Feb 28, 2009

4 PhD positions in Economics at SS Sant'Anna, Italy

Call for Applications A.Y. 2009-2010
http://www.sssup.it/context.jsp?ID_LINK=3160&area=46

Online application
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, 2009, 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, 2009.

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 15, 2009 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 May 22, 2009:
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.
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 1st, 2009

Information
e-mail: infophd@sssup.it

Attached documents
Call for applications 2009-2010 - (file pdf, 62 Kb)

http://www.sssup.it/context.jsp?ID_LINK=3160&area=46


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PhD Studentships at Canterbury Christ Church Univ, UK

Canterbury Christ Church University
Research Degree Study

Applications are invited to read for a research degree (MPhil or PhD) at Canterbury Christ Church University.

Details of research specialisms and supervision along with our Research Degree Prospectus can be found at: http://www.canterbury.ac.ukResearch/Home.aspx

Canterbury Christ Church University offers funded studentships of £11,250 p.a. with free tuition. Part-time studentships will provide free tuition only.

The closing date for applications is 15th April 2009.

Start date: 1st October 2009.

For further information and details contact The Graduate School Secretary, The Graduate School Canterbury Christ Church University, North Holmes Road, Canterbury,

Kent CT1 1QU. Telephone: (01227) 782701 e-mail:
helen.potter@ canterbury. ac.uk

www.canterbury.ac.uk

Further Details
http://www.jobs.ac.uk/jobs/JV001/Research_Degree_Study


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Postdoc/PhD positions, algorithmic game theory, NTU, Singapore

The Algorithmic Game Theory group at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), generously supported by the NRF Research Fellowship Scheme (Prof. Elkind) and the Nanyang Assistant Professorship Scheme (Prof. Chen), has openings for several research fellows (post-docs) and PhD students, to start from August 1st 2009 or shortly thereafter. The successful applicants will work with Prof. Ning Chen
(http://www3.ntu.edu.sg/home/ningc/) and Prof. Edith Elkind (http://www.cs.princeton.edu/~elkind/)

For a research fellow, a strong background in theoretical computer science, game theory, optimization, or multiagent systems is expected; an existing track record in algorithmic game theory/computationa l social choice will be a plus. The positions are for 1-3 years.

Salaries are competitive and are determined according to the successful applicants' accomplishments, experience and qualifications.

Travel funding is available. The positions are open till they are filled. Interested applicants should send their detailed CVs, a research statement, and contact details of at least three referees to Prof. Elkind (eelkind@ntu.edu.sg).

For a PhD student, a good first and/or second degree (B.Sc./M.Sc.) in computer science, mathematics, economics or a related subject, as well as some evidence of ability to do research is expected. The successful applicants will receive a stipend, as well as a tuition fee waiver.

For more information about our PhD program, please visit our admissions website:
http://www.spms.ntu.edu.sg/mas/Graduates/GradProgramOverview.html The website also contains instructions on how to apply. In addition to submitting a formal application, please send an e-mail to Prof. Elkind (eelkind@ntu. edu.sg), indicating your intention to apply. Please attach a brief CV.

Nanyang Technological University is a major research university in Singapore, with a strong emphasis on science and technology. The positions are based in the Division of Mathematical Sciences (http://www.spms.ntu.edu.sg/mas/).


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Burse pentru studentii romani pentru cursuri de renume international

In parteneriat cu Fundatia Ratiu, Universitatea Kent ofera doua burse postuniversitare pentru studentii romani. Fiecare bursa acopera taxele de scolarizare plus GBP 3,000 pentru cheltuielile de subsistenta pentru absolventii de master in domeniul stiintelor "Information Security and Biometrics" si "Biomedical Imaging".

Universitatea Kent este o institutie apreciata la nivel international, cercetarile plasand-o printre primele 20 din Marea Britanie. A fost de asemenea desemnata Universitatea Numarul 1 in regiunea Sud-Est si Londra, potrivit Studiului National pentru Studenti.

Suntem interesati sa primim aplicatii pentru bursele Kent/Ratiu din partea studentilor romani cu o pregatire academica solida.

Mai multe informatii depre criteriile de selectie si procesul de recrutare, precum si alte detalii privind oportunitatile de finantare pot fi gasite la link-ul de mai jos sau vizitand targul RIUF din Bucuresti in perioada 14-15 martie 2009!

Detalii:
http://www.kent.ac.uk/scholarships/postgraduate/ratiu_foundation.html


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Competitia internationala de fotografie Living Together

Iti place sa faci fotografii? Te mai poti inscrie pana pe 15 martie, 6 p.m. GMT, la competitia internationala de fotografie Living Together, care are ca tema principala Dialogul Intercultural. Concursul este deschis persoanelor cu varste cuprinse intre 13-35 de ani din 19 tari din Europa, printre care si Romania.

Pentru a participa la concurs, esti invitat(a) sa trimiti pe site-ul competitiei trei fotografii care sa transmita ce reprezinta migratia pentru tine. Detalii despre premii si regulamentul acestui concurs gasesti la livingtogether.shootexperience.com.


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Book Review: Balkan Strongmen. Dictators and Authoritarian, Rulers of Southeast Europe

Fischer, Bernd (Hrsg.): Balkan Strongmen. Dictators and Authoritarian Rulers of Southeast Europe (= Central European Studies). West Lafayette, Ind.: Purdue University Press 2007. ISBN 978-1-55753- 455-2; 504 S.; EUR 59,99.

Rezensiert für H-Soz-u-Kult von:
Radu Harald Dinu, Max-Weber-Kolleg für kultur- und
sozialwissenschaftl iche Studien, Universität Erfurt
E-Mail:

Das 20. Jahrhundert wurde durch eine Reihe autoritärer Machthaber und Diktatoren geprägt, deren politisches Erbe heutzutage in höchst unterschiedlichem Maße erinnert wird. Lenkt man den Blick auf den südosteuropäischen Raum, so würden – zumindest von einer breiten Öffentlichkeit im Westen – zuallererst Despoten wie Nicolae Ceausescu
und Slobodan Miloševic genannt werden, die durch ihre kommunistischen bzw. nationalistischen Exzesse das Image vom Balkan als viel beschworenem Sorgenkind Europas zu bestätigen scheinen.

Die zwölf Autoren des vorliegenden Sammelbandes haben sich vorgenommen, jenseits altbekannter Stereotype und Schwarz-Weiß- Malereien die repräsentativsten „Balkan strongmen“ des 20. Jahrhunderts, ihr soziales Umfeld und ihre Herrschaftsformen vorzustellen, um, wie der Herausgeber betont, den Balkan in seiner Komplexität erklärbar machen zu können. Mit seinen insgesamt 13 Beiträgen, die im Verhältnis sieben zu sechs in zwei Blöcken (Zwischen- und Nachkriegszeit) gegliedert sind, zeigt der Band ein reichhaltiges Panorama autoritärer Herrschaftsformen in
Südosteuropa.

Die einzelnen Aufsätze orientieren sich meist an den herkömmlichen Ereignisgeschichten der jeweiligen Länder die in unterschiedlichem Maße mit den Kurzbiographien der Protagonisten narrativ verschränkt werden. Wer also eine theoretisch fundierte Auseinandersetzung mit Topoi wie Charisma, Patrimonialismus oder Autoritarismus erwartet, wird hier sicherlich nicht fündig. Eine Ausnahme bildet lediglich Maria Bucurs Beitrag zur Königsdiktatur Carols II. in Rumänien. Die Autorin rekurriert dabei auf das Rational-Choice- Modell des kanadischen Ökonomen Ronald Wintrobe, welches zwischen vier Diktatur-Typen (totalitarian, tinpot, tyrant, timocrat) unterscheidet. [1] Die Königsdiktatur Carols II. entsprach, so Bucur, am
ehesten einer „tinpot dictatorship“ . Was die übrigen Machthaber betrifft, so der Herausgeber im Einführungskapitel, könnten diese ebenfalls den oben genannten Kategorien zugeordnet werden.

Überraschenderweise knüpft jedoch außer Bucur keiner der Beitragenden an Wintrobes Modell an. Das Fehlen eines dezidiert theoretischen Zugangs ist jedoch kein Manko. Die Aufsatzsammlung richtet sich vor allem an ein breites Publikum und kann aufgrund ihres überblicksartigen Charakters als gelungene historische Einführung bezeichnet werden.

Begrüßenswert sind vor allem jene Aufsätze, die dem (westlichen) Leser eher exotisch anmutende Gewalthaber wie König Zogu näher bringen und damit eine willkommene Einführung zur nach wie vor marginal beachteten Geschichte Albaniens anbieten. Bernd J. Fischer, der bereits verschiedene grundlegende Arbeiten zu diesem Thema vorgelegt hat [2], gehört zu den profiliertesten Albanien-Kennern im englischsprachigen Bereich. Um den Aufstieg von Ahmed Zogu zum Premier (1922), Präsidenten (1925) und schließlich zum König von Albanien (1928) zu veranschaulichen, legt Fischer besonderes Gewicht auf die Instabilität des jungen Staates, die vor allem auf die von Stammesfehden gekennzeichnete politische Kultur und auf die heterogene
Bevölkerungsstruktur des Landes zurückzuführen sei.

Zogu habe verstanden, dass das von den Großmächten favorisierte parlamentarische
System von 1912 kaum den albanischen Lebenswirklichkeite n entsprach. Nach der gewaltsamen Unterwerfung seiner nördlichen Stammesrivalen, die ihm unter anderem mangelnden Irredentismus in der Kosovo-Frage vorhielten, errichtete er eine autoritäre Königsdiktatur die er bis zum Einmarsch der Italiener im April 1939 aufrechterhalten konnte. Sieht man von der schonungslosen Unterdrückung politischer Gegner ab, besteht für Fischer eine der „Errungenschaften“ Zogus darin, zum ersten Mal in Albanien so etwas wie ein staatliches Gewaltmonopol etabliert und damit
gewohnheitsrechtlic he Praktiken wie Blutrache unterbunden zu haben.

