Apr 30, 2008

Berrie Fellowshipin Interreligious Studies

On behalf of the Russell Berrie Foundation, IIE is pleased to announce the Russell Berrie Fellowship Program, a new and timely initiative at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum). Along with the establishment of an Annual Lecture Series on Interreligious Studies, the goal of the Fellowship Program is to build bridges between Catholic, Jewish, and other religious traditions by providing the next generation of religious leaders with a comprehensive understanding of and dedication to inter-faith issues. Russell Berrie Fellows are expected to complete the program and return home to their parishes and communities to lead others in efforts to promote inter-faith understanding.

The Fellowship targets priests and members of the laity for the purpose of studying at the Angelicum to obtain either a License or Doctoral Degree in Theology with a concentration in Interreligious Studies. The Fellowship Award will provide up to two years of financial support for Russell Berrie Fellows to pursue License or Doctoral degrees at the Angelicum. It is intended to cover tuition, a modest living stipend, examination fees, a modest book allowance, and travel to and from the recipient’s home country once a year.

Applicants of all faiths and backgrounds from around the world— including students currently enrolled at the Angelicum— who have a demonstrated interest in Interreligious Studies are encouraged to apply.

Program information and application 2250 materials can be found at http://www.iie. eu Further inquiries may be directed to berrie@iie.eu or by telephone +36 1 472 2250.

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USA: Penn State`s New Masters of International Affairs Program

Officially launched in January 2007, the Penn State School of International Affairs offers an interdisciplinary Masters of International Affairs program. Students study for one-and-a-half to two years. The course of study involves a year of six core classes, addressing the key areas of international affairs, another half to full year of elective courses, and a final "capstone" project consisting of either an internship or a master`s paper. Faculty advisors work with students to shape the final part of their studies. Students are also required to achieve proficiency in a language other than English by graduation. Penn State is in the process of recruiting
internationally recognized faculty for the Masters of International Affairs program.

The School of International Affairs is closely related to the Penn State University`s Dickinson School of Law, as the two programs often overlap and graduates pursue similar careers. The two programs will share a new building equipped with audiovisual telecommunications to enable the exchange of educational programs throughout the world.

In its first year, the School of International Affairs hopes to admit a class of fifty students from a range of countries and with a diversity of interests.

Tuition: $25,710 per year, $12,855 per semester (estimate)

Application Deadline: late Spring

Eligibility Requirements:
Students must have an undergraduate degree (bachelor=92s or equivalent) from an officially recognized institution. No specific area of study required. The school selects students based on academic achievement, relevant work experience, and other indices of aptitude for the program.

Materials to be submitted include:
- GRE scores
- Official transcripts from all previous institutions
- 2 letters of recommendation
- A statement of purpose

International applicants must also submit
- An application for Visa Document and supporting documentation
- Proof of English proficiency through TOEFL (550/213 minimum) or IELTS (6.5 minimum)

Further Information
www.sia.psu. edu

Contact
Penn State`s School of International Affairs
100 Beam Building, University Park, PA 16802
Tiyanjana Maluwa, director of School of International Affairs:
tum2@psu.edu

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Mississippi State University`s Scholarship Programs

Established in 1878, Mississippi State University offers bachelor`s, master`s, educational specialist`s, and doctoral degree programs. The university has a diverse student population of more than 17,000. There are approximately 600 international students and 100 exchange visitor scholars. Students hail from nearly 75 countries and all 50 states.

Mississippi State University`s Scholarship Program offers assistance to outstanding students. Scholarships range from departmental offerings to private foundations. International undergraduate students are eligible for most Freshman Academic Excellence Scholarships and Community College Scholarships. Students must be enrolled full-time and must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester to receive scholarships.

Renewal of scholarships and waivers is based on full-time enrollment and maintaining a 3.00 cumulative GPA at the end of each fall semester.

Application Deadlines
Undergraduate: The Fall 2008 Scholarship Priority Date for incoming international students is May 1, 2008. Scholarships have varying deadlines. Many have a February 1, 2008 deadline, but others, such as the Kelly Gene Cook Foundation Scholarships and the S-Stem Fellows Program, have no listed deadline.

Graduate: May 1, 2008 (fall semester), September 1, 2008 (spring semester). Some departments have different deadlines.

Eligibility Requirements
To apply for scholarships, students should complete the online scholarship resume, found at http://www.admissio ns.msstate. edu/apply/ . Requirements vary. International students will not be eligible for all scholarships as many require that the student is a resident of the United States.

Further Information
http://www.admissio ns.msstate. edu/internationa l/ (Undergraduate site)
http://www.msstate. edu/dept/ grad/admissions/ index.php? tabon=3Dgri (Graduate
site)
http://www.admissio ns.msstate. edu/scholarships / (Scholarship site)

Contact

General International
International Admissions and Services
Floor 1 Montgomery Hall, P.O Box 9742
Mississippi State MS-39762
Tel: 662-325-8929, Fax: 662-325-8583
Email: reception@iso. msstate.edu

International Undergraduate Admissions
Office of Admissions and Scholarships
101 Montgomery Hall, P.O. Box 6334
Mississippi State, MS 39762-6334
Campus Visit: 1-662-325-0539= 20
Phone: 1-662-325-2224, Fax: 1-662-325-1MSU
Email for international students: international@ msstate.edu

Graduate Admissions
Mississippi State University
Office of the Graduate School, P. O. Box G
Mississippi State MS 39762-5507
Tel: 662-325-7400, Fax: 662-325-1967
Email: grad@grad.msstate. edu

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Scholarships at Arizona State University, Tempe, Phoenix

With 58,000 students, Arizona State University is the fourth largest school in the United States and one of the top-ranked public research universities. The main campus is located in Tempe, a university city just outside Phoenix.

The university is known for its strong programs in Business, Journalism, Engineering, Architecture, Biology. Students may choose to study in more than 100 other areas. With its renowned sports teams and unique location, ASU offers an exciting extra-curricular life. Student clubs take advantage of the region=92s natural beauty and proximity to major tourist destinations such as the Grand Canyon, San Francisco, Las Vegas and Mexico.

International students may apply to Arizona State University for full time study or for a semester/year- long exchange program. The exchange program, operated through ASU;s Center for Global Education Services, accepts students from ASU partner institutions who have been nominated for exchange study by their university.

ASU is committed to helping students finance their education. In 2006-2007, more than 60% of ASU students received some form of aid. In 2008-2009, ASU expects to award nearly a half-billion dollars in all types of financial aid, including $105 million in scholarships and $65 million in grant funding.

Application Deadline
General Admission: June 1 (fall semester), October 1 (spring semester).

Scholarships:
Most scholarship deadlines occur between December and March, but deadlines vary.

Eligibility requirements vary depending on the scholarship. Prospective students should check http://students. asu.edu/scholars hips/search for currently open ASU scholarships. New scholarships are added frequently to the database.

Exchange Program:
April 1 (fall semester or Academic Year), October 1 (spring semester or Calendar Year)

Further Information
http://www.asu. edu/
http://students. asu.edu/internat ional-admission

Exchange programs: http://ipo.asu. edu/

Contact
Undergraduate Admissions
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ
Tel: (480) 965 2688
Arizona State University
Student Financial Assistance
Tel: 480-965-3355
Email: financialaid@ asu.edu

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Research Associate (Postdoctoral) - Astrophysics - McGill University, Canada

The high-energy astrophysics group at McGill University is seeking applications for a research associate position in ground-based gamma-ray astronomy. We are members of the VERITAS collaboration, which operates an array of four 12-metre air-Cherenkov telescopes near Tucson, Arizona. These are used to carry out observations of astrophysical sources in the energy range above 100 GeV. The McGill team comprises two faculty members, two post-doctoral fellows and several graduate students.

We seek an individual with experience in ground-based gamma-ray astronomy with an emphasis on data analysis and simulations. An ideal candidate would be familiar with the Corsika air-shower package as well as ROOT and Geant4. Experience working with students is an asset.

The position is initially for two years with an opportunity for extension. The successful candidate will be based in Montreal and will be expected to travel to Arizona periodically. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Please send a CV and the names and addresses of three referees to:

Professor D. Hanna
Physics Department, McGill University
3600 University Street
Montreal, QC, H3A 2T8, Canada
hannaphysics.mcgill.ca

The deadline for applications is July 31, 2008.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. McGill University is committed to equity in employment.

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Postdoctorial Position - Chemical and Biological Engineering (University of British Columbia, Canada)

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering of the University of British Columbia invites applications for a post-doctorial position in the area of biodiesel research. Applicants should have obtained a Ph.D. in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field within the last three years. Relevant industrial experience would be a very important asset.

The program is focused on issues related to the biodiesel conversion and separation. Applications would be particularly welcome from candidates with research experience in supercritical fluids, and hydrocyclone separation. The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with four faculty members and two graduate students, to coordinate the entire program, and to liaise with relevant industrial sector. Refined interpersonal and communication skills will be in demand to ensure continued contact and discussion among all group members.

The initial appointment is for one year, with a possibility of extension for the second year.

Application

Applicants should electronically submit a curriculum vitae and relevant reprints, together with the names and email-addresses of two referees to:

Dr. N. Ellis
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Email: nellischml.ubc.ca

Closing date: open till filled.
Starting date: available immediately.

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply. However, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Details about the department and its current research programs are available at http://www.chml.ubc.ca

The department has close connections with U.B.C. interdisciplinary centres such as the Biotechnology Laboratory, the Advanced Materials and Process Engineering Laboratory, and the Pulp and Paper Centre.

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MASc and PhD in Advanced Materials Joining / Microjoining (University of Waterloo, Canada)

The Centre for Advanced Materials Joining offers three new positions to pursue funded research towards graduate degrees. One Master of Applied Science (MASc) position, 2 years; two PhD positions, 3-4 years.


1 PhD in Ultrasonic Micro-Joining

- Research to improve microelectronics assembly/packaging with focus on microjoining/ultrasonic wire bonding
- Characterization of novel materials used for ultrasonic wire bonding
- Analysis of bonding process mechanisms and failure modes
- Accelerated reliability testing of wire bonds
- Requirements: University degree in one of the following engineering or science disciplines: materials, microsystems, mechanical, mechatronics, chemistry, physics

Contact
Prof. Michael Mayer
Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo
Email: mmayermecheng1.uwaterloo.ca


1 MASc and 1 PhD in Automotive Joining

- Investigate and optimise different welding processes to join materials used in automotive applications.
- Examine the mechanical performance of welded joints.
-Conduct metallurgical examinations of welded joints and characterise the microstructure of the different weld zones.
- Requirements: University degree in materials, mechanical, or mechatronics engineering with research experience.

