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University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom) and University of Amsterdam (Netherlands)

  December 13th 2016

  Staff Weeks

Dear colleague,

The University of Edinburgh and University of Amsterdam are proud to present the International Staff Week, ‘Supporting (international) students in changing  times’’, from Monday 27 March 2017 until Friday 31 March2017. This event provides participants the unique opportunity to visit two universities in two countries in one week. Starting in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and proceeding to Edinburgh, United Kingdom, midweek delegates will be immersed in an interactive learning environment enabling them to:

  • Develop personal and professional skills relating to cutting edge topics in student support
  • Participate in various social and cultural events
  • Network with colleagues from an international range of institutions

The International Staff Week will be organised exclusively for our colleagues from partner and prospective partner universities who are involved in internationalisation at their own institutions.

For information and registration visit our website. If you have any general enquiries regarding the programme, please do not hesitate to contact us at isw@ed.ac.uk.

Best regards,

Bahar Kaya & Evalien Rauws I International Exchange I Education Service Centre I Economics & Business I University of Amsterdam I Room E2.23 (E-building)  I T: +31 (0)20 525 5286 I Roetersstraat 11, 1018 WB Amsterdam, The Netherlands I E: exchange-eb@uva.nl I www.studyabroad.uva.nlI



UvA ranks top 55 worldwide and # 1 in the Netherlands(QS World University Rankings® 2015/16)

On behalf of,
Willeke Jeeninga -- University of Amsterdam
Isabell Majewsky Anderson - University of Edinburgh
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University of Huelva (Spain)

  December 13th 2016

  Staff Weeks

Dear Colleagues,

We hope to meet many of you at our International Week 2017, which we will host the week of 24th April. Due to demand for places and a wish to favour diversity, we will try to represent as many countries as possible. As in other years, we will limit our numbers to maximum 50 visitors and this may mean that, regretfully, we will not be able to accept all applications.

There are two separate application documents, one for librarian staff and another for all other visitors. Any extra information you would like to include on the form regarding activities or meetings you would like to include in your agenda during the week would be useful. We expect our visitors to follow the general programme, but whenever possible are delighted to arrange specific meetings to make the event more productive for everyone.

The programme will be updated over the coming weeks and in early April, we will send more detailed information about the Thursday morning sessions and presentations. If you feel you have a presentation that would be of interest and would like to present, please include this information along with the title of the presentation on your application form. Presentations should be about 20 minutes long with another 10 minutes allowed for questions. I hope it will not offend anyone if I point out  that we will not include presentations of partner universities in our agenda, but will leave our visitors to inform on their home universities at the many networking opportunities provided during the week.

We are willing to accept applications up until the 15/3/2017, but may have a complete list before then.

If any partner has a problem with the links (Application, General Application and Provisional Programme), please write to me at drinter@uhu.es and I will send you the documents as attachments.

Kind regards, 

Claire


LL.M. program “International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law” (Germany)

  December 12th 2016

  Courses



More information is available here.

The European Academy of Yuste Foundation announces 10 research and mobility grants for European studies, Carlos V European Award - Sofia Corradi, Mamma Erasmus (Spain)

  December 12th 2016

  Scholarships

The European Academy of Yuste Foundation is offering a grants programme linked to the Carlos V European Award, aimed at researchers currently working on a doctoral thesis in any field of study. The theme of the grants is adapted to the profile of the person presented with the Award, and the theme of this edition’s grants call is, from a multidisciplinary perspective, “Peace and European values as a potential model for integration and progress in a global world”. In her speech at the Carlos V European Award presentation ceremony, Professor Sofia Corradi talked about her commitment to peace, saying this was always her ultimate aim through the introduction of the initiative that would go on to become the Erasmus Programme: “The Erasmus programme develops valuable qualities in students such as knowledge, personal development, maturity, creativity in problem solving, and autonomy in decision making: both for everyday life and for important decisions. These small but incredibly positive steps undoubtedly contribute to the promotion of an integrated and improved Europe, as well as peace between the members of our global human family [...]”.

The grants are aimed at researchers enrolled on a PhD programme and currently working on a doctoral thesis in History, Political Science, Economics, Law, or other disciplines within Human and Social Sciences, as well as other branches of science, on any theme related to the aim and orientation of the grants call. Working languages are English and Spanish.

Considering that one of the aims of the Foundation is to bring Europe and Extremadura together, the organisation invites researchers from Extremadura in particular to participate in the grants call: those born in the region, those with qualifications from the University of Extremadura, or candidates working on their PhD at the same university. The grants call has financial and institutional support from the Italian Government, which would like to pay homage to Professor Sofia Corradi, and also especially to the thirteen Erasmus students killed in the tragic road traffic accident in Tarragona in March 2016, seven of whom were Italians. As such researchers of Italian nationality and/or those studying their PhD in an Italian university are also encouraged to participate.

The value of the grant for each beneficiary is 2500 euros. Around June 2017 the European Academy of Yuste Foundation will also be organising a Doctoral Seminar in Contemporary European Multidisciplinary Studies, under the framework of the grants programme, in Yuste. There, the selected researchers will be able to present their works, which are also guaranteed to be published by academic publisher Peter Lang.

The deadline for candidates’ submissions will be two months from the date the grants call is published in the Official Journal of Extremadura (DOE). Full details of the grants call, the application form, and annexes can be downloaded from the Foundation’s website and also from here

EUROPEAN GRANTS

The European Research and Mobility grants for European Studies, Carlos V European Award - Sofia Corradi - Mamma Erasmus, are intended to encourage study and research in the European field, and have been organised in collaboration with the SEGEI (Socio-Economic Governance and European Identity) Research Network, and the University of Extremadura, with additional support from the Regional Government of Extremadura and the Italian Government.

