Oct 31, 2006

Conference: Die Albaner auf dem westlichen Balkan, Vienna

Tagung: "Die Albaner auf dem westlichen Balkan – Stand und Perspektiven der Forschung. Tagung zu Ehren von Peter Bartl", Wien, 18.-19. Dezember 2006

Veranstaltet vom:
Institut fuer Osteuropaeische Geschichte der Universitaet Wien Albanien-Institut Muenchen mit der Unterstuetzung der Balkan-Kommission der Oesterreichischen
Akademie der Wissenschaften

Die Geschichte der Albaner im westlichen Balkan wird seit dem 19. Jahrhundert von Historikern außerhalb Suedosteuropas, seit der zweiten Haelfte des 20. Jahrhunderts auch im albanischen Siedlungsgebiet selbst erforscht. Bis heute wurde noch kein Versuch eines Ueberblicks über den Forschungsstand versucht. Insbesondere fehlt eine ausfuehrliche Bewertung der albanischen und kosovarischen Historiographie nach dem Ende der jeweiligen kommunistischen Systeme und eine zusammenhaengende Analyse neuer Interpretationssche mata albanischer Historiker, die Bezug nehmen auf die politischen Veraenderungen in den letzten eineinhalb Jahrzehnten.

Die im Mai 2005 erfolgte Ueberfuehrung der Bibliothek des Albanien-Instituts Muenchen nach Wien, d.h. die Uebersiedlung einer der wichtigsten Albanien-Sammlungen außerhalb Suedosteuropas, soll zum Anlass genommen werden, um im Rahmen einer Tagung 13 international ausgewiesene Experten aus Oesterreich, Deutschland, Frankreich,
England und den USA einzuladen.

Die Teilnehmenden werden den gegenwaertigen Forschungsstand referieren und in einem zweiten Schritt Forschungsdesiderat a vorstellen. Thematisch werden in chronologischem Aufbau zentrale Fragen der albanischen Geschichte abgehandelt, wobei sozial- und kulturwissenschaftl iche Zugaenge jeweils in den Epochenueberblicken zu integrieren sind. Eigene Referate sind fuer die Bereiche der Anthropologie und der neueren Kulturgeschichte mit besonderer Beruecksichtigung der Literatursoziologie vorgesehen.

Die Ergebnisse sollen als Sammelband mit Handbuchcharakter Grundlage fuer eine vertiefte wissenschaftliche Auseinandersetzung mit albanischsprachigen Forschern dienen. Die Tagung ist bewusst als Diskussionsangebot der außerhalb Suedosteuropas betriebenen historischen Albanologie zu verstehen.
Montag, 18. Dezember 2006, Hoersaal des Instituts

9 Uhr s.t. Begruessung:
M.V. Schwarz, Dekan der Historisch-Kulturwi ssenschaftlichen Fakultaet der Universitaet Wien
A. Suppan, Vorstand des Instituts fuer osteuropaeische Geschichte der Universitaet Wien
O.J. Schmitt, Einfuehrung in die Zielsetzung

9.30 Uhr
H. Eichner (Wien), "Illyrisch und Albanisch: Das Problem der sprachlichen Kontinuitaet
O.J. Schmitt (Wien), „Die Monade des Balkans" – die Forschung zum albanischen Raum im Mittelalter
M. Koller (Muenchen/Leipzig) , Albaner im Osmanischen Reich (17.-18. Jahrhundert) - ein historiographischer Überblick

13 -14.30 Uhr Mittagspause

14.30 Uhr
N. Clayer (Paris), Religion, Nationsbildung und Gesellschaft im albanischen Siedlungsraum ab dem 19. Jahrhundert.
K. Clewing (Muenchen) „'Rilindja versus „Nationsbildung' : Konzepte und Forschungen zur albanischen Nationalbewegung, 1878-1912".
B. J. Fischer (Fort Wayne), Albania during the Second World War: History and Historical Age

18 Uhr Abendvortrag:
N. Malcolm (Oxford), 'The "Great Migration" of the Serbs from Kosovo (1690): History, Myth, and Ideology'

Dienstag, 19. Dezember 2006, Hoersaal des Instituts
9 Uhr s.t. - 12.30 Uhr

H. Neuwirth (Wien), Widerstand und Kollaboration in Albanien 1939-1944 sowie die Bedeutung dieses Themas für die albanische Gegenwart
M. Schmidt-Neke (Kiel), Zwischen Kaltem Krieg und Teleologie: Das kommunistische Albanien als Objekt der Zeitgeschichtsforsc hung
S. Schwandner Sievers (London), Ethnologische und sozialanthropologis che Forschungen unter Albanern im Postsozialismus

Mittagspause 13- 14.30 Uhr

14.30 Uhr
R. Pichler (Graz), Historiographie und Ethnographie zu den Albanern Makedoniens. Eine kritische Bestandsaufnahme
R. Elsie (Olzheim), Albanian Literary History and Albanian Literary Culture: Observations on Recent Developments
Schlussdiskussion

18.30 Uhr Abendvortrag P. Bartl (Muenchen), Begegnungen mit der albanischen Geschichte

Weitere Informationen:
Prof. Dr. Oliver Jens Schmitt
Institut für Osteuropäische Geschichte
der Universität Wien
Spitalgasse 2, Hof 3
A-1090 Wien
Tel.: 0043-1-4277- 41101
eva.frantz@univie. ac.at
armina.galijas@ univie.ac. at

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Civil Society Dialogue: Culture in Action, Partners for Folk Dance

Call for partnership: Civil Society Dialogue: Culture in Action
Budget: 25.000 -100.000 €
Date: 5 December
We look for partners for folk dance festival in Turkey. It aims at building bridges between Turkey and Europe countries.

Place: Bingöl, Turkey
Activities: training activities, school visits and shows in Bingöl and neighboring cities. Seminars, exhibition introducing partner countries and EU, folk dance festival and competition

The project covers 90 % of all the costs in project, including new material; travel etc. 10 % will be met by the project leader and in little amounts by partners. We will prepare and submit a project. If it is selected by the European Commission to Turkey it will take place between spring and autumn.

Partners: they are supposed to be legal persons and interested in folk dance.
You can reach related info from : http://www.deltur. cec.eu.int/!
Publish/tr/EuropeAi d123928CACTTR- OpeningAnnouncem ent-5.doc
If you are interested don't hesitate to contact with us.

We recommend to have a look at following link for famous folk dance in Bingöl : Eagle dance ;

http://www.bingolon line.com. tr/modules. php?name=Videolar& file=read& id=30

Best wishes
Fatih Buyankara
www.aked.org
buyankara@yahoo. com

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CfP: Conference on Environmental Science and Technology

CEST2007 10th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY - 2007
COS ISLAND, GREECE September 5th - 7th, 2007

Papers are invited on the topics mentioned above and others falling within the scope of the Conference. Extended abstracts (1000-1500 words) should be submitted by mail, fax, e-mail or via our website. For a meaningful evaluation, the abstracts should at least include a clear presentation of the scope and objectives and a concise summary
of the methods, results and conclusions.

DL: 15 December 2006.

Website: http://www.gnest. org/cest/ Default.htm

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PhD researcher (m/f) Utrecht University, Faculty of Social an Behavioural Sciences

PhD researcher (m/f) (1,0)
(Utrecht), 38 hours per week Utrecht University, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.


Job description

As PhD-candidate you are part of the joint programme of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Utrecht University/Faculty of Social Sciences/Cultural Anthropology. This programme is known as the IS-academy.

The subject of research is `Poverty reduction and good governance'. Within the wide scope of research on this subject is chosen for research on two themes: `the political dimension of poverty reduction and `drivers of change' with a focus on two core questions:

What are the political dimensions of poverty reduction and what factors determine shifts from exclusion to inclusion of poverty concerns in political arenas and policy agendas? What are the political dimensions of so-called "failing states",
particularly in relation to intrastate social violence and political conflict?
The project is situated within the research programme `Political conflict, cultural trauma and social reconciliation' (CTR) which is part of the Research Centre CERES. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will be involved in the guiding and supervision of the research projects.

Requirements

University Graduate
MA/Msc in one of the social sciences or any related academic study;

Fieldwork experience during MA/Msc preferably in a non-western country;

Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative social science (field) research methods;

Ability to function in international scientific circles;

Capable of designing an original research proposal;

Knowledge of the Portuguese and English language.

Additional information about the job:
We are looking for a PhD candidate on the following project:

Peace, social reconstruction and collective trauma in post-war Mozambique

This research project centers on the complex interplay of memory, collective trauma, social reconstruction, and poverty in the aftermath of the Mozambican civil war. The 1992 peace accord between the Mozambican government and the Renamo guerrilla force ended more than a decade of armed violence but did not bring nation-wide
reconciliation, ethnic tolerance, full participatory citizenship, and overall economic prosperity. This project wants to analyze the impediments to such post-war reconstruction by focusing on the influence of collective trauma, enduring ethnic tensions, and social exclusion processes as intervening variables. The research will be conducted in Maputo, and consists of ethnographic research among foreign aid agencies, humanitarian organizations, and state-sponsored and informal organizations of war veterans and victim groups. This project runs parallel to a similar doctoral study on post-authoritarian rule in Chile.

Organization

Utrecht University, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences of Utrecht University has over 5500 students enrolled in six degree programmes: General Social Sciences, Cultural Anthropology, Educational Sciences, Pedagogical Sciences, and Psychology and Sociology. In addition, the Faculty contributes to programmes in Economics, Cognitive Artificial
Intelligence, and Management and Organisational Sciences. The Faculty participates in eight research schools. This wide array of programmes and research centres provides opportunities to benefit from each other's teaching and research knowledge and expertise. They also support the Faculty's efforts to make a high-quality
contribution to the resolution of scientific and societal issues.

The department of Cultural Anthropology is looking to appoint a:PhD researcher.

Conditions of employment

Estimated maximum salary per month: eur 2000 - 2500

Maximum salary amount in Euro's a month 2472
Employment basis: Temporary for specified period
Duration of the contract: 4 years
Maximum hours per week: 38

Additional conditions of employment:
Terms of employment

The initial appointment to the position will be made for a 100 % for one year that, with satisfactory completion will result in an extension for an additional three years. It is expected that the appointee will complete the PhD degree within this period.