Contact
Prof. Norman Zhou
Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo
Email: nzhoumecheng1.uwaterloo.ca

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Postdoc - Physical / Environmental Chemistry (University of British Columbia, Canada)

Position for a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Field of Spectroscopic Characterization of Nanoaerosols; Starting Date: September 2008 (Duration of the Project: 2.5 Years)

We are seeking for a Postdoctoral Fellow preferably with a strong background in spectroscopy and interest in aerosol science. The goal of the project is the study of secondary organic aerosol formation in an aerosol irradiation chamber with different real-time spectroscopic methods (infrared diode laser spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, laser induced incandescence, ultraviolet laser scattering).

This project is part of a collaborative research project, which involves chemists, physicists, engineers, as well as industry collaborators. We are thus looking for a person with good communication skills.

Application

Send your cover letter, CV, and references to:

Prof. Dr. Ruth Signorell
Chemistry Department
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1, CANADA
Email: signorellchem.ubc.ca

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Postdoctoral Fellow - Biomedical Engineering (University of Manitoba, Canada)

Duration: 1-2 years

Start date: Immediately

Description: Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Fellow position at Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Manitoba in the area of Biomedical Signal Processing. The position entails research in EEG signal processing particularly for seizure detection and prediction in collaboration with researchers from the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg. The candidate will benefit from mentorship of a diverse research team and will be exposed to cutting-edge technology.

Qualifications: Applicants should have a doctoral degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics or a related field with a solid research, interpersonal, and communication skills. Prior research experience with EEG signals is required. The position is open immediately and the salary compensation is very competitive.

Application: For consideration, please submit your application including a cover letter, a full CV, a statement of research interests and career goals, a sample of recent publication, and the names and email addresses of three references to Dr. Reza Fazel (fazelieee.org), with subject line "PDF: (your name)". Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

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Postdoctoral Fellow in Statistics (Australian National University)

Fixed Term up to 2 years
Academic Level A

Salary Package: Level A $61,179 - $65,467 pa plus 17% super

Reference No.: MSI4769

Applications are invited for a research-only Postdoctoral Fellow position for a fixed term period of up to three years. The position will be funded by an ARC Discovery Project grant in Complex Data, Model Selection and Bootstrap Inference directed by Alan Welsh. Prospective candidates should have research training and experience in bootstrap methods and/or model selection. The position will involve research on the properties of different bootstraps for clustered, zero-inflated and censored data, and related methods of model selection.

A solid background in theoretical statistics is required with a demonstrated interest in resampling, sampling and/or mixed effects models.

Application


Further particulars, including selection criteria, are available from Katie Lau, phone 02 6125 2957, e-mail Katie.laumaths.anu.edu.au or http://info.anu.edu.au/hr/Jobs/Academic_Positions/_PDF/MSI4769.pdf.

If you wish to discuss the position after obtaining the selection documentation, please contact Professor Alan Welsh, phone 02 6125 9773, e-mail alan.welshmaths.anu.edu.au


Information for applicants - http://info.anu.edu.au/hr/Jobs/How_To_Apply/index.asp.

Job Application Cover sheet - http://info.anu.edu.au/policies/_DHR/Forms/HR86.asp.

Closing Date: 16 May 2008

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PhD in Bio informatics, Australian National University

PhD in Bioinformatics [Honours in Stats, Maths, Computer Science or Molecular Biology, and knowledge of Bayesian Stats, Bioinformatics, and/or Computational Biology would be desirable] / Australian National University, University of Queensland and Queensland

PhD in Bioinformatics

Several PhD scholarships are available in a newly funded ARC project for developing and applying computational/ statistical methods for detection of non-coding RNAs in eukaryote genomes. This is quite a hot topic, so you will be working at the forefront of bioinformatics with leading experts in the field in Australia and internationally.

You will be supervised by Prof Peter Adams (University of Queensland), Dr Jonathan Keith (Queensland University of Technology) and/or Dr Georg Weiller (Australian National University) and located at the university of your principal supervisor. We are looking for candidates with Honours in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science or Molecular Biology, and knowledge of Bayesian Statistics, Bioinformatics, and/or Computational Biology would be desirable.

For more information, please contact Prof Peter Adams (Email: pa@maths.uq. edu.au, Phone (07) 33653276), Dr Jonathan Keith (Email: j.keith@qut. edu.au, Phone (07) 31388314) or Dr Georg Weiller (Email: georg.weiller@ anu.edu.au, Phone (02) 61255916).

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Young Investigator Development Grants

The University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research (UKCPR), in cooperation with the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, seeks proposals from untenured, junior faculty for social science research on issues salient to low-income populations in the United States.

Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to, persistent poverty, labor-market outcomes, human capital accumulation, transfer-program participation, child and family well being, and the economic status of disadvantaged and underrepresented populations. Although not required, a preference will be given to proposals that address poverty in the American South, and to those based on secondary data analyses. The award cap is $7,500.

Link for full RFP: http://www.ukcpr. org/FundingOpps/ rfpyidg2009. pdf

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Apr 29, 2008

Research Fellowship in Mathematics - University of Queensland, Australia

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematics and Statistics of Complex Systems (MASCOS) announces the availability of a Research Fellowship tenable at the University of Queensland within the Discipline of Mathematics. The successful applicant will work closely with Prof. Phil Pollett, Director (Queensland) of MASCOS, on modelling risk in stochastic population networks, and be involved in joint projects with researchers at other nodes of MASCOS.

An appointment will be made at the level of Postdoctoral Fellow or Research Fellow (depending on qualifications and experience). Applicants should hold a PhD in any area of Probability, Statistics or Mathematical Modelling, and have a demonstrated record of research achievement. An appointee at the level of Research Fellow will require a body of published work and a proven capacity for self-directed research.

This is a full-time, three-year fixed-term position. A remuneration package consists of salary $60,391-$64,827 per annum (Level A), $68,239-$81,034 per annum (Level B), plus employer superannuation of 17% of salary. (An employee superannuation contribution of 7% of salary is mandatory. This may be salary sacrificed from pre-tax earnings. Other options for salary sacrifice include parking, personal computers and vehicles.)

Written applications, quoting Reference No. 1312253 and addressing the selection criteria, including a statement of research achievement, a full publication list and the names and contact details of three referees (including fax numbers and e-mail addresses), should be forwarded by email to

Prof. Phil Pollett
ARC Centre of Excellence for
Mathematics and Statistics of Complex Systems
Discipline of Mathematics
The University of Queensland
Queensland 4072
Australia
pkpmaths.uq.edu.au
Closing date for applications: 30th May 2008

Further particulars, including selection criteria and duty statement are given below.

Inquiries should be directed to pkpmaths.uq.edu.au

BACKGROUND

Organisational Environment

The the ARC Center of Excellence for Mathematics and Statistics of Complex Systems (MASCOS) is a joint venture between the Universities of Queensland, Melbourne and New South Wales, the Australian National University and La Trobe University, and the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute. MASCOS is part of an elite group of Centres of Excellence funded throughout Australia by the ARC. Further details can be obtained from the Centre's website at http://www.complex.org.au/. Information about the Queensland site is located at http://www.maths.uq.edu.au/MASCOS/.

Information for Prospective Staff

Information about the University, State of Queensland, living in Brisbane and employment at the University is available at the University's website.

For a comprehensive guide to family-friendly work practices and services, visit the Work and Family web site.

The University of Queensland Enterprise agreement (Academic Staff) outlines the position classification standards for LevelsA toE.


DUTY STATEMENT

Primary Purpose of Position

To conduct scientific research under the supervision of the Director (Queensland) of MASCOS.

Duties

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Research

Conduct research that advances the research programmes of MASCOS
Work with the Director and postgraduate students on joint research on modelling risk in stochastic population networks
Take the lead in writing scholarly papers, and publish these in refereed journals and refereed conference proceedings
Present the results of the research at conferences and seminars
Conduct joint research with researchers at other nodes of MASCOS (the successful candidate shall spend at least four weeks at another AMSI or MASCOS site-travel and accommodation to be provided).
Teaching

Participate in postgraduate supervision
Teach courses in the UQ Mathematics programme relevant to the successful candidate's research area
Assist in teaching short courses for PhD students and for industry and government
Administration

Assist with the organization of conferences, workshops and courses sponsored by the Centre
Assist in the preparation of the Centre's Annual Report
Comply with the University's Code of Conduct
Community Service

Foster the Centre's relations with professional bodies and the wider community.
Occupational Health and Safety

Comply with requirements of Queensland occupational health and safety (OH&S) legislation and related OH&S responsibilities and procedures developed by the University or School.
Reporting Relationships

The appointee reports to the Director (Queensland) of MASCOS.


SELECTION CRITERIA

Qualifications

Essential

PhD or equivalent qualification in any area of Probability, Statistics or Mathematical Modelling (appointees at the level Postdoctoral Fellow shall have submitted their PhD thesis for examination prior to taking up the position)
Knowledge and Skills

Essential

Demonstrated record of research achievement in Probability, Statistics or Mathematical Modelling
Desirable

Computing skills
Skills in website development
An ability to establish effective relationships, and to represent and promote mathematics within the university sector and the wider community
Experience

Essential

Evidence of publication in relevant high-ranking journals
Appointees at the level of Research Fellow will require a body of published work, and a proven capacity for self-directed research
Desirable

Experience in working within a collaborative research team
Experience in university teaching
Experience in teaching short courses for industry and government
Personal Qualities

Essential

Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
Commitment to fundamental research in Mathematics
Excellent verbal and written communication skills

APPLICATION

Applications must consist of the following:

Covering Letter. The covering letter should include the vacancy reference number, your contact address and telephone number. It is an opportunity in not more than one page to introduce yourself and highlight the key reasons you should be considered for the role.
Resume or Curriculum Vitae. A resume is a brief history of your employment and experience that covers the following areas:
Educational qualifications and professional affiliations that detail the full title of the qualification, the year awarded and the title of the institution attended;
Employment history in chronological order, starting with current position and specifying dates of employment, title of each position, name of employer, main duties or accountabilities and achievements; and
The names and contact details (address, telephone, fax and e-mail) of three referees, including if possible a senior person (preferably your supervisor or the head of your organisational unit) closely associated with your current work.
Statement Addressing Selection Criteria. A statement addressing how each of the selection criteria have been met is required to assist the Selection Committee determine whether you have the relevant qualifications, knowledge/skills, experience and personal qualities.
An academic curriculum vitae should include research fields and current interests, publications (full list as attachment with three most significant marked with an asterisk), research grants awarded and, if applicable, details of teaching evaluation.

