Monday, 16 January 2012

MFG Stuttgart - Vacancy:Trainee European Projects (male/female)

As Public Innovation Agency for ICT and Media, MFG Baden-Württemberg has been strengthening Baden-Württemberg as a business location for IT, media and creative industries since 1995. MFG improves regional innovation and competitiveness including the promotion of regional, national and international cooperation. Its focus is on the support of successful entrepreneurship especially in small and medium-sized companies, also connecting them with application-oriented research and public funding programs. We currently offer a position within the business area “Creative Clusters” assigned to European Projects in the area of Clusters and Creative Industries. In the context of these projects we are seeking a:

Trainee European Projects (male/female)

Key Responsibilities:
  • Supporting the Project Manager in various project related tasks
  • Conducting research and drafting mini studies on relevant topics
  • Preparing and organising events and workshops
  • Writing reports and preparing publication drafts and presentations
  • Setting up a network of national and international relationships and contacts
Required Skills & Competencies:
  • Recent graduate e.g. in Economic Geography, European Studies, Communication Studies, Economics, Innovation Management, preferably Master’s degree
  • High degree of proficiency in both written and spoken English and German
  • Knowledge in the area of clusters and creative industries
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Conceptual and strategic thinking
  • Able to multi-task and prioritise
  • Networking skills
  • Excellent IT skills
We offer:
Our Trainee Program is recruiting young business professionals and graduates. It is a 18-month program which combines on-the-job learning and specialized training along with close mentoring and coaching. The trainees gain knowledge and advice from colleagues throughout the organization, including past and present graduates.
MFG is located in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, South West Germany and is known as the home of Mercedes and Porsche. Furthermore the headquaters of SAP and the German headquaters of IBM and HP are located in Baden-Württemberg. Romantic Heidelberg, the Black Forest and Lake Constance are reachable within short distance.
In order to be assessed for a position, you need to attach to your application:
  • CV/resume listing your experiences and competences
  • Cover letter
  • Transcripts showing your Bachelor’s and Master’s degree results. If you have not yet finished your Master’s degree, please attach the results you have obtained so far.
  • Letter of reference if available.
Please send your application to:
MFG Innovation Agency for ICT and Media
Frau Britta Vollmer
Breitscheidstraße 4
70174 Stuttgart

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Thursday, 12 January 2012

2nd Academic Conference “Europe Without Borders” 2012, Macedonia

Deadline: 20 January 2012
Open to:
all interested
participation fee varies from €50 to €80
The Academic Conference “Europe with(out) borders” is organized by the Macedonian Politicological Forum in partnership with the Law Faculty Iustinianus Primus, as a follow up of the first conference “European Balkan or Balkan Europe” held in 2010. The Conference will take place from 29 March to 1 April 2012 in Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia. It is a symposium of the best professors and expert in practice, the most prospective students for the Balkan countries and a topic that deeply affect the actual values and relations between EU and non-EU countries. All participants through analysis, debate and expenditure of horizons will gain new ideas and will broaden their knowledge of whatpresents a truthful test of democracy and values in international relations by detailed overview of the current situations and mutual impact of the involved ones, including governments, political parties, ethnic groups, civil society, on national and supranational level in Europe and the EU.


The Conference is open to all interested. However, there is a limited participation of 50 applicants.


Full Tuition Fee is for:
  • Iustinianus Primus students 50 euro (2 sharing bedroom)
  • Other participants 60 euro (2 sharing bedroom)
  • All participants single room 80 euro
Tuition fee includes:
  • Costs for agenda activities (except costs for parties)
  • 3 full boards (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Single/two sharing bedroom
  • Materials for lectures
  • Certificate for participation
  • Bus transport: Skopje – Ohrid (Congressional Center) – Skopje


All interest applicants should send application form request at their email:
The deadline for application is 20 January, 2012, 24:00 GMT+01:00
Note: limited participation of 50 applicants.
For additional information please contact:
00389 2 3 181 571
Mon-Fri 13:00-14:00h
The Official Webpage

Viadrina Summer University 2012 - The Culture of Football: Passion, Power, Politics

Football is not only the most popular sport in many regions of the world but also a social, political and cultural mass phenomenon. In light of the European Football Championship 2012 (in Poland and the Ukraine), the long-standing Viadrina Summer University dedicates an intensive program to the cultural and social scientific exploration of this phenomenon. To what extent does football mirror social and cultural developments of modern societies? Which interdependencies exist between football and politics? Which identities – competing or converging ones – are represented by football? And which roles do language, media, rituals play in all this? These questions shall be pursued in a German-Polish project at Viadrina University and its Polish partner institution, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. The main coursework of Viadrina Summer University will be carried by Viadrina faculty representing sociological and political science as well as historical, economic and linguistic approaches. In addition, lectures and seminars will be offered by academics of other German and European as well as American universities.