The expected start date is no later than 01-02- 2007. The salary is € 1,933.- euro gross per month in the first year and euro € 2,472.- gross per month in the forth year, for a full time contingent on satisfactory performance.

We offer an enjoyable working environment and a stimulating research climate.

Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from:

Prof.dr. Ton Robben
Telephone number: (030) 253 1687

Or additional information can be obtained through one of the following links.
About the organization

Application

You can apply for this job before 15-11-2006 by sending your application to:

Utrecht University
Department of personnel and organisation
J. Pauw
Postbus 80140
3508TC Utrecht
The Nederland
E-mail address: peno-fez-fsw@ fss.uu.nl

The interviews for this position will take place mid-December 2006.

2006-11-15 00:00:00.0
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Open PhD positions at the ASNA chair - University of Twente

Open PhD positions at the ASNA chair
Enschede, 7500 AE, (Overijssel), 38 hours per week
University of Twente


Job description

PhD position: Model-driven design of context-aware mobile services Technological developments in communications, hardware and software have enabled the development of applications that can adapt transparently to changes in the capabilities of the communication infrastructure, to whatever the user is doing, and to his personal
preferences and needs. These applications will offer so called ubiquitous, mobile, context-aware, personalised services to their end users. In order to realise this, advanced methods and tools are required to facilitate the development and provisioning of new services. These tools should shield the developers from the
heterogeneous nature of the communication infrastructure and the diversity in devices through which their services will be provided. This PhD project concerns the application of Model-Driven Architecture (MDA) principles and technologies to the design of context-aware mobile services. This PhD project will be embedded in the Freeband A-MUSE project (http://a-muse. freeband. nl/). Vacancy number 06/111. PhD position: Service creation and execution platform for intelligent and personalized mobile services

This PhD project addresses the challenge of designing, developing and putting into operation efficient and innovative mobile Service creation/execution Platforms for converged networks beyond 3G. This project aims at investigating developing, prototyping and evaluating an extendable overlay architecture and framework for rapid creation and deployment of intelligent and personalised Mobile Communication
and Content & Information Services. This platform will support multiple heterogeneous execution platforms allowing for new, innovative services to be spread across different operator domains and over different countries. This PhD project will be embedded in the European project SPICE (6th Framework Programme, IST Integrated Project, http://www.ist- spice.org/). Vacancy number 06/112.

Requirements

University Graduate
PhD position: Model-driven design of context-aware mobile services.

We ask:
An MSc degree in Computer Science, Telematics, Business Information Technology, Electrical Engineering or equivalent, with a background in networking. Candidates should have good communication skills, in writing as well as orally. The main task will be to perform research, but there will also be an opportunity to acquire some teaching experience.

PhD position: Service creation and execution platform for intelligent and personalized mobile services

We ask
An MSc degree in Computer Science, Telematics, Business Information Technology, Electrical Engineering or equivalent, with a background in networking. Candidates should have good communication skills, in writing as well as orally. The main task will be to perform research, but there will also be an opportunity to acquire some teaching experience.

Organization

University of Twente Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) The University of Twente is an entrepreneurial research university, located in Enschede, the Netherlands. Distributed over 5 faculties, the UT offers 20 educational programmes ranging from applied physics and public administration to communication studies and biomedical technology.

Research takes place within the context of institutes and focuses, among other things, on nanotechnology, information and communication technology, biomedical technology, policy studies, human behaviour, and mechanics, processes and control.
More than 7,000 students and 2,700 staff members live, work and recreate at the UT, the Netherlands' only campus university.

The Computer Science department of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) is one of the largest academic institutions in computer science in the Netherlands, with 220 faculty members and 1200 students. It provides courses in Technical Computer Science, Business Information Technology, and Telematics. In addition, the department contributes to computer science education within other academic programmes. The research of the department is part of the multidisciplinary research institute Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT).

Conditions of employment

Estimated maximum salary per month: eur 2000 - 2500
Salaryscale 10.
Maximum salary amount in Euro's a month 2472
Employment basis: Temporary for specified period
Duration of the contract: 4 years
Maximum hours per week: 38

Additional conditions of employment:
We offer
Interesting temporary research positions in a dynamic and international environment. The PhD student will be appointed for a period of four years; the salary starts at €1933 gross per month and grows to €2472 gross per month in the fourth year.

Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from:

Marten van Sinderen
E-mail address: M.J.vanSinderen@ ewi.utwente. nl

Luís Ferreira Pires
E-mail address: l.ferreirapires@ ewi.utwente. nl


You can apply for this job before 20-11-2006 by sending your application to:

Universiteit Twente
Faculteit EWI
A. Klos
postbus 217
7500 AE Enschede

E-mail address: hvanegmond@utwente. nl

2006-11-20 00:00:00.0
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Postdoc Land Development Planning - Delft University of Technology

Postdoc Land Development Planning
(Zuid-Holland), 40 hours per week
Delft University of Technology


Job description

The Post doc functions within the field of land development planning. Within this field, the research programme has four topics. The post doc will do research on at least one of those themes.

·Land market regimes and land development instruments: this topic is about how the rules governing the land market are set, evaluated and may be improved, and how the land market works within these rules.

·Land development and urban regeneration: This focuses on the interaction between government and market in urban regeneration projects, e.g., strategic urban projects, station areas, industrial districts, housing areas.

·`Juritecture' of multiple space usage: This scheme focuses on the legal aspects of multiple space usage projects. It is crucial that their rights and obligations are clear and well defined. Establishing the legal basis for such `cohabitation' is the task of the `juritect'.

·Instruments for urban-rural interplay in landscape planning: This scheme examines the opportunities whereby a `transition zone' can be created between urban and rural areas by means of the land policy applying to each type of usage. It therefore seeks an integrated approach to spatial development.

Requirements

Doctorate
The candidate must have obtained a PhD or equivalent in research related to the field of research in the GiGb group.

Organization

Delft University of Technology OTB Research Institute for Housing, Urban and Mobility studies Delft University of Technology is a multifaceted institution
offering education and carrying out research within the technical sciences at an internationally recognised level. Education, research and designs are strongly oriented towards applicability. TU Delft develops technologies for future generations, focusing on sustainability, safety and economic vitality. At TU Delft we work in an environment where technical sciences and society converge. TU Delft comprises 8 faculties, unique laboratories, research institutes and schools.

The section Geo-information and Land Development (GiGb) is part of the OTB Research Institute for Housing, Urban and Mobility Studies and the Delft University of Technology. The institute specializes in independent research and advice in the field of housing, building and the built environment, including issues relating to urban renewal, transport and infrastructure, urban and regional development, sustainable construction and construction policy, land policy, provision of geo-information and GIS technology. The core activities of OTB Research Institute include scientific research, research commissioned by third parties, policy advice and knowledge transfer in the form of teaching, publications, courses and study
days. The institute's research draws from various disciplines: public administration, architecture, social geography, planning, economics, sociology, computer science and civil engineering.

Conditions of employment

Employment basis: Temporary for specified period
Duration of the contract: 2 years
Maximum hours per week: 40

Additional conditions of employment:
The appointment is temporary, for a period of 2 years. According to their knowledge and experience, postdocs are placed on salary scales 10-12 as stipulated by the Collective Labour Agreement for the Dutch universities (see also www.vsnu.nl). For further details about conditions of employment, please consult Delft University of
Technology's website (www.tudelft. nl).

Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from:

prof.dr. W.K. Korthals Altes
Telephone number: 015-2785099
E-mail address: W.K.KorthalsAltes@ tudelft.nl

Application

You can apply for this job before 15-11-2006 by sending your application to:

OTB Research Institute
PO Box 5030
2600GA Delft

E-mail address: PenO@otb.tudelft. nl

2006-11-15 00:00:00.0
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PhD student Risk of Airborne Particles (RAPTES) Utrecht

PhD student Risk of Airborne Particles (RAPTES) (1,0 fte)
(Utrecht), 38 hours per week Utrecht University, Faculty of
Veterinary Medicine.


Job description

PhD student Risk of Airborne Particles (RAPTES)

You will investigate the risk of cardiovascular and respiratory health effects related to exposure to ambient particulate matter (PM). You will quantify air pollution exposure at selected sites with contrasts in local source emissions and expose healthy volunteers at these locations. You will combine measurements of
systemic and respiratory health with characterization of the physical, chemical and oxidant properties of inhaled PM. You will work in a multi-disciplinary and international team.

You will present your findings at national and international meetings and conferences, and publish the results in peer-reviewed scientific journals and your PhD thesis. You will supervise MSc students during their internships and follow training courses relevant for your research.

Requirements

University Graduate
Qualifications

We are looking for:
An enthusiastic candidate with a MSc degree in the field of life and/or biomedical sciences or biology, with a strong interest in epidemiology and toxicology. You have good organisational, communication and writing skills, especially in Dutch and English. You are also a team player and self-motivating. Experience with
epidemiological or air quality monitoring techniques will be your advantage.

Organization

Utrecht University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. The Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences (IRAS) is an interfacultary research institute from the Faculties Veterinary Medicine and Medicine, and the departments Biology and
Pharmaceutical Sciences of the Science Faculty at the Utrecht University. The mission of IRAS is to provide research and education on human health risks of exposure to potentially harmful agents in the environment, at the workplace and through the food chain. IRAS has three research divisions. The Environmental Epidemiology division performs epidemiological research on respiratory, cardiovascular and carcinogenic health risks in relation to biological and chemical exposures. Within the Veterinary Public Health division research is conducted to identify and study possible adverse health effects from microbial and non-microbial agents occurring in food derived from the animal production process. Research within the Toxicology division covers the part of the risk assessment in which the availability and dose – adverse health effect relationships of toxic substances are studied. The aim of IRAS is to perform quality research with a high relevance for
society.

The IRAS offers an enthusiastic and dynamic working environment for young scientists and has a vacant PhD position.

You will be working on the project "Risk of Airborne Particles (RAPTES)" at the interface between environmental epidemiology, exposure assessment and toxicology. The project will be conducted in close collaboration with Centre for Environmental Health Research (MGO) of the National Institute for Public Health and the
Environment (RIVM), Bilthoven, the Netherlands. You will be stationed at RIVM.

