Advance your Career! Study at UNESCO-IHE
Do you need to sharpen your skills, accelerate your career or upgrade your employees’ knowledge in water related subject areas? Sign up now for an 18-month MSc Programme at UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education!
Fellowships are available, but deadlines are ending soon!
Click on this link for more information.
Should you want paper copies of the 2013 Education and Training Guide, or our 2013 Education and Training poster, send an email. In the email, state your name and postal address, and the number of copies you wish to receive.
14 January 2013
Interdisciplinary PhD Programme in European Studies
Within the framework of the project 'Establishing an Interdisciplinary PhD Programme in European Studies at Tbilisi State University' (under External Actions of the EU – ENPI/2012/306-124), the Institute for European Studies of Tbilisi State University is pleased to make the announcement for the following positions:
- Long-Term Expert of Structured PhD Program with International experience
- Short-Term Expert of EU Law with International experience
- Short-Term Expert of Structured PhD Programs with International experience.
for full details.Contact
Institute for European Studies
Tbilisi State University
Address: 3 Chavchavadze Avenue, Building 2, Office # 406, 0179
Phone: +995 32 2 22 78 99
Mobile: +995 599 10 87 92EmailWebsite
11 January 2013
Maritime Law Scholarships 2013/2014 (Deadline: 18 Mar.)
for Maltese citizens only
Applications are invited from Maltese citizens for the 24th course at the IMO International Maritime Law Institute, Malta to be held from mid-September 2013 to May 2014.
The course is at postgraduate level leading to a Master of Laws (LL.M) and places particular emphasis on the international regulatory law relating to maritime safety and port protection of the marine environment. It also covers the commercial law aspects of shipping. A unique feature of the course is the provision of comprehensive training in the development and drafting of maritime legislation.
Persons in possession of a university degree in law with a high standard may apply.
Application forms as indicated below should be submitted to the Scholarships Section at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Valletta from 0800hrs to 1200hrs and 1400hrs to 1600hrs.
(a) MFA Application Form
(b) a Curriculum Vitae
(c) a copy of the degree(s) obtained
(d) a University transcript detailing results and grades obtained
(e) IMLI Application Form.
Alternatively applicants can also apply through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Scholarship portal www.scholarships.gov.mt. Kindly note that this portal requires e-ID certification. E-ID registration details may be obtained from www.mygov.mt. Those applying through this portal are to make sure that (c), (d) and (e) above have to be handed in as a hard copy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Applications from Government and Parastatal employees and from the Private Sector will not be considered unless recommended by their Head of Department/Parastatal Organisation/employer respectively.
Closing date for these scholarships is by not later than noon of Monday 18 March 2013
Successful candidates may be required to enter into a contract to serve the Government or the Private Sector of Malta upon completion.
Late applications will not be considered.
The Board’s decision will be final.
Full details and application form are available on the MFA website.
11 January 2013
Inauguration Webchat: Peaceful Transitions of Power (22 Jan.)
The Department of State will be hosting a webchat entitled 'Peaceful Transitions of Power', on Tuesday, 22 January at 0900hrs EST (1500hrs Malta time) with former US representative and Ambassador Jim Jones (D), Pennsylvania representative Philip English (R) and moderator Dr James Thurber from American University.
The panelists will discuss life after serving in elected office in the United States; change in government positions as a result of the elections; how political appointees are selected; and the challenges in conforming to cabinet changes. The audience will include students, media and think tankers/political scientists.
To join this Webchat please go to https://conx.state.gov/digital-diplomacy at the required date and time.
09 January 2013
Call for Papers: University - Society - Industry (Deadline: 1 Apr.)
In September 2012, the Postgraduate Center of the University of Vienna released the first volume of the new annual series 'University – Society – Industry. Beiträge zum lebensbegleitenden Lernen und Wissenstransfer'. The series is published in the context of the project 'University Meets Industry' (uniMind) that promotes knowledge exchange between universities and 'practical fields' (enterprises, organizations, society). The topic of the annual volume always corresponds with the current theme of the project (2012: 'Changing learning cultures', Topic 2013: 'Trust').
For the second volume, we would like to invite scientists and researchers from a broad range of disciplines to contribute to the topic of 'TRUST'. Also, practitioners with strong ties to universities or applied research are welcome to participate.
