Mar 31, 2008

CfP: Freedom and Democracy: European Perceptions, European Perspective

CALL FOR PAPERS

The First Biannual International Conference

»Freedom and Democracy: European Perceptions, European Perspectives«
»Freiheit und Demokratie: europäische Perzeptionen, europäische Perspektiven«

Faculty of Humanities Koper (Slovenia)

December 4-6, 2008

Organizers

Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Humanities Koper (University of Primorska, Slovenia)

Department of Politics and International Relations, School of Humanities (Swansea University, UK)

Seminar für Philosophie, Philosophische fakultät I (Martin-Luther- Universitä t Halle-Wittenberg, Germany)

Sponsors: Thyssen-Stiftung (Germany) and Slovenian Research Agency

Sections: political philosophy, philosophy od law, political and social ethics, political science, interdisciplinary studies

The program committee welcomes original contributions on the following topics:

* Hermeneutics of freedom and democracy in modern Europe
* Treaties of the European Union: political and philosophical aspects
* EU institutions (courts, parliaments, executives, bureaucracies) and the
understandings of freedom, responsibility and/or democracy in their respective contexts
* Eastern Europe (1989-91) and political philosophy
* Southeast Europe, Turkey and the European Union
* A European ethos and the concept of European civil society
* Social solidarity, integration and conceptions of European citizenship
* The European Union as a liberal legal order
* Freedom, justice, democracy and capitalism(s) in Europe
* Migration, borders and the new territories of multiculturalism: political, legal and social aspects
* Comparative issues (for example, the EU and the USA)

Other topics falling under the conference's remit will be considered.

Student session: graduate and postgraduate students are invited to register for the conference with a 10-minute presentation on a selected topics. Selected contributions from postgraduate students will be integrated into the senior sessions.

International Program Committee:

Dr. Sahin Alpay, Senior Lecturer in Political Science, Bahçesehir University, Istanbul, Turkey
Dr. Samir Arnautovic, Prof. of Philosophy, Dept. of Philosophy and Sociology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Dr. Mark Evans, Senior Lecturer in Politics, Swansea University, UK
Dr. Edvard Kovac, Prof. of Ethics and Philosophical Anthropology, Faculté de Philosophie, Institut Catholique de Toulouse, France
Dr. Lenart Skof, Research Associate at the Science and Research Centre of Koper and Assist. Prof. of Philosophy, Faculty of Humanities, University of Primorska, Slovenia
Dr. Mirko Wischke, Fellow at the Research Institute of Philosophy Hannover and Assist. Prof. of Political Philosophy, Martin-Luther- University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

Faculty of Humanities Koper website: www.fhs.upr. si

The conference languages: English and German

Registration: please register by emailing tomaz.grusovnik@ zrs.upr.si, giving your full name, contact address, institutional affiliation, academic position, e-mail and telephone, title of your presentation, abstract (see below).

Registration fee: free

Conference location: Faculty of Humanities Koper (University of Primorska, Koper, Slovenia). The University is located in the city centre of Koper, 50 minutes from Ljubljana and 20 minutes from Trieste (Italy).

Abstract submission deadline: September 1, 2008. All abstracts will be published in a Book of Abstracts. The Book of Abstracts will be available at the conference. Please send abstracts of no more than 150 words to: tomaz.grusovnik@ zrs.upr.si

Conference papers: papers should be suitable for a 15-minute presentation. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Papers will be published in Fall 2009 in a special volume of journal Poligrafi - International Edition (ISSN 1318-8828). For journal information see: .

Accommodation: for hotel reservation information, please contact Tomaz Grusovnik at tomaz.grusovnik@ zrs.upr.si. For information about hotels in Koper follow the links:

Hotel Vodisek: http://www.hotel- vodisek.com/

Hotel Koper and Hotel Zusterna: http://www.terme- catez.si/ en/obala/ namestitev/

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CfA: 2008 Summer Research Lab, U Illinois [deadlines: 1/15.4.2008]

2008 Summer Research Laboratory on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia
June 9 - August 1
University of Illinois

The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center and the Slavic and East European Library at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, are pleased to announce its 2008 Summer Research Laboratory (SRL) on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia, June 9 - August 1. Please check the website for the full list of programs, eligibility, and application information: http://www.reec. uiuc.edu/ srl/srl.html

The SRL enables scholars to conduct advanced research in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies. Lab associates are given full access to the collection and resources of the University of Illinois Library, the largest Slavic collection west of Washington, DC, and are able to seek assistance from the Slavic Reference Service staff. The SRL provides an opportunity for specialists to keep current on knowledge and research in the field, to access newly available and archival materials, and disseminate knowledge to other scholars, professionals, government officials, and the public. The Summer Lab is an ideal program for doctoral students conducting
pre-dissertation/ dissertation research.

The following persons are eligible to apply to the Summer Lab:
- Faculty or graduate students at a university or college who are teaching and/or doing research on the region.
- Individuals who have a PhD and are doing research on the region, even if this expertise is not being used in current employment.
- Individuals working in an area of government, NGOs or business related to the region, regardless of academic training.
- Librarians specializing in the Slavic, East European, and Eurasian field.

To be eligible for housing grants, the above criteria apply along with the following: Scholars conducting policy relevant research (broadly defined) on the countries of Eurasia and Southeastern Europe. Under U.S. Department of State regulations, scholars whose research focuses on any EU member state­Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Romania, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, or Lithuania­must be doing comparative research that includes a non EU member state of Eurasia or Southeastern Europe in order to be eligible for funding.

Application Deadlines:
Housing Grants: for non-U.S. citizens/permanent residents 1 April for U.S. citizens and permanent residents 15 April
Graduate Student Travel Grants: for U.S. citizens and permanent residents only 15 April
Lab Only (no housing grant): for guaranteed housing availability 15 April, or at least 2 weeks prior to arrival (housing not guaranteed)

2008 SUMMER RESEARCH LAB PROGRAMS
http://www.reec. uiuc.edu/ srl/SRL2008/ programs. html

Ralph and Ruth Fisher Forum
"Interpreting Emotion in Eastern Europe, Russia, and Eurasia" June 19-21
Faculty Organizers: Mark Steinberg (Professor of History, University of Illinois; Editor of the Slavic Review) and Valeria Sobol (Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Illinois)

Eurasia Studies Training Workshop for Junior Scholars
"Gendering Democracy: Self, State, and Political Reform in Eurasia and Beyond"
June 11-13
Moderator: Cynthia Buckley (Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Texas, Austin)

Balkan Studies Training Workshop for Junior Scholar
"Building Balkan Studies: Integrating Multidisciplinary Perspectives"
June 30-July 2
Moderator: Julie Mostov (Associate Vice Provost for International Programs and Associate Professor of Political Science, Drexel University)

SRS Individualized Research Practicum
Duration of the Lab
The Slavic Reference Service offers Individualized Research Practicum to select Summer Lab associates. Associates can apply using the SRL application.

Voluntary Discussion Group: Russian History and Culture, June 9-13 Coordinator: Ann Kleimola (Professor of History, University of Nebraska)

For more information contact the Russian, East European and Eurasian Center at the University of Illinois at reec@uiuc.edu, 217.333.1244.

Lynda Y. Park, Associate Director
Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center
University of Illinois
104 International Studies Building, MC-487
910 South Fifth Street
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 333-6022, 333-1244; fax (217) 333-1582
lypark@uiuc. edu
http://www.reec. uiuc.edu

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CfP: Philosophy as Literature (A special issue of The European Legacy)

Call for Papers: PHILOSOPHY AS LITERATURE

A Special Issue of "The European Legacy"

Guest Editor: Costica Bradatan (The Honors College, Texas Tech University)

"The European Legacy" hereby invites contributions on the topic of "Philosophy as Literature."

The issue will feature a conversation on the relationship philosophy-literature with GIUSEPPE MAZZOTTA (Sterling Professor of the Humanities for Italian, Yale University), ALEXANDER NEHAMAS (Edmund N. Carpenter II Class of 1943 Professor in the Humanities, Princeton University) & SIMON CRITCHLEY (Professor of Philosophy, The New School for Social Research).

"The European Legacy," published by Routledge, is the official journal of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas:

http://www.tandf. co.uk/journals/ titles/10848770. asp

This special issue is scheduled for late 2009.

CALL FOR PAPERS:

Like novelists, historians or columnists, philosophers, too, are writers. They make sophisticated use of language, and employ – whether deliberately or not – specific rhetorical and stylistic devices, as well as certain repertoires of metaphors, images and symbols. As writers, philosophers also have to adjust their writing to specific audiences, tailor it to serve specific purposes, and strategically choose one genre over another, with all its rules, protocols, and constraints. In short, it is crucial for philosophers – if they are to persuade readers – to advance their ideas following certain aesthetic rules, rhetorical procedures and strategies of
persuasion. This has led some authors to speak of "the literariness of philosophical texts" (Berel Lang) as something indistinguishable from the philosophical substance and relevance of those texts.

A writer's relationship to language, writing and weaving of narratives in general is always complex. For, if we are to believe Heidegger, although "man acts as though he were the shaper and master of language, …in fact language remains the master of man." Therefore, it might well be the case that – as often happen with writers – philosophers, too, go through some peculiar experiences: sometimes, for example, they become so completely seduced by language that they almost lose themselves in the act of writing and come to utter whatever language compels them to; some other times, they become so deeply caught up in their own discourse that it becomes difficult for them to separate from it: on such occasions they are not very different from those novelists who end up becoming characters in the narratives they are weaving.

