December 31, 2010

Happy 2011!!!

Scholarships, Grants and Events Abroad sincerely wishes everyone Happy New Year! May the coming year be full of high achievemnts, crazy adventures, new impressions, bright emotions, interesting aquiantances, challenging events, and lots lots lots of fun!

Dream, Believe, Dare, Achieve!!!

December 30, 2010

2nd International Moot Competition on Maritime Arbitration in Odessa, Ukraine

International Moot Competition on Maritime Arbitration is a competition for all law Students from all over the World. This year the moot concerns number of issues at the forefront of economy affairs and challenges in the modern day of Global Commercial Shipping industry in relation to the development of International Trade and commerce which involves maritime transactions.

The facts of this year’s Moot Competition question forces the competitors to considers the appropriate substantives rules which requires to interpret the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act (COGSA), and the question of whether a foreign arbitration clause in a bill of lading is invalid under COGSA.

Since Maritime Arbitration is an increasingly important aspect of all Country’s legal systems, it is crucial for young lawyers to acquaint themselves with the way the Maritime Disputes are solved through means of Arbitration and revitalizing the shipping industry by making a great use of all the talents and capacities to show that we are great ‘Maritime Lawyer”.

December 28, 2010

European University Institute Grants for Doctoral Programs

The European University Institute (EUI) prepares researchers for developing and defending a doctoral thesis. 160 research grants are awarded annually by the EU Member States and other European national authorities to successful candidates.

Programme Structure:
* 1st year: Acquire a solid background for the doctoral work; set out the proposed research.
* 2nd and 3rd years: Research, field work, data collection, writing of the thesis under close supervision.
* 4th year: Writing up and preparation for the defence of the thesis. Part of the year may be used for professional or university traineeships or teaching opportunities.

Candidates must have a good working knowledge of English. Spoken and written tests in English (similar to the TOEFL or IELTS test) are obligatory for all candidates who are non-native speakers of English.

December 27, 2010

Swedish-Turkish Scholarship Program

Starting from 2002, the Swedish Institute offers a special scholarship program for citizens of Turkey. Its purpose is to support master's level or advanced level studies within selected subject areas at a Swedish Institution of higher education. Since 2002, around 20 Turkish students annually are awarded scholarships for master’s degree studies in Sweden within the Swedish-Turkish scholarship program.
Scholarships are given within the fields of social sciences and environmental studies with priority to the following areas: economics and management, democracy/human rights/gender issues, law, environmental studies, European studies and social issues. In addition to these scholarships, a new scholarship in memory of Anna Lindh was announced during the visit of Swedish Foreign Minister Laila Freivalds to Turkey in October 2004: the Swedish-Turkish Scholarship for Human Rights Law in Memory of Anna Lindh.

Turkish students applying to a master's programme in human rights law at a Swedish university are eligible for this scholarship program. Currently, only one programme is available - the Master’s Program in International Human Rights Law. It is taught by Lund University's Faculty of Law in cooperation with the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights.

The scholarship covers living expenses for one person during two semesters with a possibility of prolongation, and travel expenses to and from Sweden. To apply, follow the standardized application instructions for master's scholarships below.

December 24, 2010

PhD Scholarships 2011 in Business, Economics, Finance, and Statistics at Bocconi University

Università Commerciale “Luigi Bocconi” PhD School introduces the XXVII Cycle of the PhD programs for the 2011-2012 academic year. A public competition is held for the admission to the following full time PhD programs:
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Economics and Finance
  • Statistics
Courses and seminars are held in English. The course coordinator may allow the students to do part of their research abroad and serve as interns in public and private institutions.

The subjects, duration, minimum number of places and fellowships for each PhD program are listed below:

December 23, 2010

18th Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists ( EAERE 2011)

Paper submission and registrations are now opened for the 18th Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. EAERE 2011 will be held on the campus of the University of Rome Tor Vergata, on June 29th to July 2nd, 2011. It is organized jointly by the Department of Economics, Finance and Quantitative Methods (SEFEMEQ) and the Faculty of Economics. 

The conference programme will cover all areas of environmental and resource economics, ranging from topics prevailing in the general debate, such as climate change, Kyoto protocol, energy policy, ETS, green accounting, valuation methods to less publicized and very specialized subjects such as biodiversity loss, waste accumulation, toxic waste disposal, packaging reduction, adaptation to climate change, urban and transportation sustainability. We expect around 700 participants from all over the world, engaged in environment related activities in various capacities - researchers, teachers, students, professionals, policymakers, managers.  

December 21, 2010

Belgrade International Model UN 2011

The United Nations Association of Serbia has been organizing, since the year of 2004, international conference ''Belgrade International Model UN – BIMUN'', simulation of the work of the UN bodies. What BIMUN sets apart is a high level of knowledge gained, modeling with firm rules of procedure based upon the real working procedures of UN bodies, as well as dealing with most live and vivid questions. Having in mind high criteria for participation, special accent is placed on preparation period for participants and the most real simulation. The next BIMUN conference will be organized on 17 – 20 March 2011 in Belgrade, Serbia.

The project team is consisted of successful students of social sciences, best participants from previous BIMUN conferences. During the several month-long preparation period, the team participates in all the aspects of planning and organizing a project. When the conference is finished, best participants work on the BIMUN Plus – a research project. In that sense, BIMUN remains a whole-year activity, a process where a large number of successful young people participates, gaining new knowledge and experience, in a fun and interactive way, in accordance with contemporary educational principles.

December 20, 2010

Edinburgh Global Undergraduate Scholarships

Edinburgh Global Undergraduate Scholarships are offered to students who are nationals of countries outwith the EU for undergraduate study in any subject offered by the University. 20 scholarships are available for the 2011-2012 session with each award worth £2,000 per year. Awards are tenable for the duration of the programme of study.

The scholarships are competitive and awarded broadly on the basis of academic merit. They are awarded to students who are accepted for admission on a full-time basis for undergraduate study at the University of Edinburgh. Students already on a programme are not eligible. Applicants must also be nationals of a country outwith the EU.

December 18, 2010

Summer School 2011 in Wroclaw, Poland

Main theme this year summer school is International Entrepreneurship - a Central European Perspective. The summer school will be held on 02-16 July 2011, in Wroclaw, Poland. If you're looking for an option to spend this summer studying and having fun in international company - this is something for you! It is also a unique opportunity to study entrepreneurship, finance and management  from the Central European perspective and enjoy the summer in the same time.

