Call for admission MIREES – 2018/19

MIREES is a joint program offered by the University of Bologna, Italy, together with the Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas (Lithuania) and St. Petersburg State University (Russia).Enrolled students spend the first year in Forlì. In the second year a minimum of 5 months will be spent at one of the Partner Universities or, in particular cases, at other Mirees associated Universities (Universities of Zagreb, University of Ljubljana, Corvinus University, Comenius University). A mobility grant is offered to all enrolled students, thanks to Erasmus +  or the MIREES mobility scheme.

MIREES is taught entirely in English (120 ECTS). The curriculum offers interdisciplinary, in-depth knowledge of post-socialist countries in transition, new EU member states, and new East-European neighbor countries. Students develop language skills by learning one Eastern European language (3 levels of Russian, Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, Bulgarian, Slovak; Hungarian and Lithuanian are available in the second year.

The degree programme is suited for students with a BA in Economics, Politics, International Relations, History, Languages and cultural studies in general as well as for prospective PhD students. It is designed to train analysts, area experts, consultants and mediators, to meet the needs of research institutes, the European Commission, international agencies, voluntary organizations and NGO’s, public administration, managers, corporations and banks active in the Baltic sea region, East-Central Europe and the Balkans. Most of our alumni have found employment in these fields or are attending doctorate programmes at prestigious academic institutions.

I would be extremely grateful if you could encourage interested students willing to connect language skills with an in-depth knowledge on the Baltic Sea region, Russia, Central Europe and the Balkans to consider applying.

The number of available places for the academic year 2018/2019 is 50, of which 20 for Non-EU candidates.

The admission requirements and the documents to be provided for application are available on the program website at http://corsi.unibo.it/2Cycle/mirees/Pages/callforapplication.aspx , as well as detailed information on teaching plan and Faculty. Two evaluation sessions are scheduled: the first one, with deadline May, 18th 2018, is open to all candidates; the second one, with deadline September, 4th 2018 is for EU students and non-EU students with equivalent status.

Scholarships and benefits

  • The Regional Authority for the Right to Education (Ergo) and the University of Bologna offer study grants and partial or total tuition fee reductions assigned on the basis of the  personal income and the academic performance. Information on the application procedure and deadlines of Ergo benefits is available at www.er-go.it (the call, available also in English, is expected to be published in July 2018).
  • The Collegio Superiore of the University of Bologna (website: http://www.collegio.unibo.it/en ) will publish a call for admission of master level for the academic year 2018/2019, open to Italian and international candidates.
  • Information on available scholarships, loans and other forms of financial aid for students can be found  at:

http://www.unibo.it/en/teaching/enrolment-transfer-and-final-examination/international-students-admissions-and-study-grants

http://www.unibo.it/en/services-and-opportunities/study-grants-and-subsidies/study-grants-and-subsidies

Should you need any further information, please feel free to contact

Ms Elisa Landi
Administrative programme coordinator
e-mailelisa.landi3@unibo.it
tel.+39.0543.374149

Sanja Kajinic, PhD
Mirees Academic tutor
e-mailsanja.kajinic@unibo.it

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Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) – Internship Opportunities

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) seeks student volunteers for the summer of 2018:

Research Transparency (Student Volunteer)

Poverty Measurement (Student Volunteer)

Policy & Communications (Student Volunteer)

Peace & Recovery Program (Student Volunteer)

About IPA
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a research and policy nonprofit that discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems. IPA brings together researchers and decision-makers to design, rigorously evaluate, and refine these solutions and their applications, ensuring that the evidence created is used to improve the lives of the world’s poor. In recent decades, trillions of dollars have been spent on programs designed to reduce global poverty, but clear evidence on which programs succeed is rare, and when evidence does exist, decision-makers often do not know about it. IPA exists to bring together leading researchers and these decision-makers to ensure that the evidence we create leads to tangible impact on the world. Since its founding in 2002, IPA has worked with over 575 leading academics to conduct over 650 evaluations in 51 countries. This research has informed hundreds of successful programs that now impact millions of individuals worldwide.

The Horizons Fellowship

The Horizons Fellowship supports 200 outstanding university students in their pursuit to become multidisciplinary leaders using technology. Our fully-funded program provides real-world technology courses geared towards high-achieving college students.