Core Course I: „Football and the Politics of Identity“ / Prof. Dr. Michael Minkenberg
Core Course II: „The Political Economy of Football“ / Prof. Dr. Timm Beichelt

Who can participate?
Viadrina Summer University welcomes advanced students and young researchers from the social sciences, modern European history, linguistics and communication studies, as well as economics. Applications from candidates who already hold a first degree and/or have specialized in issues related to the program will receive preferential treatment. Full-time attendance of the Summer University is obligatory for all participants. Students are expected to contribute actively to the Summer University by making short presentations and submitting research essays. Proficiency in English is required as all parts of the program will be taught in English.

Teaching and Syllabus
The Summer University combines lectures, seminar discussions, excursions and student presentations. For our international participants there is a German language course offered every day for one hour and all levels. Details on the course program, reading requirements and syllabus are available in advance on the Summer University’s website.

The Viadrina Summer University Certificate requires active participation in one core course, two seminars, one workshop, three lectures and one excursion. Participants who wish to transfer their credit points to their home universities are expected to deliver a research paper and to make an in-class oral presentation. Students are entitled to earn up to 18 ECTS points. This requires participation of 45 lecture-/seminar-hours and a research paper.

Course fees and fellowships
The registration fee of 250 Euros includes tuition, course materials and other costs related to the course program. The Summer University offers 25 fellowships provided by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the German Foreign Office for foreign participants. Fellowships cover tuition, accommodation, travelling costs and a lump sum of 200 Euro towards meals and living costs. Travelling costs will be reimbursed according to the regulations of the DAAD.

The Summer University is open to a limited number of regular Viadrina students (see university calendar summer term, faculty for social and cultural sciences M.A.-part). The fee is also 250 Euro for EUV-students.

Participants are invited to stay in modern student apartments with single rooms and modern facilities in Słubice, Poland. The price of a single room per person for 19 nights will be around 120 Euro. Grocery stores, supermarkets and restaurants are all to be found within walking distance.

Deadline for applications of international participants and DAAD-scholarships is 31st January 2012. Decisions of acceptance will be announced by 28th February 2012 by e-mail.
Deadline for applications of EUV-MA-students: 15th March 2012 (MA-KVV). Decisions of acceptance will be announced by 30th March 2012 by e-mail.

Please send us:
1. Application form ( word 97-2003, pdf )
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Letter of Motivation (one page)
4. 1 Letter of Recommendation (university professor and/or supervisor)
5. Proof of English language proficiency (Level C1 of The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

Applications by ordinary mail only. All applications have to be done in English.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs Kathrin Goeritz:


Wednesday, 11 January 2012

30 International Master scholarships At The ENS Paris, France

About 30 foreigner students are allocated by the International Selection a monthly scholarship of approximately 1000 euros during two years (in Mathematics, a year of undergraduate studies can be added before the Master, depending on the candidate’s profile).

  • Must provide proof of a nationality other than French nationality
  • Must be aged under 26 on 1st September 2012
  • Must be enrolled at a foreign university: – Or last year of undergraduate studies (to be validated before August 31, 2012)
  • Or first year graduate (except for the trainees in mathematics), provided to register the first year of the Master in ENS September 1, 2012.

Application Procedure
The Scholarship will be applied online, please go to the website link to apply.

Submission Deadline

January 10 and March 15, 2012

Website Link

Master Scholarship of IRENA Scholarship Programme, Uni Emirate Arab

In an effort to promote talented academics, and with the generous support of the Government of the United Arab Emirates, IRENA is awarding up to 20 scholarships at Abu Dhabi based MASDAR Institute of Science and Technology. The Programme extends to the eight Master of Science Programmes offered at MASDAR Institute. All IRENA scholars are entitled to generous benefits and are offered IRENA’s exclusive Lecture Programme, which will provide IRENA’s scholars with an overview of the current state of renewable energies.

Benefit : Tuition fees, textbooks, laptop, medical insurance, housing, travel expenses are covered by the scholarships. In addition a cost of living allowance is granted to IRENA MSc scholars.

  1. Relevant undergraduate degree from a college, university or technical college of acceptable standing in the field of science, engineering or information technology
  2. Minimum CGPA required: 3.0 on a scale of 4.0.
  3. Competence in spoken and written English. Minimum TOEFL score: 91 (IBT) on the international TOEFL. Minimum academic IELTS score: 6.5.
  4. Minimum GRE quantitative score: 700(or 155 on the new scale) .
  5. Academic record and credentials must indicate the ability to achieve distinction

Application Procedure
Interested students apply for an IRENA MSc Scholarship directly through MASDAR Institute’s website. Applications have to be submitted electronically. All required proofs and certificates have to be sent to MASDAR Institute. A listing on the required documents can be obtained on MASDAR Institute’s website.

Submission Deadline
31 May 2012

Website Link

Friday, 6 January 2012

Endeavour International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (EIPRS), Australia

The EIPRS scheme is both prestigious and highly competitive. Three EIPRS scholarships are offered each year for tenure at Edith Cowan University. The scholarships provide the recipient with tuition fees and health care cover for the duration of their research degree. In addition, each successful EIPRS recipient will be offered an ECU International Stipend (ECUIS) to meet living costs for the same period.