Summer School Poland is an intensive study and fun program through which students can earn 8 ECTS credits that may be counted towards their degrees at their home institutions. Spend a wonderful two weeks with us. Summer School in Wroclaw, Poland - great place to be!

Summer School Poland 2008, 2009 and 2010 turned out to be a very exciting and friendly time for all the students and organisers. We always made up a happy, energetic group of young people from 14-22 countries, 4 continents! Not only was it time of studying and fun, but also of bonding and building friendships that are still lasting.

December 17, 2010

How International Students Can Find Scholarships

Education is expensive, but very often, it’s worth every penny you spend on it as long as you’re able to find the job of your dreams, one that you love and one that pays well. And when you travel overseas to find the best education possible, you know that affordability is going to be a deciding factor in your decision to stay on or return home. While most international students settle for student loans at exorbitant interest rates, there are a few who are savvy enough to research their options and apply for and secure a scholarship. It’s not an easy task to find international scholarships because there are so few of them, but it’s not impossible if you set your mind to it. 

December 16, 2010

Competition and Innovation Summer School 2011

Applications are welcomed for the Competition and Innovation Summer School (CISS) that will take place at the International Academy Marmaris (IAM) located in Turunç, Turkey, on May 23 – May 28, 2011. Advanced PhD students and PostDoc researchers are eligible to apply for participation.

CISS offers young interested researchers within the fields of innovation economics, competition analysis and industrial organization the possibility to intensively discuss their dissertation plans or drafts within a peer group of experienced and renowned scholars and other PhD students in a great environment.

December 15, 2010

Mondi International Scholarships for Studies in Austria

If you are a top-class student either currently at a post-school institution or preparing to enter one in the next year, and are interested to study in Austria, then take a look at our study support schemes currently offered by Mondi Group, Austria (Austrian Student Scholarships). Applications can be made by nationals of African, Asian, Central and Eastern European countries and Austrian citizens.

December 14, 2010

The Eastern Partnership and the Future of EU Engagement

Chatham House in partnership with the Robert Bosch Stiftung, St Antony’s College (Oxford University) and the European Commission invite young specialists from Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine) to apply to participate in a new project assessing the European Union’s policy towards its Eastern neighbours. Successful applicants will be invited to attend a two-day programme of events in London and Oxford on 16 and 17 March 2011. Participants will be invited to share their ideas on the future of the EU’s Eastern Partnership with leading experts from across Europe. All travel and accommodation will be covered by the project organisers.


The Eastern Partnership was launched in 2008 at a challenging juncture for the European Union's relations with its eastern neighbours. The Russo-Georgian conflict forced the countries on Russia's periphery to look hard at the regional and geopolitical environment and reconsider the relative attractiveness of increased engagement with Euro-Atlantic organizations. The context has been further complicated by the global financial crisis, which shifted attention in EU member states both inwards, to domestic concerns, and further outwards, to questions of global governance reform.More than ever the EU has to make the case to its neighbours of the importance of open markets and transparent government, and that prosperity and security are best achieved through convergence with EU norms. With Poland, one of the initiators of the Eastern Partnership, assuming the EU Presidency in July 2011, this is an opportune moment for a re-evaluation of EU policy objectives and approaches in the region.

December 10, 2010

Human Security and Migration Litigation Workshop in London

INTERIGHTS' Europe Programme covering Council of Europe countries within Central and Eastern Europe and former Soviet Union is pleased to invite applications for a strategic litigation workshop on "Human Security and Migration" which will be held in London on 27-28 January 2011. The workshop is open to lawyers and human rights activists engaged in legal advocacy from Council of Europe states, especially those from Central and Eastern Europe, the Baltic States and the Caucasus. To ensure a fruitful in-depth discussion, only a limited number of places will be offered.

Throughout the region, migrants - in particular, undocumented/irregular migrants, unskilled migrant workers, and asylum seekers and refugees – are vulnerable to a wide range of human rights abuses such as ill-treatment, arbitrary detention, servitude and forced labour, denial of access to justice, interference with private and family life, and denial of access to medical treatment and social services.  Moreover, due to their non-citizen (often irregular) status, migrants can be denied or severely restricted in their access to legal redress both in theory and practice.

December 9, 2010

Master of Human Rights and Democratisation in Sydney

Applications are now being accepted for study and for scholarships in the Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific) (MHRD) in Sydney, Australia. The MHRD is a unique Master degree program in which students undertake a foundational semester of study at the University of Sydney, and then a second semester at one of the four partner universities:
  • Gadjah Mada University (Indonesia)
  • Mahidol University (Thailand)
  • Katmandu School of Law (Nepal)
  • University of Colombo (Sri Lanka)
Graduates of the course will gain an interdisciplinary understanding of human rights and democratisation in the Asia Pacific, and will have opportunities to research and examine the application of human rights and democratisation in the field with the partner institutions.

December 7, 2010

Central European University’s Summer School 2011

CEU's Summer University program 2011 hosts high-level, research-oriented, interdisciplinary and innovative academic courses as well as workshops on policy issues for professional development in the social sciences and the humanities.

The summer school is a meeting place for academics and professionals fro all over the world, eager to look beyond their disciplinary boundaries. During SUN everyone particularly enjoys the exposure to this immense diversity of countries, disciplines, views, and perspectives. Discussions are encouraged and conducted in an atmosphere of tolerance and intellectual curiosity.

Courses involve distinguished international faculty (including CEU professors), and excellent graduate students, junior or post-doctoral researchers, teachers and professionals as participants. While application from all over the world is encouraged, continued priority is given to applicants from Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union and countries experiencing emerging democracies worldwide. Applicants from these countries, when admitted on merit, will be eligible for scholarship, while those from developed countries will usually be expected to pay fees.

December 6, 2010

2011 INSEAD Scholarships

INSEAD Scholarships are the most sought-after source of financial assistance. They are limited in number and there is significant competition for each award. These scholarships are granted under various criteria and essentially there are two basic categories of scholarships:
  • Need-based: demonstrate financial need
  • Non-need based: based on either merit, nationality, gender, professional background, leadership abilities, field of previous studies etc.
For all INSEAD scholarships we require applicants to provide accurate details of their financial situation.

All our scholarship applications are on-line except where mentioned in the scholarship description. To submit an application, first follow the Scholarship Guide below and get yourself registered.