The Horizons Fellowship is a summer opportunity that supports outstanding undergradute and graduate students (of any year) in their pursuit to combine technology into their existing course of study. The Horizons Fellowship gives students the ability to learn about real-world technology and build advanced software products.

Our world is becoming increasingly multidisciplinary in nature. Horizons is designed to provide access to a modern technology skill set for students like those in your department.

Horizons students have gone onto work at a variety of amazing companies – Google, Facebook, Visa, The Stanford Research Institute, Slack, Yelp, Amazon, McKinsey, Bloomberg, J.P. Morgan, EA Games, and more.

Past Horizonites have come from a variety of schools and backgrounds. Students have hailed from Harvard, Princeton, Yale, UPenn/Wharton, Columbia, Northwestern, Brown, Michigan, state schools, community colleges and more. The world is becoming multidisciplinary in nature. We’ve had computer science majors, math majors, economics/business majors, biology majors, english majors, and art majors all take our program.

Interested students can start an application here!

Executive Assistant – Enough Project

Executive Assistant

Position: Executive Assistant
Location: Washington DC 
Status: Full Time; Non-Exempt  
Reports to: Founding Director

https://enoughproject.org/about/jobs/executive-assistant

Essential Responsibilities and Tasks

MEETING/CALENDAR SUPPORT

  • Manage Founding Director’s highly detailed calendar, including organizing, coordinating and scheduling meetings with internal and external parties, domestically and internationally
  • Ensure agenda and logistic coordination for meetings
  • Manage Founding Director’s travel arrangements and itineraries
  • Compile speech, travel, or fundraising/development folders for Founding Director as necessary
  • Provide administrative, writing, and research support
  • Keep staff informed of Founding Director’s schedule
  • Provide relevant information in advance of meetings

STAKEHOLDER COMMUNICATION

  • Act as first point of contact and liaison for some Founding Director communications, including answering phone calls, and coordinating and tracking email communications

DATA MANAGEMENT

  • Manage organizational documents, including org charts, announcements, distribution lists, stakeholder databases, etc.
  • Prepare and handle highly confidential information
  • Develop and maintain document retention and retrieval systems

FINANCE

  • Prepare, reconcile and maintain expense reports for Founding Director

SPECIAL PROJECTS

  • Prioritization, planning, and execution of special projects including events, off-sites, and preparations for potential advisory board
  • Coordinate department-level action and deadline management to ensure on-time submission of deliverables
  • Provide logistical support for donor/development projects

ADMINISTRATIVE

  • Proactively identify opportunities to improve service levels and efficiency in any and all parts of the organization
  • Greet visitors on behalf of the Founding Director
  • Perform general clerical duties
  • Help coordinate Founding Director’s shipping needs
  • Support Founding Director’s coordination with universities, track guest professorships
  • Keep Founding Director’s equipment (desktop, laptop, cell phone) current with security and software updates; general equipment maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Coordinate interviews with Founding Director

Required Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Ability

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • Previous executive support experience desired
  • Experience providing detailed project management support in a fast-paced, professional environment; ability to work under pressure
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills, including drafting/editing emails, memos, and founding correspondence
  • Must display professional maturity and ability to support and interact with all levels of management
  • Ability to develop a work schedule, set goals, create/implement actions plans and monitor progress
  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities and detailed projects with minimal oversight
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain complex processes and data systems
  • Savvy with technology
  • Experience with Google Apps, Microsoft Office Suite, and CRM systems, as well as Blackberry if possible
  • Proficiency in the use of office equipment such as computers, smartphones, voice messaging and office peripheries such as fax machines, copiers, scanners and printers
  • Positive attitude
  • Extremely responsive, fast, and diligent
  • Ability to anticipate needs of the Founding Director, and act accordingly
  • Demonstrated ability to earn and maintain trust in working relationships
  • Ability to maintain confidential and sensitive information with discretion and judgment
  • Strong interpersonal, time management, and problem-solving skills
  • Open to and appreciative of constructive feedback

How to Apply

If interested, please email a cover letter and resume to jobs@enoughproject.org

New Venture Fund Careers

The Enough Project is a project of the New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. The New Venture Fund is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. The New Venture Fund’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.