Die Entscheidung Kemal Atatürk in die Reihe südosteuropäischer Herrscherpersö nlichkeiten aufzunehmen, scheint auf den ersten Blick etwas überraschend zu sein. Mustafa Kemal fühlte sich jedoch in vielerlei Hinsicht dem Balkan verbunden wie Feroz Ahmad in seinem Beitrag betont, etwa durch seine Geburtsstadt Saloniki, seiner Teilnahme an den Balkankriegen von 1912/13 oder dem Beitritt seines Landes zur
Balkanentente. Etwas undurchsichtig werden Ahmads Ausführungen nur, wenn er zunächst hervorhebt „[that] Atatürk introduced laicism (laiklik) and not secularism“ (S. 155) und anschließend wieder beide Begriffe synonym benutzt. Zweifel kommen auch bei der Lektüre seiner allzu wohlwollenden Darstellung der kemalistischen Herrschaftspraxis auf. Wenn es stimmt, dass Atatürks Nationalismus nie exklusiv war – der Autor bedient sich dafür eines denkbar ungünstigen Ausspruchs Atatürks: „Happy is he who
calls himself a Turk“ (S. 158) – dann mag man sich schon fragen, was Atatürk für die restlichen Nationalitäten seines Landes bereithielt. Die gewaltsamen Offensiven, vor allem gegen die kurdische Bevölkerung, werden jedenfalls großzügig ausgespart.

Im letzten Aufsatz des ersten Teils skizziert John K. Cox das politische Umfeld Ante Pavelics, also jenes Mannes, der das Attentat auf König Aleksandar in Marseille mit zu verantworten hatte und im April 1941 die Führung des „Unabhängigen Staates Kroatien“ (Nezavisna Država Hrvatska - NDH) von Hitlers Gnaden übernahm. Cox’ Ausführungen bilden einen konzisen Überblick über die wichtigsten Entwicklungslinien im NDH. Lediglich ein Aspekt hätte zumindest problematisiert werden müssen: Der
Begriff „Genozid“ scheint wenig dazu geeignet zu sein, das Schicksal der Serben gleichsam in einem Atemzug mit dem der Juden und Roma im NDH zu behandeln. Die Ustaša-Führung hatte keine festen Zielsetzungen für eine „Lösung“ der „serbischen Frage“. Anders als im Falle der Juden und Roma, deren Vernichtung auf rassischen „Blutschutzgesetzen“ beruhte, wurden Serben als potentiell assimilationsfä hig betrachtet. Der Autor widerspricht sich selbst, wenn er die viel zitierte, jedoch nicht belegbare Aussage des NDH-Kultusministers Mile Budak anführt, „einen Teil der Serben zu töten, einen anderen zu deportieren und den Rest zum Katholizismus zu bekehren“, und im Anschluss betont, dass die NDH-Führung die Absicht gehabt hätte „to eliminate the entire Serbian population“ (S. 224).

Aus dem zweiten Teil zur Nachkriegszeit, der sich bis auf den Beitrag zur Militärdiktatur Georgios Papadopoulos’ mit den kommunistischen Machthabern Südosteuropas auseinandersetzt, sind vor allem zwei Aufsätze positiv hervorzuheben. Unter dem Motto „strongmen can be beneficial“ gelingt es John V.A. Fine überzeugend darzulegen, welche Faktoren zur „Erfolgsgeschichte“ Josip Broz Titos beigetragen haben und ihn in vielerlei Hinsicht als historischen Sonderfall erscheinen lassen. Seine vergleichsweise liberale Herrschaft könne aber nicht darüber hinwegtäuschen, dass die von seiner Führungsspitze initiierte Verfassungsreform von 1974 und die damit verbundene Dezentralisierung ungewollt in eine Systemblockade mündete, die der Autor als eine der Ursachen für den späteren Zerfall Jugoslawiens deutet.

Zum Abschluss erwartet den Leser einer der besten Beiträge dieses Sammelbandes. Lenard J. Cohen, der bereits eine viel gepriesene Monographie zur Miloševic-Ära vorgelegt hat [3], gelingt es nicht nur ein bestechendes psychologisches Portrait Slobodan Miloševics zu zeichnen, sondern zugleich fundiert auf die kontinuierliche Ethnisierung des öffentlichen Lebens einzugehen, die seit der initiatorischen
Gazimestan-Rede Miloševics im Juni 1989 die serbische Gesellschaft durchzog. Im krassen Gegensatz zur Lebensführung seines Sohnes Marko, der sich in den 1990er-Jahren als Nachtklub-Tycoon und Sportwagenfahrer einen Namen machte, gab sich Miloševic als bescheidener und reservierter Staatsmann, was viele seiner Landsleute als Ausweis seines „heroischen Potentials“ und Charismas deuteten.

Auch wenn sozialtheoretische Reflexionen oder gar vergleichende Aspekte den Ertrag der hier versammelten Beiträge deutlich gesteigert hätten, bietet der vorliegende Sammelband einen grundlegenden und verständlichen Überblick über die „Balkan strongmen“ des 20. Jahrhunderts, der interessierten Lesern nur empfohlen werden kann.

Anmerkungen:
[1] Wintrobe definiert „tinpot dictatorship“ als „ruling government that does not disturb the traditional way of life of the people; instead, it represses them only to the modest extent necessary to stay in office and collect the fruits of monopolizing political power.“ Ronald Wintrobe, The Political Economy of Dictatorship, Cambridge 1998, S. 11.
[2] Bernd J. Fischer, King Zog and the Struggle for Stability in Albania, Boulder 1984; Ders., Albania at War, 1939-1945, London 1999.
[3] Lenard J. Cohen, Serpent in the Bosom. The Rise and Fall of Slobodan Miloševic, 7. überarb. Aufl., Boulder 2002.

Diese Rezension wurde redaktionell betreut von:
Frank Hadler

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CfA: 6th International Congress for Medical Students and Young Doctors

CONGRESSIS 2009, The 6th International Congress for Medical Students and Young Doctorsis approaching.

The Medical Students' Society Iasi has the great pleasure of reminding you of our invitation to take part in CONGRESSIS 2009.

This year's edition of CONGRESSIS will be held under the theme "Challenging Medicine" , which is emphasized by our newly introduced section, Bioethics, an area of growing interest which will definitely give rise to interesting papers and truly controversial, yet creative discussions.

Thus, the 4 sections where you can submit an abstract are:Fundamental SciencesSurgeryInte rnal MedicineBioethics
We remind you that the deadline for ABSTRACT SUBMISSION is 15th of March 2009.

For up-to-date information and registration please visit the Congressis website: www.congressis. ro

Friendly regards,
The Organizing Committee


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CfP: Student Conference, Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest, Romania

Call for Proposals -- Student Conference:

Cultural and Political Developments during the Socialist Regime in the Countries of Central and Eastern Europe

Conference date: 24-26 April 2009

Organizing Institution: Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest,Romania

Deadline for submitting the abstract via e-mail: the 10th of March 2009

Website - http://fspubconference2009.wordpress.com/

The shape taken by the opposition against the state structures or the submission towards the Socialist Regime has varied across Central and Eastern Europe. The definition given to the concept of "new man" presents a series of relevant differences. In addition, the profile of the individual behavior gets further complicated due to the presence of a double identity: an official and a private dimension. Under these circumstances, various questions arise: what kind of "new man" is born in each state? Which are the faces of the opposition, up to which point do people adhere to the social norms, how does the civil society react and act?

The revolutionary wave that we faced in the late '80 has generated important social, political, cultural and economic changes, as diverse as the manifestation of Socialism in Central and Eastern Europe. It is equally important to study and analyze the "transition" period and the successive transformations, bearing in mind the cross- regime tendencies. Are the new institutions and political customs "re-founded" after 1989, as Stark (1996) noticed, not "on the ruins, but with the ruins of communism"?

The event addresses the students currently enrolled in the advanced years of study for a Bachelor degree, as well as the ones attending a Master programme. We invite participants from the field of Social Sciences and Humanities: Political Science, Ethnology, Law, Sociology, Economics, Journalism. The conference will take place at the Institute for Political Research, 8 Spiru Haret str., 010175, Bucharest 1,
Romania.

We are particularly interested in the papers that might generate starting points for an interdisciplinary dialogue regarding the fallowing aspects:

- Popular and Official Culture under the Socialist Regime;

- Projects of Social Change in the Socialist Society;

- Practices on the Socialist Political Scene;

- The Effects of the Political and Cultural Socialism on the Contemporary World.

Scientific Committee:

Cristian PREDA, Department of Political Science, University of Bucharest

Alexandra IONESCU, Department of Political Science, University of Bucharest

Damiana OÞOIU, Department of Political Science, University of Bucharest, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Centre d'Etude de la Vie Politique (CEVIPOL)

Cãlin COTOI, Department of Sociology and Social Assistance, University of Bucharest

Cãlin GOINA, Department of Sociology and Social Assistance, Babeº-Bolyai University, Sociology Department, University of California, Los Angeles

In order to attend the conference, please send an abstract of 300 up to 400 words, in addition to a short CV, until the10th of March 2009, at the following e-mail addresses:

bocse.alexandra- maria@fspub. ro
negulescu.ralucamar iana@fspub. ro
spinu.daniela- mihaela@fspub. ro

The abstract, as well as the final paper, can be written in Romanian, English or French.