December 4, 2010

Research Associateships in Women/Gender Studies 2011-2012

The Five College Women’s Studies Research Center, founded as a site for scholarly activity on issues relating to women and gender, invites applications for its  research associateships for 2011-2012 from scholars and teachers at all levels of the educational system, as well as from artists, community organizers and political activists, both local and international. The project is a collaborative project of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Open to feminist scholars, teachers, artists, writers, and activists from the United States and abroad. Associates are provided with offices in our spacious facility, library privileges, and the collegiality of a diverse community of feminists. The Center supports projects in all disciplines so long as they focus centrally on women or gender. Applications are accepted for either a semester or an academic year. During the period of appointment, Associates are expected to be in residence in the Five College area, and to attend weekly seminars and other FCWSRC events. Each Research Associate gives a public presentation on her work and is expected to participate actively in the daily life of the Center. No funding is attached to the Associateship.

December 3, 2010

Young Journalists Competition

CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Europe invites young journalists from around Europe interested in socio-economic and environmental issues to take up the challenge to cover Enterprise 2020 in an innovative and creative way. CSR offers participants the opportunity to connect with CSR Europe’s partners in a variety of countries across Europe. The competition is open to citizens of the 27 EU Member States and Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine. All submissions must be submitted to CSR Europe by e-mail between 28 October 2010 and 31 December 2010.

Participants will also get the chance to speak to member of consortia developing these new joint ventures on CSR issues including enabling technologies for environmental sustainability, demographic change in Europe, new business models against poverty, health literacy, financial capability for Europe’s youth and retirees, and many more.

December 2, 2010

Exchange Programme Eurodyssey

EURODYSSEY, the AER first programme, which was set up in 1985, aims at improving the chances of young Europeans to integrate into working life by offering them the opportunity of a work experience abroad. The Assembly of European Regions (AER), on the basis of the Founding Texts, implements the programme since its launch in 1985, in partnership with the Regions that are active in Eurodyssey. The AER is responsible for the general framework conditions of the programme as well as its general development and promotion.

Eurodyssée is an exchange programme between European Regions, which allows young job seekers aged between 18 and 30 to benefit from a traineeship placement abroad for a period between three to seven months.In a tripartite arrangement, the regional administrations that are members of the Eurodyssey programme will submit the young persons application and profile to potential employers of their network in order to find a work placement for him/her.

December 1, 2010

MSc Scholarship in Management and Information Systems for Study by Distance Learning

The School of Environment and Development invites applications for a fully-funded scholarship for candidates from developing countries for Master`s study by distance learning on the MSc Management and Information Systems. The scholarship will cover all study costs including tuition and examining fees and course material costs.

The MSc in M&IS develops the “hybrid” mix of management and information systems skills that we know from experience is essential to the successful and strategic application of information and communication technologies by today’s organizations.

It is designed to develop two groups of participants in developing and transitional economies: functional managers who wish to take greater control over, and make a more direct contribution to, change in their organizations via the development and implementation of information systems; and information systems professionals who wish to improve the success rate of the information systems they develop or use, and who may also wish to upgrade their management skills and knowledge.

November 30, 2010

X-Change Inc. - Developing Youth Exchanges

X-Change Inc. - Developing Youth Exchanges to combat poverty and social exclusion - This training is organised by Leargas, the National Agency in Ireland for the management of national and international exchange and cooperation programms in education, youth and community work, and vocational education and training. The training will take place on March 04-06, 2011 in Dublin, Ireland.

This is an opportunity to meet project partners working with young people with fewer opportunities to develop youth exchanges through the Youth in Action programm particularly projects working across the theme of Combating poverty and social exclusion.

X-Change Inc. aims to provide space for participants to:
•Develop contacts and networks to engage in youth exchanges with other participants working with young people with fewer opportunities.
•Share information and experiences of their organisation, target groups and projects working across the theme of combating poverty and social exclusion
•Gain a clear view of the possibilities and priorities within the Youth in Action Programm
•Understand how to include non formal learning and Youthpass in your project

November 26, 2010

The One-World-Scholarships for Developing Countries

The One-World-Scholarship-Programme is directed at students from developing countries at Austrian Universities and is meant to contribute to the peaceful coexistence of people from different countries of origin by enhancing equal opportunities, dialogue, intercultural know-how and partnership. It has been established within the Austrian Cooperation for Education, and together with the other programmes it supports their concerns (struggle against poverty, resource conservation, peace-keeping etc.), the establishment and expansion of accordingly qualified personnel and the advancement of educational- and economic systems (capacity and institution development) with lasting effects.

It is complementary to other scholarship programmes and laid out globally, it enhances the ability for independent, creative, critical and self-determined thinking and acting and shall strengthen the competence for innovative problem solving strategies. The OWS contributes to the socially required production of knowledge and awareness, it promotes a global perspective and the creation of the globally educated citizen. It attaches a high significance to regional, international and trans-cultural networks. The programme is co-financed (government, church and private funds and own resources of the recipients of the benefits) and significantly contributes to the economic, social and cultural development of the southern countries. 

Third Central and Eastern European Forum for Young Legal, Social and Political Theorists

The Third Central and Eastern European Forum for Young Legal, Social and Political Theorists in 2011 is moving to Belgrade! More precisely, it is coming to the Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade. The Forum will be held on March 25-26, 2011.

Ever since its inception in 1808, the Faculty of Law offered in its curriculum courses dealing with legal theory and political philosophy. This theoretical tradition was developed under the strong influence of the major European continental schools of thought, most notably German and French, not least due to the fact that a number of future professors at the Belgrade Faculty of Law received their doctoral degrees at some of the prestigious universities in those countries. With the ever-growing influence of the Anglo-American theorists in the second half of the last century, this has become an additional source of inspiration for the development of legal, social and political theoretical thought at the Belgrade Faculty of Law. Rooted in this myriad of influences and oriented towards regional and global cooperation, the present Department for Theory, Philosophy and Sociology of Law of the Belgrade Faculty of Law is an ideal organizational focal point for the third venue of the Forum. It will be additionally supported by the organizational assistance of the Serbian section of the IVR.

November 25, 2010

Journalism Internship Opportunities 2011

Please find below the information on 2011 internship opportunities in journalism and communication at Deutsche Welle, Estonian Free Press, and Eur@dioNantes.

