Coimbra Group Winter School
An initiative of the Development Cooperation Working Group of the Coimbra Group
Global Change and the COVID-19 Pandemic in Africa – Chances or Challenges?
Online four-week programme from 1 to 26 February 2021
Deadline for application: 20 January 2021
What are the economic, social and cultural effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in different African regions? During this winter school, 50 MA and PhD students at Coimbra Group and African universities will learn about impacts, challenges and responses related to Covid-19 and Africa thanks to a range of experts who are teaching and researching at Coimbra Group (CG) and African universities. Together, they will identify challenges and work collectively to formulate solution-based responses.
Since the global exchange of people is ultimately responsible for the intercontinental spread of the Covid19, the corona pandemic can be described as a disease of globalization. If you look at Africa in the midst of this crisis as the continent that benefits the least from globalization and is still an essential part of a global economic system due to its natural resources, there are a few special features.
Before the crisis, Africa was the breeding ground for many pandemic diseases such as HIV or Ebola, but with Covid-19, which came to the continent from European diplomats, business travelers and tourists, the direction of the infection chain is changing. Covid-19 is primarily a disease of mobility.
But precisely because of the experience with Ebola and other tropical infectious diseases, many African countries seem to be well prepared for the pandemic despite poorly equipped health systems. A Corona test was developed in Senegal while the rules of social distancing were activated in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the most affected countries in the world Ebola epidemic 2014-2016.
If one believes the epidemiological prognosis of some observers, the corona pandemic will not hit the African continent as much as Italy, the US or Brazil in terms of mortality rate. Even if the official infection numbers are (still) relatively low in comparison to the rest of the world, which may also be due to a lack of testing capacities, major socio-economic challenges are already beginning to appear: the weak economic systems are on the verge of collapse in many places. Due to the curfews, day laborers and business people in the informal sector cannot earn money for their daily livelihood. The payment of ‘western’ development aid is also expected to decrease in the next few years.
The following questions are derived from these observations:
- What are the economic, social and cultural effects of the corona pandemic in the different African regions?
- How will the corona pandemic change Africa’s position in the globalized world?
- Is the COVID-19 pandemic a chance or challenge for Africa?
As part of the Development Cooperation Study Days, these questions will be discussed with experts and students from all Coimbra Group universities. The interdisciplinary online workshop aims to bring together scientific perspectives from the disciplines of Economics, Health management, Social science, Political science, Area studies, African studies, Philosophy and Postcolonial studies.
In a nutshell:
- Interdisciplinary workshops with Master and PhD students from Africa and Europe
- African and European experts from Economics, Health management, Social science, Area studies, History and Ecology
- Regular online Group meetings
- Keynote lecture
- Final event with project presentations
- 3 ECTS
Download the Winter School poster.
AU Summer University
Term I: 6-24 July 2020
Term II: 27 July – 14 August 2020
This year we offer 100 courses in English at Bachelor’s level or Master’s level within the following academic areas: Business Economics and Management, Communication, Culture and Society, Health, Law, Political Science, Science, and Technology.
Take a look at the website and see the portfolio of courses in 2020: – www.au.dk/summeruniversity.
Each course has dates stated on the course website and most courses follow the main terms in 2020:
Term I: 6-24 July 2020
Term II: 27 July – 14 August 2020
Nomination process for partners
Similar to last year we ask you to nominate your students in the online nomination system. That you will have to use in order to nominate your students for Summer University 2020.
The nominated students will be treated as regular semester exchange students and therefore counting in the general exchange balance between Aarhus University and your institution. Usually, students take 10 ECTS during AU Summer University and therefore we count 3:1 towards the regular semester. This also means that when choosing to nominate students to Summer University, it will influence the number of students you can send for a regular semester exchange at Aarhus University during the following academic year.
If you do not wish to spend exchange balance on AU Summer University, your students cannot apply as exchange students (tuition-fee waived), but instead, they must apply as free-movers (fee-paying students).