We will contact the authors of the selected papers until the 20th of March 2009. In addition, the participants have to send (until the 15th of April 2009), the paper (20 000- 25 000 characters). The participant papers will be later on forwarded to all the participants and will be published in the Proceedings of the Conference.

Contact details:

Bocºe Alexandra bocse.alexandra-maria@fspub.ro

Raluca Negulescu negulescu.ralucamariana@fspub.ro

Spînu Daniela spinu.daniela-mihaela@fspub.ro


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UNU-IAS is now accepting applications for its three fellowships

UNU-IAS is now accepting applications for its three fellowship programmes, Japan

PhD & Postdoctoral Fellowships - Sustainable Development

The United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) is now accepting applications for its three fellowship programmes: UNU-IAS PhD Fellowships, UNU-IAS Postdoctoral Fellowships, and JSPS-UNU Postdoctoral Fellowships. The closing date for applications is 31 March 2009.

UNU-IAS is a multi-thematic, interdisciplinary, research and training centre located in Yokohama, Japan. The Institute's fellowship programmes provide young scientists, policy makers, and developing country scholars with the opportunity to expand their intellectual vision beyond a single scientific field.

UNU-IAS PhD and Postdoctoral Fellowships are offered for a period of 10 months beginning in September 2009. JSPS-UNU Postdoctoral Fellowships are offered for 12-24 months beginning in September 2009. Postdoctoral candidates must have completed a PhD degree, and PhD candidates must be at the advanced stage of their doctoral dissertation.

Please click on full details link for more information.

Source: http://www.ias.unu.edu/sub_page.aspx?catID=6&ddlID=756

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PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience - Karolinska Institute

Ehrsson's group at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, has funding available for a 4 year PhD position in cognitive neuroscience. Our work focuses on how we come to experience that we own our body, and why we experience that we are located inside our physical bodies. To address these issues we use a combination of behavioral and functional imaging methods. For more information about our research visit www.neuro.ki. se/ehrsson/

Our lab is based at the Department of Neuroscience and Stockholm Brain Institute, a
centre of excellence for cognitive and computational neuroscience
(www.stockholmbrain .se). This offers an outstanding scientific environment with access to a number of methodological platforms. The Karolinska, which is one of Europe's top medical universities, has many foreign students and professors, and English is spoken at all lectures and seminars.

Qualifications: The candidate must have a master degree in psychology, neuroscience,
medicine or engineering, with a strong and documented interest in cognitive
neuroscience. We are looking for a highly motivated and talented individual that can
actively contribute with own ideas and proposals. Proficiency in oral and written English is necessary, as are good social skills.

We have funding for 4 years including salary, all costs for running experiments, and travel costs for conferences. Starting salary is 20500 SEK/month.

Deadline for application: April 6 2009

For details about the application procedure visit:
http://jobb. ki.se/external/ ad/showAd. asp?adId= 2434

Henrik Ehrsson, M.D., Ph.D.

Department of Neuroscience and Stockholm Brain Institute
Karolinska Institutet
Retzius väg 8
SE-171 77 Stockholm
Sweden

Phone: +46 (8) 524 87 231
http://www.neuro. ki.se/ehrsson/


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PhD position in fish ecology

The Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries invites applications for the following position in Berlin, Germany:

PhD position in fish ecology

within the European project WISER (Water bodies in Europe: Integrative Systems to assess Ecological status and Recovery).

Objectives

o Develop fish-based ecological status indicators for lakes exposed to hydromorphological and eutrophication pressure in different regions of Europe, including uncertainty assessment

o Improve fish survey methods through comparisons of data collected by different methods (gill-net, hydroacoustics and electrofishing) and combinations of these
Description of work

o Collation of existing data from gill-netting, hydroacoustic surveys and electrofishing

o Collection of additional data from joint field surveys

o Development and standardisation of hydroacoustic techniques from compiled and targeted extra samplings

o Development of a fish-based ecological status index for lakes

o Comparison of gill-netting, hydroacoustic and electrofishing data, including uncertainty assessment for the different methods, using large datasets from Denmark, UK and Germany

Applicants should hold a Master or Diploma degree, and should have a strong background in aquatic ecology or related fields. Experience with scientific hydroacoustics will be of advantage.

The appointment is for initially two years and will start on 1 May/1 June 2009. Funding for a third year will be possible from other extra-murally funded projects. The salary will be according to TVöD (50% position).

The IGB is working according to the Federal Act on the Equal Treatment of Women and Men. Therefore applications of female scientists are especially appreciated.

Disabled persons with equal qualifications will be favoured. For further information please contact Dr. Thomas Mehner (mehner@igb-berlin. de).

Applications with the usual attachments should be sent until 10 April 2009 to:
Dr. Thomas Mehner, Leibniz-Institut für Gewässerökologie und Binnenfischerei im Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V., Müggelseedamm 310, D-12587 Berlin, Germany
or can be submitted via e-mail in a single .pdf file to mehner@igb-berlin. de.
http://www.igb- berlin.de/ abt4/deutsch/ jobs.html

Al Amin, Arsyad
Research Associate on Socio Economic Development
Center for Coastal and Marine Resources Studies Bogor Agricultural University
Kampus IPB Baranangsiang Jl. Raya Pajajaran 1 Bogor 16144 INDONESIA
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[AUF] - La lettre électronique numéro 46 - 26 février 2009

La lettre électronique est une publication réalisée
par l'Agence universitaire de la Francophonie [AUF] :
http://www.auf.org

Problème de lecture? Elle est également disponible ici :
http://www.auf.org/communication-information/lettre-information/consulter-le-dernier-numero/accueil.html

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CfP: Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in European Economies and All Over the World

International Conference: Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in European Economies and All Over the World
Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Date: September 24 - 25, 2009
Deadline: April 5, 2009
Open to: researchers and professionals

Conference objectives
The main objective of the conference is to encourage researches concerning small and medium enterprises in economies all over the world.

Researchers and professionals are invited to present and to discuss their research results, points of view and experiences in the field of small and medium enterprises.

Conference Main Topics:
• SMEs competitiveness in the enlarged Europe
• SMEs role in service sector
• SMEs role in other sectors

Paper submission
Participants interested in presenting a paper should send a Word file (in English) including the paper title, the name of author/ authors, institutional affiliation, e-mail address and an abstract of max. 300 words, max. 5 key words and JEL classification until April 5, 2009. This file – which has the role of registration
form, too - should be sent by e-mail to cornelia.pop@ tbs.ubbcluj. ro or by mail to the following address (please mention ‘for the international conference’):

Faculty of Business
Str. Horea no.7, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
Zip code: 400174

Registration fee
The registration fee for speakers and other participants would be 80 EUR and for PhD students would be 50 EUR.

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CfA: PhD Programme in International Studies, University of Trento, Italy

The University of Trento is now inviting applications from qualified candidates for its three-year

PhD Programme in International Studies

This highly structured multidisciplinary programme is composed of a minimum of 200 hours of coursework. Students follow a common curriculum in International studies, methodology, research design and history, and attend advanced seminars in their major and minor subjects, chosen from amongst the disciplines of Economics, Law, and Politics & Society. The coursework is concentrated in the first year, with the third semester being devoted to the completion of the research proposal. At least one semester must be spent abroad for research.

The school invites applications across the whole range of disciplines comprising international studies but particularly encourages students who intend to carry out research in the following areas: European and International Politics; European, Comparative and International Law; Open Economy Macroeconomics, International Trade and International Financial History. One scholarship will be reserved for applicants with a research project in the area of the Politics of European and Regional Integration.

The programme is conducted entirely in English and will be taught by members of the university's multi-national faculty. No tuition fees are charged and a number of fully funded three-year scholarships will be awarded to the top-ranked applicants. Scholarships will be augmented by 50% for authorised research periods spent abroad. At least 50% of the admitted candidates will be offered scholarships.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2009

For the application forms and further details concerning the PhD programme, please consult our website http://portale. unitn.it/ drsis/, or write to: PhD Programme in International Studies, University of Trento, via Verdi 8/10, I-38100 Trento, Italy, Email: phd@sis.unitn. it


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New Book: The Greek Media in World War I and its Aftermath

Dear members,

I would like to inform you about the publication of my new book:

Georgia EGLEZOU, The Greek Media in World War I and its Aftermath: The Athenian Press on the Asia Minor Crisis

Book details
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: I B Tauris & Co Ltd (5 Feb 2009)
Language English
ISBN-10: 1845117875
ISBN-13: 978-1845117870
Book Dimensions: 21.8 x 14.4 x 2.8 cm

Summary
The Asia Minor Campaign remains one of the most disastrous episodes of modern Greek history. The retreat of the Greek army after being routed by Turkish nationalist forces in Anatolia in 1922 was a catastrophic event. Yet, as this study of Athenian newspapers from 1919 to 1922 makes apparent, the bulk of the Greek press created the illusion that all was well at the front and hid the reality of impending disaster. Here Eglezou presents these familiar events through a dramatic new perspective: the role and content of the Athenian press as a means of propaganda. The reporting of the pro- and anti-government press is closely rendered to provide fascinating insights into why a delusory policy was pursued to the bitter end. With a comprehensive account of the Campaign, Eglezou adds a new dimension to our understanding of the history of modern Greece, as well as the relationship between the press and politics more generally.