Applications are to be sent to:

Prof. Phil Pollett
ARC Centre of Excellence for
Mathematics and Statistics of Complex Systems
Discipline of Mathematics
The University of Queensland
Queensland 4072
Australia

pkpmaths.uq.edu.au
Closing date for applications: 30th May 2008

Inquiries should be directed to pkpmaths.uq.edu.au


SELECTION PROCESS

A Selection Committee will consider all applications and shortlist candidates for interview who appear to meet the selection criteria at the highest levels. They will be invited to attend an interview and the remaining unsuccessful applicants will be notified accordingly.

An invitation to attend an interview provides an opportunity to provide further information to the Selection Committee to substantiate your claims against the selection criteria or demonstrate your capabilities. Please note that for some positions interviews may be conducted by teleconference in the first instance.

The Selection Committee will subsequently seek referee reports, if not sought prior to interview, before making a decision to make an offer of appointment to the preferred candidate. The purpose of referee checks is to obtain, in confidence, factual information about your past work history, as well as opinions regarding the quality of your work, behaviour in the work place and suitability for the position. Referee reports may be sought orally, or for academic staff, in writing by post or e-mail. Referees should normally include current supervisors or and/or managers. A referee must be able to comment on your work experience, skills and performance with respect to the selection criteria. Referee checks conducted after the interview process can sometimes delay notification of the successful candidate and other interviewees.

If you are the preferred candidate, you will receive a written offer of appointment to the position. Do not take any action, such as resigning from your current position, before you receive a written offer of appointment.

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Postdoc - Cryptography, Digital Rights Management (DRM) - Nanyang Technological University

Job Title: Research Fellow (Postdoctoral Position) Research Areas: Multimedia Security, Cryptography, Digital Rights Management (DRM)

Job Description: We are looking for a Research Fellow to work in a funded project on Digital Rights Violation Detection. The position is open for immediate appointment. The research fellow is expected to research and design algorithms and architectures to detect the digital rights violations in a distributed, multiparty, multilevel digital rights management (DRM) system. In addition the research fellow should coordinate research and implementation efforts of various team members in the project.

Requirements (Preferable): A PhD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or related fields. Research expertise in one or more of the following areas: Multimedia Security, Cryptography, Distributed Data Mining, and Intrusion Detection. Good publication record in reputable journals or conferences. Good written and oral communication skills.

Remuneration and Benefits: Successful candidate can expect a competitive salary and benefits.

Application: Please e-mail your complete CV with publication list to: Dr. Sabu Emmanuel or Dr. Amitabha Das asemmanuelntu.edu.sg or asadasntu.edu.sg School of Computer Engineering Nanyang Technological University Blk N4, #02C-95, Nanyang Avenue Singapore 639798

There is no closing date for application. The position will be filled as soon as we find suitable candidates.

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Postdoctoral Position in Innate Immunity - National University of Singapore

Description: Postdoctoral Position in Innate Immunity. A postdoctoral position funded by A-star is available for up to 3 years in a project to investigate the role of NK cells in chemotherapy in close collaboration with University of Berkeley (USA), St. Jude Hospital (USA), Immunos (Singapore) and National University Hospital of Singapore.

We recently demonstrated that chemotherapeutic agents not only activate the suicide programme, but also render tumor cells more sensitive to natural killer (NK) cell-mediated lysis (Gasser et al., Nature, 2005; Gasser et al. Semin Cancer Biol., 2006).

We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated postdoctoral research fellow to exploit these new findings. The project will involve determining the potential of combining chemotherapy with simultaneous NK cell activation protocols or infusion of NK cells to further potentiate the immunomodulatory effects of some chemotherapeutics.

Qualified applicants should have a PhD degree and strong background in immunology or oncology. Experience in mouse research is an advantage. The successful candidates are expected to integrate cross-disciplinary and translational approaches at the interface between academic and clinical research. The candidate should have good interpersonal skills and will be required to train and assist other members of the team.

You will join a dynamic and well-equipped laboratory situated within the immunology programme, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, which houses state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. Salary is from S$60,000-70,000 per annum (approx. US$39,000-45,000), depending on experience.

For further information please visit
http://www.med.nus.edu.sg/mbio/staff/s-gasser.html

Application

Please send your application including cover letter, resume, publication list, and names of three references to:

Stephan Gasser, PhD
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
National University of Singapore
Department of Microbiology
28 Medical Drive, Center for Life Sciences
Singapore 117456
micsgnus.edu.sg


Only short listed candidates will be notified.

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Postdoctoral Position in Number Theory - Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Applicants are invited for one postdoctoral position in number theory in the Division of Mathematical Sciences of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. The position is to start in July 2008 and is initially for one year with a possibility of extension. The successful candidate is expected to have recently completed his or her Ph.D. in number theory or expect to complete the degree by the start of the position. Teaching load will be kept low and salary commensurate with the candidate's experience and background.

To apply, please send a cover letter, publication list, CV, research statement and three reference letters to Liangyi Zhao at the address below. Email applications are highly preferred.

Liangyi Zhao
School of Phys. & Math. Sci.
Nanyang Technological University
1 Nanyang Walk, Block 5, Level 3
Singapore 637616

Email: lzhaopmail.ntu.edu.sg

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Professional Grant Proposal Writing Workshop (July 2008: Hartford, Connecticut)

The Grant Institute's Grants 101: Professional Grant Proposal Writing Workshop will be held in Hartford, Connecticut, July 28 - 30, 2008. Interested development professionals, researchers, faculty, and graduate students should register as soon as possible, as demand means that seats will fill up quickly. Please forward, post, and distribute this e-mail to your colleagues and listservs.

All participants will receive certification in professional grant writing from the Institute. For more information call (888) 824 - 4424 or visit The Grant Institute at www.thegrantinstitu te.com.

Please find the program description below:

The Grant Institute

Grants 101: Professional Grant Proposal Writing Workshop

will be held in

Hartford, Connecticut

July 28 - 30, 2008

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Grant Institute's Grants 101 course is an intensive and detailed introduction to the process, structure, and skill of professional proposal writing. This course is characterized by its ability to act as a thorough overview, introduction, and refresher at the same time. In this course, participants will learn the entire proposal writing process and complete the course with a solid understanding of not only the ideal proposal structure, but a holistic understanding of the essential factors, which determine whether or not a program gets funded. Through the completion of interactive exercises and activities, participants will complement expert lectures by putting proven techniques into practice. This course is designed for both the beginner looking for a thorough introduction and the intermediate
looking for a refresher course that will strengthen their grant acquisition skills. This class, simply put, is designed to get results by creating professional grant proposal writers.

Participants will become competent program planning and proposal writing professionals after successful completion of the Grants 101 course. In three active and informative days, students will be exposed to the art of successful grant writing practices, and led on a journey that ends with a masterful grant proposal.

Grants 101 consists of three (3) courses that will be completed during the three-day workshop.

(1) Fundamentals of Program Planning

This course is centered on the belief that "it's all about the program." This intensive course will teach professional program development essentials and program evaluation. While most grant writing "workshops" treat program development and evaluation as separate from the writing of a proposal, this class will teach students the relationship between overall program planning and grant writing.

(2) Professional Grant Writing

Designed for both the novice and experienced grant writer, this course will make each student an overall proposal writing specialist. In addition to teaching the basic components of a grant proposal, successful approaches, and the do's and don'ts of grant writing, this course is infused with expert principles that will lead to a mastery of the process. Strategy resides at the forefront of this course's intent to illustrate grant writing as an integrated, multidimensional, and dynamic endeavor. Each student will learn to stop writing the grant and to start writing the story. Ultimately, this class will illustrate how each component of the grant proposal represents an opportunity to use proven techniques for generating support.

(3) Grant Research

At its foundation, this course will address the basics of foundation, corporation, and government grant research. However, this course will teach a strategic funding research approach that encourages students to see research not as something they do before they write a proposal, but as an integrated part of the grant seeking process. Students will be exposed to online and database research tools, as well as publications and directories that contain information about foundation, corporation, and government grant opportunities. Focusing on funding sources and basic social science research, this course teaches students how to use research as part of a
strategic grant acquisition effort.

Registration

$597.00 tuition includes all materials and certificates.

Each student will receive:

*The Grant Institute Certificate in Professional Grant Writing

*The Grant Institute's Guide to Successful Grant Writing

*The Grant Institute Grant Writer's Workbook with sample proposals, forms, and outlines

Registration Methods

1) On-Line - Complete the online registration form at www.thegrantinstitu te.com under Register Now. We'll send your confirmation by e-mail.

2) By Phone - Call (888) 824 - 4424 to register by phone. Our friendly Program Coordinators will be happy to assist you and answer your questions.

3) By E-mail - Send an e-mail with your name, organization, and basic contact information to info@thegrantinstit ute.com and we will reserve your slot and send your Confirmation Packet.

*You have received this invitation due to specific educational affiliation. We respect your privacy and want to ensure that interested parties are made aware of The Grant Institute programs and schedules. This is intended to be a one-time announcement. In any event, you should not receive any more announcements unless there is a program next year in your area. To be unlisted from next year's announcement, send a blank e-mail to unlist@thegrantinst itute.com and write "Unlist" in the subject line.*


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4 PhD in Economics, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy

Selection overview

Admission Requirements
- Applicants, with no restriction on nationality, must hold a Master of Science (M.Sc.) or a Master of Arts (M.A.) or equivalent title
- Current undergraduate students who will be awarded such a degree before September 19, 2008, may also apply. In this case, a successful application will be conditional to the subsequent completion of the degree and the transmission to the School of adequate documentation, also in electronic form, no later than September 22, 2008.

Positions and grants
- 4 positions with 4 fellowships (amounting to € 12.500 per year + free meals at school's canteen + Campus facilities)
- The School reserves the possibility of accepting up to a maximum of 2 further students without grant or other forms of financial support.