The selected researchers will go on to form part of the European ‘Alumni de Yuste’ Network, set up to facilitate the exchange of projects and information between researchers specialising in European matters who have received one of the grants. There are now more than 70 researchers from different European, Latin American, and other Mediterranean countries’ universities in the Network.

Nuria Verdiguier Cerón
Responsable de Comunicación
Fundación Academia Europea de Yuste
Real Monasterio de Yuste s/n
10430 Cuacos de Yuste-Cáceres
Tel: +34 927 014090 / 610610160
nuria.verdiguier@fundacionyuste.org
www.fundacionyuste.org

Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia)

  December 12th 2016

  Staff Weeks

Dear Partner,

On behalf of the Staff Training Week team of Tallinn University of Technology (TTU), I am pleased to invite your teaching and non-teaching staff members to participate in our eight annual Staff Training Week, held from 8—11 May, 2017.

The main theme for the week is “Continuous Connections: Before, During and After TTU”. During the week we will showcase services and initiatives which have been developed at TTU with the aim to bring people closer to the University (from children to alumni).

The preliminary agenda and application form are available on TTU homepage. You will also find the agenda here. Please be advised that the application deadline is March 1, 2017.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Looking forward to meeting you in Estonia!

With best regards,

Ann Neudorf
Erasmus+ Mobility Coordinator
Tallinn University of Technology
Personnel Office
Staff Development and Mobility Centre
E-mail: ann.neudorf@ttu.ee

Summer 2017 Study of the United States Institutes (USA)

  December 11th 2016

  Courses

Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars (SUSIs) are intensive post-graduate level academic programs with integrated study tours whose purpose is to provide foreign university faculty and other scholars the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions. The ultimate goal of the Institutes is to strengthen curricula and to enhance the quality of teaching about the United States in academic institutions abroad.

Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars will take place at various colleges, universities, and institutions throughout the United States over the course of six weeks beginning in or after June 2017. Each Institute includes a four week academic residency component and up to two weeks of an integrated study tour. Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit our website page to obtain general information about the Institutes.


Pázmány Péter Catholic University (Hungary)

  December 9th 2016

  Staff Weeks

Dear Partner,

The Pázmány Péter Catholic University warmly invites you to the third International Staff Training Week in Budapest between 12-16 June 2017.

Preliminary programme

  • Introduction to Hungary and Budapest
  • Exploring PPCU
  • Where do mobilities go?
    • Mobilities across the World
    • Erasmus without paper
    • New ways of communication with students
    • Teachers' role in student mobility
  • Sightseeing in Budapest

Application deadline: 31 March 2017.

The application form is available here.

If you have any question, do not hesitate to contact Ms. Eszter Végh at international.office@ppke.hu.

Kind regards,

Central Directorate for Foreign Affairs
Pázmány Péter Catholic University

Accommodation for two students per semester at UNIVATES (Brazil)

  December 8th 2016

  News

No seguimento da visita de uma delegação da UNIVATES (Brasil) à U.Porto, esta instituição brasileira, com a que existe um acordo de cooperação já desde 2005, informou que oferecerá a estudantes da U.Porto 2 vagas de alojamento gratuito por semestre (de fevereiro a julho o primeiro, e de agosto a dezembro o segundo).

Para além desta valiosa contribuição, a UNIVATES referiu ainda que:

  • Oferecem também o transporte do aeroporto de Porto Alegre à residência estudantil;
  • Põem ao dispor dos estudantes o Programa Padrinho Internacional, o qual visa à integração dos alunos estrangeiros com a comunidade local, antes mesmo da chegada à instituição;
  • Todos os estudantes estrangeiros são convidados a participarem da Welcome Week, na qual atividades culturais são oferecidas (oficinas de chimarrão e churrasco, visitas ao campus, atividade de integração, apresentação de danças, etc.);
  • Os coordenadores são colocados em contato com os alunos estrangeiros desde o primeiro momento, em um almoço de integração;

Para mais informações, sugerimos a consulta dos seguintes documentos:

University of Bremen (Germany)

  December 7th 2016

  Staff Weeks

Dear Partners,

Please find here the invitation and the preliminary programmefor the fourth Bremen staff week which will take place from April 24 to April 28 2017.

Please forward the invitation to the colleagues in your institution.

We would be very happy to welcome you or one of your colleagues here in Bremen.

With kind regards

Barbara Hasenmüller, M.A.
Deputy Director,
Coordinator European Programmes
International Office
Universität Bremen
Bibliothekstr. 1
28359 Bremen
Tel.: +49 (0)421 218 60362

Resolution of the Council of Ministers | General guidelines of the internationalization policy of HE

  December 7th 2016

  News

No passado dia 30 de novembro de 2016, foi publicada no Diário da República, 1.ª série, N.º 230, a Resolução do Conselho de Ministros aprovando as orientações gerais da política de internacionalização do ensino superior e da ciência e tecnologia, designadamente, quanto à:

a) valorização do processo de internacionalização do ensino superior e da investigação científica e tecnológica em Portugal;

b) valorização da área da ciência e do ensino superior, no desenvolvimento da cooperação com países terceiros;

c) valorização da cooperação internacional em ciência e tecnologia, deverá ser continuado o apoio a consórcios e parcerias de âmbito estratégico que afirmem Portugal e os portugueses na Europa e no Mundo e que reforcem a capacidade de atração de recursos humanos qualificados para o nosso país, devendo ser prosseguidas, em particular, as seguintes linhas de internacionalização;

d) valorização do relacionamento com as comunidades académicas e científicas portuguesas residentes no estrangeiro;

e) promoção da diplomacia científica;

f) efetivação das orientações gerais da política de internacionalização do ensino superior, ciência e tecnologia.

O texto completo da resolução pode ser consultado no site do Diário da República Electrónico.