Sunday, 30 September 2012

International Undergraduate Scholarship at Adelphi University

Adelphi University offers Undergraduate Scholarship for International Students, USA 2012
Study Subjects: Courses offered by the University
Course Level: Undergraduate
Scholarship By: Adelphi University
Location: USA
- To qualify for a merit based award, students must have scored at least a 100 TOEFL or 1580 combined SAT score
- To be eligible for full-time transfer scholarships, applicants must meet the TOEFL requirements listed above (unless they are transferring from an institution in a country with English as its native language) in addition to superior academic marks
- Portfolio reviews and auditions are required for students interested in talent awards.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Yes
Scholarship Description: The University has a strong commitment to international education and students from over 57 countries are currently enrolled at Adelphi. The Office of International Student Services assists in meeting legal requirements for entry into the United States and maintaining legal status while studying at the University. The office also offers information and advice concerning differences in government laws and regulations, language, customs, culture, and educational systems. Undergraduate international students are eligible for merit, talent, and athletic scholarships. While the scholarships range from $4,000 to full tuition, there are only a limited number available to international students.
Apply: By Online
Deadline: May 1 for the fall semester and by November 1 for the spring semester.
Further Scholarship Information and Application:

2013 Peter MacCormack Memorial Scholarships, Canada

2012-13 Glamorgan Centenary Postgraduate Scholarship, UK

University of Glamorgan offers Scholarship for Postgraduate Students from UK and EU Countries, UK 2012/13
About Scholarship: University of Glamorgan scholarships are offered on the basis that they are potentially subject to change in the event of changes to the fee and student support regime applicable in Wales. The University also reserves the right to limit the number of bursaries available.
Study Subjects: Various
Course Level: Postgraduate
Scholarship By: University of Glamorgan
Location: UK
Cover: UK and European Union graduates with a first or upper second class honours degree (or equivalent qualification) can apply for a non-means tested scholarship worth £1,500 or £2,000.
Eligibility: To qualify for a scholarship an applicant (Home or EU) will need to fulfill all of the following criteria.
-Successful applicants must: Ensure that their application reaches the Student Money Service by the advertised deadline.
-Applicants and not the University (or its staff) are entirely responsible for meeting this element of the criteria.
-Gain a first class honours degree or an upper second class honours degree or equivalent qualification (students with qualifications gained from outside the UK will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis) Be offered a place on an eligible taught Masters course, accept this offer and enrol on the course within the appropriate timeframe.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Yes
Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: Scholarship is open for UK and European Union graduates.
Duration: The first scholarship payment of £1,000 or £1,500 will be paid approximately 4 months after successfully enrolling and studying on the course. The remaining £500 will be paid after successful completion of the masters, within the standard time allowed. Applicants can request that their scholarship payments go directly towards paying off their tuition fees at the time of payment, or they can be paid byBACS directly into their nominated bank account. Applicants who would prefer that their scholarship is paid directly to their fees at the time of payment will need to discuss this option with the University’s Finance department in order to set up an appropriate payment plan for the remainder.
Apply: You can apply on-line or alternatively you can contact the Student Money Service to request a form. Please ensure you choose the correct start date for your course.
Deadline: 25th January 2013
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2013 Commonwealth Scholarships, UK

Commonwealth Scholarships Commission offers Two Scholarships for Master’s/PhD Students from Mauritius, UK 2013
About Scholarship: Applications are invited from qualified Mauritian candidates for the award of two Commonwealth Scholarships, one male and one female, tenable in the UK as from October 2013. 
Study Subjects: Education, Health, Economic growth and the Private Sector, Governance & Conflict, Climate and Environment, Water and Sanitation, Food and Nutrition, Humanitarian Disasters and Emergencies
Course Level: Masters and PhD programme
Scholarship By: Commonwealth Scholarships Commission
Location: UK 
Eligibility: For a Master’s Degree:
-SC/GCE ‘O’ level with credits in at least five subjects including English Language at one and the same sitting.
-HSC/GCE ‘A’ Level with three subjects at Principal level or equivalent qualification obtained at one and the same sitting.
-A first degree of at least Upper Second Class Honours level or equivalent.
For Ph.D :
-HSC/GCE ‘A’ Level with three subjects at Principal level or equivalent qualification obtained at one and the same sitting.
-A first degree of at least Second Class Honours level or equivalent; and (iii) A relevant Master’s degree or equivalent.
Selection criteria: Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom will make the final selection according to criteria which include:
-Academic merit
-Likely development impact that candidates will have after their award
-Quality of candidate does study/research plan.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Yes
Number of awards: Two Commonwealth Scholarships, one male and one female, tenable in the UK.
Cover: The Scholarship covers, inter alia, airfare, tuition and examination fees and maintenance allowance. 
Notification: Only the best qualified candidates will be nominated. Candidates who have not been informed of their nomination within eight weeks as from the closing date for application should consider that they have not been selected. 
Apply: Applications must be made on the prescribed form available at the Scholarships Section, Ministry of Education and Human Resources, 1 st Floor, MITD House, Phoenix, or  downloaded from the Ministry’s website: may also submit applications on-line on the following