Internship Opportunities at Deutsche Welle

Internships of one to two months are open to students of journalism at German broadcaster Deutsche Welle.

Internships with Deutsche Welle are offered in all departments in which journalistic work is carried out: DW-RADIO, DW-TV, DW-WORLD.DE, DW-AKADEMIE and the communications department. Deutsche Welle places great emphasis on involving the trainee as much as possible in an editorial department’s day-to-day work. The more practical experience the trainee already has, the better his or her chances of being allowed to carry out journalistic or editorial tasks. Applicants must have completed at least three semesters of his/her studies and they must possess some experience of journalism in radio, TV, or multimedia.

November 24, 2010

The United States Meets Europe: A Forum for Young Leaders

The United States Meets Europe is a network of likeminded individuals from across the world, who have an active interest in international affairs, cultural exchange, and the European-American relationship. Members can join the forum by taking part in a USAME Weeklong Seminar. The forthcoming USAME Weeklong Seminar will be held in Washington DC & New York on 3rd – 9th January 2011, and will focus on the following theme: “Beyond Mars and Venus: The Transatlantic Relationship in the New World Order.”

The Forum is aimed at young professionals and students, economists, diplomatic and political representatives, and civil society practitioners. The weeklong seminar will consist of lectures, seminars, workshops and panel discussions by leading figures from the fields of politics, diplomacy, civil society, academia, and the private sector, which will offer a range of perspectives on the issues at stake, the challenges ahead, and the new strategies and approaches being taken to address these challenges. The program will be complemented by cultural and social activities that will provide an opportunity to experience the diversity of the respective cultures and provide networking opportunities between the participants themselves, as well as between the participants and speakers.

November 22, 2010

Open Society Foundations / University of Oxford Scholarships 2011/12

The Open Society Foundations / University of Oxford Scholarships, which are funded by the Open Society Foundation-London and the University of Oxford, are intended to provide opportunities for postgraduate study in the United Kingdom for applicants who demonstrate both academic excellence and the potential to become leaders, decision makers and opinion formers in their home countries.
• All applicants must have completed at least three years of BA course (in the Bologna system) or four years of university study and have obtained, or expect to obtain, the appropriate degree(s) not later than September 2011;
• Applicants must be citizens of and resident in one of the following countries during the academic year in which they apply for the award: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia, Croatia, Georgia, Macedonia, Moldova, Serbia;
• Selected one year taught Masters courses within the University of Oxford’s Social Sciences and Humanities Divisions;
• Applicants will be required to have passed an English proficiency test before being offered a Scholarship.

November 21, 2010

International Summer School "US Europe – Towards a Multicultural Continent"

University of Graz, in cooperation with the Commission of the European Bishops' Conferences of the European Community (COMECE) and the Diocese Graz-Seckau invite you to participate at the International Summer School "US Europe – Towards a Multicultural Continent" that will take place in Seggau, Austria, on July 2-16, 2011.

Our Summer School is designed for highly motivated students, who wish to discuss and deepen their understanding of current European affairs by focusing on European identity, on the EU on its way towards a possible United States of Europe, and Europe’s position as part of a global system.

Aims and Objectives

Interdisciplinary meeting and cooperation of teachers and students, focussing on East- and South-Eastern Europe and dealing with the cultural, intellectual and historical dimensions of current European affairs in view of Europe’s positioning in a globalized world. Developing and educating young leaders of tomorrow from the fields of politics, administration, business, science and religion.

November 19, 2010

Leaders of the Borders, Borders of the Leaders International Conference

University of Oradea, University of Debrecen and Institute for Euro-regional Studies Oradea-Debrecen invite you to participate in the International Conference Leaders of the Borders, Borders of the Leaders on 31 March – 02 April 2011, in Oradea, Romania.

Panels of the Conference

I. Political leadership and the borders of Europe during the Cold War
This section focus on the role of political leaders in changing the European borders during the Cold War. New post-war borders: physical, ideological, cultural, economic borders.

II. United Europe, Europe of the leaders: European borders from 6 to (+)27
This section specifies the role of different European and national leaders in the transformations of internal European borders in the process of passing from the Europe of 6 to Europe of 27 (or more, if the article is a prospective one). A considerable attention is paid to the role of the leaders in the process of “humanizing” the borders (i.e. realisation of Schengen space).

III. Border and leaders after the end of the Cold War: the disappearance/ appearance of the borders
This section highlights the role of the “toxic” and/or the “charismatic” leaders in the transformation of the borders, such as in the cases of former Czechoslovakia and/or of former Yugoslavia crisis; Moldova/Transnistri a crisis; Caucasian region crisis. This section proposes the challenge concentrated on the potential possibility of the “charismatic” leaders being “toxic” leaders simultaneously.

November 18, 2010

Netherlands Fellowship Programme 2011 for Master's Degree

The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) are fellowship programmes designed to promote capacity building within organizations in 60 developing countries by providing training and education to their mid-career staff members. The NFP is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the budget for development cooperation.

NFP fellowships can be obtained for a selected number of master’s degree programmes. The Dutch higher education institutions offer many international master’s degree programmes, covering almost every field of study.

Candidates can receive a postgraduate education and earn one of the following Dutch degrees: Master of Arts, Master of Science or a Professional Master’s degree. A Master of Arts or a Master of Science degree is an academic degree, usually awarded by traditional (research-oriented) universities on completion of a postgraduate research-oriented course of one to two years in duration. Professional master’s degrees are awarded by different types of higher education institutions that offer more professionally-oriented programmes. Professional master’s degrees are usually of shorter duration than a research-oriented master’s degree programme. The duration of the programmes varies between 9 and 24 months.

November 17, 2010

Volunteerism and Philanthropy: Ideal or Ideology?

Coinciding with the European Year of Volunteering and LCC International University's 20th year as an institution founded on volunteerism, LCC International University (Klaipėda, Lithuania) will be holding a multidisciplinary conference titled Volunteerism and Philanthropy: Ideal or Ideology? on April 8-9, 2011.

Across the globe there is growing interest and involvement in volunteerism and philanthropy resulting in the widespread distribution of necessary resources. Medical research, educational development and the flourishing of the fine arts have been indebted to patrons and benefactors. Nonetheless, volunteerism and philanthropy raise many theological, ethical, economic and sociological questions. What effect do the generous donations of the wealthy have on non-governmental organizations and governmental organizations? Why is it that, in general, volunteerism and philanthropy flourish in capitalist countries? Is it not odd that such generosity flows out of a system dependent on consumerism? 

