Tuesday, December 1, 2009

8 Full-Time Doctoral Scholarships at B-IT Research School, Aachen/Bonn, German

The Bonn-Aachen International Research School of Applied Information
Technology (B-IT Research School) is operated by RWTH Aachen
University (http://www.rwth-aachen.de) and the University of Bonn
(http://www.uni-bonn.de) in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute
Center Birlinghoven Castle (http://www.izb.fraunhofer.de).

The research school covers a wide range from foundations to different
areas of application, including interdisciplinary topics:
- Media Informatics and Advanced Human-Computer Interaction
- Communication Systems Engineering
- Software and Information Engineering
- Life Science Informatics
- Computer Graphics
- IT Security
- Data Mining, Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning
- Algorithm Design and Formal Foundations of Applied IT

Applications are sought for up to eight Full-Time Doctoral Scholarships
to be filled by March 2010, under the following conditions:


A very good Master degree in Informatics/Computer Science or another
field related to the topics of the research school.
The research school will also consider a few exceptionally qualified
Bachelor graduates with an outstanding track record for a funded
scholarship covering an integrated Master-Doctoral program linked to
the international Master programs of the Bonn-Aachen International
Center for Information Technology (B-IT).
Applicants should have a strong background and interest in one of the
eight research areas above.
Details can be found at http://www.b-it-center.de/research-school.


Scholarship amount is 1.468 Euro per month, tax free.
Under certain conditions, increased scholarships are available for
candidates with children.
Scholarships can be granted for a maximum of three years, with an
intermediate evaluation.


Applications must include
- a curriculum vitae,
- copies of exam transcripts,
- a recommendation by at least one university professor, and
- a short description of work done so far (e.g., Master thesis or
other research-related experience) and research interests, including
the specific research area of interest and possibly first ideas for a
thesis topic.
- TOEFL (or IELTS) and GRE scores should be included.

The B-IT Research School has a strong interest in bringing in the full
pool of talent in applied Informatics and therefore strongly
encourages female students and students from outside Germany to apply.
The working language of the research school is English.

Applications must be submitted electronically to
rs-applications@b-it-center.de no later than *January 2, 2010*.
Questions can be directed to the Coordinators of the B-IT Research
School: Prof. Dr. Matthias Jarke, RWTH Aachen University (jarke AT
dbis.rwth-aachen DOT de) and Prof. Dr. Armin B. Cremers, University of
Bonn (abc AT cs.uni-bonn DOT de).


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Erasmus Mundus Msc Program in Data Mining and Knowledge Management (EM-DMKM)

Erasmus Mundus Master Program in
Data Mining and Knowledge Management (EM-DMKM).

Erasmus Mundus is a certification of excellence which is delivered by
the European community
to the best international master programs in Europe, and it is
supported by very attractive scholarships.

The Erasmus Mundus Master Course in Data Mining and Knowledge Management (DMKM)
proposes specialist training in this field. This is a two years course.
The higher education consortium that organizes the master is composed
of six universities in four countries:

* France (University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris 6, University
Lumière Lyon 2, Polytech’Nantes - Polytechnic Graduate School of
Nantes University),
* Romania (Technical University of Bucharest),
* Italy (University of Eastern Piedmont Amedeo Avogadro) and
* Spain (Technical University of Catalonia)

The Master’s in DMKM is aimed at students from all over the world.
Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in computer
science, applied mathematics or statistics, as well as a good level of
English (TOEFL 550 or equivalent). Admission is granted on the basis
of a selection procedure. Classes are taught in English and the course
is composed of 18 modules of around sixty hours each.

The course runs over 4 semesters on at least two countries of the
European Union. The first semester is devoted to basic training that
includes theoretical mathematics, statistics, databases, logic,
knowledge representation etc. whereas the two following semesters are
dedicated to acquire 2 specialities among 6 in “E-Science”, “Data
Mining and Complex System Modeling, Application in Social Science”,
“Knowledge and Decision”, “Statistical Modeling and Data Mining”, “Web
Semantic” and “Relational Data Mining”. The fourth semester is devoted
to the writing of a dissertation in either a laboratory or a company.

Language classes will also be provided to ensure that students
integrate as well as possible in socio-cultural terms in the host
country. Each student must spend (6-12) months in at least two of the
4 countries. Students that have obtained 120 ECTS, will automatically
obtain national Master’s degrees from the countries in which they have
studied. Classes are transmitted via video-conferencing. They are also
recorded and accessible on line. Students can benefit, on their site
of residence, from support in the form of tutoring for each course.

