October 29, 2013

Study Abroad: International Summer Academy in Peace and Conflict

17.08 - 27.08.2014

Baar, Switzerland

IPD is very glad to announce its next International Summer Academy in Peace-building & Intercultural Dialogue, which is going to be held in Switzerland 2014. Its image as one of the most favourable places for traveling has made it more interesting to offer an exited and comprehensive program for our participants. Our experts, who are professionals in their fields will contribute to this event, with many years of experience in peace and conflict studies.

Nowadays unfortunately several frozen or ongoing conflicts between or within states still exist. Conflicts are different and if we look to the world mankind, how they are facing many new challenges, coupled with new dangerous situations, i.e. terrorist acts, non-legal arming of conflict sides, re-determination of borders, establishing new countries in the world map, non-providing territorial integrity, trafficking of arms, drugs and human; disputes on the implementation of transnational energy projects, democratization and false elections, revolution and internal political conflicts, armed guerrilla movements, violation and discrimination by nationalists, world economic crisis, climate change and unsafely biodiversity etc. Unfortunately the list is long. Conflicts are related and an integral part of human beings, as conflicts cause violation of human rights.

Existing conflicts weaken every kind of cooperation between nations and states. Without mutual cooperation and understanding, the future prosperity of the region would remain only as a good dream. Taking into consideration of peaceful behavior and engagements, we can make a decision on the strict belief, that opportunities for solving conflicts are feasible. Because in every conflict situation and tension forms we consequently face the below mentioned common situations:

1. Desperate situation and non-solving problems are not eternal;

2. It is possible to make common decision which both sides;

3. We can find common values, traditions and similar situation among conflict parties;

4. Protracted conflicts on the same time endanger regional development and prosperity;

5. Any mediation and negotiation actions are better than nothing.

Main Goal

The main goal of the summer academy is to support institutional academic peace education and strengthen peace-building skills and intercultural dialogue of the international society.

Language of the program

The International Summer Academy will be held in English.

For more information and application form visit the website: http://www.ipdinstitute.ch/International-Summer-Academy-2014/ or send an email to: fhuseynli@ipdinstitute.ch

Posted by jmkirsch at 03:42 PM

October 24, 2013

Study Abroad: Sommerhochschule of the University of Vienna.

The International Summer Program 2014 will take place from July 12th to August 9th 2014.

The four week program offers high level European Studies courses in the morning and German Language courses in the afternoon.

The European Studies courses are held in English and focus on Europe and the European Union. They cover political, economic, and legal, but also historical and cultural aspects of the multiple transformations the continent is currently undergoing.

Given the intercultural and interdisciplinary aspect of the International Summer Program our course offerings are, without question, of interest for students from all fields of study, but certainly of special interest for students who concentrate on Europe or study one of the following fields: European Studies, Political Science, Law (International Law, European Law, Comparative Law), Economics, History, Cultural Studies, International Relations, Interdisciplinary Studies, and German.

Students from all over the world have been drawn to the program, not only because of its outstanding academic reputation and the excellent opportunities it offers students to study German, but also because of its location directly on the shores of Lake Wolfgang, one of Austria's most scenic lakes in the picturesque Salzkammergut region and because of the excellent sports and recreational facilities.

The campus life creates an environment which encourages intercultural and social exchange and favours mutual understanding within the international student population. Participants thus broaden their horizon, meet colleagues from different fields of study, make friends for life and build connections for their future professional careers.

More information about the Sommerhochschule and the International Summer Program can be found at our homepage at http://shs.univie.ac.at.

We will also provide you with further information material about the Sommerhochschule within the next few weeks. The brochure of the Sommerhochschule will be sent to your department via regular mail.

For further information or special requests please contact the Program Coordinator, Ms. Nina Gruber, at sommerhochschule@univie.ac.at.

Posted by jmkirsch at 03:04 PM

July 08, 2013

Study Abroad: MIREES (M.A. program) in Bologna, Italy

The next deadline to apply for the international Master's degree in Interdisciplinary research and studies on Eastern Europe (MIREES) jointly offered by the University of Bologna (Faculty of Political Science Forlì Campus) together with Vytautas Magnus University at Kaunas, Corvinus University of Budapest, Saint Petersburg State University, and the cooperation of the University of Ljubljana, for EU students and non-EU students with equivalent status is September 18th, 2013. Read the Call for Applications. A promo of the programme, made by MIREES students, is available on Youtube.

Posted by zkwaiser at 11:36 AM