2013 International Postgraduate Research Scholarships, Australia

University of Southern Queensland
PhD Scholarships for International Students at University of Southern Queensland, Australia 2013
About Scholarship: International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) are awarded to Doctor of Philosophy international students undertaking quality research (fundamental or applied) in areas of research specialization at USQ. The successful applicants will have their tuition fees and Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), as required by holders of a student visa met by the Australian Government. In addition USQ provides a fortnightly stipend to contribute towards living expenses.
Study Subjects: Courses offered by the University
Course Level: PhD
Scholarship By: University of Southern Queensland
Location: Australia 
Eligibility: To be eligible applicants must:
-be eligible to be enrolled full-time in a Higher Degree by Research at the University of Southern Queensland not be an Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident (*Note: Australian permanent resident includes holders of Australian permanent humanitarian visas)
-not is an Australian citizen, New Zealand citizen or Australian permanent resident (*Note: Australian permanent resident includes holders of Australian permanent humanitarian visas)
-not previously have held an Australian Government-funding postgraduate research scholarship unless it was terminated within six months of the commencement of benefits
-not be in receipt of similar funding from the Australian Government
-commence the degree by the date set by the University or the scholarship may be withdrawn and reallocated to another applicant.
Selection Criteria: Applicants must:
-have applied for enrolment or currently be enrolled in the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program full-time on-campus at USQ
-meet the eligibility entry requirements
-demonstrate outstanding research potential
-scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit, research capacity and relevance of proposed research to USQ’s areas of research concentration
-projects involving human or animal experimentation, including social/psychological research, must conform to NH&MRC guidelines and ethical clearance will be required prior to commencement of any such project.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Yes
Duration: The period of tenure of an award is three years for doctorate studies 
Cover: International Postgraduate Research Scholarships carry a yearly stipend of $30 000 per year to the successful applicant. Payments are made on a fortnightly basis over the year. The period of tenure of an award is three years for doctorate studies. Periods of study already undertaken towards the degree will be deducted from the period of tenure. Should a successful IPRS applicant be enrolled with the Faculty of Engineering and Surveying (FoES) then FoES may provide a further $3000 top up to the successful applicant. 
Apply: To apply for this scholarship, applicants must complete and forward the following documentation by email to
Deadline: 22 October 2012 
Further Information:

Scholarship for MA in Media Practice for International Development

The School of Media, Film and Music is delighted to offer a £5,000 scholarship to UK/HEU and non EU students who have been accepted on the MA in Media Practice for International Development, starting in September 2013.
The scholarship is offered as a reduction in tuition fees of £5,000 and will be awarded to the student who possesses the highest academic ability and potential (not made on the basis of financial need).
Type of award: Postgraduate masters
Award amount: £5000 
* Applicants must have been offered a place on the above Masters degree.
* Applicants must commence the degree in September 2013 (awards cannot be deferred to subsequent years).
* Current Sussex undergraduate students are eligible to apply. 
By 1 May 2013: Deadline for all applications to be received. Please ensure that you have applied for one of the MA programmes listed above by 1st April 2013 to allow time for processing (you must have been made an offer of a place to be eligible to apply for the scholarship) 
By 31 May 2013: Applicants notified of the outcome of their application by email 
Further information
For further information on the scholarships please contact Mrs Pat Mounce
Tel: +44 1273 872574
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Reuters Journalism Programme - Europe Job

Date: 20-Sep-2012
Location: 30 South Colonnade, London, United Kingdom

Title: Reuters Journalism Programme - Europe
ID: ADM00005120



REUTERS Journalism Programme

Want to cover thebiggest news stories of the day? Fascinated by financial markets and economic fluctuations? We are offering the opportunity of a career in journalism with the world's largest international multimedia news agency with 160 years' experience and an enviable reputation for speed, accuracy and market impact.