Dr Georgia Eglezou
Media School
Bournemouth University
UK


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Conference: Migrationsforschung im Kontext Ostmittel- und Sudosteuro

Das Forum Ostmittel- und Südosteuropa (FOSE) setzt sich zum Ziel, Nachwuchsforschende verschiedener Disziplinen, die sich mit dem Gebiet Ostmittel- und Südosteuropa beschäftigen, durch eine Reihe regelmässiger, gemeinsamer Veranstaltungen zusammmenzufü hren., Zürich 07.03.2009-07. 03.2009, Universität Zürich, Schönberggasse 11, Raum SOE-F-1

Das Forum Ostmittel- und Südosteuropa lädt zu seinem 11. Arbeitstreffen am 7. März 2009 in das Historische Seminar der Universität Zürich ein.

Im Mittelpunkt des Treffens steht Migration als sozial- und kulturhistorisches Phänomen im Kontext Ostmittel- und Südosteuropas. Dabei geht es uns um Herangehensweisen, Potentiale und neue Perspektiven. Wir möchten das Zurückbleiben in der historischen Migrationsforschung ebenso diskutieren, wie die Verschränkung von Mikro-und Makroebene oder die Auswirkungen von Fluchtmigration auf das
Selbstverständnis von Flüchtlingen. Welche Zugangsweisen erscheinen hier vielversprechend, welche Erkenntnisschwierig keiten können ausgemacht werden? Welches sind überhaupt die Möglichkeiten und Grenzen des Migrationsbegriffs? Ist
historische Migrationsforschung eine Legitimationswissen schaft und wie könnte eine delegitimierende Migrationsforschung aussehen und betrieben werden?

Programm

10.00 Begrüssung und Textdiskussion

11.00 Kaffepause

11.15 Petar Dragišic (Belgrad): Kann man von der Auswanderung profitieren? Auswanderungsland Serbien

12.00 Stefan Guth (Bern): Flucht und Umsiedlung nach der „vierten Teilung“ Polens: Der deutsch-sowjetische Grenz- und Freundschaftsvertra g vom 28. September 1939 und seine Folgen

12.30 Mittagspause

14.00 Jana Häberlein (Basel): Repräsentation, Zugehörigkeit und refugeeness im Kontext von Fluchtmigration von Bosniakinnen nach London

14.45 Christin Pschichholz (Berlin): Europäische Migration in kleinasiatische Städte im 19. Jahrhundert am Beispiel deutschsprachiger Einwanderer in Istanbul und Izmir

15.30 Kaffeepause

16.00 Schlussdiskussion

16.30 Ausblick auf die weiteren Aktivitäten des Forums Ostmittel- und Südosteuropa (FOSE)

17.00 Ende des Treffens

Vorbereitungslektü re:
Bade, Klaus J.: Historische Migrationsforschung , in: Ders.: Sozialhistorische Migrationsforschung . Hg. Von Michael Bommes, Jochen Oltmer, Göttingen 2004, S. 27-48.

Esch, Michael G. Historisch-sozialwi ssenschaftliche Migrationsforschung als Delegitimationswiss enschaft, in: Österreichische Zeitschrift für eschichtswissensch aften, 19. Jg. Heft 1/2008, S. 60-78.

Krauss, Marita. Zurückbleiben – ein migrationshistorisc her Perspektivenwechsel , in: Österreichische Zeitschrift für Geschichtswissensch aften, 19. Jg. Heft 1/2008, S. 79-91.

Daniel Jetel

Hist. Seminar, Abt. OEG, Rämistrasse 4, 8006 Zürich

fose@gmx.ch
(FOSE) - Zürich 03/09

Das Forum Ostmittel- und Südosteuropa (FOSE) setzt sich zum Ziel, achwuchsforschende verschiedener Disziplinen, die sich mit dem Gebiet Ostmittel- und Südosteuropa beschäftigen, durch eine Reihe regelmässiger, gemeinsamer Veranstaltungen zusammmenzufü hren., Zürich 07.03.2009-07. 03.2009, Universität Zürich, Schönberggasse 11, Raum SOE-F-1

Das Forum Ostmittel- und Südosteuropa lädt zu seinem 11. Arbeitstreffen am 7. März 2009 in das Historische Seminar der Universität Zürich ein.

Im Mittelpunkt des Treffens steht Migration als sozial- und kulturhistorisches Phänomen im Kontext Ostmittel- und Südosteuropas. Dabei geht es uns um Herangehensweisen, Potentiale und neue Perspektiven. Wir möchten das Zurückbleiben in der historischen Migrationsforschung ebenso diskutieren, wie die Verschränkung von Mikro-und Makroebene oder die Auswirkungen von Fluchtmigration auf das
Selbstverständnis von Flüchtlingen. Welche Zugangsweisen erscheinen hier vielversprechend, welche Erkenntnisschwierig keiten können ausgemacht werden? Welches sind überhaupt die Möglichkeiten und Grenzen des Migrationsbegriffs? Ist
historische Migrationsforschung eine Legitimationswissen schaft und wie könnte eine delegitimierende Migrationsforschung aussehen und betrieben werden?

Programm

10.00 Begrüssung und Textdiskussion

11.00 Kaffepause

11.15 Petar Dragišic (Belgrad): Kann man von der Auswanderung profitieren? Auswanderungsland Serbien

12.00 Stefan Guth (Bern): Flucht und Umsiedlung nach der „vierten Teilung“ Polens: Der deutsch-sowjetische Grenz- und Freundschaftsvertra g vom 28. September 1939 und seine Folgen

12.30 Mittagspause

14.00 Jana Häberlein (Basel): Repräsentation, Zugehörigkeit und refugeeness im Kontext von Fluchtmigration von Bosniakinnen nach London

14.45 Christin Pschichholz (Berlin): Europäische Migration in kleinasiatische Städte im 19. Jahrhundert am Beispiel deutschsprachiger Einwanderer in Istanbul und Izmir

15.30 Kaffeepause

16.00 Schlussdiskussion

16.30 Ausblick auf die weiteren Aktivitäten des Forums Ostmittel- und Südosteuropa (FOSE)

17.00 Ende des Treffens

Vorbereitungslektü re:
Bade, Klaus J.: Historische Migrationsforschung , in: Ders.: Sozialhistorische Migrationsforschung . Hg. Von Michael Bommes, Jochen Oltmer, Göttingen 2004, S. 27-48.

Esch, Michael G. Historisch-sozialwi ssenschaftliche Migrationsforschung als Delegitimationswiss enschaft, in: Österreichische Zeitschrift für Geschichtswissensch aften, 19. Jg. Heft 1/2008, S. 60-78.

Krauss, Marita. Zurückbleiben – ein migrationshistorisc her Perspektivenwechsel , in: Österreichische Zeitschrift für Geschichtswissensch aften, 19. Jg. Heft 1/2008, S. 79-91.

Daniel Jetel

Hist. Seminar, Abt. OEG, Rämistrasse 4, 8006 Zürich

fose@gmx.ch


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CfP: Memory Politics: Education, Memorials and Mass Media, Berlin, 21 - 26 October 2009

ELEVENTH BERLIN ROUNDTABLES ON TRANSNATIONALITY MEMORY POLITICS: EDUCATION, MEMORIALS AND MASS MEDIA

- Essay Competition
- Irmgard Coninx Research Grant 2009
- Workshops in Berlin, 21 - 26 October 2009

organized by the Irmgard Coninx Foundation in cooperation with the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB) and the Humboldt-University Berlin.

Workshop participation in Berlin
50 successful applicants to the essay competition will be selected to participate in the Berlin Roundtables on Transnationality and to discuss their research with prominent scholars at two of Europe's leading research institutions.

The Roundtables take place at the WZB from 21 - 26 October 2009.

Deadline for essay submission: 30 June 2009

Irmgard Coninx Research Grant
An international jury will award a three-months fellowship to three participants to be used for research at the WZB, the Humboldt-University Berlin and the State library of Berlin. The Grant includes a monthly stipend of EUR 1,000 plus accommodation.

The winners will be invited to join a follow-up workshop in Berlin in 2009/2010.

Program details
As part of the conference series Political Culture in Divided Societies; , the Eleventh Berlin Roundtables on Transnationality will focus on Memory Politics: Education, Memorials and Mass Media (see: attached Background Paper)

Discussions will take place in three workshops chaired by Susanne Buckley-Zistel, Ph.D. (Free University Berlin), Elizabeth Cole, Ph.D. (United States Institute of Peace, Washington D.C.) and Magdalena Zolkos, Ph.D. (University of Western Sydney). Renowned professionals and experts such as Daniel Libeskind (architect, New York) and Albie Sachs (judge, Constitutional Court, South Africa) will give accompanying evening lectures.

The Irmgard Coninx Foundation will cover travel and accommodation costs.

For details, please visit our website: www.irmgard- coninx-stiftung. de

For inquiries, please contact us: info@irmgard- coninx-stiftung. de


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CfP: "Bridging Divides: European Peace Architecture of Integration and Engagement

BRIDGING DIVIDES: EUROPEAN PEACE ARCHITECTURE OF INTEGRATION AND ENGAGEMENT
6th EuPRA bi-annual Congress, 23-25 July 2009, TIRANA

European Peace Research Association (EuPRA), the European affiliate of International Peace Research Association (IPRA) in cooperation with Faculty of Social Sciences, European University of Tirana, Albania is currently accepting submissions for its 6th bi-annual Congress to take place on 23-25 July 2009.

