Several recruitment opportunities are currently being promoted within the framework “Excellence initiative of the University of Bordeaux”, granted by the French national program Investing for the future.
Three individual calls for application are already open and running, each of them describing application modalities, examination processes and applicable calendars:
- Postdoctoral fellowship program: it is addressed to high-profile international young candidates promoting their own project to be developed in one of the site research teams;
- Junior Chairs: supporting young, high-profile international researchers in setting up a research activity within one of the University of Bordeaux’s laboratories;
- Visiting professors, expected to contribute with their unique expertise to the development of research projects, training programs, innovation in higher education, or technology transfer.
Additional opportunities will be available soon, addressing associated professors and senior chairs.
Call for applications are available on the website: www.idex-univ-bordeaux.fr/research-opportunities
Closing Date for Applications – 31 July 2013 [ Please note that the date in the attachment has been extended]
Nepad are offering the following internship opportunities as part of their Young Professionals Programme to postgraduate students. Students are invited to apply for the following:
a. Internship Programme: to provide opportunities for graduate and postgraduate students from diverse academic backgrounds to enhance their educational experience through practical work assignments and periodic attachments at the NEPAD Agency.
b. Fellowship Programme: to assist AU Member States especially NEPAD national focal points to have an in-depth understanding of the NPCA mandate and NEPAD implementation.
c. Volunteer Programme: to mobilize volunteers to serve and support the NEPAD Agenda and African development in general.
Details of the Internship are contained in the attached pdf document. Please note that the closing date has been extended to 31 July 2013 (Not 1 July as stated in the attachment)and that applications should be sent directly NEPAD. Contact details for NEPAD are in the attachment.
“Towards the end of the Millennium Development Goals Era:’’ What contribution have our universities made?
The Southern African–Nordic Centre (SANORD) has organized its 4th bi-annual international conference which is scheduled to take place from the 1st - 4th of December 2013.
The conference will take place at the Bingu International Conference Centre in Lilongwe, which is the capital city of Malawi. All the hotels are within walking distance of the conference venue.
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Dr. Kubi Rama (Deputy Director, Gender Links), Dr. Dixie Maluwa-Banda (Director for Higher Learning, Ministry of Education, Malawi), Prof. Mamokgethi Phakeng (Deputy VC UNISA), Prof. Brian O-Connell (VC UWC) and Dr. Emmanuel Fabiano (VC UNIMA)
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS /PROPOSALS
The Local Organising Committee of the SANORD International Conference is now inviting prospective speakers to submit abstracts/proposals for oral presentation, plenary and poster presentations for the Conference.The main objective is to ensure presenters from wide spectrum, particularly from Higher Education Institutions (HEI). It is hoped that the value and involvement of other HEI other than those from the Southern Africa-Nordic institutions will give the conference a multi-disciplinary flavour.Conference sub-themes:1. Relevance of Research in Higher Education (HE)2. Strategic management and Higher Education financing3. Access and equity in higher EducationAll proposals to be received before 15th August.
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SANORD has made funding available for Research Theme Group leaders to organize seminars, conferences and other activities directly related to their North-South multilateral cooperation and to build networks that have the potential to significantly contribute to realizing the objectives of the organization.
The funds will be available to be used for travel, accommodation and logistical expenses. Applications will be considered for funding up to ZAR 50 000.00 (Fifty Thousand South African Rands). This call for proposals is open to all SANORD members to collaborate with at least 2 partners to form a partnership (the lead university with at least 2 joint partners) within the SANORD network. SANORD welcomes your application by 15 August 2013. Attached please find the application form.
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Hosted by the Central University of Technology, Free State, Bloemfontein
Theme: Internationalisation in a Changing World: Higher Education’s Response
Conference Dates : 21, 22, 23 & 24 August 2013
Second Call for Papers for the IEASA Annual Conference to be held at the Central University of Technology, Free State in Bloemfontein.
Proposals are invited from experts in International Education issues, academics and researchers collaborating with international partners wishing to share examples of successful collaborations, and from practitioners who run International Relations Offices.
PROPOSALS SHOULD FOCUS ON THE FOLLOWING SUB-THEMES:
Please Note: Currently there is a new debate around internationalisation or globalization of higher education, particularly with the increasing number of networking partnerships rather than one-on-one institutional partnerships. In preparing your abstracts, potential presenters are invited to consider this, especially the question of whether we should now redefine globalization, given a predominantly negative connotation attached to it by many from the developing nations. Particularly senior university administrators are invited to prepare work and engage with us on this topic.
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 6 April 2013
Notification of acceptance of abstracts: 10 May 2013
Deadline for Submission of full papers: 19 July 2013
- 30 Nov. to 7 Dec. 2013, Mexico City, application deadline: 30 March 2013
- Open to PhD students from Africa, Asia, Latin America working in disciplines related to international and developments studies, an opportunity to present and discuss their research in a seminar format
- Fully-funded programme
- The workshop is organised jointly with the El Colegio de México
- Fall semester 2013, Geneva
- Application deadline: 1 March 2013
- Open to outstanding young university teachers from universities from developing and emerging countries pursuing advanced research in areas bridging the fields of international and development studies.
- Fully-funded programme
The Embassy of France is pleased to announce that France will be hosting the annual “Solar Decathlon” competition in Versailles in June 2014. This will be the tenth edition of this international competition and the third edition to be held in Europe, following those held in Madrid in 2010 and 2012.