The deadline for nominations is 25 March 2020.
Application process for students
The application system is open! Students apply as exchange students if they are nominated by you.
Once nominated by you online we will send the nominated student(s) an e-mail about how they should proceed.
In our online application system, students will first have to register with their personal data and secondly log in and start an application choosing international exchange student as student type and afterward select the course(s) they wish to apply for. To complete the application they will have to upload the required documentation, which is:
- A copy of passport or other valid EU ID card
- A transcript showing the courses of current studies and their Bachelor’s degree diploma (if Master student)
The deadline for applications is 1 April 2020.
We will issue an offer letter and send directly to the student by email by the end of April.
JASSY Summer School 2020
5 – 18 July 2020, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi
The 3rd edition of the JASSY Summer School (a Journey through hArd sciences, economicS, Social sciences and the tourism industrY) organized by Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi will take place between 5 and 18 July 2020.
Students from all disciplines will be welcome to register for one of the five modules on offer in JASSY: Hard Sciences; Eastern European Perspectives, Finance and Risk Management; Strategic Human Resource Management; Tourism.
JASSY, with its diverse courses and daily activities, is targeted towards participants who desire to gain valuable knowledge on a wider topic and, furthermore, to pick up new skills, such as kayaking, tour guiding or sky map reading.
Further information about the JASSY modules, application procedure, fee, courses and informal activities is available at: http://www.uaic.ro/en/jassy/ .
For general inquiries please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
JASSY Summer School 2020 is now open to receive new applications. We are looking forward to welcoming you in Iasi!
1st Winter School on Public Diplomacy
University of Pavia, 2 – 6 December 2019
The Winter School on Public Diplomacy at the University of Pavia will offer participants the unique opportunity of familiarizing themselves with both theory and practice of public diplomacy, broadly defined. Public diplomacy aims at building networks and communicating compelling narratives to foreign publics by drawing on the resources that make countries attractive internationally, from culture to foreign and security policies. Participants will attend daily sessions concentrating on different areas of public diplomacy in the past as in present: ‘landscape diplomacy’, ‘diplomacy of archaeology’, ‘Nation branding and perception framing’ as well as ‘diplomacy of ideas’. Each session will be introduced by prominent scholars, chaired by the conveners and followed by interactive afternoon seminars, including workshops and discussions.
To register, please send a message to: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org listing your academic status (master or PhD student, post-doc, professor) motivation and university affiliation before 11 November 2019.
The University of Pavia has kindly waived the tuition fee for participants from Coimbra Group Universities. Participants will cover their travel and accommodation costs. Information regarding university accommodation can be provided.
Actively attending our Winter school on Public Diplomacy (attendance, active participation and at least one final paper are required) will entitle participants to receive 2 ECTS. If you are seeking credit transfer from the winter school do contact the office in your university that deals with external credit and we will link it with ours.
Winter School Public Diplomacy – Application Form
Winter School Public Diplomacy- Programme
International Coimbra Group Summer School
on European Multilingualism
Faculty of Philosophy, University of Sarajevo, 30 June-6 July 2019
Sarajevo – City of European Youth Olympic Festival 2019
The Coimbra Group and the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) are delighted to invite you to take part in the International Summer School on European Multilingualism that will take place at the University of Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) from 30th June to 6th July 2019.
With the support of the Erasmus+ KA107 programme, teachers from the University of Budapest, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Granada, the University of Groningen, the University of Salamanca, the University of Würzburg, and the University of Poitiers (project coordinator), all Coimbra Group members, will propose, in collaboration with the teachers from the University of Sarajevo, an intensive short programme on European Multilingualism and Cultural Mediation Studies with the aim of sharing innovative approaches to teaching and learning languages.
