Debates@thevilla (15 May)
The Malta Council for Science and Technology is organising the first debate in a monthly series called ‘Debates@thevilla’. The first debate will focus on the stipend system, whether it is sustainable, or whether more funds should be allocated to research. It will take place on 15 May 2013 at 1830hrs, at Villa Bighi, Kalkara.
The debate’s panel will include:
- Stephen Cachia (Principal and CEO of MCAST)
- Daniel Micallef (President of the Labour Party)
- Clyde Puli (Member of Parliament from the Nationalist Party)
- Ralph Cassar (Secretary General of Alternattiva Demokratika)
- Ansel Briffa (Human Resources Officer of SDM)
- Matthew Zerafa (President of PULSE)
The debate will be chaired by the MCST Chairman Dr Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando.
Refreshments will be served after the debate.
Everyone is encouraged to attend and voice their opinion during this discussion.For more information contact:
Luca Caruana (PR Executive at MCST)
Tel: +356 23602147/+356 79995188EmailFacebook Page
10 May 2013
Aspen India – Avantha International Fellowship 2013 (Deadline: 5 May)
Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Aspen India – Avantha International Fellowship 2013
Fellowship Programme offered by Aspen Institute India
Aspen India – Avantha International Fellowship is an annual fellowship programme which serves as an innovation lab for knowledge sharing and capacity building for two international students during summer 2013.
The students will learn about the social, political and economic issues facing the world’s largest democracy. In addition to international exposure and leadership experience, the students will gain experience on these issues and learn from the best practices and expert minds in the field.
The selected students will be placed in Aspen Institute India’s office over a period of two months in the timeframe of 1 June – 15 September, 2013 (dates are flexible based on international university schedule) and exposed to India ‘s policy landscape. Further information can be obtained from the website.
Graduate/Post Graduate/Phd. Students in the field of International Relations/ Development Studies / Social Science & Humanities are encouraged to apply.
The competitive selection process is based on the candidates’ previous academic performance, communication and writing skills, ability to grasp complex concepts, generate creative ideas and their passion to pursue development objectives for India.
Application must include the following:
- Application Form [PDF]
- Resume: Latest, no longer than 2 pages
- Two letters of recommendation with complete contact details.
- Essay - 500 words maximum on any one of the following topics:
- What events threaten the security of the Asian continent? Where do the solutions lie?
- India’s economy and its sustainability challenge.
- Does BRICS provide a flexible platform to responding to India’s regional and global challenges?
- 'India-a powerhouse in the global economy'.
- What role has the civil society been playing in re-shaping national governance system and order?
Please send the above set of documents by email
by the last date.
Application Deadline: Sunday 5 May 2013
30 April 2013
A new joint call for transnational research projects in "Adaptation to Climate Change from a natural and social science perspective: Water in coastal Mediterranean areas."
29 April 2013
Information Session: Day-to-day Task of Translation (7 May)
Ms Louise Vella, a translator with the European Commission, is organising an information session about the day-to-day task of translation in the EU institutions. Anyone interested is most welcome to attend.
She will be citing a few examples from documents with the aim of highlighting the tools used during the translation process.
Moreover, she will be discussing the possibilities of working in translation, either as a freelancer or with the institutions.
Date: Tuesday, 7 May
Time: 1800hrs - 2000hrs
Venue: Mikiel Anton Vassalli Conference Centre (Gateway HB2), University of Malta, Msida
The talk will be in Maltese
Is-Sa Louise Vella, traduttriċi fid-Dipartiment tal-Ilsien Malti tal-Kummissjoni Ewropea, se tagħmel taħdita ta’ informazzjoni li għaliha jista’ jattendi kull min jixtieq ikun jaf aktar dwar ix-xogħol tat-tradutturi tal-istituzzjonijiet tal-UE.
Se jingħataw ftit eżempji minn xi dokumenti bil-għan li jiġu indikati l-għodod li jistgħu jintużaw fit-traduzzjoni.
It-taħdita se tittratta wkoll x’inhuma l-possibbiltajiet li wieħed jaħdem bħala traduttur, bħala freelance jew mal-istituzzjonijiet.
Data: Nhar it-Tlieta, 7 ta’ Mejju
Ħin: mis-sitta sat-tmienja ta' filgħaxija
Post: Iċ-Ċentru tal-Konferenzi Mikiel Anton Vassalli (Bieb l-Università, Sala B2)
It-taħdita tkun bil-malti.
26 April 2013
Fantasy Drifting during the Graduation Season
Invitation to the Second International College Graduation Project Trade Show in 2013
Fantasy Drifting during the Graduation Season
This event is of non-profit nature, therefore no participation fee is to be collected. But the students may need to cover the postal costs (to and back from China) of their design works. Works in electronic format will be reviewed and the chosen ones will be printed by the show organiser. Video works will be played directly during the show.