November 16, 2010

MA Programs at the Institute for Social and European Studies

The Institute for Social & European Studies (ISES) in Koszeg, Hungary together with Corvinus University of Budapest, offers international multidisciplinary research and educational programmes that provide young academics and thriving professionals with a diverse education in European integration and regional cooperation, international studies and cultural heritage management. 

Internationally recognized for its high level of academic achievements, ISES was awarded the designation of Jean Monnet European Centre of Excellence in June 2010. This award is granted to university-level institutions by the European Commission for top quality research and innovative teaching related to European Integration.

The Institute for Social & European Studies welcomes students from around the world to immerse themselves in a highly challenging and rewarding academic experience, having applied for the following programs in 2011:

November 12, 2010

TICTAC Network Training in France

TICTAC is a Network Training open for all National Agencies for the Youth in Action programme and targets at voluntary and professional youth workers and youth leaders involved in international youth work and interested in using Action 4.3 (also within 3.1) as support measures in their organization’s long term strategy.

By bringing together representatives of youth organisations from different European countries, the TICTAC TC aims at improving the potential of the participants to get involved in Action 4.3 of the Youth in Action programme and consequently increase the quality of Training and Networking activities.

The international dimension of the TICTAC TC is given by the different nationalities of participants and trainers team. This is an asset for the intercultural dimension of the course. The course methodology is based on the concept of experiential learning, in an atmosphere where participants can learn a lot from each other and have a lot of fun. Within the frame of ‘recognition of non-formal learning’, participants will receive a ‘Youthpass’ Certificate after the course upon their request.

November 10, 2010

European Forum of Students for Legality

FLARE – Freedom, Legality and Rights in Europe –  would like to present to you its following international event: European Forum of Students for Legality, that will take place in the European Capital of Youth – Turin, Italy from the 5 to 7 of December 2010.

After the end of the event, participants will have the opportunity to join a bigger FLARE event on the topic of globalisation and the struggle against organised crime in Europe in the ‘capital of the EU’, Brussels, Belgium on 9 and 10 of December 2010. The forum is promoted by FLARE Network and coordinated together with the students’ organizations at the University of Turin UniLIbera and Studenti Indipendenti.

The goal of the forum is to provide space for sharing knowledge and experiences between 30 students from different European countries who have been involved in student movements and initiatives which voiced the students needs for freedom of expression, students rights and equality, anti-corruption in the higher education system etc.

November 5, 2010

Humanity in Action Fellowship 2011

Humanity in Action (HIA) fellowship programs will take place for five weeks in the summer of 2011 (June 2 through July 3) in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Lyon, and Warsaw. Intensive and demanding, the HIA fellowship programs bring together international groups of college students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance, as well as examples of issues affecting different minority groups today. 

Each program is highly interdisciplinary, and features daily lectures and discussions with renowned academics, journalists, politicians, and activists, as well as site visits to government agencies, non-profit and community organizations, museums, and memorials. The programs seek to bridge the gap between theory and practice and highlight different models of action to remedy injustice. 

The objective of the HIA fellowship is to facilitate a collective exploration of the social and political roots of discrimination, as well as to provide a forum where potential solutions can be considered and discussed. The programs are also intended to instill a responsibility among HIA Fellows to recognize and address the need to protect minorities and promote human rights—in their own communities and around the world.

November 4, 2010

Campus for Finance New Year Conference 2011

New Year's Conference - Campus for FinanceThe next edition of the Campus for Finance New Year Conference 2011 - will be held in Vallendar, Germany, on January 13-14, 2011. Campus for Finance New Year's Conference is the leading finance conference totally organized by students and unites top students, successful corporates and renowned academics The topic of the next Conference is Financial vs. Real Economy — Two Sides of the Same Coin? You may apply as a student if you are enrolled in either a bachelor, graduate or full-time MBA program.

Explore the fascination of future financial markets. More than 15 speeches will be delivered by high-ranking corporate and renowned academic speakers from around the world (including Nobel laureate and several CEOs and CFOs. Discuss current developments in the financial industry with renowned academic experts and business leaders. Engage in networking opportunities. Meet more than 200 invited international students from leading universities around the world.

November 3, 2010

Scholarships at Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, awards several scholarships to Master and PhD students. Awards are based on academic merit and financial need. The Graduate Institute is an institution of research and higher education dedicated to the cross-cutting disciplines of international relations and development studies.

The Institute, keen to draw on the synergies offered by its two fields of specialisation, offers independent and rigorous analyses of current and emerging global issues with a view to promoting international cooperation and making a contribution to the development of less fortunate societies. It fulfils its mission through the provision of postgraduate-level teaching (Master and PhD), thematic research on important issues, executive education and the organisation of forums for forward-looking reflection.

November 2, 2010

Human Security and Security Strategy: Institutions and Policies in a European Perspective

Jean Monnet International Conference "Human Security and Security Strategy: Institutions and Policies in a European Perspective" will be held in Kiev, Ukraine, on 26-29 May 2011. The event is sponsored by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission’s Directorate-General for Education and Culture, and implemented by the International Association for Institutional Studies, Ukraine.

National security policy, and more specifically the nationalising of security policy, has been competing with an increasing recognition that many security problems are transnational in nature and can only be tackled in cooperative efforts. Yet, while the EU has given institutional expression to such cooperative efforts, its member states, especially since 9/11 and similar attacks in the UK and Spain for example, have to some extent begun to emphasise more strongly the need for a national security policy/strategy/doctrine.

Against the background of these developments, we invite proposals for papers that will conduct a thorough analysis of EU security strategy and policy and/or of that of its member states. We specifically seek single or comparative case studies that examine the process of formulating security strategies and their implementation, the interaction between respective processes at national and EU levels, and the results of security policy implementation in discreet cases. Proposals for conceptual papers in any of these areas are also welcome.

November 1, 2010

Summer Semester Scholarships in Slovakia

SAIA, n. o., was authorized by the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic to hold an extraordinary selection of scholarship holders in the National Scholarship Programme for stays in the summer semester 2010/2011. The deadline for applications is 24 November 2010 16.00 CET (Central European Time).