The intensive short programme offers courses in translation and applied languages in several small tandem groups:
- French – Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian
- German – Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian
- Italian – Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian
- Russian – Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian
- Spanish – Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian
The Summer School teaching programme proposes also a Language Discovering Workshop allowing all participants to learn about Less Widely Used and Lesser Taught languages (LWULT) and their important role in keeping language diversity and the world’s multilingual heritage. The intensive short programme offers two LWULT Workshops:
- Modern Greek
The International Summer School on European Multilingualism that will take place at the University of Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) from 30th June to 6th July 2019 is a great opportunity to discover the very dynamic city of Sarajevo and its cultural assets. As City of European Youth Olympic Festival 2019, Sarajevo, with its multicultural heritage, becomes an attractive place to start intercultural dialogue and to share the history and values from this part of Europe.
Who can apply?
Students from Bosnian and Western Balkans Universities, students from Coimbra Group Universities, students from different European universities
What are the students’ levels?
Students from the three cycles Bachelor, Master and PhD having a level B (B1 or B2) in one of the proposed European languages
Which are the fields of studies?
Languages, Cultural studies, Humanities
How to apply?
Please fill out the registration form before 15th June 2019 and send it to Vice-Dean, Ms Selma Djuliman (email@example.com), at the International Office of the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Sarajevo.
Tuition Fees: There is no registration fee for participation in the Coimbra Group Summer School. By making the registration free of charge, the University of Sarajevo and the Faculty of Philosophy wish to support European Multilingual Policy.
International Summer University
July-August 2019, University of Tartu
Spend your summer at a university ranked in the top 1.2% of the world’s best universities.
The University of Tartu in Estonia welcomes you to International Summer University. Gain an international academic experience from one of the oldest and most distinguished universities in the Baltic States. We welcome applications from all adults including university students, professionals and other experts, regardless of educational background. Explore the selection of interdisciplinary and subject specific summer programmes in English or find a suitable Estonian language course.
International Summer University 2019
Summer University Programmes 2019
Juri Lotman and the Semiotics of Culture: Contemporary Applications offers deeper understanding of cultural mechanisms and a set of tools for practical analysis of culture – cultural texts as well as cultural processes that would afford new insights into contemporary cultural dynamics. Scholarships available.
1–12 July in Tartu
Educational Change in Times of Rapid Technological Innovation examines the development of technology-enhanced teaching and learning in the digital era and introduces different innovative ways of implementing technology-enhanced activities in education. Scholarships available.
21–30 August in Tartu
Understanding Russia: Insights into Contemporary Russian Culture and Politics will explore the internal complexity and diversity of the Russian society and the multi-dimensional, often contradictory nature of recent transformations. Scholarships available.
15–27 July in Tallinn, Narva and Tartu
Current Social Issues in East Asia: Ageing Societies and the Role of Women will give an overview of the major social and demographic changes taking place in East Asian countries and offers unique and little-discussed perspectives on the factors affecting the region’s economies. Scholarships available.
12–23 August in Tartu
7th Martens Summer School on International Law deals with the comparative aspects of international law and human rights, focusing particularly on the issues related to Russia and Eurasia.
July 29 – August 2 in Pärnu
Craft Camp aims to introduce Estonian handicraft by giving an overview of traditional handicraft techniques from Estonia and to learn the modern usage of those techniques.
8–14 July in Viljandi
Estonian Summer Courses on different levels according to the language skills. Scholarships available.
22 July – 2 August in Tartu
Estonian Language with Instruction in Finnish on different levels according to the language skills. Scholarships available.
25 July – 2 August in Tartu
“What I especially love about Tartu summer university is that it gathered peers from the whole world and provided them with all conditions for long talks, long walks, and, I hope, long cooperation in the future. My fellow summer schoolers are the most amazing people I have ever met. They are flexible and multilingual; they easily accept new culture and mentality and recite poems in the languages that are not their mother tongues with genuine and sincere passion, they are brave to doubt the obvious, and most importantly, they share the same values.”
