Careers in Astrophysics – A workshop by the Nordic Network for Early-Career Researchers in Astrophysics

When: 18th – 19th of September, 2014

Where: Copenhagen

Application Deadline: 1st of September, 2014

 

This lunch-to-lunch workshop will take a look at several topics that can or should concern you, if you are a post-doc. Which career options does an astrophysicist have? What is the best strategy for securing a permanent position? How can I learn to become a better scientist? When can I start a family? Should I stay in academia?

There will be a mixture of talks, moderated discussions and group work. And time for social networking!

We will hear from someone recently getting that permanent hire, someone deeply concerned about university careers and gender, someone from the interface of science and engineering, someone balancing family and career ambitions, someone bringing scientists and potential employers closer, and from each other.

 

URL: http://dark.nbi.ku.dk/calendar/calendar2014/nordic_workshop/

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Third Global Economic Governance Capacity Building Workshop

When: 4th – 15th of August, 2014

Where: University of Pretoria, South Africa

Application Deadline: 13th of June, 2014

 

The Department of Political Sciences, Faculty of Humanities at the University of Pretoria, together with the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), the leading foreign policy research institute on the African continent, invites government officials, academics, researchers and officials from relevant civil society organisations to apply for a capacity building workshop on ‘Global Economic Governance: A Focus on African Countries.’
This workshop, the second in our annual series, forms part of a bigger project on global economic governance as the process of rule-setting in global markets and institutions, as well as in global economics. The Global Economic Governance Africa project seeks to interrogate these issues from an African perspective. The project considers economic governance as broadly defined, looking at key institutions and groupings such as the G-20, BRICS, G-7/8, IBSA, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund

 

The objectives of the workshop include:

  • To strengthen knowledge and capacity building on Global Economic Governance
  • To ensure better understanding on the different factors, aspects, processes and key institutions that exist within and make up Global Economic Governance
  • To provide extensive discussion and interactive sessions on current issues and trends affecting Global Economic Governance
  • To provide a critical assessment of the impact of Global Economic Governance on African countries.

 

How to apply?

Please note that the workshop will be conducted only in English, therefore a proficiency in English is required. Applications should be submitted electronically to geg_9935@sendtodropbox.com

 

The following documents are required:

  • A letter of motivation, explaining what the applicant and his/her organisation/institution/employer hope to get out of the programme and how s/he will apply the skills learned;
  • A detailed CV with clear contact details and
  • A letter of support from the applicant’s employer, with clear contact details, committing the applicant to participate for the full duration of the course.

 

Please note that international travel costs and airport transfers to and from the venue, as well as accommodation costs and all meals will be fully sponsored by the organisers.

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Academic Writing Workshop for PhD Candidates

When: 16th – 17th of June, 2014

Where: Linken konferansesenter

 

The focus of this two-day workshop is on the use of English for academic writing. Therefore it is relevant for all disciplines. There will be time each day for individual discussion of short texts written by the participants. The workshop language is English.

 

URL: http://en.uit.no/tavla/artikkel/376266/academic_writing_workshop_for_phd-students

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