Deadlines
- Candidates are requested to apply online at:
www.sssup.it/ phdapplicationon line by May 30, 2008 by 12.00 pm GMT. In case of problems with the online application, please contact the PhD Administration Office (tel. +39 050 883383/3335/ 3220, e-mail: infophd@sssup. it).
- A hardcopy of the application (signed by the candidate) together with the enclosures as per art. 7 and with the copy of a valid identity document, must reach by June 6, 2008:
Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Divisione Formazione Universitaria e alla Ricerca
International Doctoral Program in Economics
Piazza Martiri della Libertà 33
I - 56127 PISA, Italy

Application and attachments
- Enclosures to the hard copy of the applications:
a) the copy of a valid identity document. Non-UE applicants will have to provide a photocopy of their passport;
b) two copies of their complete Curriculum Vitae et Studiorum covering scientific training, professional experiences, publications and all other information that might help in the evaluation of the candidate; please use the UE model.
c) The academic record with the full list of courses and grades (in English, in French or Italian);
d) one copy of the Master thesis, when applicable; two copies of its abstract in English or in French or in Italian, and a copy of any other publication that they deem suitable (works written in languages other than Italian, English, or French must be accompanied by a summary in one of the above languages);
e) two copies of a Research Project, of no more than 2.000 words which describes the research activities that applicants would like to perform during the PhD course. The candidate might opt to change her/his research topics during the postgraduate program. However, the research project offers an indication of the research interests and is an important element for the evaluation of the potential of the
candidate.
f) at least two recommendation letters written by Faculty Members or other academics who have assessed and/or supervised the applicant's work during his/her university studies, offering a comparative evaluation of the learning achievements, research potential, maturity, and professional inclinations of the candidate, and
assessing whether the knowledge of the English language by the candidate is adequate to attend a post-graduate programme;

Selection of applicants
Selection of applicants will be based upon the assessment of all the submitted documents and publications.

Beginning of the Courses
October the 1st, 2008

Information
e-mail: infophd@sssup. it

Call for Applications A.Y. 2008-2009
http://www.sssup. it/context. jsp?ID_LINK= 3160&area= 46

Online application
http://www.sssup. it/domandeSifur/ index_perf_ phd.jsp


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3 PhD in Politics, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy

Selection overview
The Ph.D. in Politics, human rights and sustainability is a three-year residential program with highly interdisciplinary connotation, where students can specialize in one of the following curricula:
- Identity, rights, conflicts in the political theory;
- Rights and social capital in the regional development policies;
- Institutions and mechanisms for protecting Human rights: outlines of International Law;
- Agrarian Law, Environmental Law and Sustainable Development of the land.

Admission Requirements:
- Applicants must hold a Master of Science (M.Sc.) or a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree or equivalent title;
- they should not be older than 35 years on October 1, 2008; older than 35 may be exceptionally admitted by the Examination Committee;
- they must hold of an internationally acknowledged certificate specifying their intermediate level English knowledge (as per art. 2, par. 3).

Positions and grants
- 3 positions with 3 fellowships (amounting to € 12.500 per year + free meals at school's canteen + Campus facilities).

Deadlines
- Candidates are requested to apply online at:
www.sssup.it/ phdapplicationon line by October 1, 2008 by 12.00 pm GMT.
In case of problems with the online application, please contact the PhD Administration Office (tel. +39 050 883383/3335/ 3220, e-mail: infophd@sssup. it).
- An hardcopy of the application (signed by the candidate), together with the enclosures requested, must reach by October 9, 2008:

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Divisione Formazione Universitaria e alla Ricerca
Piazza Martiri della Libertà 33
56127 PISA, Italy

"Application PhD in Politics, human rights and sustainability" must be written on the envelopment.

Application and attachments
- Enclosures to the hard copy of the applications:
a) a copy of their passport;
b) two copies of their Curriculum Vitae et Studiorum. Please, use the EU model;
c) photocopy of Candidate's University Master Degree (to be translated in Italian or in English except those written in French, German, Spanish);
d) two copies of the abstract of thir Master Degree thesis and a copy of any other publication that they deem suitable
e) detailed list of academic courses taken (written either in English or in Italian, French, German, Spanish). This list should contain information regarding credits, units (or equivalent) received, the grades received for each class taken, and the date when the final (or semester) examination was taken;
f) the certificates of knowledge of English language (as per art. 2, par. 3);
g) two copies of a detailed Research Project, of no more than 3,000 words, which will describe the research activities that applicants would like to perform during the PhD course. The Research Project will include:
- a title;
- the scientific premises and the relevant bibliography;
- the aim and expectations of the research;
- the experimental methods and data analysis methods which will be used, where required;
h) at least two Reference Letters written by Faculty Members who have supervised the applicant's work during his/her university studies;
i) a numbered list of documents attached

Selection of applicants
- Assessment of the Titles: assessment of all the submitted documents and publications e submitted documents and publications, including the CV, and the Research Project.

Beginning of the PhD Programme
The PhD Programme will start on January 21, 2009

Information
infophd@sssup. it

Call for application A.Y. 2008-2009 - non EU citizens
http://www.sssup. it/context. jsp?ID_LINK= 367&area= 46

Online application
http://www.sssup. it/domandeSifur/ index_perf_ phd.jsp

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4 PhD positions ICT, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy

Selection overview
The Ph.D. in Innovative Technologies of Information & Communication Engineering and Robotics is a three-year residential program with highly interdisciplinary connotation, where students can specialize in one of the following curricula:

- Embedded Systems, with emphasis on real-time systems and resource management.
- Telecommunications, especially referring to networks and photonic technologies.
- Biorobotics, including micro-engineering, biomedical engineering, biomimetic robotics, rehabilitation technologies and computer assisted surgery.
- Perceptual Robotics, with emphasis on telerobotics, cognitive robotics and virtual environments.

Admission Requirements:
- Applicants must hold a Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree or equivalent title;
- they should not be older than 35 years on June 17, 2008; older than 35 may be exceptionally admitted by the Examination Committee;
- the candidates whose native language is not English should hold an internationally acknowledged certificate specifying their intermediate- level of English knowledge.

Positions and grants:
- 4 positions with 4 fellowships (amounting to € 12.500 per year + free meals at school's canteen + Campus facilities): 1 position for each curriculum

Deadlines:
- Candidates are requested to apply online at: www.sssup.it/ phdapplicationon line by June 17, 2008, 12.00 pm GMT. In case of problems with the online application, please contact the PhD Administration Office (tel. +39 050 883-383/335/ 220, e-mail:
infophd@sssup. it).
- An hardcopy of the application (signed by the candidate), together with the enclosures requested, must reach (regardless of delivery date) by June 24, 2008:

Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Divisione Formazione Universitaria e alla Ricerca
Piazza Martiri della Libertà 33
56127 PISA, Italy

"Application PhD in Innovative Technologies" must be written on the envelopment.

Application and attachments:
Enclosures to the hard copy of the applications:
a) a copy of their passport;
b) two copies of their Curriculum Vitae et Studiorum. Please, use the EU modelc) photocopy of Candidate's University Master Degree (to be translated in Italian or in English except those written in French, German, Spanish);
d) detailed list of academic courses taken. This list should contain information regarding credits, units (or equivalent) received, the grades received for each class taken, and the date when the final (or semester) examination was taken;
e) a copy of their degree thesis (or two abstracts in English) and a copy of any other publication that they deem suitable;
f) the certificates of knowledge of the English language;
g) two copies of a detailed Research Project, of no more than 3,000 words, which will describe the research activities that applicants would like to perform during the PhD course. The Research Project will include:
- a title;
- the scientific premises and the relevant bibliography;
- the aim and expectations of the research;
- the experimental methods and data analysis methods which will be used, where required;
h) at least two Reference Letters written by Faculty Members who have supervised the applicant's work during his/her university studies;
i) a numbered list of documents attached

Selection of applicants:
- Assessment of the Titles: assessment of all the submitted documents and publications, including the CV, and the Research Project.

Beginning of the PhD Programme
The PhD Programme will start on November 5, 2009

Information:
infophd@sssup. it
techschool@sssup. it

Call for application A.Y. 2008-09 - Non EU citizens
http://www.sssup. it/context. jsp?ID_LINK= 375&area= 46

Online application
http://www.sssup. it/domandeSifur/ index_perf_ phd.jsp

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University of Southern Bohemia Summer Schools

University of South Bohemia
Summer Schools 2008

http://summerschool s.jcu.cz/

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Apr 28, 2008

Postdoc - Optimization Algorithms and Applications - National University of Singapore

We have one postdoctoral position in the area of optimization algorithms and applications. The successful candidate will work on developing and analyzing algorithms and heuristics to solve large-scale nonlinear integer programming problems that are encountered in various operations research applications, and also extending the research work to solve certain types of global optimization problems.

The appointment will be for 1-2 years, and the applicant should have a Ph.D. in Operations Research or a related field. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in computational optimization, especially in the areas of mathematical programming techniques, and with relevant computer programming skills.

Application

If you are interested, please send your CV (resume) with a list of publications and a statement of research plan to isebox5nus.edu.sg with the subject heading "Postdoctoral Position in Optimization Algorithms and Applications".

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

E-Mail isebox5nus.edu.sg

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Postdoctoral Scientists for Organic & Polymeric Materials - National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan

The Organic Nanomaterials Center at NIMS, Tsukuba, Japan, is seeking postdoctoral scientists having a strong background in organic synthesis, macromolecular science, surface & colloid chemistry, and/or nano-materials. The NIMS/Max Planck Institute International Joint Lab, Potsdam, Germany, also can offer positions.

Application

Applicants should select one of the groups listed below and submit a full CV/pubtication list to:

Reiko Miyajima, Secretary
Organic Nanomaterials Center, 1-1, Namiki, Tsukuba,
Ibaraki 305-0044, Japan.
FAX: +81-29-852-7449
E-mail: miyajima.reikonims.go.jp

Organic Nanomaterials Center, Tsukuba, Japan

Functional Thin Films G. (Dr. Izumi ICHEMOSE)
Functional Modules G. (Dr. Dirk G. KURTH)
Macromolecules G. (Dr. Masayuki TAKEUCHI)
Reticular Materials G. (Dr. Omar M. YAGHI)
Supermolecules G. (Dr. Katsuhiko ARIGA)

Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, Germany Supramolecular Nanomaterials G. (Dr. Takashi NAKANISHI)

Annual salary ranges from JPY 5,800,000 to 4,500,000, including taxes and other charges. For the salary at the Joint Lab, please contact Dr. NAKANISHI. For details, please see http://www.nims.go.jp/onc/index_e.html

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Postdoctoral Fellow - Building and Real Estate - Hong Kong Polytechnic University

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is the largest government-funded tertiary institution in Hong Kong, with a total student headcount of about 27,200, of which 13,500 are full-time students, 11,400 are part-time students, and 2,300 are mixed-mode students. It offers programmes at Doctorate, Master's, Bachelor's degrees and Higher Diploma levels. The University has 26 academic departments and units grouped under six faculties, as well as 2 independent schools. It has a full-time academic staff strength of around 1,250. The total consolidated expenditure budget of the University is in excess of HK$4 billion per year.

DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING AND REAL ESTATE

The Department of Building and Real Estate offers a wide scope of multi-disciplinary programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the construction and real estate sectors which enable students to develop their full potential and to practise and lead within their chosen professional discipline. Its research and consultancy work are of an applied nature relevant to industrial, commercial and community needs. It has established dedicated partnership with business, industry and the professions.

Postdoctoral Fellow
[Appointment period: three posts, each for twenty-four months]

The appointees will assist the project teams in conducting research projects in the disciplines relating to Building and Real Estate.

Applicants should have a doctoral degree or an equivalent qualification and must have no more than three years of post-qualification experience at the time of application. Preference will be given to those with a good track record in research publication.

Please visit the website at http://www.bre.polyu.edu.hk for potential project leader(s) and information about the Department. Applicants are invited to contact any academic staff in the Department who may be potential project leader(s) for further information and propose a suitable research topic in consultation with the project leader(s) concerned.

For general enquiries, please contact Mrs Ip Gracie at tel no. (852) 2766 7770 or email bsgraciepolyu.edu.hk

Remuneration
Salary offered will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application.

Application
Please submit application form via email to hrstaffpolyu.edu.hk; by fax at (852) 2764 3374; or by mail to:

Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Application forms can be obtained via the above channels or downloaded from http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/job.htm. The closing date for application is Friday, 2 May 2008. Applications should be addressed directly to the project leader or Mrs Ip Gracie (please state Department of Building and Real Estate on the envelope). Applicants who are not invited to an interview within two months of the closing date should consider their applications unsuccessful. Details of the University's Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/jobpics.htm.


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Great internship opportunity with healthcare giant!

Looking for a way to expand your professional experience with a world-renowned company?

Check out health care services provider McKesson's internship opportunities at:
http://www.mckesson.com/en_us/McKesson.com/Corporate%2BCitizenship/McKesson%2BFo\
undation/Summer%2BYouth%2BDevelopment%2BProgram.html

Get invaluable business and leadership training experience, and get paid while you learn!

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Admission to Master Of Public Health at James P Grant School of Public Health, Bangladesh

The BRAC University James P. Grant School of Public Health (BSPH) is now accepting applications to its fifth Master of Public Health (MPH) programme. Designed to be innovative, technically embracing international standards, utilizing state-of-the-art methods and technologies of teaching / learning, and providing unique opportunities in hands-on field experience, the School offers a unique programme with students and faculty recruited from Bangladesh and abroad. Past students have come from 15 countries of Africa, Asia, Europe and the America.

Calendar: It is a one-year full time programme (February 2009 to January 2010).

Partners: Faculty is drawn from BRAC, the Centre for Health and Population Research (popularly known as ICDDR, B), Schools of Public Health from USA (Columbia, Johns Hopkins, Harvard and University of Maryland), the Netherlands (University of Amsterdam), Sweden ( Karolinska Institute), the United Kingdom (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), in addition to BSPH's own faculty.

Special features: Multi-disciplinary in design, the programme emphasizes on the core courses necessary to develop fundamental competencies in public health, embracing the disciplines of medical anthropology, epidemiology, bio-statistics, qualitative and quantitative research methods, health systems management, health economics and health care financing , environmental health along with specific areas of public health practice: control of infectious diseases, public health nutrition, aging and health, reproductive health, health communication and monitoring & evaluation.

Finances: The school is supported by development partners, ICDDR,B and BRAC. Full/ Partial scholarships are offered to deserving participants from low-income countries depending on availability of funds. The tuition fee is US $13000. Living cost is $5000 which cover accommodations in field and Dhaka campuses, food, local transportation, and academic supplies. The School has separate policies for students from Bangladesh, other low-income countries and high-income countries. Deserving candidates from low-income countries will be offered full tuition waiver and partial living costs support (up to US$ 3000). They will, however, be responsible for their airfare to and from Dhaka and associated expenses, such as visa fees. Candidates are strongly encouraged to seek funding from their own institutions or donor agencies.

Admission requirements: The MPH is designed for individuals who wish to build or further their career in public health or allied areas. Admission is need-blind and following are the requirements:

Graduates of medical schools, or a Bachelor and/or Master's degree who completed 16 years of education in nursing, nutrition, statistics, social and behavioural sciences, or in other health-related disciplines; having outstanding academic records and experience in health related work may apply for the MPH programme.
Excellent proficiency in English. For students whose mother tongue is not English a TOEFL score of 250 or more on computer-based test, or IELTS of at least 6.5 is required.
Computer literacy: skill in using any statistical software will be an advantage.
Qualify in written and oral interviews.
Women and candidates with field-level working experiences in health in low-income countries will be given preference.

Application form is available at www.bracuniversity.net. International students wishing to apply for this programme are invited to submit their application to zaman.s@bracuniversity.net

Deadline for receiving application for International Students is 15th June 2008.

Interested persons can also contact with ex-student Shamim Ahmed: shamim.aj@gmail.com

Shamim Ahmed
Cell: +8801713426789
website: www.shamimahmed.tk

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ICT in Education and Language Teaching-Study Visit Announcement

Dear colleague,

Hereby, we would like inform you that the Lifelong Learning National Agencies STUDY VISIT GRANTS is available now. The deadline is 30th April 2008.
You can make your application on the following address:

http://studyvisits.cedefop.europa.eu/

In IZMIR, TURKEY we have a study visit and we would like to welcome you in our city. It is in the western part of Turkey. We have a wonderful nature and many historical places like Ephesus, Pergamum, and St. Mary Church, etc. We would like to work with you in our study visit program.

Our Study Visit Subject is:

ICT in Education and Language Teaching

Start date: 04.05.2009

End date: 08.05.2009

Group No: 227

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF OUR STUDY VISIT:

WHY ?
· This study visit aims to raise awareness of the need to use ICT in education and language learning within all areas of the 2010 Educational Objectives. ICT in education and training is important to increase motivation of pupils and to promote language learning.

· Ensuring access to ICT for everyone is our institutions main aim. At our province, there are many children who are incapable of owning new technologies by themselves because of their low socio-economical standards. At our schools, we give the opportunity to learn and use ICT for everyone. This study visit will give us a change to show our experiences in the integration of the disadvantaged children by using ICT.

· To make learning more attractive, ICT is one of the best materials in language learning. Improving foreign language learning is our objective to enlarge our vision and cultural dialogue.

· In Karsiyaka, we use new audio-visual aids for informative education and new technologies in our ICT classrooms at schools. ICT is an effective tool to teach modern languages. At our schools, we use ICT to raise standards of education and to enhance motivation. We want to share our experiences on ICT in language teaching in this study visit.

WHAT ?
· This study visit will draw attention on the perception and role of ICT in Turkish Education System. It will focus on the use of ICT as a tool in language teaching.

· The participants will see how language learning can be promoted outside formal educational setting; how to encourage language learning at both early ages and older ages; how using ICT can be an effective tool in language teaching

HOW ?
· This study visit will include meetings and discussions with experts, visits to both primary and secondary schools, observing some ICT projects and ICT classrooms.

· The visit will be an opportunity to see the contribution of innovative technology and its impact on pupil learning and training experiences.

· Main topics of the visit include: training teacher in ICT, using ICT in language teaching, collaborative learning systems, learning experiences, ICT in school management and education, electronic whiteboards, observation of lessons, visits to adult education centre and workshops.

· There will be an opportunity to talk with teachers and students about the issues involved in developing ICT at schools.

· We will present some special projects those are focused on ICT and discuss future co-operations.

· There will be also an overview of Turkish Education System.

WHOM?

directors of education and vocational training institutions, centres or providers;

directors of guidance centres;

directors of validation or accreditation centres;

educational and vocational training inspectors;

head teachers, teacher trainers;

heads of departments;

pedagogical or guidance advisers;

representatives of education and training networks and associations;

representatives of educational services, labour offices or guidance centres;

representatives of employers' organisations;

representatives of local, regional and national authorities;

researchers;


More information about our institution: www.karsiyaka.meb.gov.tr

If you or your colleagues wish to participate we encourage to apply as soon as possible until 30th April 2008 from the website http://studyvisits.cedefop.europa.eu/

If you cannot participate in our study visit this year we would like to ask you to, please, forward this information to colleagues and friends who might be interested in taking advantage of this opportunity.

Should you have any further questions, please, do not hesitate to contact us at:

Melike Bahar Tike Tetik
Project Adviser
Research and Development Department
Karsiyaka National Education Directory
Izmir, Turkey

Tel : +90.232.3690195 - 119
Fax : +90.232.3685117
Cell : +90.505.8424371
Web: karsiyaka.meb.gov.tr

With best regards and wishes,
Melike Bahar Tike Tetik

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Call for Applications/ Scholarships Summer University of Istanbul (Turkey)

For the first time, Centre Internationale de Formation Européen organised from July 16 to August 4, 2007, the first summer session in Turkey in close cooperation with the European Institute of Istanbul Bilgi University.

Location: Istanbul Bilgi University / Dolapdere Campus
Language of Program: English
Dates: from July 15th to August 2nd, 2008.
Accomodation: Bilgi University's Student Dormitory at Bosphorous(Karakoy)
Curriculum Highlights: Students who successfully complete the program acquire 6 ECTS credits.

Program Value: The program is taught by academics from various European countries, as well as experts from research institutions and international organizations.

Eligible for application: Graduate students. We also consider application from students in their second and third year University studies and young professionals. The group will be composed of about 30 to 40 participants from Turkey and from abroad.

Subject Areas: EU Polity, Institutions, Decision making, EU Law, Common Market and Monetary Union, European Social Model and Sustainable Development, The EU policy system: A "Social Market Economy"?, EU and Enlargement, EU and New Neighbourhood Policy, Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), Turkey today: Culture,
politics, social and economic structures, Turkish Foreign Policy– towards Middle East and Asia, The EU as a moving target for candidate countries: deepening, enlargement and "absorption capacity", EU and Turkey in International Organizations, Accession negotiations EU-Turkey , Europe in the long run: Where do we go?

Scholarships are available for qualified candidates.