The Reuters Journalism Programme, operating out of London, New York and Singapore, seeks candidates with the drive to become first-rate journalists and the skill to connect news events with the dynamics of the international financial markets.

Trainees will take part in several weeks of intensive classroom training then work on reporting teams in our regional newsrooms in London, New York and across Asia. You will hit the ground running -- reporting and delivering news stories to exacting Thomson Reuters standard

After the nine-month programme, trainees who meet the performance standards will move to staff positions. They will be placed in one of our 200 newsrooms dotted across the globe, subject to business needs and language skills, and assigned a mentor to help guide their career with Reuters .


Are you a good fit?

We're looking for:
- Early-career journalists and financial professionals or final year students/recent graduates of journalism, economics, business or languages.
- A passion for journalism, with evidence of editorial work experience.
- Fluency in more than one language is a distinct advantage. Arabic, Russian, Mandarin or German are particularly welcome.
- A proven interest in financial news and grasp of key economic trends.
- A strong academic record at the bachelor's or master's degree level.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to take part in interviews and assessment events. The number of trainees offered positions will depend on the quality of the applicants and the business needs of Thomson Reuters in the recruitment year.

How do you apply?
- Apply online.
- Applications accepted: September 30 - December 31
- Selection process: February/March
- Program begins: September

Job: Administration
Primary Location: United Kingdom-London-GBR-London-30 South Colonnade
Organization: Reuters News Operations
Schedule: Full-time
Education Level: Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)
Job Type: Standard

Job Segments: Creative, Journalism, Multimedia, Publishing

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Internships & Jobs at Nielsen Communication (Italian speaking)

a Nielsen Communication, multinazionale danese che opera nel mercato grafico, cerca una serie di profili da assumere con contratto di lavoro o stage nella sua sede a Verona. Tra le figure richieste: Art Director, Copy Writer, Sales Account Manager, Consulenti di telemarketing, Commerciali e Stagisti.
Per avere maggiori informazioni sull’azienda e candidarti consulta il sito ufficiale della multinazionale.

Questo il dettaglio delle offerte:

- Art Director: Il candidato ideale ha un’età compresa tra i 25 e i 35 anni, un’esperienza almeno quinquennale nel ruolo ed una provata conoscenza dell'Operativo Mac e degli applicativi Photoshop, Quark Xpress, InDesign Illustrator e Freehand.

- Copy Writer: I requisiti richiesti sono: un’età compresa tra i 23 e i 28 anni, una laurea in discipline umanistiche, esperienza nella redazione dei testi, residenza o domicilio a Verona o provincia.

- Sales Account Manager: Il candidato ideale ha tra i 25 e i 35 anni, una buona esperienza commerciale - non necessariamente nello stesso ambito – deve risiedere a Verona o in provincia ed essere disponibile a trasferte nel nord e centro Italia.

- Consulenti di telemarketing: devono avere un’età compresa tra i 20 ed i 40 anni, ottime capacità dialettiche, un'esperienza, seppur minima, nel ruolo ed un’ottima conoscenza del francese o dello spagnolo se destinati ad occuparsi di telemarketing nella divisione Spagna o Francia.

- Commerciale estero Divisione Spagna: ha tra i 30 e i 40 anni, una buona esperienza nel ruolo ed un’ottima conoscenza dello spagnolo.

- Stagisti: I candidati sono neodiplomati o neolaureati – residenti a Verona o in provincia - non hanno più di 30 anni ed hanno una buona conoscenza di Word ed Excel. Verranno impiegati nel settore pubblicitario.

Business Leader Scholarship For Postgraduate Students at Sydney Business School - Sydney University, Australia

Currently, there are twenty scholarships for local and international students undertaking one of the eligible single masters postgraduate coursework programs offered in semester 1, 2013 at The University of Sydney Business School.

Benefits: The scholarship covers 50% tuition fees and is tenable for 1.5 to 2 years full-time or 3 to 4 years part-time Masters degree.  To retain a scholarship, the holder must maintain a continuous enrolment during their degree from the semester for which they sought entry.  A continuous enrolment requires four units of study per semester for full-time candidates or two units of study per semester for part-time candidates.

  • The scholarship is available to new students who will commence their first semester of study with the Business School in one of the eligible Masters programs involving 10 to 16 units of study. (A list of eligible Masters programs is available during application). The scholarship is open to full-time international and full-time or part-time domestic students.
  • Only those applicants who have accepted a firm offer of admission to one of the eligible Masters programs in the Business School for the subsequent semester are eligible to be considered for this award. Current students who have completed study toward their degree and students receiving an offer of admission for a combined Masters program are not eligible to apply.

