Summer School of Advanced Economic Geography, Italy

Posted on February 20th, 2017 in Trainings & ConferencesRespond to this post »

Deadline:  27 March 2017 Open to: students Venue: 2-8 July 2017, L’Aquila (Italy)

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Next July 2-8 2017, the Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI), Social Sciences Unit, in cooperation with the Regional Science Association International (RSAI), will organize the RSAI-GSSI Summer School of Advanced Economic Geography in L’Aquila.

The event is intended to provide a unique opportunity to investigate leading-edge theoretical and methodological issues and to discuss ongoing research by young promising scholars in the field. Besides a substantive training through advanced classes, the school will also provide the students with the opportunity to present their work to the other participants and instructors to receive feedback to further advance their research. The residential school will offer 10 scholarships to 2nd or 3rd year doctoral students for an intensive, one-week program with in-depth classes in spatial analysis and economic geography complemented by more formal sessions... Read More »

Göttingen Data Science Summer School 2017

Posted on February 8th, 2017 in Trainings & ConferencesRespond to this post »

Deadline:  28 February 2017 Open to: BA-, MA- and beginning PhD students Venue: 10– 21  July 2017, in Göttingen, Germany

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The use of the term “data science” is increasingly common, as is “big data”. But what does it mean? What is unique about it? What skills do “data scientists” need to be productive in a world deluged by data? And what are the implications for scientific inquiry?

The fast adoption of advanced technologies by research communities enables new ways for generating, processing, structuring, and the collaborative use of data. This does not only have a profound impact on the amount of data produced, but also on the variety of data formats and the velocity of data generation and handling. With digital technology, new scientific questions... Read More »

Antall József Summer School 2017 in Budapest

Posted on February 6th, 2017 in Trainings & ConferencesRespond to this post »

Deadline:   31 March 2017 Open to: MA, PhD students or young professionals with a university degree in the field of political and social sciences, who are between the age 21 – 35 Venue: Budapest, Hungary from 3 to 14 July, 2017

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Organised by the Antall József Knowledge Centre annually, the Antall József Summer School is a two-week alternative educational programme putting under scrutiny the most pivotal cooperation of the Central European region, the Visegrad Cooperation.

Many aspects of this partnership are examined during the event including history, foreign and security policy, economy policy, energy policy, innovation, culture and tourism, and the question of sustainability via lectures, workshops, debates and roundtable discussions.

Eligibility

The Knowledge Centre invites 50 participants, aged 21-35, primarily from V4 countries, the CEI, Western Balkan, and Eastern Partnership... Read More »

Summer school “Democratic innovations in Europe and in the European Union”

Posted on February 3rd, 2017 in Trainings & ConferencesRespond to this post »

Deadline: 1 April 2017 Open to: advanced Master students and PhD students from all across Europe and the world Venue: 21 – 25 August 2017, Brussels, Belgium

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The summer school on democratic innovations addresses this problem and seeks to provide students with a fuller understanding of democratic innovations. The courses will discuss in detail their effects on communities, structures, systems, policies and citizens’ participation. The summer school aims to identify and assess the benefits, disadvantages, functioning and challenges of democratic innovations in contemporary representative democracies. To achieve these objectives, the summer school will combine a broad array of theoretical approaches (made available to students in the reading package of every course) with methodological and empirical perspectives in every course (i.e. a hands-on approach). The... Read More »

Summer School Social Cohesion BIGSSS

Posted on February 3rd, 2017 in Trainings & ConferencesRespond to this post »

Deadline: 15 February 2017 Open to: MA and early PhD students from universities around the world Costs: board, lodging and support with travel costs are covered by the organisers

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The summer school focuses on the interplay between social cohesion and cultural, ethnic, religious plurality, in times of societal transformations and increasing migration flows around the globe. Participants will have the opportunity to assess and discuss the impact of socio-structural, institutional, political as well as individual factors on social cohesion at different levels of a societal organisation. Next, to the question as to what promotes social cohesion, the summer school pays equal attention to the importance of cohesion for the well-being of social entities and individuals, both in the OECD... Read More »