Please address further requests to: :

Contact :
Marie-France PERDIGON
Director of the Summer University Programs
marie-france.perdigon@cife.eu
direction.mfp@orange.fr
www.cife.eu


For the applications from Turkey
Contact:
European Institute
Istanbul Bilgi University
Suna Gokce
sunag@bilgi.edu.tr
Tel: 00902123116499
http://eu.bilgi.edu.tr

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Call for Papers - One Voice International Conference and Forum

The International Conference and Forum for Educators will be held from July 5 through 9, 2008 at the Westin Saint Francis Hotel in San Francisco, CA. Details available at http://www.elementalethics.com

San Francisco has often been described as "a city without an equal." This academic happening has been designed to provide a conference experience without equal for educators from around the globe.

The Conference will bring educators from all over the world together in a highly interactive, stimulating environment that by design will optimize learning, understanding, and communication.

The Forum will provide educators a rare opportunity to voice their perspectives regarding issues of concern in education in 2008, and express practical solutions based on experience and subject matter expertise. The opinions, strategies, and ideas developed by participants will be organized, published, and distributed to all
attendees and broader, relevant and influential audiences.

One Voice is an opportunity for the true experts in education, the educators themselves, to raise their voices together as one voice, empowered by their edication, experience, and sincere desire to facilitate positive change. This
objective is greatly fostered by the design, philosophy, and special characteristics of the event particularly the emphasisplaced on interactivity and bonding.

Global Networking will be facilitated among the educators from parts far and wide including Namibia, Philippines, China, Taiwan, United Kingdom, Canada, Puerto Rico, Uganda, Nigeria, Ghana, Turkmenistan, Central Asia, the U.S., and more as they raise their voices in an effort for change. The diversity of the speakers is reflected in the unique scope of topics they will present. The mixture of cultures, subjects, perspectives, and experience will help to build the tremendous scaffold of ideas and recommendations needed to achieve needed positive change. Subjects in numerous categories will be represented which include a unique scope of topics about which they will be speaking. The mixture of cultures, subjects, perspectives, and experience will help to build the tremendous scaffold of ideas and recommendations needed to achieve needed positive change.

Enrich your mind through learning, teaching, discussion, debate, sharing, and brainstorming. Enrich your body with extraordinary, sumptuous, and exciting meals
and breaks included. Enrich your spirit by joining or simply enjoying the music, theatre, and entertainment.

Organized By: The Institute of Elemental Ethics and Education

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Special Session in the IASTED International Conference on Circuits and Systems (CS 2008)

The IASTED International Conference on Circuits and Systems (CS 2008) will take place in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, USA, August 18-20, 2008.
URL: http://www.iasted.org/conferences/cfp-625.html.


Aims and Scope

The main target of the Special Session DTVCS is to bring together engineering researchers, computer scientists, practitioners and people from industry to exchange theories, ideas, techniques and experiences related to the areas of design, testing and formal verification techniques for integrated circuits and systems. Contributions on UML and formal paradigms based on process algebras, petri-nets, automaton theory and BDDs in the context of design, testing and formal verification techniques for integrated circuits and systems are also encouraged.

Topics
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Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

* digital, analog, mixed-signal and RF test
* built-in self test
* ATPG
* theory and foundations: model checking, SAT-based methods, use of PSL, compositional methods and probabilistic methods
* applications of formal methods: equivalence checking, CSP applications and transaction-level verification
* verification through hybrid techniques
* verification methods based on hardware description/system-level languages (e.g. VHDL, SystemVerilog and SystemC)
* testing and verification applications: tools, industrial experience reports and case studies

Industrial Collaborators and Sponsors
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This special session is partnered with:

* CEOL: Centre for Efficiency-Oriented Languages "Towards improved software timing",
University College Cork, Ireland (http://www.ceol.ucc.ie)
* International Software and Productivity Engineering Institute, USA (http://www.intspei.com)
* Intelligent Support Ltd., United Kingdom (http://www.isupport-ltd.co.uk)
* Minteos, Italy (http://www.minteos.com)
* M.O.S.T., Italy (http://www.most.it)
* Electronic Center, Italy (http://www.el-center.com)
* Legale Fiscale, Italy (http://www.legalefiscale.it)

This special session is sponsored by:

* LS Industrial Systems, South Korea (http://eng.lsis.biz)
* Solari, Hong Kong (http://www.solari-hk.com/)

Technical Program Committee
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* Prof. Vladimir Hahanov, Kharkov National University of Radio Electronics, Ukraine
* Prof. Paolo Prinetto, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
* Prof. Alberto Macii, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
* Prof. Joongho Choi, University of Seoul, South Korea
* Prof. Wei Li, Fudan University, China
* Prof. Michel Schellekens, University College Cork, Ireland
* Prof. Franco Fummi, University of Verona, Italy
* Prof. Jun-Dong Cho, Sung Kyun Kwan University, South Korea
* Prof. AHM Zahirul Alam, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia
* Prof. Gregory Provan, University College Cork, Ireland
* Dr. Emanuel Popovici, University College Cork, Ireland
* Dr. Jong-Kug Seon, System LSI Lab., LS Industrial Systems Co. Ltd., South Korea
* Dr. Umberto Rossi, STMicroelectronics, Italy
* Dr. Graziano Pravadelli, University of Verona, Italy
* Dr. Vladimir Pavlov, International Software and Productivity Engineering Institute, USA
* Dr. Jinfeng Huang, Philips & LiteOn Digital Solutions Netherlands, Advanced Research Centre,
The Netherlands
* Dr. Thierry Vallee, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia, USA
* Dr. Menouer Boubekeur, University College Cork, Ireland
* Dr. Ana Sokolova, University of Salzburg, Austria
* Dr. Sergio Almerares, STMicroelectronics, Italy
* Ajay Patel (Director), Intelligent Support Ltd, United Kingdom
* Monica Donno (Director), Minteos, Italy
* Alessandro Carlo (Manager), Research and Development Centre of FIAT, Italy
* Yui Fai Lam (Manager), Microsystems Packaging Institute, Hong Kong University of
Science and Technology, Hong Kong

Important Dates
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May 1, 2008: Deadline for submission of completed papers
May 15, 2008: Notification of acceptance/rejection to authors

Please visit our web-site for further information on the hosting conference of DTVCS,
submission guidelines, proceedings and publications.

Best regards,

General Chair of DTVCS: Dr. K.L. Man (University College Cork, Ireland)
and
Organising Chairs: Miss Maria O'Keeffe (University College Cork, Ireland)
and: Mr. Michele Mercaldi (M.O.S.T., Italy)

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CfA: Training Seminar on (forced) migration, minorities and human rights

From: "Dr. Anne von Oswald"

We - as Network Migration in Europe (www.network- migration. org) - are organizing for students and multipliers from Europe a Training Seminar on (forced) migration, minorities and human rights in European multicultural societies, 10-15 June 2007 in Berlin. We could accept only applications from Please note: We could accept only applications from Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Turkey. Deadline for the application will be 15 May 2008.

Dr. Anne von Oswald
Netzwerk Migration in Europa e.V.
Limonenstr. 24
12203 Berlin
Tel.: 030-84109267 oder 21280792
Fax: 030-84109268
www.network- migration. org
info@network- migration. org

Call for application

European Forum

Training Seminar on (forced) migration, minorities and human rights in European multicultural societies

10-15 June 2007, Berlin

Please note: We could accept only applications from Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Turkey

funded by: “Remembrance and Future Fund” and the European Commission

Deadline for Application: 15 May 2008

Please circulate

Network Migration in Europe organizes a transnational European Training on human rights in the context of migration, minorities and human rights in multicultural societies. The European Forum is devoted to an active dialogue and study about European multicultural and interethnic experiences and relation in past and present. We invite applications from advanced students, young professionals and multipliers with interest in training, discussion and project work.

During the European Forum Program in Berlin the participants will be offered six days of training and site visits on the topic of how European societies deal with migration and integration. The participation in the training seminar requires:
Preparation work with the training seminar reader
Active (research) team work during the seminar
Elaboration of a follow-up research paper or essay

At the end of the seminar a certificate will be given for successful participation. Participants can use the knowledge and experiences gained during the training seminar in their community work, their further education and their career paths in non-profit sector, in school teaching and youth work, in media and the private sector.

Good active and passive command of English is mandatory. The European Forum looks for particpants who are at ease with intense, constant group activities and interaction.

Travel expenses up to 30 € has to be payed by the participants, additional costs are covered by Network Migration.Costs and expenses for accommodation and food are covered.

Application Requirements European Forum June 2008

Return all required information via email to:

Dr. Andrea Schmelz, Dr. Anne von Oswald
Email: info@network- migration. org
www.network- migration. org

Applications must be submitted by 15 May 2008

The following information is required from each applicant. It must be submitted in one package. An incomplete application will not be considered.
1) application form (see below)
2) curriculum vitae (no more than one pages

Network Migration in Europe
Application Form for European Forum on human rights training
June 2008 Berlin

Name:

Address:

Telephone/Cell Phone/ Fax:

Email-Address:

Age:
Gender:

Academic Background

Field of Studies:

University:
No of Semesters:
or
Organisation:

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Writing: Fair Medium
Excellent

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Extra-Curricular Activities (on a separate sheet, if needed):

Membership in organizations etc.:

Please answer the following questions:

What is the motivation to participate in the training seminar?

Do you have any experiences in the field of (forced) migration, minorities and human rights in European multicultural societies?

3. What do you expect from the training seminar?

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Book Review: Kurz u.a. (Hrsg.), _Das Osmanische Reich und die Habsbu

Kurz, Marlene; Scheutz, Martin; Vocelka, Karl; Winkelbauer, Thomas (Hrsg.): Das Osmanische Reich und die Habsburgmonarchie. Akten des internationalen Kongresses zum 150-jährigen Bestehen des Instituts für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung . Wien, 22.-25. September 2004 (= Mitteilungen des Instituts für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung 48). München: Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag 2005. ISBN 987-3-486-57861- 8; 650 S.; EUR 69,80.