Conditions of employment

Estimated maximum salary per month: eur 2000 - 2500

Maximum salary amount in Euro's a month 2472
Employment basis: Temporary for specified period
Duration of the contract: 3 years
Maximum hours per week: 38

Additional conditions of employment:
Terms of employment

We offer a temporary full time appointment of one year with the perspective of prolongation with another 3 years. The gross income is between € 1,933.- and € 2,472.- (salary scale "P" Collaborative Labour Agreement of the Dutch Universities) for a full time appointment.

Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from:

Prof. dr. ir. Bert Brunekreef
Telephone number: , +31 (0)30 253 9490
E-mail address: b.brunekreef@ iras.uu.nl

Dr. ir. Nicole Janssen at RIVM
Telephone number: +31 (0)30 274 4027
E-mail address: Nicole.Janssen@ rivm.nl

Application

You can apply for this job before 08-11-2006 by sending your application to:

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
the Personnel Department
A.H. Bloemers
Post Box 80163
3508TD Utrecht
the Netherlands
E-mail address: vacatures1@vet. uu.nl

Respond in writing or by e-mail with a letter of motivation, curriculum vitae and addresses of 2 references.

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Postdoctoral position in animal genomics - Wageningen

Postdoctoral position in animal genomics
Wageningen, 6709 PG, (Gelderland), 40 hours per week
Wageningen University and Researchcentre


Job description

The candidate will play an active role in the research program that aims to fine-map genes involved in meat quality traits in pigs. The objective of your activity is to narrow down the chromosomal location of the genes affecting quality traits and to develop efficient molecular tool for screening the population.

Requirements

You have PhD degree and preferably postdoctoral experience outside The Netherlands in the field of molecular genetics. You must have good experiences with molecular as well as analytical tools for fine mapping. You view this position as an opportunity to further stimulate your development as a scientist. You should be a creative,
devoted, and independent researcher, excellent communication skills in spoken/written English and be motivated to travel. We are looking for a creative team-player who is able to motivate people.

Organization

Wageningen University and Researchcentre Animal Breeding & Genetics

Conditions of employment

Estimated maximum salary per month: eur 4000 - 4500
Salaryscale 11.
Maximum salary amount in Euro's a month 4140
Employment basis: Temporary for specified period
Duration of the contract: 2,5 years
Maximum hours per week: 40

Additional conditions of employment:
The position is part of the research program "Detection and utilisation of (non-)Mendelian genes in commercial pig populations" . This program which started in 2002 is funded by Technology Foundation STW and supported by two breeding organisations (IPG and Nutreco). The aim of this research program is to develop and validate methods for the detection and utilisation of quantitative trait loci (QTL) in commercial (i.e. segregating) pig populations. You will be working at the Animal Breeding and Genetics group. The group consists of 8 scientific staff, 7 technical assistants, 20 PhD students and 6 post docs. The group is responsible for research and teaching in the area of animal breeding and genetics (www.zod.wau. nl/abg). The group closely collaborates with scientists working around the world.

Additional Information

Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from:

prof.dr. Johan A.M. van Arendonk
Telephone number: +31 317 482335
E-mail address: johan.vanarendonk@ wur.nl

Prof.dr. Martien A.M. Groenen
Telephone number: +31 317 482335
E-mail address: Martien.groenen@ wur.nl

Application

You can apply for this job before 11-11-2006 by sending your application to:

WUR Departement of Animal sciences
Marijkeweg 40
S.P. Sandra van Ee
Marijkeweg 40
6709 PA Wageningen

E-mail address: Sandra.vanee@ wur.nl

2006-11-11 00:00:00.0
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University of San Francisco International Business Plan

We are delighted to invite your graduate students to submit proposals to compete in the 5th annual University of San Francisco Pacific Specialty Insurance International Business Plan Competition.

The USF PSI International Business Plan Competition is one of the World's Premier Graduate University Business Plan Competitions. The 2007 Contest will be held March 28 - 31. All Graduate Students from every nation are invited to submit business plan proposals for participation.

Total Awards for the 2007 Competition will total approximately $25,000; however, the real prize is the chance for your students to offer their business proposals before dozens of leading Silicon Valley Venture Capitalists and Chief Executives. Judges from our previous competitions have included venture capital partners with: Kleiner Perkins, Crosslink Capital, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, DeNovo Ventures, Hummer Winblad
Venture Partners, Nth Power, Garage Technology Ventures, Globespan Capital, and many more; such as those featured in the USF Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Confidence Index (Bloomber ticker: USFSVVCI) http://www.usfca. edu/sobam/ nvc/pub/svvcinde x.html.

As the only University Business Plan Competition in Silicon Valley open to complete graduate teams from other universities, the USF Competition provides a unique entrepreneurial opportunity for all graduate students.

CNET covered part of last year's event - link below.
http://news. com.com/Cancer+ cure+company+ wins+business+ plan+challenge/ 210
0-1008_3-6054488. html?tag= cd.top

We invite currently enrolled graduate students to submit a 5 - 7 page executive summary of their business plans by email attachment by February 1, 2007 for full consideration. Submissions should be emailed to the contest director: Professor Mark Cannice (Cannice@usfca. edu ).

A downloadable contest poster is at:
http://www.usfca. edu/sobam/ nvc/bpc/cfp. html

Full contest information is at:
http://www.Business PlanCompetition. org

Please consider posting this opportunity for your students on your university website.

Mark V. Cannice, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship
Leader-Founder, USF Entrepreneurship Program
School of Business and Management
University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
http://www.Entrepre neurshipProgram. org
cannice@usfca. edu

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"Society and Future"; 2nd call for proposals

Dear Sir, Madam,

The Belgian Science Policy Office is now launching the second call for proposals of the "Society and Future" research programme in the field of social sciences. The programme was introduced in 2005 and is open to the participation of researchers from outside Belgium (when integrated in a network with a Belgian co-ordinatior). The aim of the programme is to increase the knowledge needed for decision-making at the Belgian federal level.

The present call covers the following 11 themes or chapters that compose the programme:

1. Democracy in an international context
2. The functioning of the institutions
3. Constitutional order and justice
4. Economy and governance
5. Science, knowledge, new technologies and the internet
6. Spatial aspects of social diversity
7. Inequality and social exclusion
8. Special target groups for a social cohesion policy: women and the elderly
9. Multiculturality and social cohesion
10. Labour market, quality of work and employment
11. Fairness and health

Researchers are invited to work out transversal proposals.

In general, one can consider that a research project will need two researchers over a period of two to three years, which corresponds to a budget of 300.000 € to 450.000 €. Four-year projects are not excluded.

Projects will be evaluated under a two-step procedure, by “peer review". The deadline for submission of research pre-proposals is November 23, 2006.

For more information, please visit http://www.belspo. be/belspo/ home/calls/ TA2006_en. stm

Thank you for your attention.

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CfP: Special Section on GRID, Web Services, Software

Information Society Newsroom Update

Call for papers - Special Section on GRID, Web Services, Software Agents and Ontology Applications for Life Science - IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience

15 November 2006

The IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience will devote a special section to presenting recent advances on the GRID infrastructure, web services, software agents and ontology for Life Science applications. Recent progress in bioinformatics and biomedicine has made it essential to devise technological platforms able to ensure appropriate support to research activities performed in the area of Bioinformatics and Medical Informatics. The potential of new data mining tools and GRID technology
will be particularly useful to deal with the increasing amount, complexity, and heterogeneity of biological and biomedical data.

High quality, innovative research papers reporting infrastructure, methods or tools in this area will be selected. Examples of biological and biomedical application areas include, but are not limited to, the following: GRID based application in life science; Web services for data access and analysis tools; Workflow application for complex analysis processes; Distributed and Agents based applications; ICT technologies for biomedical applications; High Throughput for in-silico virtual screening; Distributed applications for Gene and protein sequence analysis; HPC techniques applications at cell/gene/molecular levels.

Manuscript submission deadline: November 15, 2006 (feedback to authors by December 10, 2006). Deadline for submitting final versions of manuscripts: December 20, 2006. Tentative publication date: March 2007.

Authors should prepare their manuscripts according to the IEEE transactions format (using the IEEE word or latex style files), 6 pages maximum. The pdf file of the manuscript should be emailed to Dr. Luciano Milanesi luciano.milanesi@ itb.cnr.it and copy to chiara.bishop@ itb.cnr.it

http://europa. eu.int/informati on_society/ activities/ health/index_ en.htm

Contact: luciano.milanesi@ itb.cnr.it

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OPEN CALL: “NICE” - Training Course Turkey 2007

"NICE"- Network for Involving Citizens of Europe, Turkey 05/10/2007 - 11/30/2007

"NICE" aims to increase the quality and ensure sustainability of the youth work of the NGOs involved through research on organizational needs analysis & diagnosis as a basis for establishing a thematic network.

The project is supported by the Secretariat of the European Platform for Youth Development and the regional coordinators for the European Union and Caucasus and Eastern Europe.

In terms of activities, the project encompasses prep meetings, focus groups, web conferences, study visits and a networking meeting.

The core goals of the projects are to establish priority areas and a benchmarking system meant to render continuous tracking of the latest developments in terms of youths in both regions relying on country/regional progressive reports.

Concerning the politics of the project, we seek to foster an open and sustainable dialogue in between different societal actors, such as Local Public Administration, private enterprise, and other youth NGOs at the domestic level.

Applicants must send a motivation letter and a resume including the experience related with NGOs activities until 31st of November 2006.

Number of participants: 1per each organization.

Participants' profile: aged between 18-30, NGO staff, project leaders, youth workers; to be able to communicate in English language.

For further details contact us at: press@epyd.eu

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Qafqaz university,
International Relations.
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CONF.- Youth of Kazakhstan, Berlin, Nov. 6, 2006

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CONF.- Youth of Kazakhstan, Berlin, Nov. 6, 2006

Posted by: Deutsch-Kasachische Gesellschaft

CONF.- Int'l Conference: Youth Of Kazakhstan: Transformation of the Kazakh Society and New Chances for the Young Generation, German-Kazakh Society, Berlin

Youth Of Kazakhstan: Transformation of the Kazakh Society and New Chances for the Young Generation

The German-Kazakh Society invites all interested persons to participate in its conference, to be held November 6, 2006, in Berlin, 11.00-17.30, Vertretung des Freistaats Sachsen beim Bund, Brüderstr.