The implication is that a work of philosophy might well be seen as a work of (literary) art, as an autonomous world, for whose creation the author's personal vision, imagination, playfulness and inventiveness play a major role. In other words, according to this view, "The Critique of Pure Reason" is, in a fundamental way, much closer to "Hamlet" or "The Brothers Karamazov" than to, say, "On the Origin of Species."

With this in mind, some scholars of philosophy have been in a position to say that philosophy is nothing other than literature. Others, more cautious, have allowed philosophy to be literature only to some degree or under circumstances. Then, there are, of course, those for whom philosophy does not have anything to do with
literature.

We invite submissions dealing with the multifaceted relationship between philosophy and literature, some aspects of which have been pointed to above. Interdisciplinary approaches (combining, for example, philosophy, literary theory and intellectual history) are particularly encouraged.

Here are only some of the possible topics:

- The employment of literary categories (genre, tropes, narrative, plot, point of view, etc.) in the production of philosophical texts

- The genres of philosophical writing (dialogue, treatise, meditation, journal article, etc) and their significance for the content of those writings; how exactly the adoption of a certain genre shapes the philosophizing in question

- Philosophical styles: styles of writing / styles of philosophizing; "the anatomy of the philosophical style" (Berel Lang)

- The variety of literary practices in the history of philosophy

- The philosophers' rhetoric; philosophy of rhetoric / rhetoric of philosophy

- Canons and canonization in the history of philosophy

- Author/authorship/ authority in the production of philosophical texts; author's "voice"; the use of personae, masks, masquerades;

- Philosophy as expression of the self (philosophy and autobiography)

- The art of the "literary philosophers" (Plato, Augustine, Giordano Bruno, Vico, Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, Kierkegaard, Wittgenstein, Heidegger, Unamuno, Benjamin, Sartre, Camus, Cioran, etc)

- Recent philosophizing on the relationship philosophy-literature (contributions dedicated to the work of Jacques Derrida, Richard Rorty, Paul Ricoeur, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Theodor Adorno, Stanley Cavell, Alexander Nehamas, Slavoj Zizek, Jean-Luc Nancy, Berel Lang, Iris Murdoch, Simon Critchley, etc)

- Literary theorists/historian s on the relationship philosophy-literature (contributions dedicated to the work of Mikhail Bakhtin, Roland Barthes, Rene Wellek, Wolfgang Iser, Hayden White, Giuseppe Mazzotta, Umberto Eco, etc)

SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINES:

Deadline for submissions: January 1, 2009

Length: 6000 words

All articles and reviews submitted to "The European Legacy" undergo peer-review. Manuscripts and Notes, typed double-spaced, should be submitted to the Guest Editor as e-mail attachments, using WordPerfect or Microsoft Word. The author's full address should be supplied as a footnote to the title page. Manuscripts should be
prepared in accordance with the Chicago Manual of Style, 14th edition.

You can submit your contributions to: bradatan@hotmail. com Please allow at least 4-6 months for the review process and editorial decisions. Receipt of materials will be confirmed by email

Unless otherwise noted in this Call for Papers, the Instructions for Authors on the journal's webpage are adopted for this issue:

http://www.tandf. co.uk/journals/ journal.asp? issn=1084- 8770&linktype= 44

We look forward to your submissions!

Sincerely,

Costica Bradatan

Guest Editor – "The European Legacy"
Assistant Professor of Honors – Texas Tech University
http://www.webpages .ttu.edu/ cbradata

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13 PhD Studentships in Business, Oxford Brookes Univ, UK

Oxford Brookes University
PhD Studentships in the Business School

-Internationalisati on of hospitality and tourism firms
-Entrepreneurship in hospitality and tourism industries
-Environmental change in hospitality and tourism industries
-Employment relations implications of public sector reform
-Project-working and organisational learning
-Evaluation of leadership development programmes

-The diffusion of corporate governance mechanisms from the private to both the public and the NFP sector
-An investigation of governance issues in the investment intermediary chain
-The evolution of the audit committee
-Climate Change and the Global Economy
-Models and patterns of development in emerging economies
-Consumer behaviour in the marketing of services
-Channel management

Completed applications forms should be sent directly to: Business School HR Team, Oxford Brookes University, Business School, Wheatley Campus, Wheatley, OX33 1HX or email hr-bs@brookes. ac.uk

Closing date: 30th April 2008

http://www.brookes. ac.uk/research/ studentships. html

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172 PhD positions, INRIA, France

172 PhD positions available in 2008
http://www.inria. fr/travailler/ opportunites/ doc.en.html

INRIA proposes young scientists a PhD in one of its research teams. Priority will be given to candidates with mobility background and to topics pertaining to the Institute's priority themes.

Opening campaign: 3 March, 2008.

• View positions available and apply on-line.
http://www.talentsp lace.com/ syndication1/ inria/ukdoc
the list is frequently updated.

• Offers are posted on-line as and when they become available. Please consult the list regularly. End of the campaign : 15 May, 2008.

You have a degree in computer science, automatic control or scientific computing equivalent to the French research master, you are planning to become a researcher in an academic environment, or, after training through research, to join a company or create one ?

Join INRIA for a PhD.

INRIA is at the leading edge of research and its scientific themes are innovative. You can meet there scientists of international stature or work with them. Novel ideas are considered with interest. INRIA maintains special relations with industry and fosters the emergence of startups founded by its research scientists (80 such
companies founded in 20 years). At least 80 different nationalities are present at INRIA and activities are regularly organized in order to ease the integration of newcomers. The ambiance is relaxed and everyone can contribute to the social life of the community.

Survey into the professional integration of doctoral students – class of 2005

This inquiry, focussing on the 277 INRIA doctoral students who completed their thesis in 2005, reveals a particularly positive outlook. On average, 18 months after completion of their thesis, 97% of the doctoral graduates now hold posts that are consistent with their career path: 35% are researchers or research lecturers, 28% are
engineers and 23% hold post-doc placements. Discover the full-length version of the survey.

PhD subjects by specialist field:

Communicating system
- Distributed systems and software architecture
- Networks and telecoms
- Embedded systems and mobility
- Architecture and compiling

Cognitive systems
- Statistical modeling and machine learning
- Perception, indexing and communication for images and video
- Multimedia data: interpretation and man-machine interaction
- Image synthesis and virtual reality

Symbolic systems
- Reliability and safety of software
- Algebraic and geometric structures, algorithms
- Management and processing of language and data

Numerical systems
- Control and complex systems
- Grids and high-performance computing
- Optimisation and inverse problems for stochastic or large-scale systems
- Modeling, simulation and numerical analysis Available subjects Biological systems
- Modeling and simulation in biology and medicine

http://www.inria. fr/travailler/ opportunites/ doc.en.html

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6 PhD positions in Mathematics / Physics, Leibniz U Hannover, Germany

The DFG Research Training Group "Analysis, Geometry and String Theory" is offering
six PhD positions in Mathematics/ Physics

starting from 01 October, 2008. The appointments are limited to two years. An extension for one year is possible. Candidates will have the opportunity to work towards a doctoral degree in Analysis, Geometry or Mathematical Physics. Applicants are expected to hold a Master's degree or a Diplom in Mathematics or Physics. The successful applicants are expected to contribute to the teaching programme of the research training group.

As an equal opportunities employer, Leibniz Universität Hannover wishes to support women in the context of statutory requirements. For this reason suitably qualified women are specifically invited to apply. Equally qualified applicants with disabilities will be given preferential treatment.

Please send your application with a curriculum vitae and a description of your research interests compiled in one single pdf document to: schrohe@math. uni-hannover. de .
In addition, we request two letters of recommendation, also by e-mail.

The positions are paid according to EntGr. 13 TV-L/2.

The closing date is May 16, 2008. For more details see the website of the Research Training Group: www.grk1463. uni-hannover. de/

For further questions please contact:

Professor Elmar Schrohe (Speaker)
Leibniz Universität Hannover, Institut für Analysis, Welfengarten 1,
30167 Hannover, phone: +49-(0)511-762 3515

http://math- jobs.com/ j.php?i=1366

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Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Award in Mechanical Engineering

Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Award
School of Mechanical Engineering

Value of Award: Maintenance Stipend for a maximum period of 3 years (£12,940 for Session 2008/09), full overseas rate fees and a Research Training Support Grant

Number Available: One
Closing Date: 30 April 2008
Minimum Academic Requirements: A very good first degree (equivalent to a UK first class honours degree) from a prestigious institution (a lower rated BSc with a Masters will not normally be accepted as the equivalent of a UK first class honours degree). Candidates must also meet the University's English language requirements.

The Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Awards are a national initiative to bring outstanding students from India, Brazil, China, Hong Kong, Russia, South Africa and the developing world to the UK to study for PhD degrees in top-rated research environments. The eligible countries are those listed in Part 1 on the OECD website: http://www.oecd. org/dataoecd/ 35/9/2488552. pdf

This award is provided by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (www.epsrc.ac. uk ) and Shell Global Solutions and is available in for a research project in the area of 'factors affecting combustion of sustainable engine fuels'.