Rezensiert für H-Soz-u-Kult von:
Robert Born, Geisteswissenschaft liches Zentrum für Geschichte und Kultur Ostmitteleuropas (GWZO), Leipzig E-Mail:

Im Herbst 2004 veranstaltete das Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung in Wien aus Anlass seines 150jährigen Bestehens eine internationale Tagung über das Osmanische Reich und die Habsburgermonarchie , aus der ein materialreicher Protokollband erwachsen ist. In diesem beleuchten SpezialistInnen aus unterschiedlichen Disziplinen (Geschichte, Osmanistik, Literaturwissenscha ft, Ethnologie) verschiedene Aspekte der Konflikte, der Interaktionen und vor allem des
Kulturtransfers zwischen den beiden rivalisierenden Reichen vom 16. bis zum 20. Jahrhundert. Die Tagung beanspruchte gleichzeitig vor dem Hintergrund der Osterweiterung der EU im Mai 2004 und der Debatten um die Integration der Türkei in die Union, eine starke gegenwartspolitisch e Aktualität. Entsprechend versuchen im einleitenden Abschnitt "Kontakte und Konflikte" gleich zwei Beiträge historische
Argumente zur Klärung der Frage nach der Zugehörigkeit der Türkei zu Europa zu gewinnen, wobei ihnen die Position des Osmanischen Reichs im frühneuzeitlichen Europa als Grundlage dient. Holger Th. Gräf weist in seiner historiographie- und diplomatiegeschicht lichen Studie der Auseinandersetzung mit dem nicht-christlichen Osmanenreich eine Schlüsselrolle bei der Ausbildung eines "säkularen Mächteeuropa" (S. 51) zu. Er plädiert für eine Loslösung von der Konfliktgeschichte zugunsten
einer stärkeren Berücksichtigung überkonfessioneller und transkultureller Verflechtungen. Die Diplomatie steht gemeinsam mit dem Völkerrecht und der Idee vom Gleichgewicht der Kräfte auch im Zentrum der Untersuchung von Arno Strohmeyer, der die konfliktreiche Annäherung des Osmanischen Reichs an das europäische Staatensystem nachzeichnet und in der Vergegenwärtigung dieses Prozesses eine mögliche Komponente einer zukünftigen europäischen Identität sieht.

Die Grenze zwischen den beiden Reichen thematisieren aus unterschiedlichen Blickwinkeln Claire Norton und Antal András Deák. Letzterer rekonstruiert die Abmarkung des Grenzverlaufs nach dem Karlowitzer Frieden (1699) als eine Unternehmung, die zusätzlich zu ihrer primären politischen Zielsetzung durch die während der Kartierungsarbeiten zusammengetragenen historischen und ethnographischen
Informationen wesentlich dazu beigetragen hat, die peripheren Regionen in der öffentlichen Wahrnehmung im Habsburgerreich zu verankern. Norton präsentiert die habsburgisch- osmanische Militärgrenze im 17. Jahrhundert als eine Zone mit einer heterodoxen und pluralistischen Mikrostruktur, die sich dynamisch wandelte. Diesen von der ungarischen Forschung seit längerem diskutierten Befund ergänzt Norton durch Informationen aus neu aufgefundenen osmanischen Handschriften und weist darauf hin, dass auf der osmanischen Seite die religiöse Zugehörigkeit eine nachgeordnete Rolle spielte, da sich die Selbstwahrnehmung als "Osmane" primär an der Loyalität egenüber dem Sultan orientierte. Im Verlauf der Auseinandersetzunge n setzten die Osmanen wiederholt auf eine Schwächung der habsburgischen Macht durch die Protestanten. Den in den Dokumenten als Hoffnungsträger genannten "König der Lutheraner", der seine Krone vom Sultan erhalten habe, deutet Norton als eine fiktionale Figur bzw. als eine Chiffre für den protestantischen Widerstand gegen die Habsburger (S. 80). In Anbetracht der Datierung der Quellen nach 1616 (S. 73), könnte sich die Angabe zum "König der Lutheraner" jedoch durchaus auf eine konkrete historische Figur beziehen, nämlich auf: Stefan (István) Bocskai, den calvinistischen Fürsten von Siebenbürgen, der 1605 von Sultan Ahmet I. eine neu angefertigte ungarische Königskrone erhalten hatte. [1]

Die Funktionalisierung von "Türkenklischees" zwischen dem 15. und 19. Jahrhundert untersucht Andrea Pühringer ausgehend von Darstellungen von Gewalt auf Schlachtengemä lden und in der Druckgraphik. Dabei stellt Pühringer für die Schlachtengemä lde keine negative Überzeichnung der Osmanen und nur wenige Differenzen zu anderen Kriegsdarstellungen fest, während sie in der Druckgraphik eine Überbetonung der Feindseligkeit der Osmanen ausmacht. Die anhand von sehr heterogenen Bildbeispielen entwickelte These bedarf einiger Präzisierungen, da die Ikonographie azw. der Funktions- und Entstehungskontext einiger Werke falsch
angegeben wird. [2] Eine osmanische Perspektive wählte Marlene Kurz bei ihrer Analyse der historiographischen Schilderungen der ersten Wienbelagerung 1529. Die Veränderungen in der Deutung dieses Ereignisses und vor allem die radikalen Brüche im osmanischen Selbstbild an der Wende zum 20. Jahrhundert interpretiert Kurz als ein allgemeines Phänomen innerhalb der islamischen Welt in jener Periode. Die Spätzeit des Osmanischen Reichs behandelt auch Barbara Haider-Wilson in ihrem Beitrag zum Kultusprotektorat. Dabei illustriert sie, wie das aus Privilegien der Sultane erwachsene Schutzrecht über die katholische Kirche in einigen Regionen des Osmanischen Reichs von den Habsburgern zur Durchsetzung ihrer eigenen Interessen im Inneren des Osmanischen Reichs benutzt wurde.

Imagologische Konstrukte und deren politische Funktionalisierung bilden den Schwerpunkt des zweiten Themenblocks: "Türkenbilder und Türkenpropaganda" . Die Instrumentalisierun g der Türkenfurcht nach dem Fall Konstantinopels 1453 im Rahmen der Diplomatie thematisiert Jan Paul Niederkorn, während Christine M. Gigler mit den Türkenpredigten des Gurker Bischofs Sagstetter eine häufig vernachlässigte Form der
antiosmanischen Propaganda vorstellt, die gleichzeitig auf eine Disziplinierung der christlichen Gemeinden abzielte. Franz Bosbach und Antje Niederberger betrachten die im Umfeld der habsburgischen Höfe entstandenen antiosmanischen Publikationen. Eine Gegenüberstellung der Argumentationen in Sebastian Brants Schriften für Maximilian I.
(Niederberger) und derjenigen in Mercurio Gattinaras Traktat für Karl V. (Bosbach) offenbart deutliche Parallelen, wie die prominente Stellung der Kreuzzugsidee oder die Amalgamierung der Türkenklischees mit apokalyptischen Motiven. Die Reflexe der Konflikte auf dem Balkan in der imperialen Propaganda untersucht Iskra Schwarcz am Beispiel der Darstellungen des "Großen Türkenkriegs" Leopolds I. (1683-1699) und
konstatiert eine zweigleisige Strategie. Während die Balkanvölker vor allem über kaiserliche Patente und Proklamationen angesprochen wurden, richteten sich die Predigten, die Publizistik und die Darstellungen auf den Kupferstichen und Medaillen primär an Adelige und Bürger im Habsburgerreich. Schwarcz' Warnung vor einer generellen Überbewertung des kaiserlichen Einflusses auf diese Medien erscheint problematisch, da im Beitrag lediglich isolierte Segmente der Propaganda berücksichtigt werden und dabei wie im Falle der Medaillen, der Kupferstiche oder der
panegyrischen Lyrik das funktionale Spannungsfeld von Auftraggeber, Kommunikationsmitte l und Adressatenkreis nicht thematisiert wird.[3]

Das Gesandtschaftswesen als Träger des Kulturtransfers bildet den Schwerpunkt eines weiteren thematischen Blocks. Einleitend illustrieren Ralf C. Müller und Bart Severi den Konsolidierungsproz ess der habsburgischen Diplomatie an der Hohen Pforte. Die wachsende Bedeutung der Diplomatie, in der Müller einen Indikator einer engeren Verflechtung der beiden Systeme sieht, veranschaulichen aus einer umgekehrten
Perspektive drei Beiträge. Harriet Rudolph präsentiert den Besuch der Gesandtschaft Ibrahim Beys bei der Krönung Maximilians II. in Frankfurt 1562 und dessen propagandistische Instrumentalisierun g durch den neuen Herrscher. Christoph Augustynowicz und Mounir Fendri stellen jeweils diplomatische Initiativen aus bisher nur wenig beachteten Randbereichen des Osmanischen Reiches in Wien vor. Dabei werden unterschiedliche Modi des Umgangs mit den Emissären aufgezeigt: Während den
Tatarengesandtschaf ten im 17. Jahrhundert ein relativ hohes Maß an Aufmerksamkeit entgegengebracht wurde (Augustynowicz) , war der Umgang mit den Gesandten der "Barbaresken" ein Jahrhundert später bereits deutlich abqualifizierend (Fendri). Als besonders gewinnbringend erweisen sich die in nahezu allen Beiträgen dieses thematischen Abschnitts durchgeführten Analysen des diplomatischen Zeremoniells und
der in diesem Rahmen erfolgten symbolischen Interaktionen, die bisher im Kontext der Untersuchungen über die diplomatischen Beziehungen zur Hohen Pforte selten berücksichtigt wurden.