For the universities/students interested in participating in this event, they may directly contact the organiser through the following ways:
Linkman: Zhe Jing Contact number: +8615210151557
Linkman: Xu Dan Contact number: +8615001034400
Activity's Official Website
Collection Time: 5 April 2013 - 15 May 2013
The exhibition will be held between 25 May 2013 and 25 August 2013
Design Tour: 28 September 2013 - 7 October 2013
Exhibition Venue: China Education Television University’s Creation Park,
Main Exhibition Hall of Design Week
26 April 2013
Researchers - Win a Travel Bursary (Deadline: 5 Apr.)
27 March 2013
For More Consumer Protection (5 Apr.)
25 March 2013
2013 Cultural Partnership Initiative (CPI) Program
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Korea (MCST) Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS) is implementing the CPI (Cultural Partnership Initiative) in order to prepare a foundation of mutual development through cultural interchange between Korea and Asia, South America, Africa, and East Europe.
The CPI Secretariat is now waiting for 2013 CPI participants. This program will take place in various host organisations, and each organisation will receive your application directly.
For full details consult the website.
22 March 2013
MCST Signs Agreement with Largest Supercomputing Centre in Europe
More detailed information on the Guest Student Programme can be found online.
The deadline for applications is 30 April 2013
. Space is limited and is awarded on a competitive basis.
Dr Claire Bellia is the contact point at MCST for further assistance with the application process or information on Malta’s collaboration with JSC.
20 March 2013
Guest Student Programme on Scientific Computing (Deadline: 30 Apr.)
The Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) would like to draw your attention to the following announcement:
The Jülich Supercomputing Centre is currently accepting applications for participation in a Guest Student Programme on Scientific Computing that will run from August 5 until October 11, 2013. The programme targets German and European students of science and engineering, computer science and mathematics who have already completed their first degree but have not yet finished their master's course (i.e. neither PhD students, nor PostDocs). Please note that the deadline for applications is 30 April 2013 and that space is limited and awarded on a competitive basis.
You may find detailed information on the current announcement online.
During the Programme, students will work together with scientists from JSC on topics of current interest in research and development. They will be able to use the supercomputers at JSC, including the new Blue Gene/Q installation JUQUEEN. They should naturally be familiar with computer-oriented areas of their subjects. In addition, they should also have practical computer experience including at least a good knowledge of programming with C, C++ or Fortran on Unix systems. For the duration of the programme, the students will be employed as student assistants (19 hours per week).
Depending on their previous experience and interests, students will be involved in various fields of work, for example:
- Computational Science, Applied Mathematics
- High-Performance Computing, Visualisation
- Computer Architectures, Distributed Computing.
Applications should be made in writing by 30 April 2013. They should include:
- CV with photograph
- Certificates of bachelor's degree or equivalent
- School-leaving certificate
- Proof of student status (summer semester 2013)
- Level of knowledge in the above-mentioned disciplines
- Special interest in a particular field of work and motivation letter
- Detailed recommendation by a university lecturer
Please send your application in German or English to:
Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas Lippert
Jülich Supercomputing Centre
Institute for Advanced Simulation
52425 Jülich (Germany)
or send your complete application as a single attachment file via email
. Receipt of your application will be confirmed by email. Candidates will be selected after the closing date for applications.
Upon submission of the application, you are also requested to send an e-mail with your contact details and CV to Dr. Claire Bellia at the Malta Council for Science and Technology by email
For further information on the Programme kindly contact Ivo Kabadshow
or Claire Bellia
Background on the Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC)
JSC (or Forschungszentrum Jülich, as it is known in Germany) has been operating the first German supercomputing centre since 1987, and with the Jülich Institute for Advanced Simulation it is continuing the long tradition of scientific computing at Jülich. Computing time at the highest performance level is made available to researchers in Germany and Europe by means of an independent peer-review process. Currently, JSC operates the most powerful supercomputer in Europe, JUQUEEN.
About 140 experts and contacts from all areas of supercomputing and simulation sciences work in JSC. JSC's research and development concentrates on mathematical modelling and numerical, especially parallel algorithms for quantum chemistry, molecular dynamics and Monte-Carlo simulations. The focus in the computer sciences is on cluster computing, performance analysis of parallel programs, visualization, computational steering and grid computing.
In cooperation with renowned hardware and software vendors like IBM, Intel, and ParTec, JSC meets the challenges that arise from the development of exaflop systems - the computers of the next supercomputer generation. As a member of the German Gauss Centre for Supercomputing, the Jülich Supercomputing Centre has also coordinated the construction of the European research infrastructure 'PRACE - Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe' since 2008.
More detail about the JSC can be found online
15 March 2013
19 May 2013