International Winter School 2015: Democracy, expertise and power

When: 7th – 15th of February, 2015

Where: Krakow, Poland

Application deadline: 30th of December, 2014

 

The Centre for European Studies, Jagiellonian University and the ARENA Centre for European Studies and the University of Oslo are pleased to invite MA and PhD candidates, as well as anyone interested in the topic to participate in the International Winter School: “Democracy, expertise and power: the role of experts in modern European societies.” Completing the course gives 5 ECTS, there is no participation fee and accommodation and participation costs are covered by the organizers. The course is held in English.

 

URL: http://www.ces.uj.edu.pl/winter-school-2015

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International Winter School on Big Data

When: 26th – 30th of January, 2015

Where: Tarragona, Spain

Registration Deadline: 23rd of November, 2014

 

BigDat 2015 is a research training event for graduates and postgraduates in the first steps of their academic career. It aims at updating them about the most recent developments in the fast developing area of big data, which covers a large spectrum of current exciting research, development and innovation with an extraordinary potential for a huge impact on scientific discoveries, medicine, engineering, business models, and society itself. Renowned academics and industry pioneers will lecture and share their views with the audience.

All big data subareas will be displayed, namely: foundations, infrastructure, management, search and mining, security and privacy, and applications. Main challenges of analytics, management and storage of big data will be identified through 4 keynote lectures and and 22 six-hour courses, which will tackle the most lively and promising topics. The organizers believe outstanding speakers will attract the brightest and most motivated students. Interaction will be a main component of the event.

URL: http://grammars.grlmc.com/bigdat2015/

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PhD Winter School: Research on Sustainable Development

When: 9th – 13th of February, 2015

Where: University of Basel, Switzerland

 

Sustainability essentially considers the interdependences of socio-economic and natural systems. Nevertheless, PhD research projects often do not examine such correlations, but focus on specific aspects of a very specialised scientific field. Accordingly, the relation between a topic of a PhD-thesis and how it is embedded into the wide field of sustainability sciences, i.e. the relation between disciplinary scrutiny and interdisciplinary interfaces, often is not evident.

 

The PhD Winter School addresses challenges of PhD research in the context of the multidimensional domain of sustainable development. It provides a platform to discuss, test and practice different methods of interdisciplinary. Participants will learn how to manage the boundaries between their PhD research and related scientific contributions in a methodologically sound way. They will get to know innovative methods of interdisciplinary cooperation.

 

The PhD Winter School will be highly interactive. Participants will receive a certificate of participation and 3 ECTS. The course will be held in English.

 

URL: https://msd.unibas.ch/en/home/studies/phdschool.html

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