Historically, Europe has experienced splits and divisions that have created its unique and shared history and culture. As to Western Europe, it is evident that the process of integration that was initiated in economic terms, found its political momentum after 1989 with the unification of Germany, the dismantling of the Warsaw Pact and the dissolution of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s. The integration that extended eastwards is evident not only in figures but also in political terms. However, the future of an integrated Europe and its identity face two challenges: the future of EU institutions and functioning, and the issue of enlargement towards
Southeast Europe. The conference aims at promoting discussion of both strategic and ethical questions surrounding issues of peace, integration, security, and justice, while committed to balanced discussions of diverse perspectives on division and engagement. We are most interested in the cultural and political issues surrounding
peace and integration occurring between nations and peoples. We invite papers on topics such as war, peace, global cooperation, domestic violence, and interpersonal conflict resolution; including questions of military and political security, the global and European economy, and global and European environmental issues.

Submissions are welcome from political and social sciences, and related disciplines. Our intentions are to welcome scholars from a wide range of interests within the academic community and educated members of the larger public. Doctoral students are also invited to submit proposals for papers to be delivered at the conference. Papers should be intended for a wide scholarship, though following academic standards in quality and style. Original papers presented at the Congress will be published.

Convener
Assoc. Prof. Enika Abazi, Ph.D.
Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences,
European University of Tirana,
Tirana, Albania


Venue
European University of Tirana,
Bul. Gjergj Fishta
Tirana, Albania

Deadlines
Each applicant should submit a paper proposal (max. 250 words) and a short bio (max. 100 words) of his/her academic affiliation/ research topic/general research interests by March 31, 2009. Accepted papers will be announced by May 1, 2009. As each panel will have a discussant - an invited scholars from the relevant field, the
approved - candidates will have to submit a full-length paper by July 1, 2009. This is a strict deadline. Conference papers will be made available to all participants in advance and included in the publication of the conference proceedings. Proposals should be sent by email to the address: eupra2009@gmail. com

Travel
For international travelers there are two main ways to get to Tirana: Through Tirana International Airport (UET Vans will pick up and drop everybody)
Through the Port of Durres which is only a few hundred meters from the University

Hotels:
Many hotels are available in Tirana. We can bargain that the price of a 4 star hotel during that period to be 40-45 euros (if we reserve in blocks).

Fees and Funding
Congress Fees are set at 100.00 Euros payable by bank transfer or upon registration for all participants. The fee covers expenses of for conference proceedings publication, welcoming and farewell receptions, a trip to the coastal city of Vlora and other local costs during the conference. A number of grants for participation fees, travel and accommodation are available. The deadline for funding application is May 1, 2009.


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CfP: “Old Challenges in a New Era: Development and Participation” 19-21 June, 2009

5th CEU Graduate Conference in Social Sciences
"Old Challenges in a New Era: Development and Participation"
19-21 June, 2009
Central European University
Budapest, Hungary
www.ceu.hu/polscijo urnal

2009 represents a crucial year which is testing our ability to deal with substantial political and economic challenges. Bringing a continuation of the economic crisis, the deepening of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a new American administration, and a severe energy crisis for several of the EU members, this period is proves to be a problematic reality check for our policies and theories. Reality proves to be one more time ahead of scholars€ ’² conceptualizations, politicians€ ’² capabilities, and policy-makers€ ’² solutions. With the many challenges ahead, we hope to generate interdisciplinary academic debates that tackle relevant topics in their fields of research. At the same time, we hope to connect different perspectives and approaches in order to produce high standard academic works.

We encourage graduate students and young faculty to contribute with papers and panel proposals on multiple topics. Details available at www.ceu.hu/polscijo urnal. The working language of the conference is English.

Financial support: There is no registration fee for qualified participants. Food and
accommodation are provided by the organizers. Applicants can apply for
a partial travel grant for the cheapest means of transportation. Those
intending to apply for a travel grant should write a short letter of
justification (up to 300 words).

We particularly welcome panels proposed by scholars coming from different institutions. A panel can be proposed using the special panel form and should be accompanied by the titles and abstracts (maximum 300 words) of five papers included in the panel.

Deadlines:
- The deadline for panel proposals is April 1, 2009.
- The deadline for paper proposals is April 15, 2009.
- Accepted applicants will be notified by April 30, 2008.
- Applications after deadlines are not be considered.

The paper applications consist of:
- Completed application form (Including the abstract € ’¶ max. 250 words)
- Short CV (maximum 2 pages)
- (Optional) Applicants for travel grant: Short letter for justification (up to 300 words)

The panel applications consist of:
- Completed application form
- Short CV of the panel chair (max. 2 pages). Panel chairs have the travel costs covered up to a certain amount.

NOTE: In case you do not receive confirmation within 72 hours please re-send your application.
For further inquiries please e-mail to: gradconf2009@ yahoo.com.

The Editorial Board CEU Political Science Journal
www.ceu.hu/polscijo urnal
Nador ut. 9, 1051 Budapest,
Hungary


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PhD position in Mathematics at Vilnius Univ, Lithuania

One full-time PhD position is available at Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Vilnius University (Lithuania) in the framework of Marie Curie Network SAGA (ShApes, Geometry, and Algebra).

Topic: Mathematics of surfaces with applications to geometric modeling.

Possible project examples:

Improved blends between primitive surfaces

The majority of mechanical parts in CAD have a boundary representation that combines planes and primitive surfaces (like sphere, circular cylinder/cone or torus) with smooth blends between them. Usually these constructions are only approximate, and the resulting blends are NURBS surfaces with gaps along boundaries. The project goal is to construct new efficient smooth blends between primitive surfaces of reasonable parameterization degree that have no gaps on the boundaries. The results should be possible to integrate into industrial CAD systems.

Fair surfacing constructions: filling multisided holes

Current CAD technology is essentially based on NURBS. The natural modeling process of smooth surfaces with complicated topology usually generates NURBS with n-sided holes (n not equal to 4). Several methods were proposed for fair filling of such holes using rational patches or special polynomial patchworks. The goal is to find structural representation of such constructions. This may lead to new kind of splines naturally extending NURBS, and that can represent/approxima te surfaces of arbitrary topology.

Qualifications

Degree: A Bachelor's or equivalent 4-year degree in Mathematics, Computer Science, or related field is required: it must have been obtained within 4 years from the start date of the PhD. Possessing also a Master's degree in a relevant field is an advantage. Nationality: The candidate cannot be of Lithuanian nationality, and
cannot have resided or worked in Lithuania for more than a year during the 3 years before the PhD start date. Languages: Fluency in English is required. Other languages would be an advantage.

Financial support

Gross salary of about 2380 Euro per month (1400 Euro net), or about 2590 Euro (1520 Euro net) if married (family not necessary comes together). Travel allowance to/from country of residence, support for travelling related to the PhD etc.

Dates and application procedure

Start date: anytime till November, 2009, for 3 years; one semester will be spent in another SAGA partner.
Application deadline: the earlier the better.
Application procedure: Email your complete CV to rimvydas (DOT) krasauskas (ETA) mif.vu.lt, including relevant courses with grades, your Bachelor's/Master' s thesis, any academic publications, and names/addresses of professors who may provide recommendations.

PhD Position
http://www.mif. vu.lt/CAGLab/ index.php? id=positions


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Feb 24, 2009

3 Postdoc positions available in the BIOTEC (Bioinformatics)

The Biotechnology Centre is setting up a Bioinformatics Service Unit. We are now offering positions for

*3 Postdoctoral Fellows*

who will conduct research and development in collaboration with other scientists at the Biotechnology Center. The life-sciences campus in Dresden offers a very competitive research setting including a 3,000 node supercomputer at the university as well as strong local partners applying latest experimental technologies. The interdisciplinary Biotechnology Center provides a stimulating, international environment for leading research. The computing hardware at the Institute includes cutting edge database servers and a cluster for parallel computation. The positions are initially offered for two years and further extension will be possible. The period of employment is governed by the Fixed Term Research Contracts Act(WissZeitVG) .

Responsibilities: The scientists at the Bioinformatics Service Unit will conduct research in collaboration with the research groups at BIOTEC. The scientists have no
teaching obligations.

Requirements: We are seeking creative, highly motivated researchers with a track record of peer reviewed publications. Candidates must have a strong quantitative
background and have received, or are soon expecting, a Ph.D. degree in relevant areas, including Biology, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, or Engineering. The expertise of the Service Unit will cover the areas sequence analysis, expression data analysis, structural biology and protein interaction prediction, textmining, network biology, as well as design and implementation of biological databases. Candidates with expertise in any of the above areas are encouraged to apply.

See http://www.biotec.tu-dresden.de for more details.

Applications from women are particularly welcome. The same applies to disabled people. Applications received by March 17th 2009, (Deadlines refer to the date
on the postmark of the University`s Post Room Service) will get full consideration. We will continue to review applications until the position is filled. Please send a CV, a list of publications, a summary of current/past research (1-2 pages), and two or three letters of recommendation to Katrin Grosser, katrin.grosser@ biotec.tu- dresden.de (Please note: We are currently not able to receive electronically signed and encrypted data) or TU Dresden, BIOTEC, Katrin Grosser, Tatzberg 47-51, 01307 Dresden, Germany.

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Das Biotechnologische Zentrum ist ein interdisziplinä res Forschungszentrum, das auf Forschung und Ausbildung im Bereich Molecular Bioengineering fokussiert tätig ist.
Zu den Kernaufgaben gehört dabei der Technologietransfer , der u.a. durch eine
komplexe Technologieplattfor m realisiert wird. Im Rahmen dreier neuer Projekte sollen eine Bioinformatikservic eeinheit und eine Hochtechnologie- Serviceplattform für Zelluläre Technologien und Systeme aufgebaut werden sowie der Ausbau der Mikroskopie- Facility erfolgen. Zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt sind dazu folgende Stellen, vorbehaltlich der Mittelfreigabe, zunächst befristet für 2 Jahre mit der Option auf Verlängerung (Beschäftigungsdauer gem. WissZeitVG) zu besetzen:

für den Aufbau einer serviceorientierten Bioinformatikplattf orm

*Systemadministrato r/in / Informatiker/ in (bis E 11 TV-L)*

Aufgaben: Administration der Service-Infrastrukt ur (Dies beinhaltet unter anderem den Betrieb und die Instandhaltung Linux/Unix-basierte r Server sowie verschiedener
Computerarbeitsplä tze (Windows, Linux, Mac)); Installation wiss. Software und deren
regelmäßige Aktualisierung.