Eine kaum zu unterschätzende Rolle spielten im Rahmen der diplomatischen Aktivitäten die Dolmetscher und Dragomane, die nicht nur als Übersetzer wirkten, sondern auch einen eminent wichtigen Beitrag bei der Vermittlung kultureller Vorstellungen leisteten. Im einleitenden Beitrag des Themenblocks zu diesen Spezialisten schildert Alexander H. de Groot die Entwicklung und die Besonderheiten des Standes der Dragomanen, die als nicht-muslimische Untertanen des Sultans zwar nicht zur
staatsbildenden Schicht zählten, deren Dienste jedoch aufgrund der polyglotten Struktur des Osmanischen Reiches anfangs vor allem in dessen Inneren gefragt waren. Im Zuge der sich intensivierenden diplomatischen Beziehungen zur Hohen Pforte gingen die westlichen Mächte dazu über, Dragomane aus den Reihen der eigenen Untertanen zu rekrutieren bzw. auszubilden, die dann zunehmend in Konkurrenz zu den Dragomanen des
Serails agierten. Ab dem 18. Jahrhundert erlangte auch innerhalb des Habsburgerreichs, das durch die Expansion in Südosteuropa ebenfalls multiethnisch geprägt war, die Praxis des Übersetzens und Dolmetschens einen neuen Stellenwert. Die zentrale Ausbildungsstä tte der hierfür notwendigen Fachkräfte war die "Orientalische Akademie" in Wien. Gleich vier Beiträge beleuchten unterschiedliche Facetten dieser 1754 gegründeten Institution. Ernst Dieter Petritsch rekonstruiert ausgehend von seiner profunden Kenntnis der Wiener Archivalien die Entstehungsphase der Akademie und die Lehrpläne der Sprachknaben. Unter Bezugnahme auf Pierre Bourdieus Kultursoziologie analysiert Michala Wolf die soziale und kulturelle Kompetenz der Schüler der Orientalischen Akademie und zeigt auf, wie das symbolische Kapital aufgrund der Herkunft der Eleven aus sozial hochgestellten Familien bis ins 19. Jahrhundert gleich blieb, während im selben Zeitraum eine Verlagerung des inhaltlichen Akzents innerhalb der Ausbildung von der "Vermittlung von Kulturkompetenz" auf die Fremdsprachenvermit tlung stattfand. Die anderen beiden Beiträge behandeln das Wirken des bedeutendsten Absolventen der Orientalischen Akademie: Joseph von Hammer-Purgstall, dem Verfasser der monumentalen Geschichte des Osmanischen Reichs (1827-1833). Im Fokus stehen dabei Hammer-Purgstalls Konflikte mit den österreichischen Behörden (Sybille Wentker) und sein wissenschaftlicher Austausch mit italienischen Forschern, der von Thomas Wallnig im Kontext der europäischen Geschichtsforschung der ersten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts verortet wird.

Neben den Diplomaten übernahmen Reisende eine wichtige Rolle bei der Vermittlung von Informationen aber auch von Stereotypen über das Osmanische Reich. Die Annäherung an die Reiseberichte als zentrale Gattung für die Vermittlung von Bildern vom "Anderen", die bisher kaum systematisch untersucht worden ist, erfolgt im Band aus unterschiedlichen und bisweilen originellen Perspektiven. Einleitend zu diesem Abschnitt stellt Hemma Stagl die Verbreitung der Orientreiseberichte vor und rekonstruiert anhand ausgewählter Beispiele die Lebensbedingungen der ichtmuslimischen Bevölkerungsgruppen unter den Osmanen. Hans Dernschwams Schilderung seiner Reise nach Konstantinopel und Kleinasien (1553-1556) steht im Fokus zweier Beiträge, die jeweils neue Aspekte dieses bekannten Reiseberichts freilegen. In Anbetracht der allgegenwärtigen humanistischen Topoi interpretiert Christof Jeggle Dernschwams Reisebeschreibung als Bericht über eine Peregrinatio zu den Stätten der klassischen Überlieferung, in der detaillierte Schilderungen der osmanischen Welt lediglich eine Folie zur Verdeutlichung der Entbehrungen auf dem Weg ins ehemalige Zentrum des oströmischen Reiches bildete. Pervin Tongay stellt Dernschwarms und
Ghislain de Busbecqs (1554-1562) Sicht auf die Osmanen den Berichten von Hernán Cortés und Bernal Díaz de Castillo über die Azteken gegenüber und verdeutlicht durch den interkulturellen und interregionalen Vergleich die im 16. Jahrhundert in Westeuropa vorherrschende Wahrnehmung des Fremden aus der Perspektive der eigenen dominanten Kultur. Die Persistenz vergleichbarer Wahrnehmungsmuster innerhalb des
Habsburgerreichs bis ins 19. Jahrhundert illustriert Hans-Peter Laqueur. Parallel zu diesem monolithischen Bild existierten auch differenzierte Darstellungen der Situation im Osmanischen Reich und seiner Bewohner. Dies exemplifizieren Almut Bues und Michael Greil anhand zweier unveröffentlichter Manuskripte aus dem 16. Jahrhundert. So schildert der niederösterreichisch e Adlige Hans Christoph Freiherr von Teufel in dem von Greil vorgestellten Pilgerbericht detailliert die unterschiedlichen Ethnien des Osmanischen Reichs, ohne deren Fremdheit zu betonen. Einen vergleichbaren Zugang kennzeichnet den Bericht des durch das multiethnische Umfeld Danzigs und Lembergs geprägten Martin Gruneweg. Das von Bues in Auszügen vorgestellte Manuskript aus dem Bestand der Polska Akademia Nauk in Gdansk bildet nicht nur durch die darin enthaltenen Informationen zur Wirtschafts- und Mentalitätsgeschicht e, sondern auch aufgrund der Randzeichnungen zum Alltagsleben im
Osmanischen Reich sowie den Schilderungen der Situation in den Balkanländern eine besonders interessante Quelle, deren Edition sicherlich ein lohnendes Unterfangen darstellt.

Südosteuropa, das für mehrere Jahrhunderte den Fokus der Auseinandersetzunge n zwischen Habsburgern und Osmanen bildete, steht im Zentrum des abschließenden thematischen Abschnitts des Bandes. In diesem Rahmen beleuchtet Ivan Parvev den Wandel der habsburgischen Politik von der militärischen Konfrontation hin zu diplomatischen Initiativen vor dem Hintergrund des Aufstiegs Russlands, des neuen gemeinsamen Gegenspielers beider Reiche. Die Auswirkungen der militärischen
Auseinandersetzunge n zwischen Habsburgern und Osmanen auf die ethnischen Gemeinschaften in Südosteuropa betrachten Stefan Spevak und Natasa Stefanec. Aufbauend auf dialektologischen und onomastischen Untersuchungen präsentiert Stefanec die kroatische und slawonische Militärgrenze als ein nach beiden Seiten durchlässiger Bereich. Den Exodus der katholischen Bulgaren nach der Niederschlagung der Erhebung in Ciprovci 1688 zeichnet Spevak anhand der Stationen des Exils der
Adelsfamilie de Vuko et Branko nach und illustriert auf diesem Wege eine dramatische Folgeerscheinung der Auseinandersetzung zwischen den beiden Reichen. Das "nationale Erwachen" im Schatten dieses Konfliktes thematisieren aus unterschiedlichen Perspektiven Wladimir Fischer und Isa Blumi. Letztgenannter schildert die Instrumentalisierun g der konkurrierenden Interessen der Italiener, Österreicher und Osmanen durch die Bevölkerung Nordalbaniens am Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts. Ausgehend
von der Biographie und dem Werk des serbischen Aufklärers Dositej Obradovic (1741-1811) nähert sich Wladimir Fischer dem Komplex des aufkommenden Nationalbewusstsein s. Besonders gewinnbringend erweist sich dabei der Rekurs auf Konzepte der Transkulturation bzw.

Kreolisierungstheor ien, mit deren Hilfe Fischer das verbreitete nationalistisch verklärte Bild von Obradovic dekonstruiert und dessen Schriften jenseits des bisher gängigen dichotomistischen Schemas Abendland-Orient verortet. Eine vergleichbare Situation des "in between" diagnostiziert Miranda Jakisa für die Darstellung Bosniens in den Romanen des 1975 verstorbenen Literaturnobelpreis trägers Ivo Andric.
Diese literaturwissenscha ftlichen Überlegungen veranschaulichen nochmals das breite thematische und methodische Spektrum der in dem Protokollband versammelten Beiträge. Neben der multidisziplinä ren Perspektive und der Fokussierung vieler Beiträge auf die habsburgisch- osmanischen Beziehungen jenseits der Konfliktgeschichte muss die
Perspektiverweiteru ng durch die Einbeziehung Nordafrikas sowie Ostmittel- und Südosteuropas als Gewinn hervorgehoben werden, denn hieraus ergibt sich eine Vielzahl von Anregungen und Anknüpfungspunkten für die künftige Forschung.

Anmerkungen:
[1] Nehring, Klaus, Die Bocskai-Krone als Objekt des Patrimoine intellectuel, in: Südost-Forschungen 43 (1984), S. 122-133.
[2] So handelt es sich bei der Abb. 1. nicht um ein "Flugblatt" (S. 112) sondern um die Darstellung "Kroatenschlacht" aus dem "Weisskunig" einer unvollendeten "Autobiographie" Kaiser Maximilians I. Vgl. Kaiser Maximilians I. Weisskunig, Stuttgart 1956, Bd. 2 (Tafelband), Tafel 152; - Rudolf, Karl, Illustration und Historiographie bei Maximilian I.: Der "Weiße Kunig", in: Römische Historische Mitteilungen 25 (1982), S. 35-108. Des Weiteren ist Dürers "Marter der Zehntausend" von 1508 wohl kaum "eindeutig als Metapher für die gegen die Osmanen geführten Kriege zu interpretieren" (S. 109). Gesichert ist lediglich, dass es sich bei dem Bild um ein Auftragswerk für die Wittenberger Schlosskirche handelt, wo das Bild zusammen mit Reliquien der thebäischen Legionäre aufgestellt werden sollte. Dies erklärt die markante Inszenierung der Enthauptungen, die kein Reflex eines "orientalischen Brauchs" (S. 108), sondern ein zentrales Moment der dargestellten Mauritius-Legende sind. Vgl. Stöcker, Christoph, Dürer, Celtis und der falsche Bischof Achatius. Zur Ikonographie von Dürers Marter der Zehntausend, in: Artibus et historiae 5 (1984), Nr. 9, S. 121-137.
[3] Im Rahmen der Betrachtung der Publizistik blieben die Werke der Wiener Jesuiten, die im engen Kontakt mit dem Kaiserhof standen, unberücksichtigt. Dazu: Goloubeva, Maria, The Glorification of Emperor Leopold I. in: Image, Spectacle and Text, Mainz 2000, S. 134-136. Des Weiteren wurden die während des "Großen Türkenkriegs" vorhandenen Differenzen zwischen Bild und Textbotschaften bzw. die 1690 mit dem
Beginn der Doppelregierung Leopolds und Josephs (I.) einsetzenden Veränderungen der imperialen Propaganda bei der Analyse des funktionellen Spannungsfelds von Kommunikationsmitte l und Adressatenkreis nicht thematisiert. Hierzu: Schumann, Jutta, Die andere Sonne. Kaiserbild und Medienstrategien im Zeitalter Leopolds I., Berlin 2003, S. 177ff. bzw. 199ff. Zur Propaganda Leopolds I. und deren Adressaten auch: Polleroß, Friedrich, "Pro decore Majestatis". Zur Repräsentation Kaiser Leopolds I. in Architektur, Bildender und Angewandter Kunst; in: Jahrbuch des Kunsthistorischen Museums Wien 4/5 (2002/03), S. 190-295.

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