Democritus University – Unbound Prometheus Program of Summer Courses Kavala, Greece

Unbound Prometheus Program of Summer Courses  Kavala, Greece
May 13-21, July 8-21, And July 22-August 4 2018

Unbound Prometheus, a program of summer courses affiliated with Democritus University, offers a wide variety of subjects in summer 2018: Political Science, Creativity Studies, Finance, Positive Psychology, Literature, Business, High-Energy Physics, Data Analytics, Ethics, History, Digital Marketing, Screenwriting, Economics, Ecology, and Visual Arts. The program takes place in Kavala, one of the most picturesque towns in Greece situated along the northern Aegean coastline.

Unbound Prometheus is unique in that it offers the highest quality on the academic side but also in terms of accommodations and planned activities. All of our professors are academics in top western universities and colleges or public intellectuals and artists with global reputations.

There will be three programs in 2018, one in May and two in July. The May program will begin with a 5-day stay in Kavala in the 5-star Lucy hotel where the lectures will take place and then it will move to a gorgeous resort in the island of Thassos for two days of fun before returning to Kavala prior to departure. The more intensive July programs will last for 13 days while also staying at Lucy hotel. The planned activities include a tour of Thassos by boat or bus and a cruise with sailing boats along Kavala’s coastline (May program).

The cost of the entire package (tuition, room and board, activities, etc.) is $2700 (or €2253) for the July programs and $1662 (or €1387) for the one in May. We also offer a reduced price to those who escort one of our students but do not wish to register for a course themselves (e.g., a friend or a relative) as well as discounts to those who register for more than one course. Special rates apply to Greek residents due to the economic crisis.

Our courses can be taken by:

  • Undergraduate college students who wish to enrich their education and enhance their preparation for graduate studies. Students who earn top grades might also request a reference letter from their course instructor to be used in graduate school or transfer applications.
  • Students in the last two grades of high school who intend to apply to universities and wish to improve the quality of their applications through such coursework and perhaps through a reference from one of our professors.
  • Adults wishing to have a fun educational experience.

All courses are taught in English. Lectures will take place during the weekdays of each program.

Registration Deadline: The registration deadline was March 1st 2018. It has been extended indefinitely until the hotel becomes fully booked. Since such notice can come at any moment between now and the beginning of our programs, it is essential prospective students register as soon as possible.

Students are strongly encouraged to consider combining attendance to one of our programs with scheduling visits to tourist attractions in other regions of Greece. Tourist visits to Greece keep reaching record levels in each of the past several years.

Those interested in more information and particulars should visit our website:
http://www.unboundprometheus.com, particularly the “History and Testimonials” page under “Academics” where they can find comments and evaluation statistics as well as photos from our students who attended the 2017 program. They can also write to us at: info@unboundprometheus.com

Master of Science in Economics at the University of Rome Tor Regata

The MSc in Economics (LM-56) is a two-year graduate program entirely taught in English, with a strong emphasis on quantitative economics, and carried out in an international academic environment supported by intense tutoring.

The program is of interest to those who want to pursue a career in national and international institutions that require advanced analytical skills, or who want to strengthen their background in order to continue into a Ph.D. program in Economics worldwide.

During the second year, selected students also have the opportunity to attend a Dual Degree Program in partnership with the University of Gothenburg or the University of Konstanz. Moreover, every year they award the best performing students with financial prizes reserved to first year students and to graduates.

Further information is available at http://economia.uniroma2.it/master-science/economics where interested students can find the application form

You can also view this Pamphlet: MSc in Economics_Tor Vergata University

 

Leading Women of Tomorrow Position Openings

Leading Women of Tomorrow is a student run, non-profit, bipartisan organization that seeks to encourage more young women to consider careers in public service, with the aim of bridging the gender gap among public representatives. Gender equality is a sustainable development goal, and for their efforts they were recently recognized at the UN.

They are looking for passionate students to lead their new campus chapter at University of Michigan! Chapter presidents, vice-presidents, treasurers, and secretaries will have the opportunity to work with local community leaders as well as national political and policy professionals, coordinating events for campus and program implementation with support from our Washington, D.C. headquarters.

This is a unique opportunity to make a direct impact on your community. Hours are very flexible, and no travel is required. Both graduate and undergraduate students from all majors are welcome to join! To apply, please email a copy of your resume to leadingwomenoftomorrow@gmail.com, and indicate your preferred position and whether or not you would be willing to accept a different position.