–Louise Moroz, Ukraine
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Summer School in Algebra and Topology 2019
11-14 September 2019, Université catholique de Louvain
The Summer School in Algebra and Topology will consist of four intensive courses addressed to Master and PhD students, which will also be of interest to more experienced researchers in mathematics. This event is part of a joint project of UCLouvain with the universities of Coimbra, Padova and Poitiers, promoting research collaboration within the Coimbra Group.
The invited speakers of the summer school will be professors Silvana Bazzoni (Padova), Marino Gran (Louvain-la-Neuve), Sandra Mantovani (Milano), and Jorge Picado (Coimbra). The titles of their courses are:
- Contramodules and their applications – Silvana Bazzoni
- Categories for universal algebra – Marino Gran
- Categorical commutator theory – Sandra Mantovani
- Frames and locales: topology without points – Jorge Picado
To register, please send a message to Mme Carine Baras (firstname.lastname@example.org) mentioning your academic status (Master or PhD student, post-doc, professor, etc.) and affiliation before 15 June 2019. She can also help you with booking a room in Louvain-la-Neuve.
Further information is available on the website www.uclouvain.be/irmp-summerschool-2
JASSY Summer School 2019
7-21 July 2019, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi
Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi will organize the 2nd edition of the JASSY Summer School (a Journey through hArd sciences, economicS, Social sciences and the tourism industrY) between 7 and 21 July 2019.
Students interested in learning and acquiring credits by undertaking one of the modules on offer: Hard Sciences; Social Sciences and the Humanities; Finance and Risk Management; Strategic Human Resource Management; Tourism, are more than welcome to join the JASSY journey and to enjoy a wide range of daily field activities such as: kayaking, birdwatching, guided tours of the city trip the geographical and cultural region of Northeastern Romania.
For more information check www.uaic.ro/en/jassy or write to email@example.com
AU Summer University 2019
July & August 2019, Aarhus University
AU Summer University offers a wide variety of Bachelor’s and Master’s level courses, taught in English.
During July and August 2019, AU Summer University offers 96 credit courses in culture and society, communication and media, business and social science, management and economics, psychology, law, health, natural science and technology.
Courses are based on current research and have a strong international perspective. The close link between research and education ensures the quality and depth of the courses. Courses are taught by highly qualified Danish and international lecturers and class sizes range from 20 to 50 students
In 2019 the course terms are:
- Term I: 2-9 July 2019
- Term II: 22 July-9 August 2019
Each year, more than 2000 Danish and international students attend AU Summer University. The application deadline is 1 April. Find the courses and application process here.
Students usually want to make new friends, go for a bike ride, explore the sights of Aarhus or join for a BBQ. Therefore we suggest that students attend the social programme, offered alongside the academic programme.
Do not hesitate to contact AU Summer University if you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer University of Hungarian Language and Culture
29 July-23 August 2019, Eötvös Loránd University Budapest
Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) organizes the 25th Summer University of Hungarian Language and Culture.
It is a four-week programme offering an intensive Hungarian Language Course with many cultural components. The Summer University brings together interested individuals from diverse geographical, cultural, and academic backgrounds for an intensive course on Hungarian language and culture in Budapest. There is a possibility to take part in the first 2 or 3 weeks of the programme with adjusted course fee.
When: 29 July-23 August 2019
Where: Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary
Language: English and Hungarian
Participants: International students and adults, who want to learn Hungarian language
Application period: from 15 January to 10 July 2019
Apply now here: www.elte.hu/en/hungariansummer19
Course fee: 720 EUR (for discounts, please, check the website “Course fee”)
Discounts: there is a -25% Voucher for the first applicants available until 15 February 2019. Link to the voucher: www.elte.hu/en/hunsummerunivoucher19
Bergen Summer Research School (BSRS)
17-27 June 2019, University of Bergen
BSRS 2019 has a general focus on current global challenges and the Sustainable Development Goals, through six multi-disciplinary courses on water, climate change, migration, maternal health, cultural heritage, and poverty. An overarching aim of BSRS 2019 is to explore interfaces between research and policymaking (“science diplomacy”).