Amount: AUD$25,000 per year (tax free) stipend/living allowance plus tuition fees and overseas health cover paid. Stipend (3 years for a Doctoral degree or up to 2 years for Master by Research)

  • Academic merit, academic qualifications that are equivalent to either an Australian bachelor degree with first class honours or an Australian Master by Research. Qualifications gained outside of Australia will be assessed to determine how they compare to an Australian qualification.
  • Research, significant publication record.
  • Must meet Edith Cowan University English entry requirements.
  • Must meet international student visa requirements as specified by the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs (DIMA).
  • Must not have held an Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) scholarship within the two years prior to commencing the ECU-IPRS.
  • May not concurrently receive a faculty scholarship or other major scholarship.
  • International Student

Application Procedure
  • Applicants must provide copies of academic documentation, including academic transcripts and proof of completion from any tertiary qualification, except for qualifications completed at Edith Cowan University.
  • It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all documentation presented in a foreign language is also accompanied by an authorised English translation.
  • An applicant’s research experience will be taken into consideration in the assessment of applications for scholarship. Applicants are required to provide evidence of any research grants received or research that has been published.

Submission Deadline
31 August 2012

Website Link  

Central European MSc Scholarship at London School Economic, UK

Two Central European MSc Scholarships with a value of £12,500 each are available for 2012 entry for applicants from the selected European countries


Candidates can be intending to study on any taught master's programme at LSE. Candidates should be nationals of, and currently domiciled in one of the following countries; Austria, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland.

Application Procedure

To be considered for this scholarship, you must have completed the 2012/13 LSE Graduate Financial Support Application form and received an offer of admission (conditional or unconditional) by 26 April 2012. You must complete Section G - Personal Statement.

When you submit an application for admission to a taught masters programme, the Graduate Admissions Office will acknowledge your application and provide information about how to set up an LSE For You online account. This account will allow you to track the progress of your application for admission, and will provide you with access to the LSE Graduate Financial Support Application Form.

Submission Deadline
26 April 2012.

Website Link

McKinsey & Company invites female students and early professionals from across Europe to be inspired and to make a difference!

McKinsey passionately believes in developing outstanding female leaders. We do so every day, internally and with our clients. We have also published numerous acclaimed pieces that demonstrate the importance of women in leadership, including Women Matter and the Centered Leadership project. Now we'd like to invite you to take the next step of your leadership journey with us.
In an exclusive three-day workshop in Paris from March 22-24, 2012, McKinsey offers you - talented women across Europe - the unrivaled opportunity to explore the importance of women in leadership and the impact women leaders are having on the economy, and to shape your own leadership styles by playing to your strengths. You will also have a chance to meet our consultants and participate in plenary sessions, workshops, and dialogues.

Your application

Who - You are welcome to apply if you are a female student or experienced early professional across Europe with less than three years of work experience.
How  - Please submit your CV and an essay describing something you would like to achieve as an inspirational leader and what it would require (using your experience and that of your role models). Essays should be no more than 300 words. »  Please apply online
To complete this application, you will need to have IE 4.0 and higher, Chrome or Firefox browsers for Windows. While it is possible to apply with Netscape 4.0 and higher, you may have problems completing all parts of the application. We recommend that you download and install either IE or Firefox , Chrome for Windows, and then return to apply online.
All information will be kept confidential by McKinsey & Company.

Embark on a journey to discover and develop your personal leadership style

The aim of this three-day event is to bring you the best McKinsey has to offer on growth, personal development, and leadership
  • Day 1: Learn about where women leaders stand today and the impact women are having on the economy. Meet CEOs from companies across Europe who will share their own leadership journeys
  • Day 2: See how McKinsey inspires leaders in the breadth and depth of topics we cover, and engage in an actual project situation
  • Day 3: Discover your own leadership strengths and how to use them to your advantage so you can make a difference in whatever path you choose
More information:

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Master Scholarship: 4 Scholarships for the MA in Heritage Management Greece/Kent‏

University of Kent scholarships for the MA in Heritage Management. The MA is a unique collaboration between the worlds of Archaeology (University of Kent, Canterbury with leading heritage management projects) and Business (Athens University of Economics and Business with one of the 30 best MBAs internationally). Courses include Education and Archaeology, Site Conservation, Human Resources Management for Cultural Organisations, Strategic Planning, Public Archaeology, Tourism Marketing and others. All courses are taught in English, in or next to the archaeological site of Eleusis (home of the most famous mysteries of antiquity) near Athens, Greece. Students at the end of their studies receive two titles one from Kent and one from AUEB. Fees are the same for both EU and non EU students. There are both partial and full scholarships. For more information please contact<><<>> For more academic information please contact the programme director<><<>> The website of the programme is and<>