The stays have to be carried out by:
  • students: between 1 February 2011 (at the earliest) and 30 June 2011 (at the latest);
  • PhD students, researchers and university teachers: between 1 February 2011 (at the earliest) and 31 August 2011 (at the latest).
The exact duration of stay must be specified in the acceptation/invitation letter.The selection result will be communicated to the applicant by e-mail by the end of December 2010.

Other administrative procedures associated with the scholarships in this call (issue of decrees on granting of scholarship/agreements on granting of scholarship, method of payment and reporting about the stay) will be handled by the Ministry (directly or through an authorised organisation) after the selection.

October 29, 2010

Gates Millennium Scholars Scholarship 2011

The 2011 Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) scholarship application is now available. GMS will select 1,000 talented students to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. We provide Gates Millennium Scholars with personal and professional development through our leadership programs along with academic support throughout their college career.

Our program is more than a scholarship—it’s an opportunity to change your life! Putting in the effort now to apply can be a worthwhile experience for super special students like you!

October 27, 2010

CEPR International Program Intern in Washington

The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), Washington DC, is currently looking for a full-time Research and Outreach Intern for Spring 2011. The internship will start in early-to-mid January and end in mid-to-late May, 2011. CEPR was established in 1999 to promote democratic debate on the most important economic and social issues that affect people’s lives. It is an independent nonpartisan think tank based in Washington, DC. CEPR is committed to presenting issues in an accurate and understandable manner, so that the public is better prepared to choose among the various policy options.

The intern will assist with a variety of research, outreach, and communications activities related to the U.S. economy and domestic policy. This may include outreach to the press, advocacy organizations and Congress, along with some research on upcoming papers and economic opinion pieces. Other tasks may include communications duties such as generating website content and tracking CEPR’s appearances in the media. The responsibilities of interns vary based on their interests and experience, as well as the particular issues that CEPR is working on at the time. Interns will have the opportunity to attend relevant events around Washington, DC.

October 26, 2010

Millennium Youth Camp in Finland

Young people have the key role in resolving global challenges in the future. The target of the international Millennium Youth Camp (MY Camp) is to find young people interested in mathematics, science and technology, and help them start up a career in these fields. MY Camp also aims to raise awareness of the educational and working opportunities available in Finland and promoting the Millennium Technology Prize, Finland's tribute to developers of life-enhancing technological innovations, awarded by Technology Academy Finland. The next MY Camp will be organised on 11 - 17 June 2011. 

The first-ever MY Camp was organised in Helsinki in June 2010. Almost one thousand applications were received from 62 countries and from all continents, and 30 talented young people from 14 countries were selected as participants. The camp got excellent feedback from all the MY Campers and organisers.

The main organisers of MY Camp are Technology Academy Finland and the Finnish Science Education Centre LUMA.

October 25, 2010

Training Course "Talk and Listen" in Romania

"Talk and Listen" is a training course on conflict management and communication aiming at exploring the concept of conflict on two sides: intra-personal and interpersonal level as well as understanding the mechanisms of communication.The event will be held on 19-24 March 2011, in Brasov, Romania.

Themes of the training course are:
* Sources and classification of conflicts
* Conflict and communication
* Types of personality (including personality tests)
* Meaning of body language
* Conflict resolution methods
* Negotiation techniques

* To provide the participants with knowledge about conflict and negotiation
* To provide the participants with practical tools on conflict management and negotiation techniques
* To facilitate the cooperation between the participants in order to develop future projects within Youth in Action program
* To empower the participants to act as mediators in future conflicts.

October 22, 2010

Sauvé Scholars Program for Young Leaders, Canada

The Sauvé Scholars Program (Montreal, Canada) has already welcomed 100 scholars from 45 different countries. Launched in 2003, the Sauvé Scholars Program has evolved from the Jeanne Sauvé Youth Foundation, created in 1991 by the late Jeanne Sauvé, the first woman to serve as Governor General of Canada, the country’s Head of State and Commander-in-Chief. The Sauvé Scholars Program exists for young leaders from across the globe who want to change the world. 

The Scholars are chosen above all on the basis of criteria laid out by the Right Honourable Jeanne Sauvé:
* Initiative
* Motivation
* Vision
* Imagination
* Demonstrated communication skills
* Awareness of international and domestic issues
* A strong desire to effect change

October 21, 2010

Open Forum "Faces and Fakings of Volunteering"

The Open Forum Bruges "Faces and Fakings of Volunteering" on 26-28 November 2010 is the first part of the project v11 which consists of a series of events contributing to the European Year of Volunteering 2011. As a first attempt to approach the topic, this weekend event will provide a framework for discussing different understandings and meanings of the term “volunteering”. This project is supported by the European Union under the ‘Europe for Citizens’ programme.

What is the OpenForum Bruges about?

2011 was declared the “European Year of Volunteering” by the European Union. All over Europe Institutions and organisations will highlight the importance of volunteering for individual development and for society. Together with partner organisations from all over the continent, Citizens of Europe will realise a series of events and activities dealing with volunteering. As a first attempt to approach the topic, the OpenForum in Bruges will provide a framework for discussing different understandings and meanings of the term “volunteering”.

October 20, 2010

European Academy for Intellectual Entrepreneurs

The Lithuanian Free Market Institute runs the independent program - European Academy for Intellectual Entrepreneurs - for finding and training talented young people in Europe, to encourage undertaking innovative activities for principles of individual freedom, responsibility, free market and limited government. They invite those people who want to promote ideas of liberty to apply for funding. Up to USD 5000 per project will be provided. The application deadline is October 30th 2010.

Who is eligible for this grant?
We are looking for new intellectual entrepreneurs: individuals, groups, recently established organizations. We aim to support and strengthen the newcomers, encourage new activities or to expand existing projects, which would serve ideas of liberty in Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia.

October 19, 2010

IHS Journalism Internship Program, USA

The IHS Journalism Internship Program (Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University, USA) places aspiring journalists who support liberty at media companies and non-profit investigative newsrooms. Talented writers and communicators have the opportunity to learn or improve their journalism skills and expand their professional network. Opportunities are offered year-round, during the spring, summer, and fall.

Journalists can advance liberty by producing balanced stories incorporating the ideas of individual rights, free markets, and peace. Journalists can draw on these ideas when choosing which stories to cover and how to report breaking stories. An IHS intern who understands spontaneous order and public choice theory will produce stories far different and more unique than a journalist steeped in the notion of central planning by altruistic, government officials.

