April 29, 2011

Prishtina International Summer University 2011

In  the  summer  of  2011 (11 – 22 July),  the  University  of  Prishtina (UP), Kosovo, will organize the 11th edition of the Prishtina International Summer University. The11th edition of the PISU is open to all students and will help all participants to gain from new methods of lecturing and research as well as enjoying the international atmosphere. As set by the traditional program itself, this year's program also bring together regional & international professors and lecturers for a period of two weeks and provide the opportunity for local and international students to learn and share their experiences.

The  Programme  will  provide  approximately  21 courses and workshops  in  the  field of humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, engineering, etc. In addition, public discussions, lectures etc, will be organized on prominent  issues  in Kosovar  and  (South) East European society.

April 28, 2011

Internship Program at the International Monetary Fund

The Technology and General Services Department (TGS) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is offering internship opportunities. The internship program aims to provide graduate-level students the opportunity to acquire cutting edge work experience in the context of an international organization. The program is designed to complement development-oriented studies with practical experience in areas such as Information Technology, Languages, and Facility Management.

Internships take place at the IMF's headquarters in Washington, D.C. Internship assignments range from 3 to 6 months. During this period, interns work under the supervision of an experienced TGS staff. Internship projects and assignments vary and are dependent on TGS' work program.

April 26, 2011

Global Conference on Innovations in Management

The Global Conference on Innovations in Management will take place in London, UK on July 21-22, 2011. The conference is dedicated to research and best practice within the business and management areas, both within the public as well as the private sector. The call for papers is now open. The conference offers researchers a chance to present their work in all areas of business and management as well as having their work published in both the conference proceedings and a referred journal. The conference also offers participants an excellent learning opportunity.
About the Conference
The global conference is a place for researchers, academics, public sector workers and practitioners alike to come together and share their knowledge, research and best practices. The conference is open to all areas of business and management, including but not limited to: Marketing, Finance, Human Resource Management, Public Sector Management, Information Technology Management, Information Systems, Economics, etc.

April 22, 2011

Student Survival Tactics in Australia

Recent revelations about the difficulties experienced by some foreign students in Australia horrified educators and the education industry alike. Many students were in quite tough financial circumstances, working lethal hours, and living as well as they could, while trying to study. Students going to English school in particular had additional problems in that their English was of dubious value trying to make ends meet in Australia. 

These situations are quite avoidable, and we’ve come up with a few ways of making your stay in Australia much more straightforward and less demanding. The basic fact is that a bit of forward planning can greatly simplify your stay in Australia, and help you breeze through your studies. You can actually arrange your stay to avoid any difficulties at all. 

April 20, 2011

Bucharest Summer University 2011

The Students’ Senate of the Bucharest University of Economics – ASE gladly invites you to take part in one of this summer’s most interesting educational experiences: Bucharest Summer University 2011. This seventh edition of the International Summer School, held annually in Bucharest, gathers professors and specialists from all over the world to discuss the topic of “Energy and Economic Growth”. Bucharest Summer University will select 55 participants from all over the world, with emphasis on EU students. It will take place between 14th and 28th August.

Bucharest Summer University is an international academic and cultural event, held over a period of 2 weeks, which has an annual theme from the economic field. The Summer University is organized by the Students’ Senate under the aegis of the Bucharest University of Economics ASE, in partnership with business, press and non-profit organizations.

April 17, 2011

Rovira i Virgili University Мaster's Degree Program in Spain

The Rovira i Virgili University (Tarragona, Spain) is announcing a competitive call for grants to study on a university Master’s degree programduring the academic year 2011– 2012. This scholarship aims to facilitate and increase the participation of new international students who fulfill the entry requirements of the URV university master’s degrees.

The URV offered 46 official university Master's degrees in the 2009-10 academic year. More than half of these are joint degrees, some in collaboration with research institutes  (ICIQ, ICAC, ICMAB) and others in association with European universities, covering almost all the fields of study available at the URV. Official university Master's degree's are the result of adapting current Spanish university studies to the European Higher Education Area, in accordance with the Bologna process of 1999 and complementary accords. The ultimate aim of this reform of the structure of university qualifications is to harmonize the length of degree programmes, the learning methods employed and the academic activities offered in European universities. This is expected to facilitate the mobility of students and their integration into the European labour market.

There are three different types of official university Master's degree: professional, designed for students to learn and acquire the skills they need to specialize in their profession of choice; research, designed for students to acquire knowledge that can be applied to the sphere of research and academic, which is a hybrid of the first two types.

April 15, 2011

Interregional Youth Forum “Team-2011”

The Interregional Youth Forum “Team-2011” will be held on August 8 – 15, 2011 in Vologda Oblast, Russia. The forum is expected to gather about 600 young people from Vologda Oblast, other Russian regions and from abroad.

The educational programme will be divided into several sections, one of which will be “International cooperation”. It is aimed to promote intercultural dialogue, youth cooperation, provide a platform where young people can share their rich experience, give an opportunity to develop international projects and find partners for them. The organizing committee is inviting 30 participants from abroad to the section.

April 12, 2011

International Student Week in Timisoara (ISWinT) 2011

ISWinT team is proud to announce that preparations for this year’s festival, which will take place between the 18th and 27th of July, are in full swing. ISWinT (International Student Week in Timisoara, Romania) is an international festival that gathers participants from all over the world each year since 1994. The purpose of this festival is to give the students from different countries the opportunity to communicate freely, to express their opinions in a productive manner, while enjoying a taste of our local culture. The theme for this summer is “Celebrate Innovation. Keep Tradition”. The reason behind this particular choice of words is to emphasize the antithesis that appears between tradition and innovation, two sides of a continuously flipping coin.