11-12, 10178 Berlin, Germany.

Aim & Topics:

This international conference aims to bring politicians, young leaders, practitioners and academics together to discuss the various issues concerning the position and the role of young people in contemporary Kazakhstan as well as to show the opportunities of the German-Kazakh youth exchange and cooperation in this sphere.

The following main topics are determined to serve as a guideline to participants:
- Youth Policy of the Republic of Kazakhstan
- Optimists, pragmatics, skeptics? Youth and Policy, Youth in the policy in Kazakhstan
- About what the youths are dreaming? The youth in German and Kazakh mass media
- Education - Profession - Carrier: Chances of young people under the conditions of market economy
- Tolerant, communicative, open: Experiences of German-Kazakh youth exchange

During the conference the 'Third German-Kazakh School of Young Democracy' will be opened.

The conference will be finished with a concert of musicians from Kazakhsztan and dinner reception.

The admission is free, but limited, please register as soon as possible.

For further information please feel free to contact

Ms. Galina Nurtasinowa
Managing Director of the German-Kazakh Society

Deutsch-Kasachische Gesellschaft e. V.
Colditzstr. 34-36, D-12099 Berlin
Tel: +4930 / 70 02 34 78
Mobile: +49 - 177 572 33 00
Fax: +4930 / 70 02 48 80
E-mail: info@dekasges. de
www.dekasges. de

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Oct 30, 2006

Early Stage Researcher in Environmental science (Centre for Environmental Research Leipzig, Germany)

The main objective is to develop RDA methodologies for toxicants with respect to hazards and risks to aquatic organisms. This will include novel extraction and dosing techniques, multistep HPLC- and pcGC-based fractionation procedures, biotesting, chemical analysis and structure elucidation, and toxicant confirmation for polar and non-polar toxicants. A major focus will be on the development of methods for structure elucidation of toxicants that are not accessible by classical GC-MS methods including derivatization and LC-MS-based techniques. The methodology will be applied to contaminated surface waters and sediments as well as to selected toxic effluents (e.g. from dye processing).

Formation requirements: MSc. in analytical chemistry or related subjects. The candidate should be interested in environmental and effect-directed issues. He should have experience in structure elucidation by mass spectrometry as well as in GC-MS and LC-MS based chemical analytical techniques. Experience in computer tools for structure elucidation as well as in extraction, passive sampling and fractionation techniques, and biotesting are helpful. The candidate should be open and enthusiastic for new tasks and interdisciplinary and international team work.

Nationality requirements: Non-German nationality filling the conditions for appointment on RTN funding (Handbook of Marie Curie Research Training Networks (RTN)
http://ec.europa.eu/research/fp6/mariecurie-actions/action/training_en.html

Cause-Effect Relationships of Key Pollutants on the European Rivers Biodiversity - KEYBIOEFFECTS RTN

Organisation: Centre for Environmental Research Leipzig

Division/Faculty/Department - Dep of Effect-Directed Analysis

Street - Permoserstrasse 15

City - Leipzig

Postal Code - D-04318

State/Province - Leipzig

Country - GERMANY

Phone - +49-341-235-2656

Mobile Phone - +49-341-235-2401

E-Mail - werner.brack@ufz.de

Website - http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=6598

Application Deadline - 01/01/2007

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Postdoc Research Fellow in Physics (Dipartimento di Fisica dell'Universita' degli Studi di Milano, Italia)

The prospective post-doctoral research fellow will develop theoretical and numerical tools for the calculation of excitation spectra in condensed matter. The main aim of the project is the inclusion of many-body effects beyond the single quasi-particle picture, based on the Bethe-Salpeter equation and time-dependent density-functional perturbation theory. Code developement, documentation, and mainteinance for the forthcoming ETSF facility will be also part of the work.

Organisation - University of Milan

Division/Faculty/Department - Physics department

Street - via Celoria 16

City - Milan

Postal Code - 20133

Country - ITALY

Fax - +390250317482

E-Mail - tiziana.bussini@unimi.it

Website - http://www.etsf.it

http://www.nanoquanta.eu/nq_jobs.htm

Application Deadline - 30/11/2006

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PhD Fellowship in Computer science (Roskilde University, Denmark)

We are seeking an object oriented programmer with a desire for a career in theoretical population biology. A physics, engineering or computing science background would be an advantage.

The objective of this project is to design and implement software to create a single individual based model that is scalable, encompassing individual variability in spatial, cognitive, phenotypic, genetic and ontogenetic dimensions.

Generous grant paid in Danish kroner; covers salary, consummables and travel.

This project is in collaboration with University of Reading, UK and it is expected that the candidate spends approximately equal time in Denmark and Reading.

Organisation - Roskilde University

Division/Faculty/Department - GESS Graduate School

Street - Universitetsvej 1

City - Roskilde

Postal Code - 4000

Country - DENMARK

Phone - +45 46 74 27 23

E-Mail - vforbes@ruc.dk

Website - www.cipe.dk

Application Deadline - 02/01/2007

Full project details can be found at www.cipe.dk

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Doctoral Assistantship in Applied Microeconomics and Econometrics

Doctoral Assistantship in Applied Microeconomics and Econometrics

ETH Zurich (Switzerland)

The Center for Energy Policy and Economics at the Department of Management, Technology and Economics, ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), invites applications for up to two Research Assistant positions for three years. The starting date is expected to be in early 2007, but subject to budgetary approval, might be delayed for a few months.

In addition to their PhD research and related courses, the successful candidates will provide assistance in research projects and/or contribute in the department’s teaching activities. The topics will be in Energy and Environmental Economics with a strong focus on empirical research.

A good command of English is required. In addition, one of the positions requires excellent communication and writing skills in German.

The ideal candidates should have a Master's degree in Economics, Econometrics or a related field.

For preliminary application please send a complete curriculum vita including the names of three references to: Mehdi Farsi, CEPE, ETH Zurich, Zürichbergstr. 18, 8032 Zurich, Switzerland or via E-mail to: mfarsi @ ethz.ch

The review of applications will start on December 1, 2006 and will continue until the positions are filled. The selected applications will be contacted for more details, within 3 weeks after the receipt of their applications.

Please note that the receipt of applications will not be acknowledged and the mailed documents will not be returned. For more information about our center please visit our Website at: http://www.cepe. ethz.ch

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PhD-scholarships -- The Graduate School for Integration, Production and Welfare

PhD-scholarships

Aarhus School of Business (Denmark)

PhD-scholarships at The Graduate School for Integration, Production and Welfare

At the Department of Economics at Aarhus School of Business a number of PhD-scholarships will be available from January 1, 2007 or soon thereafter.

The PhD-scholarships are placed within the Graduate School for Integration, Production and Welfare.  2 scholar¬ships are affiliated with the Department of Economics at Aarhus School of Business and the Danish National Institute of Social Research  1 scholarship is partly funded by the Nordic Centre of Excellence in Empirical Labour Economics (see http://ele.ifau. se for further information) and affiliated with the Department of Economics at Aarhus School of Business

The PhD-scholarships are offered within quantitative analyses of labour market and welfare policies, including e.g. analysis of the effects of labour market programmes, the effects of programmes in relation to children, youth, families, immigrants or elderly, or the use of economic incentives in employment or integration policies. The aim is to analyse different types of interventions targeting these groups, and to develop and apply econometric methods for evaluating programmes using micro data.

Further information on the Graduate School and the PhD-scholarships can be obtained from professor Peter Jensen, Department of Economics, phone: +45 89 486 482, e-mail: pje@asb.dk, or research director Niels Ploug, Danish National Institute of Social Research, phone: +45 33 48 08 40, e-mail: np @ sfi.dk.

Conditions of employment: The PhD-scholarships are for a 3-year period. They can be awarded to persons with a Master’s degree or students who expect to obtain their Master’s degree in the near future. The appointment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the appointee’s organisation.

The application: The application for a PhD-scholarship must use a special application form, which can be downloaded from http://www.asb. dk/upload/ asb/inline/ forskning/ docs/anskemaeng. doc or obtained from admini-strative officer Helle Bjørnebo Neidhardt, phone: +45 8948 6567, e-mail: hbn@asb.dk. Questions about the scholarship etc. can be directed to administrative officer Henrik Scriver, phone: +45 8948 6560, e-mail: hsc @ asb.dk.

The application form must be accompanied by an outline of a research project including a description of the proposed theory and methods (max. 5 pages); an outline of the PhD-study period; copies of certificates; CV and any other relevant material that the applicant wants to have evaluated. Everything should be submitted in five copies to the Aarhus School of Business, Fuglesangs Allé 4, DK-8210 Århus V, att.: Helle Bjørnebo Neidhardt.

Closing date for applications: Monday, December 18, 2006 at 12noon.

The Graduate School for Integration, Production and Welfare receives financial support from the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation. The announced scholarships are co-sponsored by the Aarhus School of Business, the Danish National Institute of Social Research and the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation.

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Journalism Fellowship -- Ateneo Manila

Call for Prospective ACFJ Fellows

Greetings from Manila!

ACFJ is now opening fellowships for its master's program in Journalism for the incoming school year 2007 - 2008.

I would like to request if you can help us promote this news to your organization and other journalists in your community.

Better yet, if you can identify a particular journalist who you think is qualified, please refer him/her to us so we can send him information.

We highly encourage journalists from the alternative and community press as well as news media in the vernacular.

I sincerely thank you in this endeavour.

Respectfully yours,

Irwin Cruz

Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism
at the Ateneo de Manila University

Tel Nos. + 63 2 926.32.53
+ 63 2 426.60.01 ext 5215
Fax No. + 63 2 926.32.54

http://acfj. ateneo.edu

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Multilateral youth Exchange in SLOVAKIA

Dear Partners,

we would like to invite you to participate in the planned Multilateral Youth Exchange called Act now for human rights, that will be held in Nitra (Slovakia) from 1th March 2007 to 7 March 2007.