Application Procedure

To apply this scholarship award you should download the scholarship application form at the web link below. All supporting documentation submitted to the University of Sydney online, must be certified copies of original documents. Only certified copies of original documents will be accepted.

Submission Deadline

Closing Date (Round 1) Friday, 30th November, 2012 Closing Date (Round 2) Friday, 1st February, 2013

Website Link

Friday, 28 September 2012


Want to come to UK for work and personal experience? Consult this site for information and contact us at and we can organise your stay in UK!
The youth mobility scheme is for young people from participating countries and territories who want to come and experience life in the UK. Every year, the UK government allocates a number of places on the scheme for each country and territory. The countries and territories participating in the scheme, and the number of places allocated to them for 2012, are:
Australia - 32,500 places Canada - 5,000 places Japan - 1,000 places New Zealand - 10,000 places Monaco - 1,000 places Taiwan - 1,000 places Republic of Korea - 500 places
If you are a citizen or passport-holder of a country or territory listed above, and that country or territory has not used all its places for this year, you might be able to come to the UK under the youth mobility scheme. Your national government will be your 'sponsor' during your stay. You can also apply under the scheme if you are a British overseas citizen, a British overseas territories citizen or a British national (overseas). You will not need a sponsor, and there is no limit on the number of places on the scheme.
More information about the procedure:

2013 Weidenfeld Scholarship Programme for Developing Countries

oxford University
Launched in 2007, the Weidenfeld Scholarship and Leadership Programme aim to cultivate the leaders of tomorrow primarily from Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Russia, the Middle East and North Africa. The programme is managed by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), a London-based policy organization. The scholarship is tenable only at the University of Oxford.
It provides outstanding university graduates and young professionals with:
• The opportunity to pursue graduate studies at the University of Oxford
• Scholars also participate in a comprehensive programme of leadership-skills development, long-term mentoring and networking (including communication skills courses, pro-bono projects and involvement in a high-level speaker and seminar series)
Host Institution: University of Oxford, United Kingdom (Course starts 2013)
Field of study: This scholarship is available for all degree bearing courses, with the exception of PGCert and PGDip courses
Number of Awards: Approximately 40 overall (of whom 5 will be US candidates). 
Target group:
Nationals of one of the following countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, FYR Macedonia, Georgia, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Mongolia, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Authority, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uzbekistan, Western Sahara, Yemen.
Value: 100% of university and college fees, and a grant for living costs (the rate in 2011-12 was £13,500). Awards are made for the full duration of a student’s fee liability for the agreed course.
Eligibility: Eligible candidates must have an undergraduate degree and be a national of one of eligible countries (see above).  Applicants should be intending to return to their country of ordinary residence following their studies.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they aspire through their professional work to contribute to the public good in their country or region, or on a global basis. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a connection between their subject of study and their longer-term career objectives.
The scholarships are open to students starting a new course. Students currently at Oxford are not eligible to apply unless they are already a Weidenfeld Scholar. This scholarship may not be held in conjunction with any other awards.
Please ensure you meet the requirements for entry to your course, including English language requirements.
Application instructions: Applications is not open yet but will open very soon by October 2012. You can apply for the scholarship at the same time as you apply to Oxford by selecting Weidenfeld Scholarships and Leadership Programme in the Funding Section of the University’s Graduate Application Form.  You must also complete a Weidenfeld Scholarship Questionnaire and upload it together with your Graduate Application Form.
Candidates should apply by the application deadline – 1st week of January 2013 for Medical Sciences and Philosophy; third week of January 2013 for all other subjects (deadlines will be finalized soon; check the official website for updated information).  If you do not apply in full by the deadline, you will not be considered for the scholarship, even if you have selected Weidenfeld Scholarships and Leadership Programme on the Graduate Application Form.
In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must submit your application for graduate study by the January deadline and you must have secured a place on your chosen programme of study by the expected final decision date (around March 2013).
It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
Deadline: Jan 2013 (annual)*
Further Information:

Chevening Scholarships

Chevening Scholarships are the UK Government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The programme makes awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study postgraduate courses at universities in the UK.
The Chevening programme began in 1983 and has developed into a prestigious international scheme. The objective of the Chevening programme is to support foreign policy priorities and achieve FCO objectives by creating lasting positive relationships with future leaders, influencers and decision makers. Chevening Scholars come from over 120 countries worldwide (excluding the USA and the EU), and 700 scholarships were awarded in 2011-2012. There are over 40,000 Chevening alumni around the world who together comprise an influential and highly regarded global network.
The programme provides full or part funding for full-time courses at postgraduate level, normally a one year Master’s degree. The name ‘Chevening’ comes from Chevening House in Sevenoaks, Kent – currently the joint official residence of the British Foreign Secretary and the Deputy Prime Minister.