During the 10 days of festival the participants have the opportunity to make new friends, discover the Romanian culture, discuss and express their opinions during the workshops or while attending the conferences. As a means to relax and have fun, they get to attend parties, themed evenings, or afternoons dedicated to recreational activities, such as games, sports, or simply escape into the tranquility of nature. Romania's beautiful landscapes are revealed during the two-day trip when we will visit the surroundings of Timisoara. 

Convention of Young European Citizens 2011 in France

Convention of Young European Citizens 2011 will take place on 7 – 17 July 2011 in Cluny Abbey, Burgundy, France.  Since 2001, more than 460 young people from more than 30 different countries have come together at the Convention of Young European Citizens in Cluny. This year’s themes will be threefold and interconnected. The first one, ‘The Environment’, will be dealt with along with Energy Resources. The second one, ‘Economic Development’, will take into account the economic crisis we are currently experiencing. The last one, ‘Social Progress’, puts a particular emphasis on the current circumstances regarding social issues. We will propose food for thought and will suggest a few proposals on each topic separately and on the whole issue.

Since 2001, the Convention of Young European Citizens has received the label “Université Européenne d’Eté“ from the French Ministry of Youth, Education and Research (Ministère de la Jeunesse, de l’Education Nationale et de la Recherche) every year.

April 8, 2011

PhD Opportunities at Open University Business School, UK

The Open University Business School is triple accreditated (AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS) business education establishment located in UK. 50,000 people from more than 107 countries have already chosen it, as Europe's largest management school, to progress their careers. We invite you join them or to sponsor your staff to join them. 

In 2011, the Open University Business School is inviting applications for a number of full-time funded PhD studentships (circa £15,000 per annum) in the following areas:
  • Marketing
  • Strategic management
  • Human resource management, organization studies and organizational behaviour
  • Finance
  • Managing knowledge and innovation
  • Public leadership and social enterprise

April 7, 2011

wiiw GDN-SEE&CIS Announces Research Competition 2011

The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw), with financial support from the Global Development Network (GDN), the Austrian Ministry of Finance and the Oesterreichische Nationalbank (Austrian Central Bank), announces a SEE & CIS research competition within the framework of the wiiw Global Development Network Southeast Europe (wiiw GDN-SEE) research project.

Proposals are invited from economists and other social scientists. Projects with a significant commercial aspect or those that seek the funding of the dissemination of previous results (such as book preparation) rather than original research are explicitly excluded.

For the competition, the following topic has been identified: ‘Crisis Effects: Growth Prospects, Social Impact and Policy Responses in SEE and CIS’. The main hypothesis to be tested is the following: The crisis shock introduces structural breaks in the distribution (e.g. increase of inequality) across different dimensions conditional on the change in potential speed of growth, the quality of development, and the induced or adopted policy changes.

April 5, 2011

First International Conference on Youth Development (ICYOUTH 2011)

The First International Conference on Youth Development (ICYOUTH 2011) that will be held in Putrajaya, Malaysia on 1-3 November 2011 aims to explore issues surrounding the current state and role of adult-youth relations in forging and nurturing positive youth development. Diverse perspectives are sought from those who work with, and on behalf of, young people from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds with a focus on how youth and adults currently engage one another to forge meaningful relationships for promoting young peoples’ healthy development.

We invite academicians, researchers, graduate students, stakeholders, youth professionals, NGOs and other interested parties to participate by exchanging and sharing their experiences, new ideas, and research findings.

MBA Scholarship 2011 at University of Cyprus

On behalf of the Department of Public and Business Administration of the University of Cyprus, we welcome you to apply to the University of Cyprus MBA. During the past few years, the University of Cyprus has demonstrated its commitment to excellence in scholarship, research, and service. Building on the success of the previous years, we now launch a Master of Business Administration (MBA) program that takes pride in creating visionary and influential leaders in the local, regional and international business community.

We are looking to take on board individuals with promising leadership potential and excellent academic credentials, who will share knowledge and ideas, actively contribute to the program, and shape the future of business practice. These participants, the innovative program supported by world recognized faculty, and the academic environment that fosters scientific research, form the pillars of the leading MBA program in the region.

Your participation in this program will enhance your professional development and provide you with the management tools and skills to become an agile and highly adaptive leader with the ability to succeed in a rapidly changing business environment. We encourage you to take part in this truly unique and exciting learning experience. We look forward to welcoming you soon to the University of Cyprus MBA family.

April 1, 2011

International Caux Conferences 2011

Detailed Programmes

Sunday, 3 July (16.45) – Friday, 8 July (noon)
Transform yourself – Transform the world around you

Training by Initiatives of Change
These training courses are designed to help people address the economic, social, political and spiritual challenges of our time. They include personal development and capacity-building for those with a passion to be agents of change. Participants from a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds, races and religions will find an ideal setting to explore the practice of what is being taught as well as the principles.

Sunday, 10 July (16.45) – Sunday, 17 July (evening)
Fourth annual Caux Forum for Human Security

Caux as a resource for the world’s peacemakers
The fourth annual Forum of a five year programme aimed at changing the traditional dynamic of diplomacy; developing collaborative action by encouraging greater listening, attention to past hurts and creative initiatives. The Forum will bring together people active in many aspects of human security – diplomats, academics, journalists, field-workers, business people.