Voraussetzungen: einschlägiger FH- o. niveaugleicher Studienabschluss sowie Erfahrung im Umgang mit Linux-basierten Systemen (z.B. Red Hat, SuSE), Unix (z.B.
Irix) und Windows; Vertrautheit mit Softwareinstallatio n u. Administration lokaler
Netzwerke. Programmiererfahrun g (Java, C/C++, perl, PHP, Python) ist vorteilhaft.

*Datenbankprogrammi erer/in (bis E 13 TV-L)*

Aufgaben: Entwicklung und Implementierung von Datenbanken zur Speicherung großer
biologischer Datensätze in enger Zusammenarbeit mit den Forschungsgruppen am BIOTEC;
Erstellung von Web-Interfaces für das Datenmanagement und die Verwendung der Daten. Je nach Qualifikation und Interessen besteht die Möglichkeit, eigene wiss. Arbeiten in Zusammenarbeit mit den Forschungsgruppen am BIOTEC durchzuführen. Voraussetzungen: wiss. HSA der Informatik, Bioinformatik oder in einem anderen relevanten Studiengang; Erfahrung mit dem Entwickeln, Implementieren und Administrieren von relationalen Datenbanksystemen (MySQL, Oracle, DB2) sowie in der Programmierung von webbasierten Interfaces (z.B. Java, perl, PHP, Python). Kenntnisse der Bioinformatik sind vorteilhaft.

für den Aufbau einer zentralen Serviceplattform für Zelluläre Technologien und Systeme

*6 Technische Assistenten/ -innen (bis E 8 TV-L)*

Aufgaben: Zuordnung zu verschiedenen Aufgabengebieten: Herstellung von rekombinanten
Plasmiden und BACs; Generation von transgenen Linien in Zellkultur und Modellorganismen; Gene targeting und ES Zelltechnologie in Maus; Proteomanalyse durch Massenspektroskopie ; FACS sortieren von Fluoreszenz- markierten Zellkulturen; (Immun-) Histologische Präparation für Lichtmikroskopie, SEM und TEM.

Voraussetzungen: Ausbildung als BTA, MTA oder CTA mit Staatlicher Anerkennung und ggf. Erfahrung in der Zellbiologie und Molekularbiologie. Von Vorteil sind
außerdem gute molekular- und zellbiologische Kenntnisse; Erfahrungen mit dem
Modelsystem Zebrafisch (Transgenese) und Maus (Gene Targeting). Berufserfahrung in einem vergleichbaren Umfeld ist erwünscht.

in der Mikroskopie- Facility

*Physikalisch- techn. Assistent/ in (bis E 9 TV-L)*

Aufgaben: Serviceorientierte Mitarbeit in der Mikroskopie- Facility des zentralen Service- und Device Pools; spontane technische Hilfestellung für die Nutzer der
Facility; Reinigung und Justage optischer Komponenten; Vergleich spezifischer Geräteparameter und Zusammenarbeit mit Zulieferfirmen zur Geräteoptimierung, Funktionstest einfacher und komplexer Imaging-Systeme (Fluoreszenzmikrosk ope, Konfokalmikroskope, Live Cell Imaging Systeme); Datenpflege des internen Gerätebuchungssystem s; Zusammenarbeit mit weiteren Imaging Facilities in Dresden.

Voraussetzungen: abgeschlossene Ausbildung als PTA mit Staatlicher Anerkennung oder
Studium (z.B. Bachelor) der Physik bzw. Biotechnologie o. ä.; umfangreiche Erfahrung in der Handhabung optischer Geräte; technisches Verständnis und Freude am Umgang mit Geräten und Computern.

Durch den internationalen Charakter der Forschungsteams am BIOTEC und die enge Zusammenarbeit mit anderen Forschungsgruppen anderer Institute sind für alle zu besetzenden Stellen sehr gute Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift, Kommunikationsstä rke, hohe Motivation und Teamfähigkeit Grundvoraussetzung.
Frauen sind ausdrücklich zur Bewerbung aufgefordert. Selbiges gilt auch für behinderte Menschen. Ihre aussagekräftigen Bewerbungsunterlage n senden Sie bitte mit frankiertem Rückumschlag bis zum 17.03.2009 (es gilt der Poststempel der ZPS der TU Dresden) an: TU Dresden, BIOTEC, Katrin Großer, Tatzberg 47-51, 01307 Dresden oder katrin.grosser@ biotec.tudresden. de (Achtung: z.Zt. kein Zugang für elektronisch signierte sowie verschlüsselte elektronische Dokumente).

--
Katrin Großer
Assistant to Dr. Sabine Matthiä
TU Dresden, BIOTEC
Tatzberg 47-51
01307 Dresden

Tel. 0049 351 463-40054
Fax: 0049 351 463-40038
email: katrin.grosser@ biotec.tu- dresden.de
www.biotec.tu- dresden.de


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PhD positions, Biological Sciences, Cross Talk Project, Europe

The Cross Talk project is a Marie Curie Initial Training Network, that brings together 8 academic participants, 2 industrial partners and 3 associated partners. Their association promotes complementarities of expertise in several scientific research fields, supporting an early-stage training program.

Cross Talk has the overall objective to achieve major breakthroughs in the understanding of the mechanisms underlying the dialogue between the intestinal microbiota and hosts. To reach this aim,Cross Talk will:

• Decipher the molecular mechanisms involved in the microbiota-host recognition

• Reveal how the bacterial signals are integrated by the different players of the mucosal immune system

• Validate the cross-talk mechanisms identified in the previously described steps in vivo. The expected outputs are new knowledge and applications for the food and drugs industry.

Cross Talk aims to rise a new generation of young scientists, well trained to sustain the emergence of metagenomics, a new supra-discipline calling for competencies in microbiology, cell biology, immunology, human physiology, high throughput technologies and bioinformatics. In this respect, Cross Talk will provide individual training through research projects and organize network meetings,
spring schools and workshops.

http://www.cross-talk.eu
http://www.cross-talk.eu/index.php?id=37


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180 PhD Studentships & Bursaries at Univ. of Exeter, UK

The University of Exeter is consistently ranked amongst the best UK universities in the league tables and was voted Times Higher University of the Year 2007/08. Research is at the heart of everything we do. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, all our subjects were assessed as including world-leading (4*) research and nearly 90 per cent of our research was rated as being internationally recognised.

This is an exciting time to join Exeter. Our recent successes have attracted truly world-class scholars and we have made 182 new academic appointments in the last two years, including 38 new professors. Our ambition continues into the future with a planned £450 million investment in campus facilities, and an £80 million planned investment in science, medicine and engineering.

Exeter provides a highly supportive environment in which to pursue Doctoral studies. Our Effective Researcher Development Programme meets and exceeds the Research Councils' requirements and we have an excellent track record of PhD completion.

100 PhD studentships and 80 PhD bursaries

As part of our continued commitment to research we are offering 100 PhD Studentships* and 80 PhD Bursaries for 2009 entry. The awards are offered full-time, however it may also be possible to study part-time with prior agreement from the Academic School.

The Studentships cover all fees for three years plus an annual maintenance grant (usually Research Council-equivalent) . The Bursaries are worth £7,000 a year for three years and include the opportunity to teach within the School (80 hours per year required).

Please follow the links below for further details. Other School awards are available in subject areas not listed. These can be viewed by visiting our funding database search.

Accounting and Finance
Archaeology
Biosciences and Systems Biology
Business and Management
Classics and Ancient History
Climate Change
Computing
Drama
Economics
Education
Engineering and Functional Materials
English
Geography and Environment
History
Mathematical Sciences
Medicine and Public Health
Modern Languages
Physics and Astronomy
Politics and International Relations
Psychology
Sociology and Philosophy
Theology

*A number of these studentships may be funded by either the AHRC Block Grant Partnership scheme or through the AHRC Open Competition and will be underwritten by central University funds.

http://www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/2009studentships

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Computational Linguistics: Post Doc, Macquarie University, Sydney

University or Organization: Macquarie University
Department: Centre for Language Technology
Job Location: Sydney, Australia
Web Address: http://www.clt. mq.edu.au

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Dialog Management, Utterance Interpretation

Description:

Macquarie University is a member of a consortium of Australian universities that has been awarded a prestigious A$3.4M ARC/NHMRC 'Thinking Systems' grant to develop a 'thinking head' - a breakthrough system that can learn from humans and will lead to advances in everything from hearing aids to mobile phones and video games. The consortium, led by the University of Western Sydney, also includes Flinders University and the University of Canberra, with international input from the Technical University of Denmark and the University of Berlin.

The successful applicant will be responsible for spoken language utterance interpretation aspects of the project at Macquarie's Centre for Language Technology, and will contribute to the development of the general framework and the design, implementation and integration of various parts of the project. Reporting to Professor Robert Dale, you will work closely with the interdisciplinary team of engineers, computer scientists and psychologists spread across the project sites. Applicants should indicate the level at which they are applying or whether they wish to be considered at both levels.

Enquiries: http://www.clt. mq.edu.au/ thinkinghead or Professor Robert Dale (see contact information below)

The position is available on a full-time (fixed-term) basis for a period of two years and subject to probationary conditions. Selection criteria must be addressed in the application.