The series of parallel courses with top international lecturers and plenary sessions will help you frame your research to make an impact on policies for a sustainable future. BSRS is composed of course lectures and group discussions, shared sessions on research tools and presentation skills, high-profile keynotes, interactive plenaries, and an excursion into the fjord- and waterscapes of Western Norway.
Deadline for applications: 24 February 2019.
Programme and application procedure: www.uib.no/en/rs/bsrs
Winter School Times and Spaces of Globalization
“Knowledges at Risk”
18-22 February 2019, Padova
The 2019 edition of the Winter School ‘Times and Spaces of Globalization’ addresses the many challenges to knowledge development and dissemination in times of crises, conflict, globalization and digital transformations. Particular attention is paid on higher education institutions, on their role and responsibilities, as well as on the initiatives they can activate to protect and support students and researchers in their activities.
Organized in collaboration with the University of Trento and Scholars at Risk international network, this intensive course addresses the many issues emerging from global dynamics that are putting at risk – or promise to transform profoundly and in unexpected directions – the very existence of academic knowledge, the roles and activities of higher education institutions, the lives and experiences of scholars and students.
The Winter School particularly welcomes PhD students from non-European regions, and from low income countries and countries in democratic transition, who want to master their understanding of current challenges to the implementation of democratic principles, in times where separation and marginalisation are the everyday experience of walled politics. 4 Scholarships are available for students from such areas.
Deadline for applications: 16 December 2018
Further information: www.spgi.unipd.it/didattica/winter-summer-schools-20172018/times-and-spaces-globalization
Graz International Summer School Seggau 2019
“RADICAL (DIS)ENGAGEMENT: STATE-SOCIETY- RELIGION”
30 June-13 July 2019 – Seggau Castle | Leibnitz | Austria
The Graz International Summer School Seggau is designed for internationally oriented, highly motivated students from all disciplines, who wish to deepen their understanding of current European and international affairs by studying and discussing global developments and challenges within the context of transformation processes and demographic change reflecting aspects of individual, social, political, religious, cultural, literary, regional, economic, cohort and national identities.
7 GOOD REASONS TO APPLY:
- 2-week summer university with a unique campus atmosphere at Seggau Castle
- 6 ECTS credits (for participation and seminar paper)
- Lectures, panel discussions and 7 parallel seminar modules (small groups)
- Discussions and networking opportunities with international lecturers and guests
- All-inclusive package (tuition, meals, accommodation, extra-curricular program and excursion to Graz)
- Developing skills in public speaking, academic writing, creative writing and critical thinking
- Publishing opportunity in Off Campus: Seggau School of Thought publication series
Deadline for applications: 18 March 2019
Further information: https://international.uni-graz.at/en/stud/int-focus/summerschools/gusegg-summerschool/
Winter School on Adult Education and Lifelong Learning in Würzburg
4-15 February 2019, Julius-Maximilian-University Würzburg
From 4-15 February 2019 the Winter School ”International & comparative studies in adult education & lifelong learning“ will take place at the Julius-Maximilian-University Würzburg, Germany. The Winter School is geared to master’s and doctoral students and is divided into a two-week programme. The Winter School is part of a blended-learning activity with a preparatory and a subsequent online phase. During the first week, there will be two separate study pathways: one for MA and one for PhD students.
MA students focus on questions of international policies in adult education and lifelong learning. PhD students will focus on theories in adult education and lifelong learning.
Practitioners in adult education (e.g. adult and continuing education trainers, adult education programme planners, adult education project managers) who are affiliated with the European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA) and with DVV International are invited to participate in the Winter School.
During the second week, MA students, PhD students and practitioners will work together in comparative groups on selected topics in adult education and lifelong learning. The groups will come with a policy-perspective (MA students), a theory-perspective (PhD students) and a practice-perspective (practitioners) in small groups of 6-10 participants.