We are searching for partners from EU and Candidates Countries.

Please, send the signed and stamped part III per fax: +421377413770

Deadline: 30.st October 2006. If you have more question, pleas contact us via e-mail: mvsenica@gmail. com

Regards,
Project Team

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CfA: Kokkalis Fellowships at Harvard University, 2007-2008

*Master's in Public Policy, Public Administration, and
**Public Administration/ International Development
**Fellowships at Harvard University
*

The Kokkalis Program strives to support individuals committed to invigorating the public sector in Southeastern and East-Central Europe by providing fellowships for study at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government.

*Eligible to apply for the 2007-2008 Kokkalis Fellowship Program *are natives of Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Turkey who are applying to one of the following degree programs at the John F. Kennedy School of Government: Master in Public Policy (MPP); Master in Public Administration (MPA2); Mid-Career Master in Public Administration (MC/MPA); Master in Public Administration in International Development (MPA/ID).

Candidates with academic and/or professional backgrounds in one of the following fields are highly encouraged to apply: social sciences, public policy and/or administration, the non-profit sector, law, economics, business, or work experience in related fields. All applicants should demonstrate a strong commitment to public service and the region of Southeastern Europe.

Candidates must complete both the Kennedy School application for admission and the Kokkalis Fellowship application and can submit all materials electronically. Prospective applicants should visit * http://www.ksg. harvard.edu/ kokkalis/ fellowships. html *for details on the full application process.

Information on applying to the Kokkalis Fellowship can also be obtained at the following locations:

Ankara: The Fulbright Commission +90 312 428 4824

Athens: The Kokkalis Foundation +30 210 610 5451

Belgrade: U.S. Embassy, Public Affairs Office +381 11 361 9344

Bucharest: The Fulbright Commission +40 21 230 7719

Budapest: The Fulbright Commission +36 1 462 8040

Chisinau: U.S. Embassy, Public Affairs Office +373 22 408 300

Istanbul: The Fulbright Commission +90 212 244 1105

Podgorica U.S. Consulate +381 81 225 417

Sarajevo: U.S. Embassy, Public Affairs Office +387 33 445 700

Skopje: U.S. Embassy, Public Affairs Office +389 2 31 16 180

Sofia: The Fulbright Commission +359 2 981 8567

Tirana: U.S. Embassy, Public Affairs Office +355 4 247 285

Zagreb: U.S. Embassy, Public Affairs Office +385 1 661 2200

· The *Deadline *for submission of the *Kokkalis Fellowship *application is *January 5, 2007*.

· *Deadlines *for admission to *KSG *vary according to the degree program, and applicants should

*consult the following website for details: *
http://www.ksg. harvard.edu/ apply/deadlines. htm

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CfP: Graduate Student Workshop 2007, Harvard/Cambridge Ma, 2.2.2007

9th Annual Kokkalis Graduate Student Workshop

Call for Papers

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, will hold the ninth Kokkalis Graduate Student Workshop on February 2, 2007.

Doctoral students are invited to submit proposals for papers to be delivered at the workshop. Proposals should be a maximum of 500 words and should fall into one of the below thematic units:

Thematic units:

I. Secularism, Fundamentalism and Pluralism in Southeast Europe:

Papers should explore trends in secularism, fundamentalism and/or pluralism at the sub-state, inter-state and/or transnational level(s) in Southeast Europe. Papers can explore topics such as the constitutional and legal relationship between religion and the state; the organization, regulation and transformation of religion in public life; the links between religion and nationalism; democratic institution- building and religious human rights; and related subjects.

II. Nontraditional Security Threats in Southeast Europe:

Countries have faced security threats stemming from military action, politics and diplomacy. Increasingly, however, conflict and instability in Southeast Europe and, indeed, globally are being generated by nontraditional security threats such as terrorism, drug trafficking, health crises, environmental security, illegal immigration, economic and financial security, failures in governance, and information security. Papers should examine these and/or other nontraditional security issues in the region. Preference will be given to papers providing recommendations to improve policymaking to combat these new threats at the local, national and regional levels.

III. Innovative Governance and Entrepreneurship in Southeast Europe:

Papers should explore experiments in new forms of governance, partnerships and entrepreneurship in the public/private sector in Southeastern Europe and analyze the circumstances under which they emerged. Papers could, for example, focus on new entities, innovative projects, cross-sector partnerships and the circumstances (institutional, managerial, leadership, political, etc) in which they emerged as well as the challenges, dilemmas, and solutions facing the realization of such initiatives. Papers may stem from the domains of public policy, administration and/or management; entrepreneurship in the public, private or NGO sectors; or others.

Countries of focus:

Albania _ Bosnia-Herzegovina _ Bulgaria _ Croatia _ Cyprus _ Greece _ Hungary _ FYR Macedonia _ Moldova _ Montenegro _ Romania _ Serbia _ Slovenia _ Turkey

- Deadline for submission is *November 27, 2006*.

A number of grants for travel and accommodation are available. Proposals and CVs should be submitted online at:
http://www.ksg. harvard.edu/ scholarship_ form/GSW/ index.html

Alternatively, they may also be submitted via email to: Kokkalis_Program@ ksg.harvard. edu

For more information on the Graduate Student Workshop and the Kokkalis Program, visit:

http://www.ksg. harvard.edu/ kokkalis

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CfP: Hygiene Health Politics Eugenics: Engineering Society in 20th Century Southeast Europe

International Conference on "Hygiene Health Politics Eugenics: Engineering Society in twentieth-century Southeast Europe"
Institute of East European Studies of the Free University Berlin,
Berlin on May 31 June 2, 2007.
Call for Proposals on the Case of Albania

Deadline: 15. December 2006

The Institut of East European Studies of the Free University Berlin (Dr. Sevasti Trubeta), in cooperation with Department of Southeast European History of the University Graz (Dr. Christian Promitzer) and Oxford-Brookes University (Dr. Marius Turda) will hold an international conference on Hygiene Health Politics Eugenics:
Engineering Society in twentieth-century Southeast Europe in Berlin on May 31 June 2, 2007.

Scholars with research interests in the topics of hygiene, eugenics,
or the politics of health in the first half of the 20th century in Albania are encouraged to submit proposals for papers (300-400 words).

The conference will address the history of hygiene, public health and eugenics in Southeast Europe. Of particular interest will be the complex relationship between public health schemes, population politics and eugenic ideas and practices, on one hand, and strategies and technologies of power as these are manifested in the national politics of the states in the region, on the other. This relationship will be pursued both by looking at how Western and Central European concepts of hygiene, health and eugenics were implemented in southeast Europe, as well as by excavating the historical and social peculiarities of local traditions of hygiene and social hygiene.

The central topics to be discussed include: the understanding of hygiene; prevention and combating of diseases by scientific, social and state institutions in different southeast European countries; eugenic movements; historical attempts to introduce eugenic policies; public health; systems of social welfare; the tension between science, politics and socially active agencies, such as private associations, women clubs, etc.; the influence of international institutions, such as the Health Organization of the League of Nations, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Red Cross; the relationship between public health and demographic changes with reference to the Balkan wars and the First World War.

Please contact:

Dr. Sevasti Trubeta
Osteuropa Institut der Freien Universität Berlin
Arbeitsbereich Geschichte und Kultur
Garystr. 55
D- 14195 Berlin
Tel. +49 30 838 52761
Email: sev.trubeta@ freenet.de

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Oct 29, 2006

PhD Position or Engineer in LJUBLJANA

The project is focused on a novel catalytic approach to produce enantiomerically pure compounds. The laboratory of Chemometrics is one of the leading laboratories in Europe for the applications of artificial neural network in chemistry. The work will consist on developing new techniques in neural network and genetic algorithms as well as offer full support to the groups of the network that are either producing or measuring multi-variate data.

http://cordis.europa.eu.int/mc-opportunities/index.cfm?fuseaction=dataForm.showDataDetail&obj_id=11798&obj_type=VAC

Organisation - COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE
Division/Faculty/Department - LIFE SCIENCE DIVISION
Street - SACLAY BUILD.547
City - GIF SUR YVETTE CEDEX
Postal Code - 91191
Country - FRANCE
Phone - 33 1 69 08 55 83
Mobile Phone - 33 1 69 08 26 85
Fax - 33 1 69 08 79 91
E-Mail - sophie.dezard@cea.fr

Application Deadline - 15/12/2006

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Fellowship in Organic chemistry, University of Maribor, Slovenia

Modification of oriented polymer surfaces using colloidal microgels

The appointed fellow will be responsible for providing the Host staff with the state-of-the-art knowledge through giving lectures during seminars, providing practical training for PhD students and involvement into elaboration of further research project concepts. Emphasis will be given to interactive skills and previous experience in multidisciplinary environments.

A surfactants and polymers in aqueous solution course will provide a comprehensive overview of surface chemistry related to surfactant and polymer behaviour in aqueous solution, and surfactant and polymer adsorption behaviour. The emphasis will be on naturally occurring polymers, such as cellulose ethers, starch and so on. Topics to be covered will include intermolecular interactions and regular solution theory, surface active polymers, rheological behaviour of polymers and surfactants in solution, surface tension and adsorption at the air-water interface, wetting and wetting agents, interaction of polymers with surfaces, polymerizable surfactants, microemulsions and chemical reactions in microemulsions. The course will give an up-to-date description of the underlying physical chemistry, emphasizing practical examples of industrial relevance to the textile industry.

http://cordis.europa.eu.int/mc-opportunities/index.cfm?fuseaction=dataForm.showDataDetail&obj_id=12098&obj_type=VAC

Organisation - University of Maribor
Division/Faculty/Department - Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Street - Smetanova 17
City - Maribor
Postal Code - SI-2000
Country - SLOVENIA
Phone - +386 2 220 7896
Fax - +386 2 220 7990
E-Mail - vanja.kokol@uni-mb.si

Application Deadline - 01/04/2007

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URGENT!!! WE CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS FOR ACTION-1 PROJECT IN ANKARA-TURKEY

Dear friends,

We are planning to do Action-1 project in Ankara-TURKEY.
We are the members of Turkey Youth Federation.
Let me tell you what Turkey Youth Federation is;
It is the first and the only one Turkish Youth Federation in Turkey.
It works for youth in Turkey.