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The JoinEU-SEE Project

The project aims at fulfilling the overall and specific programme objectives. In accordance with the overall Erasmus Mundus Action 2 Strand 1 objectives, the aims of the JoinEU-SEE programme are the promotion of European higher education, to support the improvement and enhancement of scholars' career prospects as well as the promotion of intercultural communication and understanding through cooperation with the partner countries in the project consortium.
The JoinEU-SEE programme thus contributes to the sustainable development of third countries in the field of higher education in accordance with the external policy objectives of the European Union. JoinEU-SEE supports mobility at all level of higher education, including both mobility for students (undergraduate, master, doctoral and post-doctoral) and for staff (academic and administrative).
Through the mobility and the resulting transfer of knowledge, qualifications and skills, the implementation of the Bologna Process reforms will be facilitated and beneficiaries as well as their institutions will profit from the mutual experience in academic, cultural and economic respects. This will contribute to capacity building in the higher education institutions as well as in the public and private sector through the inclusion of all target groups.
The alumni of the programme will contribute to a multiplier effect and enhance the links between the individual partner institutions and their countries. An established network of beneficiaries from this "JoinEU-SEE" network in the frame of the Erasmus Mundus Action 2 strand 1 programme will see to the further enhancement of the individual student, researcher or teacher in order to improve not only their knowledge, qualifications and skills but also to strengthen the cooperation between WB countries and the EU and contribute to the development of the societies.

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Leaseurope is recruiting an Intern to join its Brussels team for 6 months (extendable).

The ideal candidate will have a Master degree in law or economics, a demonstrated interest in the activities and working methods of the European Union, an excellent command of English (native or equivalent) and very good drafting skills.
A genuine interest in the automotive field is an asset.

The Intern will support the work of Leaseurope’s Senior Adviser in Automotive Affairs through the monitoring of relevant EU policy developments, targeted research and policy analysis, drafting of briefings and reporting to members.

We offer:
- First-hand experience of the Brussels lobbying scene;
- Insight into the automotive rental and leasing market as well as the consumer protection and transport policy sectors;
- Opportunities to be involved in interesting, hands-on projects from start to finish;
- Professional experience related to lobbying in a European, member-based, organisation;
- Excellent team spirit in a multinational environment;
- An allowance (‘convention d’immersion professionnelle’).

If you are interested, please send your CV as well as your motivation letter using this FORM with the reference “Brussels Internship- Leaseurope”.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

2013 Academic Excellence Scholarships, Australia

La Trobe University
La Trobe University offers Academic Excellence Scholarships for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students, Australia 2013 
About Scholarship: La Trobe’s Academic Excellence Scholarships (AES) are targeted towards high achieving international students from all countries across all of La Trobe’s undergraduate and postgraduate coursework programs.
Objective: La Trobe University will transform the lives of students and communities through learning and knowledge creation. They will be nationally and internationally acclaimed in socially responsible teaching and research. 
Study Subjects: Courses offered by the university
Course Level: Undergraduate and Post graduate are eligible for this scholarship.
Scholarship By: La Trobe University
Location: Australia
Duration: A maximum period of two semesters (or twelve months)
Cover: A$10 000-$20 000 
-citizens of countries other than Australia or New Zealand
-commencing international students wanting to undertake undergraduate and postgraduate coursework, full degrees at La Trobe in 2013
-applicants who scored a minimum of 80 per cent or equivalent in their previous degree/award
-students who meet or will meet the University’s academic and English entry requirements at the commencement date of their course (and have received an offer at the time of applying for this scholarship). 
Scholarship Open for International Students: Yes 
Apply: Applicants must complete a scholarship application form (PDF 76kb) and submit it to La Trobe International via email at by the application deadline.
Deadline: AES round one closing date – 14 December 2012, AES round two closing date – 25 January 2013 
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Helpdesk Officer – It Support - JOB, Helsinki

1. The job
The Helpdesk Officer will work mainly in the Directorate of Cooperation of the Agency in the Helpdesk Unit providing high quality customer support on ECHA scientific IT tools by replying to incoming questions from industry. The Helpdesk Officer is responsible for logging incoming questions, performing the first analysis and troubleshooting of incidents. S/he provides solutions and advice to users either in writing or on the phone. If necessary, incidents are escalated to the 2nd line.