Further information on the background to the Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Awards Scheme can be found at http://www.rcuk. ac.uk/hodgkin/

Application Forms: Contact Details: Application forms and guidance notes are available from
http://www.leeds. ac.uk/rds/ schol/dhpa- forms.htm and should be returned to the Scholarships Office, University of Leeds, LS2 9JT

Please contact Professor Chris Sheppard for enquiries about the project area.
Email: c.g.w.sheppard@ leeds.ac. uk
Tel: + 44 (0)113 343 2140
Fax: +44 (0)113 343 2150

Application forms for research degree study are available at http://www.leeds. ac.uk/students/ appfmweb. doc or online at http://www.leeds. ac.uk/students/ apply_research. htm

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PhD Scholarships in Social Sciences, Mathematics, Statistics

PhS Scholarships
Social Sciences, Mathematics, Statistics or Economics

FOR HIGHLY QUALIFIED GRADUATES

The Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS) is an internationally renowned research and graduate training school, located in the Netherlands at the Universities of Groningen, Utrecht and Nijmegen.

The ICS offers fully funded Ph.D scholarships for a variety of projects to excellent candidates who recently graduated in one of the social sciences. Graduates in Mathematics, Statistics or Economics are also invited to apply.

The Ph.D students will be appointed for a full four-year period in which the graduates will work on an individual project, leading to a doctoral dissertation. The generous scholarships fully cover tuition, research and living expenses. The salary amounts to appr. €2000,- before taxes in the first year of the appointment, rising to appr. €2558,- before taxes in the fourth year. There are no tuition fees.

The programme (in English) begins September 1st, 2008 and applications should arrive at the ICS before May 1, 2008.

Extensive information on the ICS and the available Ph.D positions can be found on the ICS-homepage: http://www.ics- graduateschool. nl.

General information and applications: ms. M. Ristivojcevic- Lefering, Postbus 9104, 6500 HE Nijmegen, The Netherlands, tel. 00 31 24 361 30 13, E mail: Sociologie@maw. ru.nl.

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Research Doctoral Scholarships in Virtual Rehabilitation - University of Teesside

Research Doctoral Scholarships
Virtual Rehabilitation
Institute for Health Sciences and Social Care

The University of Teesside is offering 12 full-time Research Doctoral Scholarships across a broad range of subject areas including: computing, social science, health sciences, engineering and history. The scholarships are aligned to key areas of research strength within the Institute of Digital Innovation, the Institute for Health Sciences and Social Care, the Social Futures Institute, the Institute for Innovation & Development in Engineering and Applied Science and the Centre for Regional and Local Historical Research. The awards will be for a period of three years and include fees (home/EU or international rate) and an annual stipend of £12,600. Successful applicants should be in a position to take up the scholarships in July 2008 or shortly thereafter.

6. Virtual-reality augmented rehabilitation to improve postural stability in older people with chronic pain.

The risk of falling is a major barrier to normal function for older people. While there is good evidence that stability exercises can decrease the risk of falling, this type of intervention is overlooked in the management of pain for older people. There is a gap in the literature and subsequently an important gap in practice regarding postural stability training in the improvement of function in older people with chronic pain. A major problem with exercise therapy is that many people do not carry out the exercises with the prescribed quality or quantity. A recent innovation in rehabilitation is the use of virtual environments for exercise, which aims, among other things, to enhance feedback and increase motivation to exercise appropriately. The World Health Organisation' s International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health and the Universal Theory of Technology Acceptance and Use are the theoretical models underpinning this study.

7. Virtual reality augmented rehabilitation to improve exercise quality and frequency for people with low back pain.

The recent guidelines from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (involving Dr Martin) concluded that exercise was one of the most important ways of managing low back pain. While there was no evidence to suggest that any particular exercise was most beneficial a major component in success was the motivation of the person to exercise. A major problem with exercise therapy is that many people do not carry out the exercises with the required quality or quantity. A recent innovation in rehabilitation is the use of virtual environments for exercise, which aims, among other things, to provide feedback and increase motivation to exercise appropriately. There is a gap in the literature and practice regarding the effectiveness of the use of virtual environments in the improvement of function in people with low back pain. The World Health Organisation' s International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health and the Universal Theory of Technology Acceptance and Use are the theoretical models underpinning this study.

Informal enquiries to Dr Denis Martin, email: d.martin@tees. ac.uk

Research Doctoral Scholarships applicants should have at least an upper second class honours degree or equivalent qualification and ideally a postgraduate qualification. The minimum English language entry level is IELTS 6.5 with no grade below 6.0 or equivalent. To apply for a scholarship you must contact the Graduate Research School for an application form:

University of Teesside Research Doctoral Scholarships
Graduate Research School
University of Teesside
Middlesbrough
Tees Valley
TS1 3BA
UK

E-mail: graduateresearchsch ool@tees. ac.uk or tel: +44(0)1642 738033

Closing date: 25 April 2008

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Research Doctoral Scholarships in Entertainment Computing - University of Teesside

Research Doctoral Scholarships
Entertainment Computing
Institute of Digital Innovation

The University of Teesside is offering 12 full-time Research Doctoral Scholarships across a broad range of subject areas including: computing, social science, health sciences, engineering and history. The scholarships are aligned to key areas of research strength within the Institute of Digital Innovation, the Institute for Health Sciences and Social Care, the Social Futures Institute, the Institute for Innovation & Development in Engineering and Applied Science and the Centre for Regional and Local Historical Research. The awards will be for a period of three years and include fees (home/EU or international rate) and an annual stipend of £12,600. Successful applicants should be in a position to take up the scholarships in July 2008 or shortly thereafter.

1. A new development and deployment paradigm for pervasive multi-user games.

Informal enquiries to Professor Marc Cavazza, email: m.o.cavazza@ tees.ac.uk

Research Doctoral Scholarships applicants should have at least an upper second class honours degree or equivalent qualification and ideally a postgraduate qualification. The minimum English language entry level is IELTS 6.5 with no grade below 6.0 or equivalent.

To apply for a scholarship you must contact the Graduate Research School for an application form:

University of Teesside Research Doctoral Scholarships
Graduate Research School
University of Teesside
Middlesbrough
Tees Valley
TS1 3BA
UK
E-mail: graduateresearchsch ool@tees. ac.uk or tel: +44(0)1642 738033

Closing date: 25 April 2008

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Mar 30, 2008

CfA: Robert Bosch Fellowships

Robert Bosch Fellowships at the Institute for Human Sciences

The Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) awards research fellowships for the academic year 2008/09. The program, which is generously supported by the Robert Bosch Foundation, is focused on South-Eastern Europe.

1. Conditions

Robert Bosch Fellowships will enable junior and senior scholars to spend six months at the IWM in Vienna to pursue their research project while working in residence at the institute. The fellows will receive a stipend to cover all expenses related to the stay in Vienna (travel, apartment, health insurance, incidentals) . The IWM will provide the fellows with a personal office with PC, access to internet and e-mail,
in-house research and administrative facilities. Visiting Fellows will receive a stipend in the amount of € 25.000 for the six-month term. Junior Visiting Fellows will receive a stipend of € 10.000 for six months. The 6-months research term must be completed between 1 July 2008 and 30 June 2009.

Robert Bosch Fellows will be members of the international and multidisciplinary scholarly community at the IWM. They are invited to present and discuss their project in lectures or seminars.

2. Eligibility

The IWM is accepting applications from countries of ex-communist South-Eastern Europe: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia.

Applications are accepted from researchers who

* are citizens or permanently reside in one of the above­mentioned countries,
* or are affiliated to a university or research institution in the region,
* or (independent of the appli­cant’s country of origin) who pursue research on South-Eastern Europe

Visiting Fellows must have obtained a Ph.D. in the humanities or social sciences and must hold a senior academic or research position, at least Associate Professor level or equivalent.

Junior Visiting Fellows must currently pursue their doctoral degree or have recently obtained a Ph.D. in the humanities or social sciences.

The research project of the candidate should be related to one of the IWM’s main research fields.

3. Application

The application consists of the following materials:

1. application form (please download)
2. concise research proposal in English (max. 4 pages)
3. CV and list of publications

For Junior Fellows only:

4. two letters of reference from scholars familiar with the academic work of the applicant

Deadline for applications is April 14, 2008.

Applicants will be given notice of the decision in May 2008.

Please send your application by eMail to

fellowships [at] iwm [dot] at
Subject header: Robert Bosch Fellowships

or by mail to:

Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen
Fellowship Coordinator
Spittelauer Lände 3
1090 Wien
Austria
http://www.iwm. at

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CfA: Paul Celan fellowships for translators

Call for Applications
Paul Celan Fellowships for Translators
2008 / 2009
1. Objective

The Institute for Human Sciences (Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen, IWM) and ERSTE Foundation (ERSTE Stiftung) jointly invite academics to translate important works in the Humanities, Social Sciences and in the field of Cultural Studies from an Eastern to a Western European language, or vice versa, or from one Eastern European language to another.

The IWM started its translation program in 1987. After almost two decades of successful work ERSTE Stiftung has joined in 2005 as a new partner for the Paul Celan Fellowships for Translators. IWM and ERSTE Stiftung take this cooperation as an opportunity to adapt and expand the program according to the recent changes in the intellectual landscape of Europe.