What are the activities;
-Preparing the youth to the university entrance exam
-English course
-Tournaments;Football,Volleyball,Swimming,Go-Card
-Conferences;Against drug addiction,cigarette
-Helping to the poor and the olds
-Seminars;NLP
-Picnic,excursion
-Concerts
If you want to learn more about us see : www.tugef.com

Each country will come with 5 members.
This Project will be done between February and June.We will decide the exact time as soon as possible.
This is not our first Project ,so don’t worry!You will feel as if you are at home.
You will stay 6-7days here.You will pay %70 of your plane ticket.
The participant should be between the ages of 18-25.
The participant should speak English well in addition to their own languages.
This is not our first project!

In this Project we are planning to open a sounded-culture library of Turkey Youth Federation.
In addition to the library each country will teach their own language to the others in a day.We will learn the daily usage of the languages.In the end we will prepare a multilingual dictionary.

THE MEMBERS ARE SUPPOSED TO BRING WHILE COMING TO TURKEY ARE;
-Cassettes
-CD’s, famous singers’s CD’s
-cards,post cards,
-film CD’s
-stamps,
-old money(for the collection),
-flag of your country,
-maps showing your country’s cities and mountains,sea,lake…
-books about art-science-technology-education-culture-literature-policy-human-math--geography-history,
-newspapers,magazines,
-famous objects,
-flower,
-language teaching books,grammar books,
-dictionaries from your country’s language to Turkish,
-one man cloth,one woman cloth representing your culture,

PLEASE ANSWER UNTIL 31ST OF OCTOBER 2006

Communication
PLEASE SEND PART III
E_mail:aysingoksen@yahoo.com

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ACTION 5 - CONTACT MAKING SEMINAR IN ANTALYA

Ecotourism can provide much needed revenues for the protection of national parks and other natural areas, revenues that might not be available from other sources. Additionally, ecotourism can provide a viable economic development alternative for local communities with few other income-generating options. Moreover, ecotourism can increase the level of education and activism among travelers, making them more enthusiastic and effective agents of conservation.

* Conscientious, low-impact visitor behavior
* Sensitivity towards, and appreciation of, local cultures and biodiversity
* Support for local conservation efforts
* Sustainable benefits to local communities
* Local participation in decision-making
* Educational components for both the traveler and local communities

If you are working to realise projects on eco and alternative tourism, here is a chance to find avaible partners.

Action 5 – Contact Making Seminar
Title "ECO-Friendship"

26-29 March 2007 – Side-Antalya-TURKEY

During the seminar you will see different alternative tourism areas in a beatifull weather of southern Turkey.

According to European Youth Programme %70 of your travel expenses will be reimbursed, all visa, meals and overstays will be paid by the host organisation.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for more info.

All you have to do is to send us your partIII form signed and stamped and a brief info about your NGO. we want to remind you that we will aplly for 1st Nov. deadline.

ANTEUS
Antalya European Union Friendship Association
anteus_eco@yahoo.com
fax: +902322435342

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ACTION 5 - TRAINING COURSE IN IZMIR

"Next Nobel 4U" Social Entrepreneurship Training Course
17-22 April 2007 - Kusadasi-IZMIR-TURKEY

Entrepreneurship as a tool for social change.

We are waiting for your applications for Social Entrepreneurship Training Course.

Please fill attached application form for each of your participants. (2 participant from the same organisation is possible) and also please send us your partIII form signed and stamped before 29th October 2006, 17:00 deadline.

Young Social Entrepreneurs
socent06@yahoo.com
Fax: +902324415004

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CfA: PhD fellowship, Ergänzungsraum Südosteuropa, University Wien wird die Stelle

Institut für Zeitgeschichte

Für das im Oktober 2006 am Institut für Zeitgeschichte beginnende Projekt

„Ergänzungsraum Südosteuropa“ - Konzepte und Strategien des Mitteleuropäischen Wirtschaftstags und die Europapolitik im Zeichen der Südosterweiterung
(Leitung Prof. Dr. Carola Sachse) im Rahmen des Forschungsschwerpun kts „Europäische Integration und südöstliches/östliches Europa“ der Universität Wien wird die Stelle
einer Assistentin / eines Assistenten in Ausbildung (einer Doktorandin / eines Doktoranden) ausgeschrieben.

Die Dissertation soll Beiträge aus den zeitgenössischen Bevölkerungs- und Sozialwissenschafte n zur Raum- und Wirtschaftsplanung im südöstlichen Europa bzw. bevölkerungspolitisc he Analysen und Konzepte für diese Region im Zeitraum 1920–1970 behandeln. Die Thematik kann je nach den Vorkenntnissen, Vorarbeiten und Vorschlägen sowie den Sprachkenntnissen der Kandidatin / des Kandidaten modifiziert und ggf. regional eingegrenzt werden.

Voraussetzung: Abgeschlossenes Studium (Magister, Diplom oder ein anderer gleichwertiger Abschluss) der Geschichts- oder Sozialwissenschafte n oder einer anderen für die Mitarbeit im oben genannten Forschungsschwerpun kt einschlägigen Studienrichtung Gewünschte Zusatzqualifikation en: Sehr gute Kenntnisse der europäischen Geschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts; möglichst gute Vorkenntnisse auf dem Gebiet der Bevölkerungspolitik in Südosteuropa in der Zeit 1920-1970; gute
Kenntnisse einer der Sprachen Südosteuropas

Die Universität Wien strebt eine Erhöhung des Frauenanteils insbesondere in Leitungsfunktionen und beim wissenschaftlichen Personal an und fordert deshalb qualifizierte Frauen ausdrücklich zur Bewerbung auf. Frauen werden bei gleicher
Qualifikation vorrangig aufgenommen.

Beschäftigungsort: Wien
Beschäftigungsausmaß : 100 %
Bezahlung: nach „Säule 1“ (ca. 23.600 € Brutto
pro Jahr; vgl. http://www.univie. ac.at/rektorente am/
seboek/betriebsvere inbarung_ 2005-08-23. pdf)
Zeitraum: 3 Jahre; Beginn ehestmöglich

Bewerbungsschluss: 31. Oktober 2006; Bewerbungen
mit einem Exposé des Dissertationsprojek ts (max.
5 Seiten) und den üblichen Unterlagen (siehe
http://gerda. univie.ac. at/personal; „Hinweise für
BewerberInnen“ ; „Notwendige Unterlagen:
Bewerbung“) erbitten wir unter der Kennzahl FSP 2006/5/AC an:

Universität Wien
Personalwesen und Frauenförderung
Personalabteilung
Dr. Karl Lueger-Ring 1
A-1010 Wien

Weitere Informationen über das Projekt finden Sie im Anhang und auf der Homepage des Instituts für Zeitgeschichte (siehe http://www.univie. ac.at/zeitgeschi chte/;
„Projekte“; „Ergänzungsraum Südosteuropa“) .
Nachfragen erreichen uns unter
irene.maria. leitner@univie. ac.at (ab 26.09.2006)
und unter carl.freytag@ gmx.de (ab sofort).
Wir weisen auch auf die Ausschreibung im
Personalmitteilungs blatt der Universität Wien hin
(http://gerda. univie.ac. at/personal;
„Ausschreibungen“ ; „Forschungsschwerpun kte“; „Ergänzungsraum Süsdosteuropa“ ).

Anhang
Projekt im Rahmen des universitären Forschungsschwerpun kts
“Europäische Integration und südöstliches/östliches Europa“

„Ergänzungsraum Südosteuropa“
Konzepte und Strategien des Mitteleuropäischen Wirtschaftstags und die Europapolitik im Zeichen der Südosterweiterung

Zu den einflussreichsten nichtstaatlichen Institutionen der Raum- und Wirtschaftsplanung in Mitteleuropa in der Zeit zwischen dem Ende des Ersten und dem Ende des Zweiten Weltkrieges gehörte der 1925 in Wien gegründete und 1930/31 von seiner Deutschen Gruppe in Berlin übernommene Mitteleuropäische Wirtschaftstag (MWT).
Die von ihm entwickelten wissenschaftlich basierten Strategien zur europäischen Raum- und Wirtschaftsordnung waren von der Vision eines starken Mitteleuropa geleitet und zielten darauf ab, den „Kernländern“ Deutschland und Österreich, deren Vereinigung er anstrebte, als „Ergänzungsraum“ die Länder Südosteuropas (insb. Jugoslawien, Bulgarien, Rumänien und Griechenland) zuzuordnen, die einerseits Ressourcen (Agrarprodukte, Erze) bereitstellen, andererseits aber als Absatzmarkt für deutsche
und österreichische Industrieprodukte dienen sollten. Ziel des Forschungsvorhabens, das wissenschaftshistor ische Untersuchungsansä tze mit wirtschafts- , sozial- und politikhistorischen Fragestellungen verbindet, ist zunächst, die Generierung des Planungswissens zu rekonstruieren, aus dem der MWT seine raumordnerischen und wirtschaftspolitisc hen Konzepte entwickelte. Diese Konzepte sollen sodann im Hinblick auf ihre Wechselwirkungen mit den politischen und militärischen Entwicklungen in der Region analysiert werden. Die vom MWT angeregten und beeinflussten personellen und institutionellen Verflechtungen in Südosteuropa mit ihrem Netz von Zweigfirmen, Niederlassungen, Kapitalinvestitione n, Geschäftsbeziehungen und Standortsicherungen sollen als Schritte der praktischen Umsetzung rekonstruiert und auf ihre etwaigen Effekte auf die weitere Strategieentwicklun g hin befragt werden. Die Wirkungsgeschichte der unter dem Dach des MWT entwickelten Raumordnungskonzept e soll dabei über die Epochengrenze von 1945 hinaus weiterverfolgt und daraufhin überprüft werden, inwieweit sich in
aktuellen Strategien der Euopapolitik, besonders der EU-Erweiterung nach Südosteuropa, historische Kontinuitäten widerspiegeln.