The jobholder will be a customer oriented person who contributes to the good functioning of the ECHA scientific Helpdesk, ensuring high quality of responses provided in terms of content and timeliness.

Main tasks:
- Encode incoming questions at the ECHA Helpdesk and assign them to the relevant 1st line support using Remedy or any similar incident management tool;
- Provide replies to standard questions either in writing or on the phone;
- Resolve incidents as 1st line support;
- Provide training on ECHA scientific IT tools and, if required, develop the training material for training events to ECHA’s stakeholders.

2.General requirements
The applicant must:
- Be a national of a Member State of the European Union, or a national of the European Economic Area (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway)1; 
- Enjoy the full rights as a citizen; 
- Have fulfilled any obligations imposed by the laws concerning military service; 
- Produce the appropriate character references as to the suitability for the performance of the duties;
-  Be physically fit to perform the duties;
-  Have a thorough knowledge of one of the languages of the European Union and a satisfactory knowledge of another language to the extent necessary to perform your duties;
 - Be able to communicate in English as this is the working language of ECHA.

- Junior Regulatory Officer.
I requisiti richiesti sono: laurea in Ingegneria, Informatica o in discipline scientifiche, buona conoscenza di una seconda lingua europea, almeno un anno di esperienza in un ruolo simile, conoscenza di Regolamenti e Processi come "REACH, CLP, Biocides e PIC”.

1. The job
Regulatory Officers are Regulatory experts who will work in multidisciplinary teams developing, implementing, managing and maintaining different scientific/technical processes foreseen by the Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), the Regulation on the Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures (CLP) as well as the Regulation on Biocidal Products and the Regulation (EU) 649/2012 concerning the export and import of hazardous chemicals. Upon recruitment, staff generally start working in one area of work, but will be expected during their career in the Agency to develop skills to enable them to work in multiple areas.

The main areas of work are related to process development and maintenance, and include: o Provide our internal and external stakeholders with user friendly and effective tools for all REACH, CLP, Biocides and PIC processes; o Develop and implement new or adapted regulatory processes required under the REACH, CLP, biocides and PIC Regulations; o Support the operational implementation and maintenance of these processes; o Fulfil ECHA’s legal obligations related to submission and processing of information; Improve the quality of the submitted data (e.g. by developing tools such as add-ons for the dossier creation tool, IUCLID). o Improve the efficiency and the streamlining of our processes (e.g. process automation, simplification and technical aid);

 Working within a mixed discipline team, you will be responsible for one or more of the following tasks.
- Analyse the relevant legal text and stakeholder requirement to define and propose implementation of new or revised regulatory processes and their implementation in the related IT tools (REACH-IT, OECD eChemPortal, R4BP for Biocide, IUCLID, etc.) and ECHA processes;
- Elicit, gather and describe in a comprehensive way the user needs of our various stakeholders (Industry, MSCA, ECHA users) in relation to implementation of new processes or software functionalities; including the opportunity to represent ECHA during consultations and discussions with stakeholders;
- Work closely with the business analysts to convey these requirements to the IT developers, perform follow ups on the implementation and contribute to the preparation and implementation of test cases.
- Assist in the presentation of implementation proposals for senior management decision;
- Ensure and follow-up user need deliverables according to agreed milestones; and provide regular reports to management on progress and achievements, and providing feedback to the team and/or management on potential problems in a timely manner;
- Inform our stakeholders about the changes in form of written communications (e.g. technical manuals, press releases etc), presentations and web-pages;
- Provide direct support to our stakeholders via targeted trainings, webinars, helpdesk questions, co-ordinating inputs from relevant experts, etc.;
- Perform other duties as required.

2.  General requirements
The applicant must: 
- Be a national of a Member State of the European Union, or a national of the European Economic Area (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway)1; 
- Enjoy the full rights as a citizen; 
- Have fulfilled any obligations imposed by the laws concerning military service; 
- Produce the appropriate character references as to the suitability for the performance of the duties; 
- Be physically fit to perform the duties;
- Have a thorough knowledge of one of the languages of the European Union and a satisfactory knowledge of another language to the extent necessary to perform the duties; 
- Be able to communicate in English as this is the working language of ECHA.