Tuition fees are 4,000 € for European students and 8,000 € for other students.

The European Union provides up to 20 scholarships that covers
transportations, subsistence and tuition fees.
It offers also up to 6 scholarships to scholars.

The deadlines for applications are:
- 2 January 2010 for Scholarships for Non European students and scholars
- 15 April 2010 for Scholarships for European students
- 20 June 2010 for DMKM Master Course

Please see the EM-DMKM website (www.em-dmkm.eu) for further details
and on-line application form.
website: www.em-dmkm.eu

Professor Jean-Gabriel Ganascia
DMKM Consortium communication
University Pierre et Marie Curie – Paris 6

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Scholarships and Call for Applications Master of Human Rights and Democratisation

Scholarships and Call for Applications Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific)

Applications are now being accepted for study and for scholarships in the Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific) (MHRD).

The MHRD is a unique Master degree program in which students undertake a foundational semester of study at the University of Sydney, and then a second semester at one of the four partner universities:
Gadjah Mada University (Indonesia)
Mahidol University (Thailand)
Katmandu School of Law (Nepal)
University of Colombo (Sri Lanka)

Graduates of the course will gain an interdisciplinary understanding of human rights and democratisation in the Asia Pacific, and will have opportunities to research and examine the application of human rights and democratisation in the field with the partner institutions.

Course Structure
In the first semester at the University of Sydney, students will undertake a foundational course in social science, legal and political approaches to human rights and democratisation. During the second semester students will follow two core units of study complemented by either supervised research, an internship at an in-country organisation specialising in human rights/democratisation or undertake further specialised electives. Students must select one of the four partners universities listed above to undertake their second semester study.

Courses- Core Courses
Human Rights Norms and Laws (1 & 2)
Human Rights and Democratisation Research
Dynamics of Human Rights Violations
Democratisation: Theory and Practice
Critical and Emerging Issues in the Asia Pacific

In the second semester, students will take one of the following options:
a) Specialised electives
b) Internship program
c) Research thesis

Graduates will have both the ability to undertake independent scholarly research on current issues pertaining to human rights and democratisation in the Asia Pacific and skills to put their academic understanding and practical experience to use in real situations.

Potential Students
We are looking for people who have a strong commitment to or experience on working on issues about human rights and democratisation. The degree will strongly benefit people already working in, or seeking to work in the fields of human rights and democratisation in our region.

Through a combination of academic and practical educational experiences, the objective of the program is to produce graduates who can support ongoing efforts to strengthen institutions dedicated to the protection and promotion of human rights and democracy and to enhance a regional culture of human rights and democracy. Recognising the critical institutional developments that are taking place both regionally and in particular countries during this time, the program has been set up to ensure that human rights and democracy advocates in the region are well resourced to lead us into the next decades.

Thirty scholarships, covering course fees and a living and travel allowance, will be offered to outstanding applicants from across the Asia Pacific region. This is made possible with the support of a significant grant from the European Commission.

Scholarships will be available to citizens of Asia Pacific countries (a full list of countries is available from the Academic Director upon request). The award of scholarships will be determined by academic qualifications and potential contribution to human rights and democratization.

Applications are now open.
Applications for the MHRD close on 30 April 2010 and are considered upon receipt.
Applications for the Human Rights and Democratisation Scholarship close on 12 March 2010.

Contacts and Further Information
If you are interested in the program, you can find more information at http://www.arts.usyd.edu.au/departs/ssp/postgraduate/2010_pgcw_ssp_human_dc069.htm

For any questions, or for a copy of the application form, please contact Academic Director Dr. Danielle Celermajer at danielle.celermajer@usyd.edu.au


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OCIS - Oxford Scholarships

Launched in 2009, the OCIS - Oxford Scholarships support British Muslim students as well as those from developing countries in Asia and Africa to read for degrees at the University of Oxford. Under the programme, up to five scholarships each year are available for undergraduate students from Muslim communities in Britain. A further five scholarships are available for postgraduate students, at least two of whom will be UK students from Muslim communities, while the rest will be students from specified countries in Asia or Africa. The scholarships are available to students undertaking study in a range of fields relevant to the needs of Muslim societies.

Applications for OCIS - Oxford Postgraduate Scholarships for the academic year 2010-2011 are invited through the University’s normal admissions procedures. The scholarships cover University and college fees and a grant for living costs. An application for a scholarship is made at the time of completion of the Graduate Application Form. Further information is available from the University’s web site. Details of the ‘Scholarship Profile’ for 2010 entry is now available.

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