This multidisciplinary competition (which incorporates fields ranging from architecture to engineering, design and economics) was initiated in 2002 by the United States Department of Energy, and pits 20 university teams from around the world against each other. Bringing together a diverse range of expertise (engineers, architects, etc.), the challenge is to design, build and present to the public, as well as to distinguished professionals, the prototype of a house that operates exclusively on solar energy.
Over a period of fifteen days, the structure will be judged on the following ten criteria: quality of construction and architectural design, energy efficiency, power balance, comfort, functionality, communication, industrial implementation/process, innovation and sustainability.
This competition offers an opportunity both to academics and students to participate in a holistic project that incorporates a variety of fields, and teams from all countries are encouraged to apply.
The call for applications is now open and more information can be found on the site www.solardecathlon2014.fr. Interested candidates are requested to prepare a document of not more than 20 pages explaining the proposed plan for this project and to submit it no later than midnight on 10 December 2012. The applications will be considered by a selection committee who will identify the 20 teams by the end of this year.
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Would you like to discuss the world’s most pressing issues with top decision-makers like Joseph Blatter, Prof. Niall Ferguson, Christine Lagarde, Trevor Manuel or Jean-Claude Trichet? Are you interested in competing with the world’s brightest students?
If your answer to these questions is “yes”, seize your opportunity and qualify as “Leader of Tomorrow” for the St. Gallen Symposium through our student essay competition for the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award. The St. Gallen Symposium is the world’s premier platform for intergenerational dialogue. The 43rd St. Gallen Symposium will be held from 30 April–3 May 2013 under the topic “Rewarding Courage”.
South African students can attend the Symposium as “Leaders of Tomorrow”, with all expenses paid. Students must have been born in 1983 or later and, on 1 February 2013, they must be registered for a postgraduate degree.
The submission deadline for the competition is 1 February 2013. The authors of the 100 best contributions qualify for the St. Gallen Symposium, which includes the following highlights:
- Free participation as “Leader of Tomorrow” in the 43rd St. Gallen Symposium
- Meet 600 distinguished entrepreneurs, top managers, politicians and scientists from more than 60 nations
- Meet 200 of the world’s brightest young minds from all over the world
- Expenses covered (flight, board and lodging)
- Chance to win the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award, endowed with EUR 20,000.–, including a speech in front of the assembled plenum
Option 2: Knowledge Pool (100 places available)
Students can be nominated by their Head of School, as indicated in the attached document. Should you wish to nominate a student, please send your motivation together with the student’s CV to the address given below. The deadline is 14 December 2012.
Relationship Manager South Africa
St. Gallen Symposium
P.O. Box 1045
9001 St. Gallen, Switzerland
Phone +41 71 227 20 20, Mobile +27 72 970 35 23
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We look forward to hopefully welcoming you in May 2013 in Switzerland
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Protea has been created to develop the relationship between the French and South African scientific communities through joint research.
The purpose of the co-operative programme is to encourage an exchange between researchers and to develop a synergy between the two scientific communities, thereby developing a durable network.
The co-operative research projects funded under this agreement are developed and submitted in both countries by French and South African researchers, working as partner teams and headed by two team leaders, one French and one South African, who bear the main responsibility for the project, including its technical and administrative coordination as well as scientific and financial reporting. In South Africa this call is open to MSc-holding (preferable PhD) researchers residing in the country and affiliated with a recognised higher education or research institution such as a university, university of technology or science council.
Each co-operative research project will run for a maximum duration of two years. Each project will aim to fulfil well-defined contractual objectives and will have to dispose of the necessary means to ensure that these objectives are effectively achieved.
Particular emphasis is to be placed on the training of students and young researchers achieved through research and the transfer of knowledge and know-how aimed at socio-economic community development. Industrial and institutional partners involved in the projects or in the communication of its results should be officially mentioned and recognised. The integration of young researchers and students, and the exchange of post-doctoral researchers are encouraged, as is the involvement of students and researchers from previously-disadvantaged communities.
Each project financed will undergo a final evaluation in order to examine its outputs and compare the results achieved with the objectives set out at the beginning of the project.
Note that both scientific and financial reporting on the project is an obligatory condition for continued funding.
The Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) program is now accepting proposals from developing country researchers interested in collaborating with their U.S. counterparts. We would like to request your help in circulating this information to scientists and engineers in your country so they can prepare and submit their proposals to meet the application deadline of November 30, 2011.
PEER is a new partnership between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) that is designed to address development challenges through international research collaboration. This competitive grants program will allow scientists in developing countries to apply for funds to support research and capacity-building activities in partnership with their NSF-funded collaborators on topics of importance to USAID. Areas in which both NSF and USAID have strong mutual interests include, but are not limited to, the following:
· Food security topics such as agricultural development, fisheries, and plant genomics
· Global health issues such as ecology of infectious disease, biomedical engineering, and natural/human system interactions
· Climate change impacts such as water sustainability, hydrology, ocean acidification, climate process and modeling, and environmental engineering
· Other development topics including disaster mitigation, biodiversity, water, and renewable energy
Proposals are being accepted from researchers in 79 eligible developing countries. Complete eligibility details, proposal submission instructions, and the application form are available at http://www.nationalacademies.org/peer. PEER is being implemented by the National Academies on behalf of USAID, and potential applicants with questions are invited to contact the program’s staff at email@example.com.
Research and studies in France
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Herewith copy of interview with Yunus and Lesley as published in the Peoples Daily today. You can see it at http://www.peoplesdaily-online.com under News and Education
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