Papers can be submitted in English or German, the submission deadline is 1st April 2013. The book will be presented at the annual convention of our project 'uniMind' in Vienna in September 2013.
Mag. Dr Nino Tomaschek, MAS
MAG. Edith Hammer, PRIV.-DOZ.
University of Vienna
Click here to download full details. [PDF]
09 January 2013
MCST Calls for Researchers
The Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST) would like to invite you to have a look at two interesting calls directed at early-stage and experienced researchers or scientific experts.
These calls have been forwarded from the COST office
. COST is an EU Networking Platform for researchers around the world and allows individuals from both academia and industry to participate in twice-yearly meetings to discuss advances in research on a range of different topics and build networks and consortia that can collaborate on joint research projects.
The first call is directed toward scientific experts who wish to join COST and play a role in evaluating proposals for planned Actions within COST. For further information, please send an email
The second call (below) has been issued for Early Stage Researchers and provides an opportunity for around 25 international researchers to present their work at a forum in March 2013. Please see website
for more details . FTP – Early Stage Researcher Workshop
After the successful COST – Forest Technology Platform (FTP) Early Stage Researcher Workshop 2011 the organising institutions (COST, FTP, EFPRO, INNOVAWOOD and EFI) have decided to invite Young Researchers again to present their ideas in conjunction with the 8th FTP conference in Barcelona.
Young Researchers (post graduates from universities, PhD students and PhDs with a professional career of less than 8 years) from the science community and from industry, i.e. universities, research organisations and companies are invited to present results/ideas of their research work and to discuss those with colleagues from all across Europe and with industry representatives and the COST – FTP Young Researcher Forum which will take place in the afternoon 11 March 2013 till lunchtime 12 March.
Around 25 Young Researchers will be selected to present at the forum and during the forum two of these will be selected to present their work at a plenary session of the 8th FTP Conference on 13 March 2013. All Young Researchers selected to present at the COST-FTP Young Research Forum will receive free entry to the FTP Conference and will have their travel, accommodation and subsistence costs reimbursed by COST.
The details of the call as well as the application form you will find on the COST web page
. Applications should be sent here
20 December 2012
Danielle De St Jorre Scholarship (Deadline: 20 Jan.)
The International Ocean Institute announces the Danielle De St Jorre Scholarship Call for Applications for 2013
Since 2000, the International Ocean Institute presents a Scholarship of Swiss Francs 10,000 annually for one woman from a Small Island Developing State (SIDS) involved in marine related research activities to improve her knowledge in the subject by attending specialised training or University Degree programmes. The International Ocean Institute hereby invites applications/nominations for the 2013 scholarship. A copy of the Application Guidelines may be requested by sending an email to Ms Antonella Vassallo.
IOInforma is the news and information bulletin of the International Ocean Institute (IOI). Any feedback or request for information should be sent to the International Ocean Institute HQ Malta by mail to PO Box 3, Gzira GZR 1000, Malta or by sending an email.
11 December 2012
Call for Papers: Xjenza – Journal of the Malta Chamber of Scientists (14 Jan.)
Xjenza is the Journal of the Malta Chamber of Scientists (ISSN 1818-7269). It is an electronic peer-reviewed journal written by scientists for academics, industrialists and other scientists working in all branches of science and technology and humanities. One of the aims of Xjenza, besides highlighting the exciting research being done nationally, is to provide training for undergraduate and graduate students and young researchers in the art of scientific publishing in a peer-reviewed environment. Our goal is to produce two issues per year supported by a new editorial board composed of internationally recognised scientists in a broad range of disciplines.
Xjenza is now accepting manuscripts according to its revised editorial policy.
For the first issue in March 2013, the submission deadline is Monday, 14 January 2013.
Please note that as detailed in the editorial policy, Xjenza will consider for publication manuscripts in the following categories:
(02) Research Articles
(03) Research Reports
We welcome your contributions. Presubmission enquiries, general editorial enquiries and correspondence should be addressed to the Editor-in-Chief Prof. Giuseppe Di Giovanni or to the relevant Associate Editor
Physics, Chemical and Engineering Science
Mathematics, Communications and Informatics Science
Human Interest Science
30 November 2012
Call for Chapters: Making Culture Count (Deadline: 12 Dec.)