Package (Level A): From $59,694 pa, including base salary from $50,442 to $68,224 pa, 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading. An appointee with a Ph.D. will be appointed to a minimum of Step 6 on the salary scale, currently $63,601 pa.

Package (Level B): From $84,949 pa, including base salary $71,783 to $85,121 pa, 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.

Applications must be made via the University's online position application system (see application URL below); look for job reference 20860.

Application Deadline: 08-Mar-2009

Web Address for Applications: http://www.mq. edu.au/jobs/
Contact Information:
Professor Robert Dale
Email: Robert.Dale@ mq.edu.au
Phone: 001161298506331
Fax: 001161298509551


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Semantics: Post Doc, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

University or Organization: University of Oxford, UK
Department: Philosophy / Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics
Job Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Web Address: http://www.ling- phil.ox.ac. uk

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Semantics

Description:

Postdoctoral fellowship in Semantics
Grade 7, £28,839 - £35,469 per annum

A fixed-term research and teaching appointment in Semantics is available from 1 October 2009 for two years. Candidates with a background in either philosophy or linguistics will be considered, though a strength in semantics is required.

This initiative is designed to provide an intensive and supported career development opportunity for an outstanding academic at an early stage of his or her career, and to promote equality of opportunity by helping to create a more diverse pool of potential candidates for future academic posts at Oxford or elsewhere. Applications for this post are especially welcome from women and ethnic minorities, who are under-represented among the University's academic staff (section 38 of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 and section 48 of the Race Relations Act 1976 apply).

This Fellowship is offered jointly by the Faculty of Philosophy and the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology, and Phonetics. The successful candidate must have obtained his or her doctorate by 1 October 2009, and should not normally have completed it earlier than 1 October 2005. He or she will have a proven track record of research in the area of Semantics, and will demonstrate potential for producing outstanding research in this area within the period of the Fellowship.

Postdoctoral Fellows are offered the opportunity to develop their expertise in both research and teaching. They will also have an academic mentor as well as a personalised career and professional development package, including the opportunity to undertake the University's Postgraduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching.

Further particulars, including details of how to apply, can be obtained from the Faculty websites (http://www.philosop hy.ox.ac. uk and http://www.ling- phil.ox.ac. uk).

The deadline for receipt of applications and references is Friday 6 March 2009.

The University of Oxford is an equal opportunities employer.

Application Deadline: 06-Mar-2009
Mailing Address for Applications:
Mr Tom Moore
Faculty of Philosophy
University of Oxford
10 Merton Street
Oxford OX1 4JJ
United Kingdom
Contact Information:
Tom Moore
Email: tom.moore@philosoph y.ox.ac.uk


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Semantics: Post Doc, Institut Jean Nicod / CNRS, Paris, France

University or Organization: Institut Jean Nicod / CNRS
Job Location: Paris, France
Web Address: http://www.institut nicod.org/

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Semantics

Description:

The Institut Jean Nicod is seeking to appoint a postdoctoral fellow in the area of formal semantics for a period of one year (non-renewable) beginning September 1, 2009 (flexible). The post-doc is founded by the ANR Project "GENIUS: Genericity Interpretation and Uses" and will primarily work on temporal, aspectual and modal aspects of genericity in Romance languages and/or on the individual level versus stage level distinction.

The post-doc will be benefiting of the highly stimulating environment of the Institut Jean Nicod, in collaboration with the members of the project on genericity. The post-doc will also be in charge of the organization of the bimensual seminar linked to the project.

Net salary: 1926 euros / month.

Additional Information on the scientific program is available at http://lumiere. ens.fr/~amari/ genius/anr. htm or can be directly obtained from the contact information below.

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. at the time of the appointment. A curriculum vitae, two recommendation letters and three publication samples should be sent by e-mail and snail-mail before March 15h, 2009 (flexible) to Alda Mari at the address provided below.

Application Deadline: 15-Mar-2009 (Open until filled)
Mailing Address for Applications:
Alda Mari
ENS, Institut Jean Nicod
Pavillon Jardin
29, rue d?Ulm
Paris 75005
France
Email Address for Applications: alda.mari@ens. fr
Contact Information:
Alda Mari
Email: alda.mari@ens. fr


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Post Doc, Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany

University or Organization: Goethe-University Frankfurt
Department: Institute for Cognitive Linguistics
Job Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Web Address: http://www.uni- frankfurt. de/fb/fb10/ KogLi/index. html

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Syntax

Description:

The department of Cognitive Linguistics at Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, invites applications for a post-doc position in German linguistics at the level of a research fellow, commencing April 1, 2009, at the earliest. The appointment period is three years. The appointment is renewable. The general restrictions of the German 'Wissenschaftszeitv ertragsgesetz' and 'Hessisches Hochschulgesetz' apply.

Applicants must hold a doctoral degree or an equivalent qualification in linguistics (completed by the start of the appointment) with evidence of strong research potential: speciality generative syntax. The appointed candidate will be expected (a) to participate in the university's self-administration , (b) to teach at least four courses or seminars per year on some topic within the area of German linguistics at the undergraduate level and in the B.A./M.A. program 'Kognitive Linguistik'. Preference will be given to candidates able to teach in German and English. (c) Independent research is possible and desired.

Applicants should submit a c.v., representative samples of their research, and arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent directly to Prof. Dr. Günther Grewendorf at the address given below.

The salary is determined in accordance with the 'Bundesangestellten tarifvertrag' (BAT) at the level of IIa. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Goethe University Frankfurt is an equal opportunity employer. Women are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications of individuals with disabilities are preferred if equally well qualified.

Application Deadline: 10-Mar-2009
Mailing Address for Applications:
Prof. Dr. Günther Grewendorf
Institut für Kognitive Linguistik
Goethe-Universitä t Frankfurt
Grüneburgplatz 1
Frankfurt am Main 60629
Germany
Email Address for Applications: fuss@lingua. uni-frankfurt. de
Contact Information:
Prof. Dr. Günther Grewendorf
Email: grewendorf@lingua. uni-frankfurt. de


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Sociolinguistics: Post Doc, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

University or Organization: University of Oxford
Department: Faculty of English
Job Location: Oxforshire, United Kingdom
Web Address: http://www.english. ox.ac.uk

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Sociolinguistics

Description:

Salary: £28,839 - £31,513 (As of 1 October 2008; a higher salary may be available in exceptional cases)

A two-year research and teaching appointment in Sociolinguistics from October 2009 for an outstanding academic at an early stage of his or her career.

These fellowships are funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as part of a wider Oxford University initiative which is designed: to provide an intensive and supported career development opportunity for outstanding academics at an early stage of their career; and to promote equality of opportunity by helping to create a more diverse pool of potential candidates for future academic posts at Oxford.

Applicants must have obtained his or her doctorate by 1 October 2009, and should not normally have completed it earlier than 1 October 2005. The post is open to applicants working in any area of sociolinguistics, but we would particularly welcome applications from those with interests in language contact, creole linguistics or the varieties of English used in postcolonial settings.

This post is a joint appointment between the Faculty of English and the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics. A college association will be arranged for this post, and it is envisaged that the postholder will be based in the college, but will undertake teaching for both Faculties and for the College.

For further details, information about how to apply and an application form, please visit:

http://www.english. ox.ac.uk/ news-and- events/current- vacancies. html

Application Deadline: 06-Mar-2009
Mailing Address for Applications:
English Faculty Office
St Cross Building
Manor Road
Oxford, Oxforshire OX1 3UL
United Kingdom
Email Address for Applications: english.office@ ell.ox.ac. uk
Contact Information:
Ms Hayley Morris
Email: hayley.morris@ ell.ox.ac. uk


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Selectie de articole pentru nr. 13 al Revistei AEPADO

Asociatia Europeana pentru Apararea Drepturilor Omului – AEPADO lanseaza selectia de articole pentru nr. 13 al Revistei AEPADO.

Daca doriti sa publicati un articol in revista AEPADO va rugam sa ne trimiteti un CV si titlul articolului dvs. (cu o foarte succinta prezentare a continutului articolului) .

Pentru detalii suplimentare, va stam la dispozitie la adresa
aepado@gmail. com

Va asteptam!

Echipa AEPADO
www.aepado.ro


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Congressis 2009 Second Call for Papers

 CONGRESSIS 2009, The 6th International Congress for Medical Students and Young Doctorsis approaching.

The Medical Students' Society Iasi has the great pleasure of reminding you of our invitation to take part in CONGRESSIS 2009. This year's edition of CONGRESSIS will be held under the theme "Challenging Medicine", which is emphasized by our newly introduced section, Bioethics, an area of growing interest which will definitely give rise to interesting papers and truly controversial, yet creative discussions.

Thus, the 4 sections where you can submit an abstract are:
Fundamental Sciences
Surgery
Internal Medicine
Bioethics

We remind you that the deadline for ABSTRACT SUBMISSION is 15th of March 2009.

For up-to-date information and registration please visit the Congressis website: www.congressis. ro.

Friendly regards,
The Organizing Committee


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New B.A. in Value Studies

Applications are now invited for the new B.A. programme in Value Studies at the European College of Liberal Arts (Berlin, Germany). This is the first interdisciplinary degree programme worldwide to be structured around the concept of value. ECLA is a college without departments, where students work with faculty from different backgrounds on moral, political, epistemic, religious, and aesthetic questions, with the understanding that such questions are naturally and deeply connected.

The B.A. programme is designed for students with a strong theoretical bent, who want to combine their pursuit of special interests with a demanding /studium generale/. Available areas of concentration are /Art and Aesthetics/, /Ethics and Political Theory,/ and /Literature and Rhetoric/. The programme provides good preparation for continued study in fields such as philosophy, literature, political theory, and art
history; and excellent support for students interested in careers in politics, organizational work, public policy, law, journalism, or the art world.