Für die Bearbeitung des zentralen Themenkomplexes der Raum- und Wirtschaftsplanung im Hinblick auf die Konstruktion Südosteuropas als „Ergänzungsraum“ wird eine Postdoc-Stelle eingerichtet (Dr. habil. Carl Freytag). Im Rahmen einer Dissertation soll als wichtiger Aspekt unserer Fragestellungen die Rolle der Bevölkerungswissensc haften bei der Raumplanung in Südosteuropa in der Zeit 1920–1970 erforscht werden.
Teilaspekte, wie die Rolle der Agrar- und Ernährungswissenscha ften bei der Raumplanung in Südosteuropa, die Erforschung und Ausbeutung der dortigen Erzlager, das Verhältnis lokaler Strukturen zur Großraumplanung, die kartographische Repräsentation von Kernländern und Ergänzungsräumen, Alfred Sohn-Rethels
nationalökonomische Analysen 1931–1936 und der utopische Gehalt der Raumplanungen des MWT sollen von Gastforscher/ inne/n während 3- bis 6-monatiger Aufenthalte in Wien untersucht werden.

Leitung: Univ.-Prof. Dr.
Carola Sachse carola.sachse@ univie.ac. at
Koordination: Dr. habil. Carl
Freytag carl.freytag@ gmx.de
Zeitraum: 1. Oktober 2006 – 30. September 2009

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PhD Studentship - Infection and Immunity - University of Cambridge

PhD Studentships
Infection and Immunity
Department of Pathology, and the School of Veterinary Medicine.
WELCOME TRUST 4-YEAR PhD PROGRAMME

Through a funding initiative by the Wellcome Trust, the University of Cambridge has an on-going 4-year PhD Programme in Infection and Immunity.

The Programme involves collaboration between the School of Clinical Medicine and the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research, the Department of Pathology, and the School of Veterinary Medicine.

Five studentships will be available in October 2007.

The major themes of the Programme are Infection and Immunity, and Basic Cell and Molecular Biology (including structural and cell biology). The initial year of training involves in-depth analyses of topics of research relevant to the overall themes of the Programme, and 3 mini-projects in research laboratories attached to each of the Programme themes.

Students then can make an informed choice of their 3-year thesis project and complete their PhD in the 4-year period.

Further details of this varied and challenging course are available on the website www.cimr.cam. ac.uk/study/ wellcome. html.

Support includes a stipend for four years using the Wellcome Trust's own scales, starting at £16,853, *Home/EU student PhD registration fees, research expenses, personal development training funds and a contribution towards travel expenses. Students with or expecting to attain a 1st or 2:1 degree or equivalent, are invited to apply.

Please apply in writing with current curriculum vitae, including the names, fax numbers and email addresses of three academic referees (one of whom should have been a project supervisor) to: Mrs Susan Keene, Wellcome Trust Immunology Unit, MRC Centre, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 2QH. Telephone: 01223 330528. Fax: 01223 336815.
Email: sgk21@cam.ac. uk

Closing date for applications: Thursday 11th January 2007

Interview date (for short-listed candidates): Thursday 1st February 2007

The Programme will award fees to students at the 'home rate' plus a generous living allowance that is more than the University's estimated maintenance costs (see
http://www.admin. cam.ac.uk/ univ/gsprospectu s/funding/ costs.html).

There are two tiers of fees: home and overseas. The home rate is applicable to all students from EU countries plus one or two others. The overseas rate is applicable to those who do not qualify for home fees. However, the terms home and overseas are complex and you should see http://www.admin. cam.ac.uk/ univ/gsprospectu s/funding/ status.html for a definition of overseas.

The Programme does not pay fees at the overseas rate but there are highly competitive funding schemes that can pay the additional fees for overseas students.
See: http://www.admin. cam.ac.uk/ univ/gsprospectu s/funding/ overseas/ for information on supplementary funding schemes.

We cannot guarantee that any application will be successful.

Overseas applicants: Please note that in order to be considered for an Overseas Research Award (which covers the difference between Home/EU and overseas fees), the deadline for submission of the University Graduate Application Form is Friday 15th December 2006.

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Postgraduate Studentship in Information Technology - Queen's

Postgraduate Studentship
Reasoning with Uncertainty and Inconsistency in Structured Scientific Knowledge The Department of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science A postgraduate studentship is available to work on an EPSRC-funded collaborative project entitled above (starting in January 2007) between (UCL) and (QUB). The award covers university fees for three years, plus an additional student stipend of £12,300.

Project Summary:

There is a huge and rapidly expanding amount of information available for scientists in various online resources. However, this wealth of information has created challenges for scientists who wish to locate and analyse knowledge from heterogeneous sources. Key problems that exist are that there is much uncertainty in individual sources of scientific knowledge, and many conflicts arising between different sources of scientific knowledge. Scientists therefore need tools that are tolerant of uncertainty and inconsistency in order to query and merge scientific knowledge.

This project aims to facilitate the analysis of scientific knowledge by the development of technology for structured scientific knowledge (SSK). SSK is represented by a set of SSK reports each of which is a structured report that describes one or more scientific datasources (such as one or more journal articles, empirical datasets, etc). The format is an XML document with textentries restricted to individual words, values or simple phrases in scientific terminology. SSK is
intended to help scientists understand the contents of a datasource. Each one contains summaritive information about the datasource (e.g. information from an abstract, summary of techniques used, etc) plus evaluative information about the datasource (eg. delineation of uncertainties and errors in the information source, qualifications of the key findings, etc). The summaritive information describes the
information provided by the authors of the datasource, and the evaluative information describes the information provided by the users or authors of the datasource. SSK can be constructed by hand, by information extraction technology, and as a result of analysing datasources.

In this project, we want to extend our existing work for merging and analysing heterogeneous structured information by harnessing formal theories for representing and reasoning with uncertain and inconsistent information. The result of the project will be a general theoretical framework for handling uncertainty and inconsistency in
SSK, and a demonstration of the framework in a prototype implementation for querying and merging potentially conflicting SSK from heterogeneous sources. More details of the project (including relevant research papers) can be found at
http://www.cs. ucl.ac.uk/ staff/a.hunter/ projects/ ssk/index. html

Applicants for the studentship should have a minimum of a 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent) in computer science, electronic engineering, or a related discipline with the appropriate experience and skills. An MPhil degree in Artificial Intelligence and research experience in Reasoning under Uncertainty are desirable.

To find out more, contact:

Dr Weiru Liu ( http://www.cs. qub.ac.uk/ ~W.Liu)
Computer Science
Queen's University Belfast

Tel: 02890 974896
Fax: 02890 975666

email: w.liu@qub.ac. uk

Application Forms can be downloaded at the following address
http://www.cs. qub.ac.uk/ ~W.Liu/QUBApplic ationForm. pdf

Guideline Notes can be found at http://www.qub. ac.uk/pao/ cast.htm
A completed Application Form and an up-to-date CV (including especially information that is not reflected on the Application Form) should be sent to: Ms Evelyn Milliken, The Postgraduate Officer, SARC Building, The Department of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, BT7 1NN, Northern Ireland, UK Tel: 028 9097 5464

Please indicate in the Financial Arrangement section on the Application Form that you are applying for the studentship to work on the above project.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 10 November 2006

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Research Studentships in Health and Social Care - Open

Full-time Research Studentships
Health and Social Care
Faculty of Health & Social Care

Based in Milton Keynes

Applications are invited for a three year, funded studentship for full-time study towards a postgraduate degree, to commence on 1 January 2007. The studentship is offered in partnership with the national charity the Race Equality Foundation and is on the following topic:

Evaluating the impact of Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities; a leading parent education programme which has successfully engaged black and minority ethnic parents.

You will hold a first or upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject and should preferably have a relevant master's degree, or at least have completed research methods training at master's level. A research proposal is required as part of the application process, for further information please refer to
the guidance in the further particulars.

For detailed information and how to apply go to www3.open.ac. uk/employment, or call Penny Wilkinson or Lesley Henderson (Faculty Research Office) on 01908 858373/654233 or email HSC-Research- Enquiries@ open.ac.uk. Closing date: 12 noon on 14 November 2006. Interview date: 17 November 2006.

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PhD Studentship in Primary Health Care - University of Bristol

PhD Studentship
Primary Health Care
Department of Community Based Medicine, Medicine and Dentistry

We are seeking applications from graduates with good honours degrees (2.1 or higher) and an interest in primary care health services research. Research experience and/or a Masters degree in a related area will be highly advantageous. Relevant academic or professional backgrounds include medical sociology, anthropology, health economics,
health psychology, medical statistics, exercise and health, nursing or other allied health profession.

The successful applicant will receive a stipend (currently £12,300 pa), PhD fees and a research training support grant. The studentship will be for three years.

The interests of the Unit are wide ranging and members of the Unit conducting research in these areas have expertise in a range of methodological approaches (see our website http://www.bristol. ac.uk/primaryhea lthcare/index. htm). Outlines of
topics are provided including the name(s) of potential adviser(s). These outlines offer some guidance about the content of the research project, but you must include a proposal for the research you wish to undertake (approx 500-1500 words), including the methods to be employed and a timetable for the research. The proposal need not be
definitive - indeed we would expect further refinement once you arrive in the Department - but it should demonstrate your ideas for transforming the outline into a research programme for your PhD. You are strongly encouraged to contact the named supervisor(s) to discuss your ideas.

Candidates may also apply to study a topic of their own choice. You are strongly advised to contact potential adviser(s) to discuss your ideas, which should address an important and relevant question within primary health care and fit broadly into the research themes of the Unit.

The successful candidate will have access to high quality research training through a wide range of short courses as well as informal contact with academic and research staff in a multidisciplinary environment. The University's central Staff Development programme provides further opportunities for personal and PhD-related training.
There may also be opportunities to contribute towards the Unit's teaching activity.

The Person

The successful applicant will have:

* a demonstrable interest in primary care research (essential)
* a good honours degree in a relevant discipline (essential)
* a Masters degree and/or research experience in a relevant area (desirable)
* a demonstrable ability to complete work on time and budget (essential)
* the ability to work alone and as a part of multidisciplinary team (essential)

Further Opportunities

There are excellent opportunities to apply for prestigious personal research awards from bodies such as the National Co-ordinating Centre for Research Capacity Development (Department of Health) and the Medical Research Council. Existing staff within the Unit have been highly successful in gaining such awards and the successful candidate would be encouraged to apply for an award at an appropriate time
during their post.

Application

Prospective candidates are strongly encouraged to contact Professor Sharp by telephone (0117 331 3809) or email (debbie.sharp@ bristol.ac. uk) in the first instance for an informal discussion of this opportunity. You may then be directed to other member(s) of staff to discuss your specific research ideas. Further information is available on the Unit website at http://www.bris. ac.uk/primaryhea lthcare.

Application should be by curriculum vitae together with the names and addresses of three referees and an outline proposal for your research. Applications should be sent to The Personnel Office (EO), University of Bristol, Senate House, Bristol BS8 1TH quoting reference PHC/PhD/2006 by 6 November 2006.

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PhD Studentships in Material Science - University of Cambridge

PhD Studentships
Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy

Applications are invited for studentships for 3-year research programmes leading to the degree of PhD. The majority of studentships available are for candidates who meet the EPSRC residency criteria but other sources of funding might be available for very well qualified students.

The Department has a 6* RAE rating. Our main research activities are in the following areas and prospective candidates are welcome to contact members of the academic staff working in their fields of interest:

* Physical Metallurgy and Materials Processing
* Materials Chemistry
* Polymers, Ceramics and Composites
* Biomaterials
* Device Materials
* Materials Characterisation

Further information on our research programmes and PhD topics available is at
http://www.msm. cam.ac.uk/ Department/ Research/ index.html
and http://www.msm. cam.ac.uk/ Department/ adverts/PhD/ PhDadvert. html.

The Department is fortunate in possessing world class facilities in the areas of transmission and scanning electron microscopy, mechanical testing, X-ray diffraction and polymer characterisation.

Close collaborative links exist with industry and other university departments in the UK and abroad.

The minimum academic requirement for admission is an upper second class UK honours degree, or a lower second with a Master's, (or overseas equivalents) in a relevant subject.

Application packs are available via http://www.admin. cam.ac.uk/ offices/gradstud /admissions/ or from Dr Rosie Ward (remw2@cam.ac. uk) who is happy to answer questions about the admissions process and funding opportunities
available.

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Mosaic Scholarships in Vancouver Canada

Vancouver English Centre encourages English language students from all over the world to enjoy a cultural immersion experience in Canada. Although we normally have students from up to 30 different countries, we constantly try to improve the diversity of our student body. Consequently, we frequently offer scholarships to students from specific countries.

Eligibility
A number of criteria are involved in the evaluation of target countries. Primarily, we offer scholarships to students who could not otherwise study in Canada for financial reasons. We also try to attract academic achievers from a number of language backgrounds. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement and do not have to be repaid. For programs beginning before May 1, 2007, the following 4-week Super-Intensive Scholarships are currently available:

Number of Scholarships Citizenship Scholarship Program Application
Deadline
3 Argentina Mosaic Nov. 30, 2006
3 Bolivia Mosaic Nov. 30, 2006
1 Belgium Mosaic Nov. 30, 2006
3 Botswana Mosaic Nov. 30, 2006
25 Canada (Quebec) Mosaic Nov. 30, 2006
3 Denmark Mosaic Nov. 30, 2006
3 Ecuador Mosaic Nov. 30, 2006
3 El Salvador Mosaic Nov. 30, 2006
5 Finland Mosaic Nov. 30, 2006
2 France Mosaic Nov. 30, 2006
3 Guatemala Mosaic Nov. 30, 2006
5 Indonesia Mosaic Nov. 30, 2006
5 Jordan Mosaic Nov. 30, 2006
3 Liechtenstein Mosaic Nov. 30, 2006
5 Malaysia Mosaic Nov. 30, 2006
10 Mauritius Mosaic Nov. 30, 2006
3 Namibia Mosaic Nov. 30, 2006
3 Panama Mosaic Nov. 30, 2006
3 Papua New Guinea Mosaic Nov. 30, 2006
3 Paraguay Mosaic Nov. 30, 2006
3 Peru Mosaic Nov. 30, 2006
10 Qatar Mosaic Nov. 30, 2006
10 Slovak Republic Mosaic Nov. 30, 2006
3 Slovenia Mosaic Nov. 30, 2006
3 Sweden Mosaic Nov. 30, 2006
1 Thailand Mosaic Nov. 30, 2006
3 Uraguay Mosaic Nov. 30, 2006
3 Western Samoa Mosaic Nov. 30, 2006

This scholarship includes the Application Fee, Materials Fee, and Tuition (4 weeks). Other services, such as Homestay, Medical Insurance and Airport Reception are not included. All decisions by the VEC Scholarship Selection Committee are final. Explanations are not provided and there is no appeal process.

How to Apply for a Mosaic Scholarship
To apply for a scholarship, please send the following to us by fax or mail:
1. Completed Application for Admission and Mosaic Scholarship Application forms
2. Photocopies of transcripts from your last educational institution
Documents will not be returned.
Do not send original certificates or transcripts.

http://www.vec.ca/english/8/

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Public Health & Intl Development Conference at Stanford

**EARLY BIRD RATE INCREASES AFTER NOVEMBER 15


*Innovation, Advancement, and Best Practices To Achieve Global Goals
**Unite For Sight's Fourth Annual International Health Conference
** APRIL 14-15, 2007 - STANFORD UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE,
CALIFORNIA, USA

MORE THAN 300 Renowned Speakers From North America, Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Europe - An Energizing Weekend of Ideas and Exchange of Best Practices to Achieve Global Goals and to Make a Difference

*http://uniteforsigh t.org/conference /2007/index. php
*
**Please also feel free to forward this message to anyone who may be interested in attending.**

*Register Today For A Reduced Rate! (Current Rate is $55 Students/$75
All Others - *_EARLY BIRD RATE INCREASES AFTER NOVEMBER 15_**
http://uniteforsigh t.org/conference /2007/index. php

*When:* April 14-15, 2007
*Where:* Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California, USA
*Theme:* "Innovation, Advancement, and Best Practices To Achieve Global
Goals"
*Who should attend?*Anyone interested in eye care, international health,
medicine, health education, health promotion, public health, international service, social entrepreneurship, nonprofits, or microenterprise
*Conference Goal: *To exchange ideas across disciplines about best practices in public health, medicine and research, and international health and development. Conference topics range from/ "The Right to Health: Towards Social Inclusion and Universal Health Care in Latin America"/ and /"Antiretroviral Drugs and Issues of Drug Access and Quality in the Developing World"/ to /"Global Progress in Preventing the Burden of Blindness and Other Diseases Caused by Measles and Rubella"/ and /"Once I Was Blind....The Challenges of Eye Care in Ghana"_/**

* Join over 1,500 leaders, doctors, professionals, and students from 5 continents
* More than 300 speakers about eye care, public health, international development, entrepreneurship, microfinance, policy and advocacy, bioethics, and medicine
* Exchange ideas about best practices to achieve global goals in health and development

_COMPLETE CONFERENCE SCHEDULE WITH 300 SPEAKERS:
_http://uniteforsigh t.org/conference /2007/index. php

· General Topics With Conference Sessions

a. Global Health

b. Overseas Volunteering

c. Health and Human Rights

d. Microfinance and Social Entrepreneurship

e. Refugee Health

f. HIV/AIDS

g. Infectious Disease

h. International Health and Development By Region

i. Global Eye Care

j. Glaucoma Symposium

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call for CMS_Euro-asia youth news about youth inclusion

*Euro-asia youth news about youth inclusion*

*Contact Making Seminar for future media&commnunicatio n projects*

*ANKARA**, 18 –22 MAY 2007*

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*Background information*

* *

*EUnews association invites you for Euro-asia youth news about youth inclusion*

*contact making seminar that will be held in may 2007 in Turkey. It brings a chance to gather people involved in youth work and media from different countries. The participants will learn more about media&commnunicatio n tools which can be applied within the harmonisation and priorities of the YOUTH Programme *

* *

*Aims of the seminar*

*­** to get to know each other *

*­** to exchange experience *

*­** to present media&commnunicatio n tools and its possibilities for young people*

*­** to experience the international cooperation*

*­** to create ideas for future cooperation within the YOUTH Programme*

*Programme and methods***

*Games, workshops, discussions and others.*

* *

*Language*

*English*

Participants

* *

*­** actively involved in the field of youth work and especially media and communication projects*

*­** over 18*

*­** be prepared to present their own organisation to the other participants of the seminar *

*­** be highly motivated to actively participate in the whole seminar and to contribute to the development of the future projects*

* *

*Costs: *

*Travel and accomodation*

*Board, lodging and programme cost will be provided and paid by eunews association. *

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*Participants will cover 30% of their travel costs.*

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*There in NO participation fee.*

*Application form*

*All candidates must apply by filling in the enclosed application form,*

*Fax on 903122301965 send it to *

*Gurkan akcaer turgutreis mahallesi süleymanbey sokak park apt. no:17 daire:7 maltepe-ankara- turkey*

*Not later than 30th of November 2006.*

*tr.youth@gmail. com*

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Call for participants: Infectious Communicable Diseases

How to meet the challenge for Europe's international research cooperation in the field of Infectious Communicable Diseases 8-9

November 2006

Registration: To be filled in by 30/10/2006 - (You are advised to register early as places are limited)

Website: http://teamwork. intbase.com/ 0606_02/

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CfA: Fellowship for Visiting Scholars, Japan

The Center for Southeast Asian Studies of Kyoto University is now accepting applications from scholars and researchers who work on Southeast Asia, or on any one of the countries in that region, and are interested in spending time in Kyoto, Japan, in order to conduct research, write, or pursue other scholarly interests in connection with their field of study. Five fellowships will be awarded for the first half of 2008 on a competitive basis. Fellowships are normally for a six-month duration, although in exceptional cases they can be extended for an additional six months. Applications for the 2008 fellowship must reach us no later than October 31, 2006 regardless of the postmarked date.

We regret that we cannot entertain individual queries or follow-ups about the results of selection by email, fax, or telephone. Applicants will be notified of their application status by the end of March 2007.

Website:
http://www.scholars hipnet.info/ postdoc/japan- fellowship- for-visiting- scholars- at-the-center- for-southeast- asian-studies- kyoto-university

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