Editors: Dr Marnie Badham and Dr Lachlan MacDowall (University of Melbourne), Emma Blomkamp (University of Melbourne/University of Auckland), and Kim Dunphy (Cultural Development Network/Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia).
In recent years, culture and cultural development have become internationally recognised as important dimensions of contemporary governance and public policy. As in other policy areas, the production of accurate and relevant data has become central to cultural policy and how the cultural lives of citizens are organised and understood. This book focuses on the factors driving the intensification of cultural measurement,including new public sector management techniques, the rise of network culture and ‘Big Data’, as well as the onset of the ‘post-cultural’ condition, in which cultural activities are seen as completely enmeshed in social, economic and environmental formations. Rather than presenting disconnected case studies which take the desirability and the mechanisms of cultural measurement for granted, the book aims to show the usefulness of a critical focus on the politics of measurement, in which measures can be adapted and contested.
This book brings together diverse perspectives from scholars, policy-makers, cultural development practitioners and artists to explore the burgeoning field of cultural indicators and its political stakes and implications. The authors will engage in a critical dialogue on various approaches to monitoring, evaluating, planning, advocating, predicting, and simply understanding culture and cultural change. Chapters will cover a range of theoretical and practical approaches to quantifying forms of cultural value often considered intangible: cultural vitality, health and well being, citizenship, and sustainability.
Abstracts on the following or related themes are welcome:
- Critical histories of cultural measurement
- Cultural difference, identity and value: whose culture is being measured?
- Cultural measurement within international, urban and regional development
- Measuring participation and engagement in the arts
- Measuring cultural value
- The politics and limits of attempts to democratise cultural measurement
- Visualising cultural measurement
- Art-making, data and cultural measurement
Confirmed contributors to date include Associate Professor Eleonora Belfiore, Centre for Cultural Policy Studies, University of Warwick (UK) and Dr Maria Rosario Jackson, Arts and Culture Program, Kresage Foundation (USA).
Abstract requirements: Abstracts of no more than 300 words and a biographical note (max. 100 words) are invited. These should include the name(s), affiliation(s) and contact details of the author(s) and corresponding themes your work relates to (as noted above). If you have already prepared a draft of the chapter (maximum 6,000 words including references), please send this too. To submit abstracts or for further information, email Dr Marnie Badham.
Closing date: 1700hrs Wednesday, 12 December 2012 (Melbourne, Australia timezone)
This book project was generated out of the international conference Making Culture Count: Rethinking measures of cultural vitality, well being and citizenship held in Melbourne in May 2012, as a joint project of the Cultural Development Network and the Centre for Cultural Partnerships, University of Melbourne.
22 November 2012
Seminar of National Teams of ECVET Experts (5 Dec.)
You are cordially invited to attend for the first seminar of ECVET Experts, being held on Wednesday 5 December 2012 at 0845hrs.
This seminar will serve a very important role for consultation with public and private VET stake holders. The National Team of Experts will also provide information on any developments and on-going discussions related to key issues on ECVET from the European Union’s perspective.
A very important objective of this seminar is to serve as an opportunity for you, VET providers, National Team of Experts, together with the National Authority responsible for implementing ECVET in Malta. The seminar will help develop and explore various methodologies for stakeholders and to best apply ECVET in order to meet current and future labour market and academic needs.
The ECVET Experts seminar shall be held at the Golden Tulip Vivaldi Hotel St Julians. The seminar is organised and hosted by the National Commission for Further and Higher Education and the European Union Programmes Agency.
For registration of this activity please send an email or you may call on +356 25586130 by Friday 30 November 2012
1st Seminar of the National Team of ECVET Experts
Golden Tulip Vivaldi Hotel, St Julians
5 December 2012
0845hrs Welcome Coffee
0915hrs Opening Speech – Dr Philip von Brockdorff
0930hrs Introduction to ECVET – Mr Ramon Mangion
1000hrs Ways of overcoming challenges when converting to ECVET – Ms Veronica Sultana; Ms Mariella Vella
1030hrs Coffee break
1100hrs ECVET as a standardization tool in an Educational system with regional and central Government influences – Ms Michela Vecchia
1145hrs Workshops – Co-ordinated by Ing. Vincent Maione
1400hrs Feedback from Break out groups
1445hrs Closure and coffee break
22 November 2012
26 May 2013