ECLA students and faculty come from all over the world and work together in English. Students live together on a green campus in a residential district of Berlin. *Financial Aid is need-based. **The awards vary widely and aim to cover the full amount of demonstrated need toward the ECLA comprehensive fee.** *Deadline for applications: *30 April 2009*. Classes begin in October. To learn more, visit www.ecla.de

For admissions enquiries send an email to admissions@ecla. de

*Montaigne and the Making of the Modern Self*

The International Summer University at ECLA, Berlin will take place between *6 July and 14 August 2009.*

During the six week programme, students and faculty will explore how a new image of the modern self emerges from Montaigne's /Essays/ and investigate the impact of Montaigne's moral, religious, cultural and political ideals on our understanding of the modern self. Each week, readings and discussion will be organized around a general topic related to Montaigne's //Essays//, including the birth of the modern self in Renaissance Europe, the discovery of the New World and its consequences
for the self-understanding of European cultures, Montaigne's criticism of human presumption and pride as root causes of the Wars of Religion in 16^th century France, the relation between morality and politics in modern statecraft, and the place of pleasure, friendship and sexuality as well as death in the care of the self. Along with Montaigne's/ Essays, /students will study a variety of philosophical, literary, and historical texts, including Shakespeare' s /The Tempest/, Machiavelli' s /The Prince/, Nietzsche's /On the Genealogy of Morals/, Dostoevsky's /Notes from Underground/ , Camus' /The Fall/, and Plato's /Apology/.
Films and museum visits will complement the readings.

Deadline for applications: *16 April 2009*. To learn more, visit www.ecla.de

For admissions enquiries send an email to admissions@ecla. de


Sofiya Skachko
Recruitment Officer
European College of Liberal Arts gGmbH
Platanenstr. 24, 13156 Berlin, Germany
Phone: ++49 (0)30- 43733-0
Fax: ++49 (0)30- 43733-100
Email: s.skachko@ecla. de / sskachko@gmail. com
www.ecla.de
HRB Charlottenburg 84001
Geschäftsführer/ Managing Director: Peter Hajnal, Thomas Nørgaard


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CfA: MA in Advanced European and International Studies (M.A.E.I.S.)

Applications for Master in Advanced European and International Studies (M.A.E.I.S.) at Institut Européen des Hautes Etudes Internationales (Nice/France) in cooperation with Istanbul Bilgi University is open!

The Master Program offers the unique opportunity to learn Europe "in Europe" and develop perspectives for Europe's future. The programme includes semesters in Istanbul, Nice and Berlin and guarantees an international education with an excellent academic staff and environment.

Location: Istanbul, Nice, Berlin, Poznan
Duration: 9 months (From October to July)

In any case, applications and especially request for financial aid should reach the I.EH.E.I. as early as possible in order to be considered under the best conditions.

Deadline for Master Applications:
The deadline for applications is on June 30th, 2009.

Curriculum Highlights: Students who successfully complete the program acquire 60 ECTS credits. In addition to the stays in Istanbul, Nice, Berlin, the Institute offers a study trip to European and international organizations in Geneva, Strasbourg, and Brussels.

Program Value: The program is taught by academics from various European countries, as well as experts from research institutions and international organizations. Over the last years, the Institute has graduated 5000 students coming from more than 80 different countries, having offered them many scholarship opportunities.

Subject Areas: International Relations, European Integration, Democracy and Society, Federalism.

This program is supported by the European Union.

For more information, you are welcome to consult our web site at:
http://www.iehei. org

Please address further requests to: Students Service
10 avenue des Fleurs
06000 NICE - France

Email : melanie.hobaoloc@ cife.eu

phone: +33 (0)4 93 97 93 70 - Fax : +33 (0)4 93 97 93 71


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Junior Fulbright Program United States

The Fulbright Program supports educational exchanges that strengthen understanding and communication between the United States and over 140 countries. It is an effective and prestigious form of public diplomacy. The Program has enriched the lives of over 225,000 men and women and has brought some of the world's finest minds to U.S. campuses. It offers insight into U.S. society and values to future leaders from around the world.

More than 1,300 new Foreign Fulbright Fellows enter U.S. academic programs each year. IIE arranges academic placement for most Fulbright nominees and supervises all grantees during their stay in the United States.

Many Fulbrighters are young professionals who will return to responsible positions in their home countries. They often are involved in building institutions and government service when they return home.

Foreign students apply for Fulbright Fellowships through the binational Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassies in their home countries.

*Website*:
Foreign students apply for Fulbright Fellowships through the binational Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassies in their home countries.

Website:
http://www.iie. org/FulbrightTem plate.cfm? Section=Foreign_ Student_Program


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Scholarship Ford Foundation International Fellows Program

*Scholarship / Financial aid*: full for selected students
*Date*: up to three years of study
*Deadline*: varies from one country to another
*Open to*: students from Rusia, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, China, India, Indonesia, Philipines, Vietnam, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique, South Africa, Egypt, Palestine

*
***

The International Fellowships Program (IFP) provides opportunities for advanced study to exceptional individuals who will use this education to become leaders in their respective fields, furthering development in their own countries and greater economic and social justice worldwide. To ensure that Fellows are drawn from more diverse backgrounds than ever before, IFP will actively recruit candidates from social groups and communities that lack systematic access to higher education.

IFP is the largest single program ever supported by the Ford Foundation. By investing $280 million over ten years through 2010, the Foundation intends to build on its half century of support for higher education. Foundation programs have long promoted the highest educational standards and achievement. Ford fellowship recipients have become leaders in institutions around the world and have helped build global knowledge in fields ranging across the natural and social sciences as well as the humanities and arts. IFP draws on this tradition and underscores the Foundation's belief that education enables people to improve their own lives as well as to assist others in the common pursuit of more equitable and just societies.

*General Guidelines*

The International Fellowships Program provides support for up to three years of formal graduate-level study. Fellows will be selected from countries in Africa and the Middle East, Asia, Latin America, and Russia where the Foundation maintains active overseas programs. U.S. nationals are not eligible, although Fellows may study in the United States.

Fellows are chosen on the basis of their leadership potential and commitment to community or national service as well as for academic excellence. Fellows may enroll in master's or doctoral programs and may pursue any academic discipline or field of study that is consistent with the interests and goals of the Ford Foundation. The Foundation currently works in fifteen fields to strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement.

Once selected, Fellows may enroll in universities in any part of the world, including their country of residence. The program will provide placement assistance to those Fellows not yet admitted to graduate school.

IFP support will enable Fellows to undertake language study and training in research and computer skills prior to graduate school enrollment. New Fellows will attend orientation sessions, and current Fellows may participate in learning and discussion activities designed to create information and exchange networks. Finally, the program provides resources for Fellows to conduct research or projects in their home countries after completing the fellowship period.

*Who Is Eligible?*

Applicants must be resident nationals or residents of an eligible IFP country.

In addition, successful candidates will:

· Demonstrate superior achievement in their undergraduate studies and hold a
baccalaureate degree or its equivalent.

· Have substantial experience in community service or development- related activities.

· Possess leadership potential evidenced by their employment and academic experience.

· Propose to pursue a post-baccalaureate degree that will directly enhance their leadership capacity in a practical, policy, academic, or artistic discipline or field corresponding to one or more of the Foundation's areas of endeavor.

· Present a plan specifying how they will apply their studies to social problems or issues in their own countries. Commit themselves to working on these issues following the fellowship period. IFP selects Fellows on the strength of their clearly-stated intention to serve their communities and countries of origin, and expects that they will honor this obligation.

Website: http://www.fordfoun d.org/news/ more/11272000ifp /index.cfm


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COP15 Climate Scholarship

COP 15 Climate Scolarship for masterstudenter
Back Published by TN, Info fra (UIS)
Date 12. February 2009

C I R C U L A R N O T E

The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has the honour to inform that the Danish Government has established a COP15 Climate Scholarship from which 10-12 grants will be given to foreign students pursuing climate related master's degree programmes at Danish universities. The grants cover travel expenses, tuition and living costs. For more details about conditions, deadlines and the contents of the study programmes please see www.studyindenmark. dk/climate.

The COP15 Climate Scholarship is financed by funds saved pursuant to the Danish Government's decision not to give any gifts or conference kits to participants at the COP15 Climate Conference in Copenhagen. This decision was taken to minimize the environmental impact of the conference and to secure optimal use of resources.

The Diplomatic Missions are kindly requested to convey information about the COP15 Climate Scholarship to relevant authorities and institutions in drawing attention to the early deadline of March 1 2009 for applying for some of the programmes.

For further inquiries please contact Nis Gellert (+45 33920277).
Copenhagen, February 4 2009

To Heads of Diplomatic Missions accredited to Denmark and Heads of International Organizations resident in Copenhagen

mhbr@mfa.no www.norsk.dk

Amaliegade 39

1256 København K

Danmark

Tlf: +45 33 36 82 12

Det danske utenriksministerium har etablert et COP 15 Climate Scholarship for masterstudenter som beskjeftiger seg med klimaspørsmål. Programmet tilbys ved danske universiteter og stipendet dekker reiseutgifter, undervisning og levekostnader. Det er snakk om et to-årig masterprogram innenfor emner som blant annet vindenergi og fornybar energiplanlegning. Søknadsfrist er 1. mars 2009.

Med vennlig hilsen

Martin Hagen Broch

Studentpraktikant

Kgl Norsk Ambassade


Vennlig hilsen / Kind regards

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