If you have an eye for news and want to get the story and if you believe individual rights precede government, then start or enhance your journalism career with an internship through the IHS Journalism Internship Program. Past interns have worked at 20/20, the Orange County Register, Reason.TV, Fox News, and many other companies and organizations.

October 18, 2010

Humane Studies Fellowships at IHS, USA

Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University, USA, awards Humane Studies Fellowships of up to $15,000 for graduate or undergraduate study to graduate students and outstanding undergraduates planning academic careers with liberty-advancing research interests. The fellowships are open to students in a range of fields, such as economics, philosophy, law, political science, anthropology, and literature.

The program began in 1983 as the Claude R. Lambe Fellowships, and in 2010 we awarded more than 180 fellowships ranging from $2,000 to $15,000.

Past fellows have researched a variety of topics that explore historical and contemporary ideas that maximize freedom of action and support the rule of law:
  • market-based approaches to environmental policy
  • the legal development of privacy and property rights in 18th-century England
  • the role of patient autonomy in bioethics
  • impediments to economic growth in developing countries
  • the relationship between U.S. presidential politics, fiscal policies, and economic performance

Symposium on Continuity and Change in Southeastern Europe, Harvard University

The Kokkalis Program on Southeastern and East-Central Europe, John F. Kennedy School of Government, and the Southeastern Europe Study Group, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University, invite scholars, researchers, university faculty, public policy practitioners, and graduate students at advanced stages of research to submit 500-word proposals for papers to be delivered at the symposium “Continuity and Change in Southeastern Europe” on February 4, 2011, at Harvard University.

Proposals must fall into one of the below thematic units:

I) Institutional Legacies: Tracing Historical Continuities.
Over the last century and a half, Southeastern Europe has been marked by a large number of critical junctures: from the collapse of multinational empires to the long period of wars form 1912-18 and World War II to the emergence of Communist states and their collapse.
Chair: Dr. Florian Bieber, Editor-in-Chief, Nationalities Papers

October 17, 2010

OAS/UPEACE Scholarships for Professional Development Courses in Costa Rica

The Organization of American States (OAS) and The University for Peace through the UPEACE Institute have decided to support outstanding individuals of the Americas by offering OAS/UPEACE scholarships to further their education through the following Professional Development courses:
One Week Course:
* Fundraising for Sustainable Development
Two Weeks Courses:
* Sports and Peace
* Arms Control and Disarmament Today
* Environmental Security Assessment: Principle and Practice
* Gender and Human Trafficking
Three Weeks Courses:
* Curricular Design for Peace and Conflict Studies
* Hunger, Famine and Food Security

The courses will be held from January 17th to 04th February 2011, in Ciudad Colón, Costa Rica. The scholarship will cover 100% of the tuition cost and a complementary subsistence amount of $150 per week. In order to apply for the OAS/UPEACE Scholarship, participants must be admitted to the course.

October 14, 2010

Winter School on Cross-Border Cooperation

The second edition of the Winter School on Federalism and Governance will take place from 31 January until 11 February 2011 in Austria and Italy (sessions: 31 January – 4 February – Innsbruck; 7 – 11 February 2011 – Bolzano) and will focuse on the topic of Cross-Border Cooperation (CBC). The Winter School was honoured by the patronage of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Mr Thorbjørn Jagland.

Topics of the Winter School
The development of cross-border institutions, policies and instruments between neighbouring regions is a recent phenomenon of increasing importance. How to manage cross-border issues from a legal point of view? How to develop a transnational, cross-border civil service? How to create a common legal framework and cluster economies? The Winter School addresses these and other issues both from a theoretical and practical perspective.

October 13, 2010

Master Scholarship in Insurance and Risk Management

MIB School of Management of Trieste, Italy is pleased to announce a scholarship competition for applicants to the eleventh edition of the Master in Insurance and Risk Management. The scholarships will cover tuition fees to attend the Master in Insurance and Risk Management program (January 2011 – December 2011).

Tuition Fees
The scholarships will cover up to 100% of the tuition fees (equivalent to 20.000,00 EUR 20% V.A.T. included). The amount of the scholarships will be discounted from the overall tuition fees. In case of course abandonment or exclusion for any reason, no amount of the scholarship will be paid or reimbursed.

Eligibility Requirements
Candidates must meet the following requirements:
  • Academic degree (or equivalent qualification).
  • Good working knowledge of English (TOEFL certificate is recommended).

October 11, 2010

Balkan Youth Sport Democracy Training

The International Sport and Culture Association, in cooperation with Danish Gymnastics and Sports Associations and Sport For All Serbia, has the pleasure to invite you to the Balkan Youth Sport Democracy Training that will be held on November 22-28, 2010 in Serbia.

The main themes of the training are:
- intercultural dialogue through youth and sport activities
- democratic youth participation.

The objectives of the training:
- Develop the skills of Balkan youth leaders in promoting inter-ethnic dialogue through youth and sport activities;
- Support Balkan youth leaders to discover and develop innovative ways of participating in democratic decision making processes in their local communities;
- Establish a network of youth leaders that are actively pursuing and implementing cross-cutting initiatives in the youth and sport field in the Balkans.

Euro–Arab Training Course for Cooperation Youth Projects

Council of Europe and the League of Arab States are aiming to develop the capacity of youth organisations active in Euro-Arab cooperation, in the areas of non-formal learning, training and intercultural dialogue.

Background for the course
Euro-Arab youth cooperation was initiated more than 15 years ago by the Council of Europe with a series of activities in the area of Euro-Arab Dialogue. Nonetheless, the most important area of cooperation in the recent years has been in the Euro-Mediterranean region, in particular through the human rights education and intercultural dialogue of the partnership between the Council of Europe and the European Commission in the field of youth.

Aim of the course
The course aims at supporting Euro-Arab youth cooperation by developing the competences of thirty leaders of youth organisations from the Council of Europe and the League of Arab States as well as to support the development and the implementation of innovative projects for youth policy development, youth participation and intercultural dialogue through non formal learning and by youth organisations.

October 8, 2010

'Empowering Women' Seminar in France

French National Agency in cooperation with SALTO EuroMed, with the support of SALTO Eastern Europe and Caucasus, and SALTO South East Europe organize a building seminar "Empowering Women"  that will take place on 13-18 December 2010 in France. 

