April 24, 2013

Venice Academy of Human Rights 2013

The Venice Academy of Human Rights is an international and interdisciplinary programme of excellence for human rights education, research and debate. It provides an enriching forum for emerging ideas, practices and policy options in the field of human rights. The Academy hosts distinguished experts to promote critical and useful research and innovation through the exchange of current knowledge. This year the Academy will take place on 8 - 19 July.

Participation is open to academics, practitioners and Ph.D./J.S.D. students from all countries of the world with an advanced knowledge of human rights. In the selection of participants, the Academy puts great emphasis on fostering interdisciplinarity and securing gender equality. Participation is limited to 60 participants.

April 16, 2013

Global Entrepreneurship Summer School 2013

Don’t miss the chance to be part of the most exciting Summer School around the Globe. Apply now and meet leading entrepreneurial talents from around the world for more than one week in Germany. The Global Entrepreneurship Summer School under the general topic Rethinking Education will take place on Sep 18 – Sep 26, 2013 in Munich.

The vision of the Global Entrepreneurship Summer School is based on the claim „Billion Dollar Projects to Foster Societal Change“. We want to encourage and connect outstanding students from all over the world to challenge society’s problems by entrepreneurial means. We want the students to think big and contribute to sustainable change in the dimension of billion. The Global Entrepreneurship Summer School is a collaborative project of the four leading university-based Entrepreneurship Centers in Munich – that’s why we believe in the power of entrepreneurial thinking for a better und sustainable future.

April 9, 2013

Summer School for Young Professionals 2013: Challenges of Global Security Environment

Centre for European and North Atlantic Affairs (CENAA) together with its partner Armed Forces Academy of General M. R. Štefánik (AFA) in Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia is organizing the Summer School for Young Professionals 2013: Challenges of Global Security Environment on 29 June 2013 – 7 July 2013. If you are a master or doctoral level student of political science and/or international relations, or a young professional who is interested and active in the foreign and security policy issues, then we would like to invite YOU to join other students from Central Europe (V4), South Eastern Europe (Western Balkans), Ukraine and South Caucasus in an interactive week-long forum focused on the current issues of the security policy.

You can enjoy the environment of the Armed Forces Academy in Liptovský Mikuláš, located between the beautiful High and Low Tatras. On July 4th we will move our summer school from Liptovský Mikuláš to Mukcahevo in Ukraine and we will continue with our program. The structure of the teaching at the summer school is aimed to provide you with the basics of the security policy background and overview of the current security issues such as Afghanistan beyond 2014, NATO partnerships, smart defence or  current events in Africa and other conflict region. 

April 3, 2013

Summer School on Human Rights, Minorities and Diversity Management

Since 1999 the Institute for Minority Rights organizes a Summer School on the topics of Human Rights, Minorities and Diversity Management. The international Summer School hosts 20 - 30 students from all over the world and offers a platform to discuss and elaborate on current topics in the field of diversity management with outstanding academic experts but also practitioners from international organizations, such as political advisers of the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities, lawyers from the European Court of Human Rights, experts and members of the Advisory Committee of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities etc. The Summer School will take place on 24 June – 5 July 2013 in the city of Bolzano/Bozen, Italy. Special Focus 2013: The Revival of Self-determination: opportunities, concerns and challenges.

April 1, 2013

How to Create a Budget with Your Scholarship

The cost of higher education can be daunting when looking at tuition, room and board, books and transportation.  Scholarships provide an excellent source of financial relief to the burden of college expenses for students that have proven they are responsible enough to maintain a high GPA, show fortuitous athletic prowess, or make a worthy impression to financiers through essays and submissions to scholarship applications.  However, even with scholarships, unforeseen expenses can put a damper on a student’s college experience. 

Your scholarship budget should account for many variables.  Students should take the time to plan a budget that not only includes the essentials, but also accounts for unforeseen expenses like road trips, supplementary texts, tools, and equipment (think laptops, iPads, or graphing calculators).