. There is probably a local competition or opportunity for you to gain awards. Several international organizations also offer grants and awards for outstanding projects and concepts. Here are some tips on how you can take advantage of a great opportunity.

Search Online

Find out what are offered by various organizations. Search online. If you can subscribe to newsletters and magazines related to your project or field of expertise, this will help you be up to date with any kind of opportunity. Social networking sites may also help. Join forums and expand your affiliations to easily be updated and informed of any open calls or grant applications. There are a lot of organizations willing to give funding to any deserving individual. Your researching skills will be put to good use here.

October 5, 2012

Winter School On Federalism And Governance 2013

The Winter School on Federalism and Governance is a transnational project of the EURAC-Institute for Studies on Federalism and Regionalism, Bolzano/Bozen (Italy), the Faculty of Law and the School of Political Science and Sociology of the University of Innsbruck (Austria). Since its first edition 2010 it takes place under the auspices of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe.

The upcoming edition 2013 focuses on “Federalism and Fundamental Rights”. Federalism, regionalism, devolution, autonomy and other forms of territorial division of power are key tools for effective and democratic governance. They are often used to address fundamental rights issues, mostly in an effort to better promote and protect them, but also, in some instances, to limit them. The Winter School 2013 aims at better understanding such link from a multi-disciplinary academic and practical perspective, providing in-depth analysis and practical knowledge of the problems, the solutions and the instruments available in this field.

October 3, 2012

The Skills You Can Learn By Studying Abroad

Studying abroad is a common norm nowadays. Each year, the number of students going abroad to study keeps on increasing. The whole experience is important as it equips the learner with new skills and experiences that change their life completely. Though it may pose challenges initially due to a change of climate, culture and language, the ultimate benefits are worth it. 

There are a lot of skills which a student who goes abroad gains compared to the ones who pursue studies in their home country. Some of them are illustrated as follows.