The seminar will deal with the empowerment of women: it will deepen what empowering means (liberty and power, knowledge and capacity for taking decisions and the opportunity for fulfilling them) and how it is searched in various sectors of life (economy, politics, education and health). Participants will have a direct touch with the empowerment of women in the seminar venue, by visiting places and organisations active in the field. All this in order to let participants build partnerships and draw draft ideas of future common projects, which will be monitored with an impact evaluation after 6/12 months.

October 7, 2010

International Autumn Academy in Georgia

International Autumn Academy will conducted by New Economic School - Georgia in cooperation Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF) in hotel “Tbilisi”, resort Bakuriani, on October 25-31, 2010. It covers the classical liberal philosophy, principles of market economics and applied economics. The aim of the Academy is to encourage and challenge free and critical thinking of the young generation.

NESG is a not-for-profit institution oriented towards creation of public opinion, based on classical liberal economic thoughts (mainly Austrian and Public Choice schools). Its main ideas are methodological individualism, personal freedom and limited government. Main directions of NESG activities: dissemination of economic knowledge through seminars, conferences, publishing, translations, public lectures etc; influencing on the political decisions though involvement in public policy development process organizing r/t meetings, seminars, participating in debates, government commissions, inviting international experts, famous reformers etc.

October 6, 2010

AAUW 2011-2012 International Fellowships for Women

AAUW (formerly known as the American Association of University Women) is a nationwide network of more than 100,000 members and donors, 1,000 branches, and 500 college/university institution partners. AAUW has a long and distinguished history of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe. One of the world's largest sources of funding for graduate women, AAUW is providing more than $3 million in funding for more than 200 fellowships and grants to outstanding women and nonprofit organizations in the 2009-10 academic year. Due to the longstanding, generous contributions of AAUW members, a broader community of women continues to gain access to educational and economic opportunities — breaking through barriers so that all women have a fair chance.

For more than a century, AAUW has helped more than 10,000 women from more than 130 countries break through barriers and pursue their dreams of obtaining graduate degrees or making an impact in their communities.

Fellowship and grant recipients perform research in a wide range of disciplines and work to improve their schools and communities. Their intellect, dedication, imagination, and effort promise to forge new paths in scholarship, improve the quality of life for all, and tackle the educational and social barriers facing women in the United States and around the globe.

Young Innovations Europe Magazine Contest

Young Innovations Europe (YIE) is a new magazine showcasing youth-led best practices in Europe across a variety of fields,  including Politics, Economy, Arts, Science, Social Sector and many more. It main aim is to inspire and engage young people to become active change makers in their field of interest, while inform the adults of what young people are up to and the impact their projects are having throughout Europe.

As a way to collaboratively shape our path and the next steps for the upcoming year, we invite you to fill in the survey and compete for the chance to win Euro 1,000!

Eligibility Criteria
- Up to 35 years of age
- Currently living in one of the countries of the Council of Europe
- Interested in launching a local initiative

October 5, 2010

Odessa National University Model UN 2010

9th Odessa National University Model United Nations will take place in Odessa, Ukraine, on November 26-28, 2010. ONUMUN gives a unique and interactive opportunity for university students from all over the world to become familiar with international issues and to enhance their understanding of the institutional and political in-workings of the UN organization. At this role-playing game participants assume roles of diplomats representing various member-states of the UN and simulate the debate happening in several bodies of the UN and one regional organization, following the corresponding rules of procedure. We have a great traditional support from the General Consulates accredited in Odessa and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

Participation is open to anyone interested in international affairs and aged 18–30.

Purpose of the conference:
* building knowledge about the United Nations and European structures;
* bringing understanding of multilateralism and multilateral diplomacy;
* raising awareness about democratic values;
* promotion of International Education;
* making valuable and potentially fruitful international contacts with peers, professors, guests.

October 4, 2010

Postgraduate Internship in Communications

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability – is offering a post-graduate internship in communications in the World Secretariat in Bonn, Germany to support ICLEI’s global communications work. ICLEI  is a worldwide association of more than 1,200 metropolitan regions, cities, towns, counties and municipal associations in 70 countries that are dedicated to implementing sustainable development. ICLEI provides technical consulting, training, and information services to build capacity, share knowledge, and support local government in the implementation of sustainable development at the local level.

Tasks and responsibilities of the intern:
The intern will support the communications team in general with internal and external communications, developing and running global campaigns and organizing press and media work; specifically:
- with researching and writing communications materials such as news bits, press releases, brochures, case studies, etc.
- assisting with website maintenance, web content and online newsletters
- supporting the planning and coordinating of direct mail campaigns
- maintaining media relations and developing the basis for furthering media outreach by researching targeted media contacts, publications and associations
- maintaining and expanding the publications and media library.

October 1, 2010

Scholarships and Grants at Boston University School of Management

Boston University School of Management offers a wide variety of unique competitive undergraduate and graduate programs in management science. The School develops new ideas and insights for scholars and practitioners through its faculty’s research; and by fusing the art, science, and technology of business in teaching, the School imparts knowledge of business disciplines with a unique cross-functional perspective to prepare ethical, innovative leaders for the good of society worldwide. Students acquire advanced teaming skills, appreciate the impact of management systems, and understand the strategic and operating applications of new technologies.

At Boston University School of Management, interdependency and long-term impact pervade teaching and learning at all levels: undergraduate, graduate, and executive. Graduates of every program stand out as builders and leaders. They rise rapidly in their careers. And they develop the staying power needed in an era when technological advancement drives innovation and competitive advantage - in every department of every organization, in all sectors. The School has changed the face of management education by building on deep and broad strength in information technology.

This is a School that really understands what businesses and entrepreneurs need to succeed. For the past seven years, admission to the management programs has been increasingly competitive. The result is that recruiters find the School graduates increasingly attractive.

September 30, 2010

Master in Strategic Project Management

The Masters in Strategic Project Management (European) course offers a balanced programme of professional training at postgraduate level informed by the most recent research in the field over a 16-month full-time study period.

An internationally recognised multiple degree is awarded by each University in the consortium of three top European universities:
•Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh UK
•Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
•Umea University, Umea, Sweden

MSPME is one of over 100 selected by European Commission within the Erasmus Mundus (EM) Programme for the academic year 2010-2012. Scholarships will be granted in accordance with EM Action 2 call for students from Third-Countries and Europe. Selection is competitive and based on academic performance and credentials.