Summer School “Connecting Histories”

Posted on January 27th, 2017 in Trainings & ConferencesRespond to this post »

Deadline: 16 April 2017 Open to: graduate and postgraduate students from Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, and Russia Venue: Center for Urban History, 6 Bohomoltsia Str., Lviv, Ukraine

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The summer school provides a high-quality possibility of learning about the up-to-date state of research on the Jewish history of Central and Eastern Europe as well as developing research and practical skills, critical thinking in analyzing various narratives of the past. It also offers space to researchers and practitioners from Eastern Europe to contribute to shaping a more participatory historical culture and challenge top-down modes in engaging with history in academia and publicly.

The summer school format combines lectures and seminars, language classes and practice-oriented work. The program includes lectures on the... Read More »

Sixth Groningen Energy Summer School

Posted on January 16th, 2017 in Trainings & ConferencesRespond to this post »

Deadline: 15 March 2017 Open to: intended for PhD candidates / students with a sufficient command of the English language Scholarship: cover full tuition fees and accommodation during the summer school + EC/Certificate

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The Groningen Energy Summer School (GESS) 2017 takes an interdisciplinary approach to the societal and technological dimensions of the energy transition. By combining a broad range of disciplines, this event will offer a unique opportunity to PhD students to become aware of different aspects of energy transition, to develop novel insights, and to create synergy in approaches to the energy transition.  This 6th summer school in a highly successful series discusses energy transition ‘in your own backyard’. In the fossil fuel based energy system citizens and local companies play a... Read More »

The SGIR Summer School 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden

Posted on December 20th, 2016 in Trainings & ConferencesRespond to this post »

Deadline:  24 April 2017 Open to: PhD students, recent PhDs and research Master students Venue: 7-14 June 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden

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The Standing Group on International Relations (SGIR) of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) hosts annual summer schools, with Stockholm University being host in June 2017.

The annual summer school will bring top scholars of international relations, recent PhDs, and PhD students together for a one-week intensive seminar series on core aspects of international relations (IR) research. The theme of the SGIR Summer School 2017 is ‘Legitimacy and effectiveness in regional and global governance’. 

Coping with the challenges of trans-boundary policy challenges is a topical issue of the current global agenda and the object of a vivid debate among scholars. Global crises with regard to climate... Read More »

Summer School “Solidarity Beyond Borders”

Posted on December 16th, 2016 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline:  15 January 2017 Open to: PhD and advanced MA students from all over the world studying political science, sociology Venue: 3-9 July 2017 in Warsaw, Poland

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Summer school “Solidarity beyond borders” is a 7-day course encompassing various theoretical and methodological aspects of transnational solidarity.  It will address such topics as: the legal basis of solidarity within the EU, network analysis on solidarity, research on Transnational Alternative Organisations, solidarity in public discourse, and more.

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Participants will have a unique opportunity to take part in seminars and workshops provided by leading European scholars working on solidarity issues. Students will also be offered comments and discussion on their own papers related to transnational solidarity. 4 ECTS points, a “transcript... Read More »

Summer school in Iceland: The Lessons I Learned

Posted on September 7th, 2016 in Articles, My StoryRespond to this post »

Author: Daniel Penev

During the 2015 Fall semester at the American University in Bulgaria (AUBG), I received an ordinary email which, I now know, would point to me the way to a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. It informed me about the opportunity to participate in a summer school or a language course in Iceland, Norway or Lichtenstein through the grants for mobility in higher education provided by the European Economic Area (EEA Grants). Soon after, I decided to give it a try. I looked at some of the programs I could choose from, going eventually for the first Summer School on Creative Leadership in the 21st Century at Bifröst University in Iceland. After several weeks of waiting for the results, I... Read More »