Deadline for applications: 15 October 2018
Further information is available here: go.uniwue.de/lifelonglearning
PAST COIMBRA GROUP SUMMER SCHOOLS
Coimbra Group International Summer School on European Multilingualism
7-14 July 2018, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad
Novi Sad – European Youth Capital 2019 and European Capital of Culture 2021
The Coimbra Group and the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Novi Sad (Serbia) are delighted to invite you to take part in the International Summer School on European Multilingualism that will take place at the University of Novi Sad (Serbia) from 7 to 14 July 2018.
With the support of the Erasmus+ KA107 programme, teachers from the following Coimbra Group universities – University of Bologna, University of Granada, University of Salamanca, University of Graz and the University of Poitiers (project coordinator), will propose, in collaboration with the teachers from the University of Novi Sad, an intensive short programme on European Multilingualism and Cultural Mediation Studies, with the aim to share innovative approaches to teaching and learning languages.
The intensive short programme offers courses in translation and language application in several small tandem groups: German-Serbian, French-Serbian, Italian-Serbian, Spanish-Serbian.
The Summer School teaching programme proposes also the Language Discovering Workshop allowing all participants to learn about the Less Widely Used and Lesser Taught languages (LWULT) and their important role in keeping language diversity and the world’s multilingual heritage. Two LWULT Workshops are offered: Hebrew and Modern Greek.
The International Summer School on European Multilingualism is a great opportunity to discover the very dynamic city of Novi Sad and its cultural assets. As European Youth Capital 2019 and European Capital of Culture 2021, the city of Novi Sad, with its multicultural heritage, becomes an attractive place to start intercultural dialogue and to share the history and values from this part of Europe.
One of the most exciting cultural events taking place in Novi Sad is the Exit Festival, which is the laureate of the 2018 Best European Festival Award. The Exit Festival – https://www.exitfest.org/sr (12-16 July 2018) is proposed as cultural programme of the International Summer School on European Multilingualism.
The international Summer School will be awarded 3 ECTS.
Who can apply?
– Students from Serbian and Western Balkans Universities, students from Coimbra Group Universities
What are the student’s levels?
– Students from the three cycles (Bachelor, Master and PhD) with a level B (B1 or B2) in one of the proposed European languages
Which are the fields of studies?
– Languages, Cultural studies, Humanities
How to apply?
Registration form: to be filled out before 15 June 2018 and to be sent to the University of Novi Sad: International Office of the Faculty of Philosophy: email@example.com
Tuition Fees: Intensive Short programme, welcome and farewell parties: 100 €
Payment terms: For more information, please contact the International Office of the Faculty of Philosophy: firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer School in Algebra and Topology 2018
12-15 September 2018, Université catholique de Louvain
Within the project “Attractivité internationale et collaborations de recherche dans le cadre du Coimbra Group” the Université catholique de Louvain organizes a Summer school in algebra and in topology: www.uclouvain.be/irmp-summerschool
The speakers will be professors Maria Manuel Clementino (http://www.mat.uc.pt/~mmc, University of Coimbra), Alberto Facchini (http://www.math.unipd.it/~facchini/, University of Padova) and Tim Van der Linden (Université catholique de Louvain, https://perso.uclouvain.be/tim.vanderlinden/). These mathematicians are internationally well known for their scientific contributions in topology, algebra and category theory, respectively.
The mini-courses will be addressed to Master and PhD students, and will also be of interest for more experienced researchers in these fields. There is a limited funding to partially cover the local expenses for students (deadline: 30 April 2018).
The programme will consist in three mini-courses:
- Maria Manuel Clementino – Topological algebras
- Alberto Facchini – Commutative monoids, noncommutative rings and modules
- Tim Van der Linden – Non-associative algebras
This event is part of a joint project of the Université catholique de Louvain with the universities of Coimbra, Padova and Poitiers, promoting the research collaborations within the Coimbra Group. The project is funded by the UCL for the period January 2018-December 2020.