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UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists

Deadline: Deadlines vary according to the institutions/residencies (closest deadline: 15 October, 2012)
Open to
: Young artists (between 25 and 35 years old) worldwide who want to develop their creative projects and engage in a cultural diversity dialogue.
: Residencies can be taken in one of the institutions which can be seen HERE. UNESCO covers the travel expenses. Visa fees are covered by the applicants


The UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists (hereinafter called the Programme) promote the mobility of young artists in order to enrich their personal perspectives, to develop their creative project, enabling them to engage in a cultural diversity dialogue. The Programme offers residencies to young artists (between 25 and 35 years old) worldwide. UNESCO-Aschberg advocates and promotes creativity, highlights cultural exchanges and the need for artists to enrich their experience through contact with other cultures. These residencies are catalysts for the development of artistic expression in all cultures of the world.

The aim of the programme

The UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries Programme was integrated in UNESCO’s strategy in 1994 to promote cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue. It aims to provide experience to young artists and to help them complete their training in countries other than their own.
  • The artistic disciplines for which the bursaries are awarded are Creative Writing, Music and Visual Arts. These three fields cover artistic specialisations that drive the creative industries, in particular the recording industries, the organisation of concerts, the audiovisual sector, graphic design and publishing. The countries of the South, which have a rich artistic tradition, can further expand their skills in these fields, and therefore boosting the different sectors of the cultural industry.
  • The Programme strategy is based in UNESCO’s policies to promote creativity and cultural diversity, and so, converges with the goals of the Convention on the Promotion and Protection of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005 Convention)
  • The Programme also gives priority to artists and institutions in developing countries, in order to enhance North-South and South-South cooperation.

How to enter the programme?

The UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries Programme offers bursaries for 2013 in the following fields: Creative WritingMusic and Visual Arts. You can access  HERE the Institutions/Residencies to their respective Website. For their 2013 Call for Applications you can click on the deadline dates of the shared page.
When applying, please note to meet all the requirements of your selected bursary and its application deadline. The deadlines vary from one institution to another. Send your complete application file directly to the institution you are applying at. Should you be selected, the institution will inform you directly.

Who can enter?

The bursaries are limited and are awarded on a selective basis. The pre-selection of candidates is carried out by the institutions. Artists must therefore apply directly to the institution of their interest, depending on the discipline and/or country sought. The application file is to be submitted directly to the institution of interest.
General Remarks:
  • Applicants may submit only one application per year and can participate in the Programme only once in their careers.
  • Candidates who are nationals of the country where the chosen institution is located are not eligible.
  • In some cases, a document proving language proficiency is required by the host institution.
  • The institutions pre-select three candidates to submit to UNESCO. It is up to the Organization to take the final decision based on its own criteria: geographical distribution and gender balance.
  • The artist candidates are then informed of their selection by the institutions where they have been granted residency. The respective institution and successful laureate then sign a mutually binding agreement.
Please also read the frequently asked questions section HERE.
For more information please visit the official website.

Interested in Studying Abroad? Check Out These Organizations

Are you bored with your current educational situation? Do you find yourself longing for more than the average classroom college experience? If so, you might consider studying abroad for a semester. With interest in this realm only growing, there is no shortage of programs or options available for students interested in venturing out into the great wide unknown.

Below is a list of some organizations that promote and encourage students to study in countries outside of their own. With partnering schools in various cities across the world, these organizations have something for everyone.

Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) 

With programs based in more than 40 countries, CIEE's options for students are both expansive and diverse. From architecture to public policy, environmental science and sustainability, students interested in studying abroad definitely have no shortage of options.

From Ghana to Nicaragua, CIEE students can be found far and wide across the globe. Around for over 65 years, CIEE has had time to perfect its approach and methods, making the whole study abroad experience as simple and straightforward as possible for students.

Institute of International Education (IIE) 

Founded in 1919, the IIE  is a non-profit organization that oversees over 200 study abroad programs in countries across the globe. Specializing in the management of undergraduate and graduate programs, the IIE offers students a wide variety of subjects and locations from which to choose. For instance, one student might opt to focus on the sciences in a program in Afghanistan while another might choose to immerse themselves in humanities in Latin America. With subjects ranging from technology to diplomacy there really is something for everyone.

The Education Abroad Network (TEAN) 

Created in 1995, TEAN is a bit smaller than the previous entities mentioned; however, it still has great influence and impact. It all began with one program known as "Study Australia," but then later expanded to include "Study New Zealand" and "Study Asia." The group has a set of partnering universities and colleges with which it works to ensure its participants get only the most top-notch educational experience—regardless of location.

