Erasmus Mundus: Intercultural Mediation 2014-15

Call for scholars scholarship open until 7th of July 2014

Master Erasmus Mundus “Intercultural Mediation: Identities, Mobilities, Conflicts” offers interdisciplinary training for excellence in 4 semesters, Federated by joint research programs within a consortium: Université de Lille (France), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgique), University College Cork (Irlande), Université « Babes-Bolyai » (Roumanie), Université de Wroclaw (Pologne), Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar (Sénégal), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexique) and Université Fédérale de Rio de Janeiro (Brésil). Des professionnels et des institutions publiques et privées (Professionals and public and private institutions associated with them).

Located in territories shaped by migration, these institutions have been led to question the social changes, cultural and resulting policies and now extend to the global society. It therefore became necessary to train experts of migration, integration, management of cultural and linguistic diversity, with particular expertise in ethics.

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Erasmus Mundus doctorate Info tech

The ERASMUS MUNDUS JOINT DOCTORATE in INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES for BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE (IT4BI-DC) Programme provides EU-funded SCHOLARSHIPS to students selected by the IT4BI-DC Consortium.

The IT4BI-DC Consortium is composed of the following institutions:
– Universite Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) (Belgium)
– Aalborg Universitet (AAU) (Denmark)
– Technische Universitaet Dresden (TUD) (Germany)
– Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC) (Spain)
– Poznan University of Technology (PUT) (Poland)

The selected PhD students will receive net salary between €1400 – €2200, depending on the institution. More details concerning the funds.

RESEARCH AREAS
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The IT4BI-DC Programme offers multiple cutting the edge research topics, in the areas including among others:
– Business Intelligence for WEB and Big Data Analysis
– BI on Spatio-Temporal data
– Warehousing unstructured data
– Multidimensional data analysis in a cloud
– Data integration architectures for real-time BI
– Geo-social analytics
– Advanced smart grid analytics
– BI on sequential data
– BI on advanced hardware
– Privacy in data analysis
– Collaborative data analysis

AWARDED DEGREE
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A graduate from the IT4BI-DC Programme will be awarded either a join degree or double degree offered by two of the Partner institutions. The type of the degree awarded is subject to internal regulations of the countries where the Partner institutions are located.

IMPORTANT DATES
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PhD candidates applying for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship:
December 21st, 2012 : scholarship application deadline
January 8th, 2013   : uploading reference letters deadline
End of February 2013: preliminary decision of the scholarship
End of April 2013   : formal confirmation of the scholarship granting

PhD candidates not applying for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship:
April 30th, 2013: programme application deadline for Non-European students
June 30th, 2013 : programme application deadline for European students

PhD candidates are required to apply via the IT4BI-DC online application.

Detailed information available.
Enquiries: it4bidc AT cs.ulb.ac.be

Erasmus Mundus grant to Hong Kong Polytechnic

“The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has received another strong boost to achieve further internationalization with the award of South East Asia’s first Erasmus Mundus (EM) Mobility Grant of nearly €1.4 million by the European Commission. The grant will support a large-scale scholarly exchange involving nine universities in Europe and South East Asia and greatly benefit faculty members and postgraduate students.

EM is a flagship European Commission programme promoting international education. The successful application for the EM Mobility Grant is the joint effort of a consortium partnership consisting of nine higher education institutions across Europe and South East Asian countries, with PolyU’s Faculty of Humanities as the initiating institution and the coordinator in South East Asia, and Université de Provence as the overall coordinator and coordinator in Europe.

The grant of nearly €1.4 million will be allocated to successful applicants of the nine consortium partners in a project titled “MULTI – Multilingualism and Multiculturalism: Linguistic approaches to Transition and Identity”. This project, which will span for about three years, aims to address the linguistic, cultural and technological aspects of multilingualism and to understand the impact of multilingualism in both European Union and South East Asia societies.

With the support of EM grant, more than 80 students at postgraduate level or above and faculty members from PolyU as well as other eight higher education institutions in Europe and South East Asia will be selected to participate in the scholarly exchanges at a host university funded by the European Commission.

PolyU is expected to send forth a total of 13 postgraduate level or above students and staff to undertake an exchange programme that will last for 1-12 months. The grant will cover their travel costs, monthly allowance, and tuition fees for participants to study at partner universities in Europe and South East Asia.

The nine universities in the consortium partnership include Université de Provence (France), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HK), City University London (UK), Università di Pisa (Italy), Universität des Saarlandes (Germany), Freie Universität Berlin (Germany), National Taiwan University (Taiwan), Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) and University of Macau (Macau).”

For further details, see the original press release from PolyU.