2. Idea

The exchange of ideas and the reception of scholarly literature in today's Europe suffer from various deficits and asymmetries:

* The division of Europe deeply impaired the East-West reception of literature and debates in the Humanities and Social Sciences for decades. The effects are still felt today.
* Since the end of the Cold War conditions in Central and Eastern Europe for intellectual production have significantly improved. Meanwhile, important works were published which in the West, however, have not found the attention they deserve.
* With their transdisciplinary and comparative approach, Cultural Studies have established one of the most productive and innovative fields of contemporary research, meanwhile successfully expanding to Eastern Europe. Although Cultural Studies are especially conducive to intercultural understanding, translations of key texts are still very few in both directions, East and West.
* Works written by women scholars are generally underrepresented on the translation balance sheet between East and West.

Paul Celan Fellowships for Translators want to help overcome these deficits and fill gaps in the relevant literature on both sides and thus improve access to and exchange between formerly isolated cultures.

The program supports East-West, West-East and East-East translations of classical texts and contemporary key works in the Humanities and Social Sciences as well as in the field of Cultural Studies. Special emphasis is put on translations of relevant works written by East European authors and/or by women scholars.

To date, more than 80 translators from 16 countries have been invited to work at the Institute. An overview of translations published under the auspices of the Paul Celan Fellowships for Translators in the last years is available at www.iwm.at/translat ions.htm.

The program bears the name of the poet and translator Paul Celan (1920-1970) whose work â€" perhaps more than any other's in the 20th century â€" thrives on the diversity of European cultures and also mediates between them.

3. Conditions

Paul Celan Visiting Fellows will be invited to spend three to six months at the IWM in 2008 / 2009 to pursue their translation project while working in residence at the Institute. The fellows will receive a stipend to cover living expenses, travel, health insurance and incidentals. The IWM will provide Paul Celan Visiting Fellows with a guest apartment, an office, a personal computer and access to e-mail and Internet, in-house research facilities and other relevant sources in Vienna. The fellows will participate in the scholarly community and activities of the IWM.

4. Application Procedure

The application consists of the following materials (in English or German):

1. the application form (please download here)
2. a curriculum vitae with a bibliography of translations and other relevant publications
3. the author and work to be translated (from the original language) and an explanation for the choice thereof
4. the exact number of pages
5. a contract with a publisher for the publication of the translation or a letter of intent from a publisher
6. proof that the translator / publisher holds the rights to the translation and its publication (or has an option for them)
7. the planned date of publication
8. information on the program of the publishing house

Works which are thematically related to the IWM's research fields (see more details) will receive preferential treatment.

Deadline for Application is April 11, 2008

Please send the application by mail to

Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen
Fellowship Coordinator
Spittelauer Lände 3
1090 Wien
Austria
http://www.iwm. at

Advance copies by e-mail are accepted:

fellowships [at] iwm [dot] at
Subject header: Paul Celan Fellowships

5. Jury

The finalists will be selected by a jury of experts consisting of:

Christine Böhler
Program Director “Culture”, ERSTE Stiftung, Vienna
Gottfried Boehm
Professor of Modern Art History, University of Basel; Non-Resident
Permanent Fellow of the IWM
Endre Bojtar
Literary Scholar and Head of the Department of Central and Eastern
European Literature, Institute of Literary Studies, Hungarian Academy
of Sciences, Budapest
Peter Demetz
Sterling Professor Emeritus of German and Comparative Literature,
Yale University, New Haven
Klaus Nellen
Permanent Fellow, IWM
Martin Pollack
Writer and Translator, Vienna / Bocksdorf
Diana Mishkova
Director, Centre For Advanced Study, Sofia; Associate
Professor/DPhil of Modern Southeast-European History

6. Notification

Applicants will be notified of the jury decision in spring 2008; the jury is not required to publicly justify its decisions.

The Paul Celan Fellowship program for translators is generously supported by
ERSTE Foundation

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International Conference, Faculty of Humanities, Koper Slovenia

CALL FOR PAPERS

The First Biannual International Conference

»Freedom and Democracy: European Perceptions, European Perspectives«
»Freiheit und Demokratie: europäische Perzeptionen, europäische Perspektiven«

Faculty of Humanities Koper (Slovenia)

December 4-6, 2008

Organizers

Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Humanities Koper (University of Primorska, Slovenia)

Department of Politics and International Relations, School of Humanities (Swansea University, UK)

Seminar für Philosophie, Philosophische fakultät I (Martin-Luther- Universitä t Halle-Wittenberg, Germany)

Sponsors: Thyssen-Stiftung (Germany) and Slovenian Research Agency

Sections: political philosophy, philosophy od law, political and social ethics, political science, interdisciplinary studies

The program committee welcomes original contributions on the following topics:

* Hermeneutics of freedom and democracy in modern Europe
* Treaties of the European Union: political and philosophical aspects
* EU institutions (courts, parliaments, executives, bureaucracies) and the understandings of freedom, responsibility and/or democracy in their respective contexts
* Eastern Europe (1989-91) and political philosophy
* Southeast Europe, Turkey and the European Union
* A European ethos and the concept of European civil society
* Social solidarity, integration and conceptions of European citizenship
* The European Union as a liberal legal order
* Freedom, justice, democracy and capitalism(s) in Europe
* Migration, borders and the new territories of multiculturalism: political, legal and social aspects
* Comparative issues (for example, the EU and the USA)

Other topics falling under the conference's remit will be considered.

Student session: graduate and postgraduate students are invited to register for the conference with a 10-minute presentation on a selected topics. Selected contributions from postgraduate students will be integrated into the senior sessions.

International Program Committee:

Dr. Sahin Alpay, Senior Lecturer in Political Science, Bahçesehir University, Istanbul, Turkey
Dr. Samir Arnautovic, Prof. of Philosophy, Dept. of Philosophy and Sociology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Dr. Mark Evans, Senior Lecturer in Politics, Swansea University, UK
Dr. Edvard Kovac, Prof. of Ethics and Philosophical Anthropology, Faculté de Philosophie, Institut Catholique de Toulouse, France
Dr. Lenart Skof, Research Associate at the Science and Research Centre of Koper and Assist. Prof. of Philosophy, Faculty of Humanities, University of Primorska, Slovenia
Dr. Mirko Wischke, Fellow at the Research Institute of Philosophy Hannover and Assist. Prof. of Political Philosophy, Martin-Luther- University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

Faculty of Humanities Koper website: www.fhs.upr. si

The conference languages: English and German

Registration: please register by emailing tomaz.grusovnik@ zrs.upr.si, giving your full name, contact address, institutional affiliation, academic position, e-mail and telephone, title of your presentation, abstract (see below).

Registration fee: free

Conference location: Faculty of Humanities Koper (University of Primorska, Koper, Slovenia). The University is located in the city centre of Koper, 50 minutes from Ljubljana and 20 minutes from Trieste (Italy).

Abstract submission deadline: September 1, 2008. All abstracts will be published in a Book of Abstracts. The Book of Abstracts will be available at the conference. Please send abstracts of no more than 150 words to: tomaz.grusovnik@ zrs.upr.si

Conference papers: papers should be suitable for a 15-minute presentation. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Papers will be published in Fall 2009 in a special volume of journal Poligrafi - International Edition (ISSN 1318-8828). For journal information see: http://poligrafi. nova-revija. si .

Accommodation: for hotel reservation information, please contact Tomaz Grusovnik at tomaz.grusovnik@ zrs.upr.si. For information about hotels in Koper follow the links:

Hotel Vodisek: http://www.hotel- vodisek.com/

Hotel Koper and Hotel Zusterna: http://www.terme- catez.si/ en/obala/ namestitev/

For more information about the conference, please contact Lenart Skof at lenart.skof@ fhs.upr.si or Tomaz Grusovnik at tomaz.grusovnik@ zrs.upr.si

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USA: Full-Paid Graduate Scholarships and Assistantships at University

200 Full-Paid Scholarships, Stipends and Assistantships For Graduate Students at University of Bridgeport

The Graduate Studies and Research Division at the University of Bridgeport (UB) offers several interdisciplinary graduate programs within the Colleges of Business, Engineering and Education & Human Resources. UB is currently the fastest growing university in the State of Connecticut and in New England. The growth in size, reputation, quality and research outcomes has been extraordinary.

The Graduate Studies and Research Division (GSRD) of the University of Bridgeport offers new and exciting degree programs and research opportunities at the Masters and Doctorate levels, inter-disciplinary graduate degree concentrations, dual graduate degree options and professional graduate certificates in a variety of growth oriented fields. These innovative inter-disciplinary programs provide students with a variety of career enhancement options responsive to growing employer and employee needs for multiple competencies and skills in today's and tomorrow's
demanding global professional work force.

The inter-disciplinary graduate concentrations may be incorporated into the graduate programs offered by the Colleges of Business, Engineering and/or Education & Human Resources or embedded within a dual graduate degree program. Students can elect to enroll in one or more graduate degrees at the Masters level in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Technology Management, MBA (Masters of Business Administration) or the M.S. in MSIT (Masters of Science in Instructional Technology) program. The division also offers a Ph.D. program in Computer Science and Computer Engineering; and an Ed.D. program in
Education.

The interdisciplinary graduate degree or certificate concentrations include: Accounting; Automation and Robotics; Bio-Tech Management; CAD/CAM; China/India Trade; Computer Communications and Networking; Corporate, Government and Information Security & Continuity Management; E-Commerce; Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation; Environmental and Energy Management; Finance; Global Business; Global Marketing; Global Program and Project Management; Health Care Management & Administration; Human Resources Management; Information Technology; Intellectual Property Management; Management and Operations; Manufacturing Management; Modern Data Base Systems; New Product Development and Commercialization; Service Management
and Engineering; Software Engineering; Strategic Sourcing and Vendor Management; Supply Chain Management; Wireless and Mobile Communications, VLSI Design, Bio-Medical Engineering, and Micro and nano-electro mechanical systems.

UB's graduate programs and instructional philosophy emphasizes real-life experiences through extensive hands-on laboratory-based training, co-ops and paid internships. The GSRD has established very strong relationships with industry in the last few years through an active Center for Interdisciplinary Business, Engineering and Technology Industry Advisory Board and intensive networking with local, regional and global companies.

As a unit of the GSRD, UB's School of Engineering (SOE) is the fastest growing School of Engineering in the nation (among 300+ accredited engineering schools) and is home to the largest graduate engineering program in Connecticut with over 1,300 current graduate students; and is one of the four largest engineering programs in New England. The School of Engineering' s recent accomplishments have been hailed in academia, the engineering community and the media as an amazing success story in the
growth of academic quality, enrollment and research productivity among engineering schools in the country in the last 50 years.

The division offers more than 200 Full-Paid Scholarships and/or Stipends, Graduate Assistantships, Teaching Assistantships, and Research Assistanships per year for graduate students. UB offers excellent post-graduation job placement opportunities for both domestic and international students, with more than 600 companies, school districts, reserach labs. and industries who have employed our graduates in the last several years.

For more information and/or to apply for our programs please visit http://www.bridgepo rtengineering. net

For more information and to enroll or apply to UB's graduate programs in Engineering, Computing, Technology, Business, Management and Education please visit http://www.bridgepo rtengineering. net.

To contact us or apply to our programs please follow the link above.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Best Regards,

Khaled Elleithy
Associate Dean
Graduate Studies and Research Division
University of Bridgeport

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USA: Brown University Pre-College Program Information

Greetings from Brown University's Office of Summer and Continuing Studies.

Each summer, Brown's Pre-College Programs welcome students from all over the world.
Summer@Brown offers high achieving university-bound students a wide range of programs specifically designed to:

• Prepare students to succeed in a competitive college environment
• Connect students with world-class ideas, people, and facilities
• Promote discovery and the development of new passions
• Allow students to experience the freedom and responsibility of college life
• Give students a chance to meet other exceptional students from around the world

Academics
Academics are at the core of the Summer@Brown experience, and we offer more than 150 courses and in a variety of formats and course lengths.

Seven-Week Credit Courses
Students entering 12th grade or college in the upcoming fall share the classroom and study side-by-side with Brown University undergraduates.

Mini-Courses
Mini-courses are shorter, noncredit courses from 1-4 weeks in length that allow students to experience all the facets of life on an Ivy League campus and test themselves with college-level academics.

Intensive English Language at Brown
The Intensive English Language Program at Brown University is designed for high- achieving, university-bound students who do not speak English as their native language and who are interested in attending a competitive university such as Brown.

Brown Leadership Institute - Leadership Development for High School Students
Young people develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes associated with socially responsible leadership. During two-week sessions, we educate, inspire and encourage students to engage in their local communities and the world at large.

TheatreBridge - Immersive Theatre Study for High School Students
During a six-week program, this highly selective pre-college company provides promising young actors a unique opportunity to stretch their imaginations and skills as they create new work under the mentorship of established theatre professionals.

Scholar-Athlete – For Great students, and Great Athletes
If you are interested in sports and also have aspirations to attend a selective and academically challenging college or university, then you may be right for the Brown Summer Scholar-Athlete program.

SPARK - Science for Middle School Students
For 7th and 8th grade students who show a passion for science. SPARK courses are specially created to expose the intellectual concepts of familiar topics that
are part of the student’s world. The result is an experience that’s fun, engaging, and interesting.

About Brown and The Ivy League
Brown University is one of America’s oldest and most selective institutions, founded in 1764 and located in historic Providence, Rhode Island. As a
member of the prestigious Ivy League, Brown University has a 240-year history of excellence in education.

Request Program Information
As a valued academic advisor, we want you to have the information you need to discuss our programs with your students. We have developed a special form with witch you may request program information.

To request program information and updates, please visit:
http://brown. edu/Administrati on/Continuing_ Studies/forms/ advisor_inquiry. php

Visit our Web Site
For the most complete and most up to date program information, please visit our web site at www.brown.edu/ summer

Thank you for your time and attention .

Best regards,

Geoffrey Chisholm
Director of Marketing
Brown University Office of Summer and Continuing Studies

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Reminder: Action 3.1 PBA Project in Lenkoran city, Azerbaijan, Oct 2

CALL FOR PARTNERS
Action 3.1 Project
“New Youth + New Partnerships = New Projects”
Partnership Building Activity
Lenkoran city, Azerbaijan
October, 2008

Partnership Building Activity Description:
This Partnership Building Activity (PBA) “New Youth + New Partnerships = New Projects” is organized for potential partners from cities in European Countries. The Partnership Building Activity aims to enhance the cooperation between cities situated all over Europe and to create projects within the EU Youth in Action Programme. Youth Organisations can use Youth in Action projects in their aim to increase the active participation of young people in the life of their local, regional or national community or at an international level by supporting their participation in the mechanisms of representative democracy.


Partnership Building Activity (PBA) Content:
This Project aims to bring together young people from different partner organizations for the promotion of their achievements, reducing the sense of alienation and empowering them with the skills to recognize that they can be active agents of change.
This is a Partnership Building Activity developed in the framework of YOUTH IN ACTION programme targeting young people involved in local projects. By bringing together representatives of organisations or informal groups from different European countries, the project aims at enabling those young people involved in local activities to develop and realise quality Action projects as well as to help them to find partners. The programme is designed to support you in developing and planning your Action Youth in Action projects to be implemented after the Activity, including the YOUTH IN ACTION programme and Networking principles, Contact making, Project management, Teamwork, Intercultural experience.

Partnership Building Activity (PBA) aims and objectives:
· Bringing together people working with young people in order to create new project ideas within the YOUTH in Action Projects;
· Creating an atmosphere of common understanding between people representing different cultures, working styles, etc.;


Partnership Building Activity Methodology:
The Partnership Building Activity will be based on the principles and practice of non-formal education taking into account of the needs of youth NGOs, motivations / expectations and previous experiences are used as the starting point of the Youth in Action Programme. A diversity of working methods will be used for learning about Youth in Action project management: thinking together, brainstorming, creating new ideas, discussions, debates, simulations, etc. There will be space for regular feedback and evaluations.


Target group:
v Youth leaders, Youth workers, Youth Trainers, Project managers from youth NGOs, Youth Group, Youth Networks, Youth Organisations

Conditions:
The partnership building activity is scheduled for late in October 2008 and will be hosted in Lenkoran, Azerbaijan Republic. Financial support is under the European Commission’s “Youth in Action”-programme granting scheme. If approved, all costs will be covered except for 30% of the international travel and visa costs. Organizations from all 27 EU member countries plus Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland and Turkey, YOUTH IN ACTION PROGRAMME countries, EECA countries are eligible to be partners. The working language of the Training Course is English.



Countries:
All European Union countries, plus Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland and Turkey + Neighbouring countries (EECA countries)


Time plan and venue:
Submission: 1st April 2008, submission of the application form under Youth in Action Programme to the Turkish National Agency
Turkish National Agency – Action 3.1 Project,
Date of the Partnership Building Activity: October, 2008
Venue: Lenkoran, Azerbaijan

Group and duration:
Group: 1 representative from 1 Youth Organisation, Youth Groups, from EU and EECA countries chosen in an open call. Now we are looking for partner organisations:
Duration will be 6 full working days (plus 2 more days: arrival and departure)

Next Steps:
If you like the idea and the content of this partnership building activity, and if you want your organization to be partner in this project and thus be entitled to nominate for participants, then fill in the attached form (called partner promoters – part 3), sign it in blue ink, put your official stamp on it and send it by e-mail (scancopy as pdf or doc or jpg, we need the signature and the stamp)
E-mail to: rzayevsebuhi@ yahoo.com and genarersoy@gmail. com
And fax it to the number:
Fax: +90 212 473 70 64
And regular mail back to: (till 28 March – by express mail)
A. Nafiz Gurman Mah. Nazimerten Sok. Asli Apartmani No: 16/13
Merter/Gungoren/ Istanbul

Please make sure we receive these documents before 26 Mach 2008. . Furthermore, please indicate your estimated travel costs from your home town to Baku (best reached by train, near airports are Baku).

As we need to apply in 1st April deadline, please be as fast as possible in being a partner organization.

We are looking forward to your answers...

Applicant Organisation:
Contact Person: C.Burak Firat / Genar Ersoy
Address: A. Nafiz Gurman Mah. Nazimerten Sok. Asli Apartmani No: 16/13
Merter/Gungoren/ Istanbul
Fax: +90 212 473 70 64
E-mail: genarersoy@gmail. com

Host Organisation:
Azerbaijan Volunteers’ Public Union (Host Organisation)
Contact Person: Rzayev Sabuhi
Address: Yusif Mammadaliyev 21, apt 12/14, Az1005, Baku, Azerbaijan
Phone: +994 50 385 92 21
E-mail: rzayevsebuhi@ yahoo.com

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First Student Congress of Medical Sciences in Kosova

Dear Freinds,

It is our great pleasure and honor to invite you to the first Student Congress of Medical Sciences in Kosova that will be held in Prishtina from 28th of May until June 1st 2008.

This is your lifetime opportunity to explore the newest state in the world and to share the impressions of thousands of students from around the globe who have been visiting and continue to visit Kosova. It's a one-time chance to have a taste of something that is new in so many ways, but in the same time with a long and interesting history!

With the high security safeguarded by NATO, UN and Kosova's Police Service, a serious scientific board for the Congress, a population with an average age of 26 and a peculiar landscape, Kosova offers you safety, scientific exchange, sincere friendships and lots fun.

The deadline for the abstract submission is on the 15th of April 2008

Please pass this information to anybody that you think might be interested. For further information please check at www.kiscoms. com

*Summary:

Location: University Clinical Center of Kosova, Prishtina*
Country: Kosova
Date: 28th of May – 1st of July 2008
Official Languages: English and Albanian
Topic: All fields of (bio)medical research
Deadline for Abstract Submission: April the 15th 2008
Accomodation: free*

Xheladin Ujkani
President of the Congress
www.kiscoms. com
xh_ujkani@yahoo. com

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*Asst. Prof. Dr. Muneer Gohar Babar,* BDS, MDSc, DHP&M, MPH
Department of Operative Dentistry (Cariology) &
Dental Material Science,
Sardar Begum Dental College,
Gandhara University
Canal Road, Academy Town,
Peshawar 25120, Pakistan.
Clinic: +92 91 5845259,
Office: +92 91 5711151 -53
Cell: +92 333 9131414
+92 344 9060001
http://dentistry. 4mg.com

Acknowledgement of receiving this e/mail is appreciated

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CfA: PLOTKI, call for online editors [Deadline: 1.4.2008]

*** CALL FOR ONLINE EDITORS ***

The East European magazine PLOTKI is looking for new online editors from East European countries. The aim is to enlarge the existing international editorial board of the PLOTKI online news, the "monthly updated rumours".

PLOTKI editors contribute to the magazine by organizing and editing their own issues and putting them online.

PLOTKI WEBSITE: www.plotki.net
APPLICATIONS: application@ plotki.net
DEADLINE: 01.04.2008, please read details below.

PLOTKI is a magazine, an open platform, a network of over 100 authors, photographers and graphic designers from Eastern Europe. On our website we publish new online issues on a monthly basis. The online magazine is put together by an international editorial board, made up of young people from Central- and East European countries.

In May 2008, the editorial board will have its next team meeting in the Czech Republic. We would like to use this opportunity to invite interested people to become online editors of PLOTKI and to actively take part in the PLOTKI project. Transport, accommodation and food costs will be covered.

The responsibility of the online editors will be to create around two PLOTKI online issues a year (finding a topic, collecting contributions, editing). As an online editor you will have all the journalistic freedom you want and will get all the support you need from the PLOTKI community. As well as editing issues, the work for the next year will also include regular contributions and small admin responsibilities.

The aim of the seminar in the Czech Republic is to review the past online issues and to introduce participants to website management and other needed skills to edit the online-magazine.

Participants are asked to prepare one article and/or photos or illustrations or other publishable media on the topic: SOLIDARITY

PLOTKI is a non-commercial project. All PLOTKI authors, photographers and graphic designers are volunteers, who dedicated themselves to reporting from and about Central and Eastern Europe in an unconventional way. Currently we are not able to pay anybody, but we are always able to cover all seminar costs and production expenses.

*** your profile ***

- journalistic and/or photographic experience welcome
- contacts to authors, photographers and illustrator in your country
- English language skills
- online skills are not necessarily needed (we will teach you everything at the seminar - a certain affinity to computers is helpful)
- readiness to attend the seminar in Czech Republic from 1st - 4th of May 2008

*** we offer ***

- a 4 day seminar in the Czech Republic
- introduction into online editing: PLOTKI Content Management System (CMS),"the making of an online issue of PLOTKI"
- a platform for creative journalism
- a broad network of journalists and photographers from Central-Eastern Europe

*** application ***

Please mail your application until 01.04.2008 to application@ plotki.net by answering the following questions:

- name, age, country, language skills
- occupation and/or field of studies
- experiences with journalism and/or photography
- motivation why you want to become a PLOTKI online editor
- and attach your contribution: your article on the topic SOLIDARITY (less then 1.000 words) OR your photo contribution OR your illustration. ...

Looking forward to your applications!

PLOTKI ONLINE
application@ plotki.net

***Please circulate widely***

PLOTKI is a project from around the bloc.
PLOTKI spreads rumours.
PLOTKI investigates our cultural sphere.
And PLOTKI brings together writers, photographers and graphic artists from
Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe.
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CfA: MA and PhD at the Political Science Dept, CEU, Budapest [Extended deadline]

Extended Deadline for MA and PhD at the Political Science Dept, CEU, Budapest: 15.04.2008

For more information:
http://www.ceu. hu/admissions
http://web.ceu. hu/polsci/

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CfA: 2008-09 Government of Ireland Scholarships for Officials of New & Candidate EU States

Call for the 2008-09 Government of Ireland Scholarships for Officials of New & Candidate EU States.

In 2008-09 the Government of Ireland will once again sponsor a substantial scholarship fund for national government officials of New Member States and
Candidate States of the European Union.*

The MEconSc European Economic and Public Affairs is a long-established graduate programme offering a wide choice of modules in multiple disciplines. It is ideal for professionals and policy-makers seeking to build a career in the EU or in other sectors of the private, public and voluntary spheres, as well as a strong foundation for further academic research. Its one-year, full-time syllabus is designed to equip graduates with strong expertise in contemporary European affairs and public policy.

Core courses are taken from the disciplines of Politics/Internatio nal Relations and Economics, and options in Business and/or Law. Students also complete a dissertation and are given training in relevant research methods. In addition to the coursework, the programme features two study trips, respectively to Brussels and Florence, which allow participants to interact with a wider range of policy-makers and leading academics in the field.

The scholarship covers:
* complete tuition fee for the Master of Economic Science in European Economic and Public Affairs (MEconSc) programme in the UCD School of Politics and International Relations: the Dublin European Institute
* 12 months of on-campus accommodation in purpose-built postgraduate residences (single room with shared facilities)
* office space in a study room for Scholarship students
* financial subsidy for two study trips to Brussels and Florence.

It is not, however, able to fund per diem expenses, or provide a stipend.

Eligibility
* Basic academic criteria are the same as for admission to the MEconSc programme.
* Applicants must also be employed as national government officials, on a permanent basis of one of the following 15 specified states: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, FYROM, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Turkey..
* The number of awards is limited and applications will be based on merit.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday, 4th of April 2008. Applicants should apply through the normal method (outlined on the Admissions & Applications page), and also e-mail spire.graduate@ ucd.ie with their online application reference number indicating they wish to be considered for the scholarship.

* These states are: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, FYROM, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Turkey.

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Osaka University Global COE and IBRO-APRC Summer School 2008

The Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Osaka University in cooperation with the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) is pleased to announce the opening of the Frontier Biosciences Summer School for the Summer of 2008 with financial support from the Global Center of Excellence (GCOE) awarded by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) and from the IBRO-APRC.

The Summer School consists of one week of intensive lectures by our faculty, followed by one week of practical experience in a faculty’s laboratory.

(for a list of faculty and their research interests, please see ■■■■ http://www.fbs.osaka-u.ac.jp/eng/labo/index.html)

The School welcomes applications from researchers and junior faculty, post-doctoral researchers, and graduate students with a Master's degree or with at least two years of training in a graduate program (if directly pursuing Ph.D.). The course is ideal for meeting faculty, obtain hands-on experience in a laboratory, and experience life at Osaka University and Osaka itself. All participating foreign students will receive round-trip airfare from a major international airport in their country to Osaka University and a reasonable stipend to cover expenses during their stay. Accommodations will be provided at a nearby off-campus facility.

Applicants must submit a completed application form and supporting materials as indicated below by the deadline. Selection results will be notified shortly after the deadline.

Week1 (Course Lectures)
Course lectures are separated into 3 categories: Neuroscience, Nanabiology and Photonics, and Molecular and Cellular Biology. The 1st day will act as an introduction for all three. For the remaining week, participants will be separated into the stream they indicated on their application and attend lectures specific to that stream.

Week2 (Laboratory Experience)
Participants will be placed into their assigned laboratory. Friday afternoon, selected participants will be asked to give joint presentations with their lab colleagues.

http://www.fbs.osaka-u.ac.jp/summerschool2008/index.html

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PhD or PostDoc opening in Dresden

There is a research position on offer in the (type systems- and functional programming- related) project described at:

http://linux. tcs.inf.tu- dresden.de/ ~voigt/project/

The official job advertisement (in German) can be found at:

http://www.verw. tu-dresden. de/StellAus/ einzelstelle. asp?id=783

The key facts are:

- full-time faculty position (German scale E 13 TV-L, formerly BAT IIa)

- no teaching duties

- initial appointment for up to 30 months (maybe less for a PostDoc)

- no knowledge of German required (but English is)

Please contact voigt@tcs.inf. tu-dresden. de with any further questions.

The closing date for applications is 15th May 2008.

Dr. Janis Voigtlaender
http://wwwtcs. inf.tu-dresden. de/~voigt/
mailto:voigt@tcs.inf. tu-dresden. de

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Mar 28, 2008

University of Chicago - Japanese Premodern Post-doctoral Scholar

Location: Illinois, United States
Institution Type: College/University
Position Type: Post-doctoral Fellow
Submitted: Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

Main Category: Asian History or Studies
Secondary Categories: Literature
Japanese History
Humanities
Area Studies/Ethnic Studies

The University of Chicago's Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations and Japan Committee are pleased to announce the Postdoctoral Scholar in Pre-Modern Japanese Literary and Cultural Studies. We invite researchers who work on the literature and culture of Japan before 1868 to apply.

The position is for one year and is renewable up to two additional years contingent on funding. The start date is July 1, 2008 for applicants who have Ph.D. in hand by June 2008. For summer graduates, the start date is September 1, 2008.

The Postdoctoral Scholar will have the opportunity to pursue his or her own research while being mentored by current EALC faculty. He or she will also gain experience and be mentored while teaching two quarter-long courses. The teaching schedule will be determined by the EALC department.

Applicants must be within first six years of receiving Ph.D. and should submit a letter of application, abstract and one chapter of the dissertation (or other suitable writing sample), syllabi of two proposed courses (preferably one at the undergraduate and one at the graduate level designed for a 10 week quarter), a current curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation.

The salary for the position is $40,000 per year plus benefits and $5,000 in research funds.

Review of applicant materials will begin April 15.

Contact Info:
Postdoctoral Scholar Premodern Japanese Studies Search
EALC
University of Chicago
1050 E. 59th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
Website: http://ealc.uchicago.edu

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Mar 27, 2008

USA: CELOP Intensive Summer and Professional Programs

Center for English Language and Orientation Programs (CELOP) at Boston University
Intensive Summer and Professional Programs

Summer at CELOP also means a great variety of programs to choose from.

Students can prepare for a successful MBA program by enrolling in Pre-MBA English, which uses many of the same learning methods as business school: case analysis, team projects, and oral presentations of management issues.

For the experienced manager, CELOP offers Business English for Professionals. In addition to improving presentation and negotiation skills, each student in this course will apply business concepts to his or her own professional world and develop a practice business plan.

Preparing for Law School? Legal English for LLM Students is a 6-week intensive English program developed in collaboration with the Boston University School of Law, and helps develop the language skills, legal knowledge, and confidence necessary to be successful in an American law school.

Already a lawyer? Legal English for Practitioners is co-taught by a CELOP English language teacher and a practicing attorney, and focuses on meeting the special law and language communication needs of international lawyers and law students.

English for Health and Medical Professionals develops the English language skills essential for success in the health and medical fields, and prepares students for study, work, or research in a U.S. health or medical program. This program includes visits to facilities such as BU’s Medical School, School of Public Health, and BioSquare Laboratory.

Helpful Links:

Search for U.S. universities: www.bu.edu/celop/ activities/ advising. html

Learn about TOEFL dates and sites: www.ets.org

Apply to CELOP: http://www.bu. edu/celop/ apply/forms. html

Questions about CELOP? celop@bu.edu

CELOP
890 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02215
Telephone: 617-353-4870
Fax: 617-353-6195

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Seattle Central Community College International Students Scholarships

Seattle Central Community College International Students Scholarships

About SCCC

The Seattle Central Community College is Washington State's most lively, diverse, and innovative campus. Located on Capitol Hill, directly above Seattle's business district in one of the nation's most livable cities, the college is known for employing a collaborative learning approach to education and for integrating technology into the classroom. The college has received national recognition for promoting educational excellence in its multicultural urban environment. Time Magazine designated Seattle Central as a 2001-2002 “College of the Year” in recognition of its innovative student services and educational programs. Seattle Central is a wonderful place for international students to further their personal and academic goals.

Seattle Central offers a college transfer program, over 30 workforce education (job training) programs, and a large international education program. It is also among the top five in the state to transfer students to the University of Washington, and other four-year colleges. It also features programs in well-paying, high-demand fields such as Biotechnology, Nursing, Commercial Photography, Information Technology and Wireless Telecommunications.

Seattle Central offers scholarships to both NEW & CURRENT international students.

We encourage all students to apply for scholarships. If you currently have students enrolled or in the process of enrolling at Seattle Central, please remind them to apply. $100,000 is available this year and applying is very easy, so don’t miss these great opportunities:

SUMMER quarter (Deadline is April 15th)
New students: Achievement scholarship - $250 to $1500 awards
Current students: Merit scholarship - $1000 to $2500 awards
Leaders among leaders scholarship - $500 awards

FALL quarter (Deadline is July 15th)
New students: Achievement scholarships - $250 to $1500 awards
Campus Work Experience scholarships - up to $5700 over 3 quarters
HS Exchange Program Graduate scholarship - $250 to $1500 awards
Current students: Merit scholarships - $1000 to $2500 awards
Campus Work Experience scholarships - up to $5700 over 3 quarters
Leaders among leaders scholarships - $500 awards

For more information about requirements & eligibility and to download our application
forms, please visit: http://seattlecentr al.edu/internati onal/adminschola rships.shtml

For questions related to scholarships, please email me at jafrancois@sccd. ctc.edu

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PhD positions in Mathematics, Univ. of Hannover, Germany

The DFG Research Training Group "Analysis, Geometry and String Theory" is offering
six PhD positions in Mathematics/ Physics

starting from 01 October, 2008. The appointments are limited to two years. An extension for one year is possible. Candidates will have the opportunity to work towards a doctoral degree in Analysis, Geometry or Mathematical Physics. Applicants are expected to hold a Master's degree or a Diplom in Mathematics or Physics. The successful applicants are expected to contribute to the teaching programme of the
research training group.

As an equal opportunities employer, Leibniz Universität Hannover wishes to support women in the context of statutory requirements. For this reason suitably qualified women are specifically invited to apply. Equally qualified applicants with disabilities will be given preferential treatment.

Please send your application with a curriculum vitae and a description of your research interests compiled in one single pdf document to: schrohe@math. uni-hannover. de

In addition, we request two letters of recommendation, also by e-mail.

The positions are paid according to EntGr. 13 TV-L/2.

The closing date is May 16, 2008. For more details see the website of the Research Training Group: http://www.grk1463. uni-hannover. de/

For further questions please contact:
Professor Elmar Schrohe (Speaker)
Leibniz Universität Hannover, Institut für Analysis, Welfengarten 1,
30167 Hannover, phone: +49-(0)511-762 3515

website link:
http://www.grk1463. uni-hannover. de/PhDGRK1463eng lish.pdf

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PhD & Postdoc positions at the Institute of Geometry, TU Graz

Vacant Ph.D. and Postdoc positions/
Mathematics and Computer Science

Currently there are several vacant positions at the Institute of Geometry, TU Graz. You are invited to apply for one or more of the following:

• A regular `scientific assistant' position starting with May 2008. We are looking for candidates with a university degree in Mathematics or Computer Science who aim at a Ph.D. degree. Especially welcome are candidates with background in one of the following subjects which correspond to research projects: geometry processing, differential geometry, approximation theory. Please consult the university's official publication http://mibla. tugraz. at and send your application to the Dean's office until April 9, 2008 (email tichy@tugraz. at).

• The FFG (¨Osterreichische Forschungsf¨orderung s GmbH) is funding a Ph.D. position for 3 years (or a PostDoc position for a shorter time) in the research project Computing Multilayer Freeform structures in Architecture, conducted together with TU Wien (H. Pottmann) and Waagner-Biro Stahlbau. More information about this geometry processing topic is found at http://www. geometrie.tugraz. at/wallner/ mlfs.php. We
are looking for mathematicians or computer scientists who have implementation skills in C++. Please send your CV to me as soon as possible.

• The FWF (Austrian Science Fund) is funding Ph.D. or PostDoc positions within the research project Computational Differential Geometry scheduled to run for the next three years. We are looking for mathematicians or computer scientists, preferably with a background in one of the following: geometry processing, geometry, differential geometry, discrete mathematics. Implementation skills in C++ are a
bonus. More details can be found at http://www.geometri e.tugraz. at/wallner/ cdiffg.php. Please send your CV to me as soon as possible.

Applicants not yet entitled to work in EU can be considered only in exceptional circumstances.

Johannes Wallner

website link:
http://www.geometri e.tugraz. at/wallner/ ausschreibung_ mrz.pdf

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PhD Position in Bio informatician / Statistician, LMU Munich, Germany

2 PhD positions as a BIOINFORMATICIAN / STATISTICIAN

The Gene Center Munich (Ludwig-Maximilians -University) is seeking 2 PhD candidates who want to join our Computational Biology Group. Our aim is to develop and apply statistical models that provide insights into the transcriptional regulation of the cell on a molecular level.

The positions involve statistical and bioinformatic analysis of genome wide datasets and support in experimental design. The ideal applicant should have an appropriate university degree in computer science, mathematics, physics, statistics or bioinformatics. Experience in bioinformatics, statistical analysis of large datasets as well as good programming skills (in particular in the programming language R) are
advantageous. Good communication and interpersonal skills are essential, since we closely collaborate with excellent biological research groups of the Gene Center.

A contract for up to 3 years (salary TV-L, E13/2) will be offered to the successful candidate.

The deadline for applications is April 30.

To increase the number of women involved in science and technology, female applicants are specifically encouraged. Handicapped applicants will have higher preference in case of equal qualifications.

Further information may be obtained from our web page or directly from Dr. Achim Tresch. Please send your application in English or German, by e-mail, to: tresch@lmb.uni- muenchen. de. The application should comprise a CV and a covering letter, as well as undergraduate and graduate transcripts.

Gene Center Munich
Ludwig-Maximilians- Universität München, Germany

website link:
http://www.lmb. uni-muenchen. de/tresch/ documents/ Stellenausschrei bung.doc
or
http://www.lmb. uni-muenchen. de/tresch

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2 PhDs in Multimodal cortical system analysis-Juelich

For our Institute of Neuroscience and Biophysics – Medicine we are seeking

2 Ph.D. Students for three-year projects
Theme: Multimodal cortical system analysis

The Institute for Neuroscience and Biophysics – Medicine at the Research Center Jülich provides an excellent multi-disciplinary and interactive research environment close to the culturally vibrant cities of Aachen, Düsseldorf and Köln. Within the institute we combine expertise in neuroimaging (research-dedicated 1.5T/3T/4T MRI systems, high-field ani-mal MR, PET, combined human PET – 3 T MR system), neuroscience and clinical research with state-of-the- art laboratories for histological and neurochemical analysis such as receptor autoradiography.

The research focus of the "Cortial Systems and Neurotransmitter Receptors" group (Head: Prof. Dr. Karl Zilles) lies in the multimodal integration of anatomical and func-tional data in order to gain insight into the mechanisms underlying brain function and dysfunction. In particular we are striving to combine information on the cortical anatomy with functional neuroimaging, models of effective connectivity and pharmacological approaches to investigate visual feature processing and cortical motor control.

We are now looking for two PhD students with a strong interest in this multidisciplinary research. A background in neuroanatomy and/or fMRI analysis techniques (SPM, FSL, MATLAB etc) would be of advantage, readiness to learn new methods a necessary requirement. Applicants should have a degree in Neuroscience, Psychology, Medicine, Informatics, Biology or related areas.

Payment will correspond to salary grade 13/2 Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD). Equal opportunities is an important cornerstone of our staff policy at Research Centre Jülich, for which we have been awarded the „TOTAL E-QUALITY" award. Applications from women are therefore particularly welcome. Applications from disabled persons are welcomed.

Both positions are available immediately and search will continue until candidates have been selected.

For further information, please see
http://www.fz- juelich.de/ inb/inb-3/ or contact Dr. Simon Eickhoff
(S.Eickhoff@fz- juelich.de), to whom applications including the names
of two referees should be sent.

Dr. Simon B. Eickhoff
Institut für Neurowissenschaften und Biophysik - Medizin
Forschungszentrum Juelich
Leo-Brandt-Str. 5
52425 Juelich

eMail: S.Eickhoff@fz- juelich.de
Telefon: +49 2461 61 8609
Fax: +49 2461 61 2820

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International Fellowships Available at the World Forest

Closing date: 11 April 2008

International Fellowships Available at the World Forest Institute, Oregon, USA

Closing date: 11 April 2008

The World Forest Institute Fellowship Program brings forestry and natural resources professionals from around the world to work at the World Forest Institute for 6 to 12 months. Fellows conduct an independent research project developed in conjunction with his/her sponsor.

Projects are typically either policy or marketing studies, and may be environmental, social or economic in focus. Activities involve information gathering through interviews, meeting with forestry organisations, and taking organised field trips. Fellows typically summarise their projects in a report and poster published by the WFI. A large component of the program involves traveling and visiting with professionals in the Pacific Northwest forest sector.

Fellows visit forestlands, research sites, manufacturing facilities, and NGOs. Additionally, Fellows gain valuable cultural experience and English language skills. Project proposals are now being accepted, and a matching grant is available to cover up to half of the Fellowship fee. WFI is located in beautiful Portland, Oregon, a short drive to forests, mountains, beach, and desert. Oregon is the largest producer
of forest products among the 50 US states.

For more information visit website or contact Angie DiSalvo at adisalvo@worldfores try.org

URL: http://wfi.worldfor estry.org/ fellowship- 1.htm

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Statistics, Data Management & Analysis, and Computer Skills Course

June 2 - 27, 2008

Dear Friend,

Kindly note that Department of Community Health Sciences (CHS) of Aga Khan University (AKU), Karachi, Pakistan is pleased to announce that a short course on Statistics, Data Management & Analysis and Computer Skills (SDMACS) has been scheduled from June 2 - 27, 2008. This course is part of CHS' Continuing Education Programme. Course information is given below for your reference along with attached registration form.

The Course

This is the 18th offering of SDMACS course scheduled from June 2 - 27, 2008. The duration of this course is about four week.

Goal of the Course

The course is designed to provide basic knowledge of computer skills, sound understanding of fundamental statistical concepts - using hands-on approach, and essential data management techniques.

Course Contents:

* Descriptive: Organizing, summarizing and displaying data.

* Inferential: Estimation and Hypothesis Testing, Sample Size calculation for estimating and testing a population mean.

* Introduction to MS Windows and MS Office including Word, Excel, Power Point & Outlook

* Introduction to SPSS including Data Management

* Introduction to Epi-Data including Data Management

Educational Strategies:

The course is comprised of interactive class room sessions, coupled with individual tutorial exercises, under the supervision of facilitators. Moreover take home exercises are given for practice on statistical methods to evaluate participants learning. The participants are required to attend all sessions and submit assignments of statistics and one written exams. The participants are required to attend all sessions and submit assignments of statistics and one written exam.

Who should attend:
Junior and mid-management level personal of public and private organizations and individuals.

Medium of Instruction:
As English is the exclusive language of instruction, participants must be comfortable to read, write and speak in English language.

Tuition Fee:

The tuition fee of the course is Pak Rs. 19,300/= (US$ 320/=) which covers classroom instructions, course material, and simple refreshment during working hours. The mode of payment will be communicated to the selected candidates prior to the commencement of the course.

Travel, boarding and lodging during the course period, and self-care arrangements will be the responsibility of the participant( s) or their parent organization( s).

Deadline to Receive Applications:

Participants will be selected on the basis of criteria set by the programme. Kindly send brief CV along with filled registration form of the desired candidates latest by April 15, 2008 to Mr. Amin Hirani, Senior Programme Officer, Continuing Education Programme, Community Health Sciences Department. His e-mail address is: amin.hirani@ aku.edu and Extension number: 4839).

Course Director:
Ms Shafquat Rozi

Senior Instructor

Tel #: (021) 4864893
Email: shafquat.rozi@ aku.edu

Please feel free to contact us for any further information you may need about the course.

Best regards,

Nadira Ashraf

Senior Assistant Manager

Educational Administrative Support Unit

Department of Community Health Sciences

Aga Khan University, Karachi, PAKISTAN

Tel: (092-21) 4864802 / 4864811

Fax: (092-21) 4934294, 4932095

E-mail: nadira.ashraf@ aku.edu

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Mar 26, 2008

13 PhD Scholarships, BI Norwegian School of Management, Norway

Ph.D. Scholarships

BI Norwegian School of Management offers a four year Ph.D. program in business administration. The program features five areas of specialization: Financial Economics, Strategic Management, Marketing, Leadership and Organization, and Innovation and Entrepreneurship. We are pleased to announce 13 Ph.D. Research Scholarships across the five areas of specialization.

Applicants must have completed a Master's Degree by September 2008 to be considered for a scholarship. Grade B is required. If applicants are otherwise equally qualified, female applicants will be given preference.

The four-year scholarships are set according to the Norwegian State Salary Scale, and currently pay NOK 315,000 per year. The positions are linked to Statens Pensjonskasse (The Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund) The scholarships require 25% (35 hours) teaching and/or research assistant responsibilities. Students will have their place of work at BI Norwegian School of Management in Oslo, Norway.

The application must be submitted electronically by using the "Apply for position"-button below and should consist of the following;

• A project proposal (5-10 pages including topic, proposed method, schedule)
• CV
• A complete list of all publications and/or other documented relevant activities
• Recommendation from earlier relevant employers/tutors which can show your skills as a researcher
• Certified documentation of your formal qualification

It is not allowed to forward works or other documentation after the application deadline.

Applications should be marked with the relevant area of specialization.

Information about the doctoral program, admission requirements, and the application can be obtained from Director of Studies Silje E. Lund at BI Norwegian School of Management, phone +47 46410150, e-mail silje.e.lund@ bi.no.

Application deadline: April 13th, 2008 (use the "Apply for position"-button below).

http://ec.europa. eu/eracareers/ index_en. cfm?l1=1& l2=1&l3=1& idjob=23459929& CFID=12167885& CFTOKEN=e5a66cdf bfd2cbce- E7BA19AE- B393-EC22- 76164043E77EB37E

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