TEAN's overall mission is to make the study abroad process as easy and seamless as possible. The staff understands that studying in a foreign land can be a stressful, hectic situation so they treat all student participants to a lengthy pre-departure consultation, as well as line-up in-country support available for the duration of the excursion.

Amenities and events vary depending on the program you choose, but most participants have access to scholarship programs, mini-break plans and more, to add to the value of the overall experience.
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Thursday, 27 September 2012

Paid Bilingual Assistant Internship in Paris!

A prestigious international recruitment agency, specialising in Multilingual Assistantship, seeks a native English speaker, or someone of an equivalent linguistic level, to join its young and dynamic team in central Paris for a work placement.


As the first point of contact for candidates and clients alike, and a real support to the Consultants, your role is to assist the team of Consultants and ensure the smooth running of the Front Desk by undertaking a variety of administrative tasks including:

* Reception of phone calls and emails in French and English

* Greeting and welcoming candidates and clients
* Preparing candidate files and administrative documents
* Diary management: organising meetings and booking interview rooms
* Managing and updating our candidate and client database
* Testing candidates orally in French and English

Your Profile

Due to the international nature of the company, it is essential that you are a native English speaker or of an equivalent linguistic level, with a highly advanced/bilingual level of French. Excellent written language skills and outstanding communication skills are essential: you are meticulous, highly organised and able to prioritise, as well as being approachable with exceptional communication skills.

The nature of the internship means that official contractual approval provided by the University (‘Convention de Stage’) is necessary, so this opportunity is ideal for a Modern Languages Undergraduate student wishing to spend part of their year abroad gaining professional experience in France, working in the heart of Paris.

€417 per month
Start of the Placement:
As soon as possible (beginning of 2013 at the latest)
To be confirmed, approx. 8 months

The leading specialist in Paris for the recruitment of executive multilingual support staff, Dorothy Danahy SAS offers an unparalleled support and service at every step of the recruitment process.

Please send your CV and cover letter, quoting the reference TY1111, to:

Your application will be studied with care by our Consultant.

UN Alliance of Civiliations Forum, Vienna Austria

Deadline: 1 November 2012
Open to
: members of non-government and non-for-profit youth organizations between 18 and 35 years old
: Vienna, Austria from 26-28 February 2013


The 5th Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations will take place in Vienna, Austria, from February 26 to 28, 2013. This forum will bring together a vast array of participants including youth, political and corporate leaders, civil society activists, representatives of faith communities, journalists, etc. to work together and agree on joint actions to improve relations across cultures and religions and build a lasting peace.
The Forum will explore how responsible leadership can make a difference in the following three major issues:
  1. Addressing the universal right to religious freedom and promoting a new religious pluralism through education;
  2. Media pluralism and diversity of media content and their contribution to fostering public debate, democracy and awareness of diverse opinions;
  3. Shaping a new narrative for migration, integration and mobility in the global economy.
Up to 150 youth (between 18 and 35 years old) from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds with outstanding track records in intercultural dialogue and youth work will be selected as participants of the Youth Event (February 26) and the 5th UNAOC Forum (February 27 and 28) in Vienna.
The Youth Event will be output-oriented and will focus on collective reflection rather than on presentations of individual projects implemented by youth organizations at the event. In addition, it will help youth establish contacts, actively exchange and explore how they can collaborate together, before and after the Forum. Youth will be invited to multiply the results of the Youth Event and the Forum after they return home.
Aiming to launch well in advance the discussions among the youth, during the period of December 2012 – February 2013, the organizers will invite all selected youth to participate in online consultations on the Forum’s themes and start brainstorming on the elements of the Youth Recommendations to be prepared on February 26.
The draft program of the Youth Event and the 5th UNAOC Forum will be available on-line in November at this website.

Costs and Application:

All selected youth participants will be provided with a round-trip international ticket to Vienna (most direct route, economy class) and accommodation once in Vienna. Meals and coffee breaks will be provided.
Youth participants will be responsible for the cost of transportation to and from the airport in their country of residence as well as in Austria, obtaining any necessary exit, transit and Schengen visa, as well as their own incidental expenses in Austria.
Please see the APPLICATION GUIDELINES HERE for more details and eligibility criteria.
If you meet the eligibility criteria, please download the APPLICATION FORM HERE.
The application deadline is 11:59 PM, New York time, Thursday November 1, 2012. Any application received after this time will not be considered. Send your application to
Should you have questions about the conference, please contact the organizers at: