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First Summer Academy on ‘Minorities in Eastern Europe’ at the Leibniz University Hanover

This summer, the Leibniz University Hanover is organising the first Summer Academy on ‘Minorities in Eastern Europe’ from the 30th August to the 13th September. This programme is intended for Ph.D. students and advanced masters. Interested parties must pass a selection procedure, for which enrolment is possible up to the 15th May 2009. Please consult the Leibniz University Hanover website to register and for more information. More details are also available from this folder.

Portuguese Cultural Experience through a summer course at Fernando Pessoa University

This summer, the Fernando Pessoa University will once again organise a ‘Porto Cultural Experience’ summer course in the Portuguese city of Porto between the 17th and the 31st July 2009. Interested in updating your knowledge of the Portuguese culture, and your general know-how on culture? Then this summer course may be something for you. The courses are held in English and are based on four central topics: Portuguese Architecture, Portuguese Traditional Cultures, Portuguese Culture and Legacies, and Transnationalism and Transculturism. You can enrol up to the 30th June 2009. More details about this programme are available in the folder and on the Fernando Pessoa University website.

Yemen College of Middle Eastern Studies summer course

The Yemen College of Middle Eastern Studies is again organising various summer courses this year, in June and July: An intensive Arabic course, Tribe, Gender, and Islam in Contemporary Arabia, Democratic Reform and Human Rights in the Contemporary Middle East.


Registrations up to the 1st May 2009. More information is available on the Yemen College of Middle Eastern Studies website.



‘Transatlantic Relations from the Perspective of Central Europe’ European summer school in Prague

The EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy (which is involved in the European integration process, among other issues) is organising the ‘Transatlantic Relations from the Perspective of Central Europe’ European Summer School (ESS) in Prague, from the 11th to the 21st July. This summer school focuses on policy similarities and differences between the various European Union member states, and how they compare with the policies of the United States of America. The course places particular emphasis on the exceptional situation of Central European countries such as the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia. The course also attempts to find an answer to the question of how topical the split between Old Europe and New Europe still is.
Visit the EUROPEUM website or this folder for more information.

Seventh International Human Rights Academy

The International Human Rights Academy is a human rights course that is organised on an annual basis in South Africa, under the auspices of the Universiteit Gent, the Universiteit Utrecht, the University of the Western Cape, the American University Washington College of Law, the University of Pretoria and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. This year, the Academy will take place in the Fountains Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa, from the 17th to the 31st October. The various courses offer superior legal education in comparative international human rights, with an emphasis on the practical aspects of various fields.
Registration until the 15th May 2009. All necessary information can be found on the Academy website and in this folder.

Roche Continents workshop in Salzburg, Austria

The third edition of this workshop is intended for students of the science, music and art disciplines, aged 20 to 29, and will take place from the 4th to the 10th August 2009. All costs will be financed by Roche, and the maximum number of participants is limited to 100. The Roche Continents website will provide you with more information on the selection procedure and the activities, as well as this brochure which is also available for review at the secretariat of the International Relations and Mobility Department (IRMO).

Third transatlantic IP Summer Academy in Italy

This co-organisation by the Bocconi University (Milan), the University of Trento (Trento) and the Scula Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa), with the support of the European Patent Office (EPO) and various other European and American universities, will be focussing this year on IP in fundamental research. The lectures will be held in English by prominent academics and researchers from ten European countries, Canada and the USA. Visit the Summer Academy Helpdesk ( for more information and registrations.

Summer School ‘Environmental and Resource Management' in Ljubljana, Slovenia

This summer school will take place from the 19th July to the 2nd August 2009 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and is a joint initiative by several universities. It brings together students and academic staff from partner organisations, including the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, with the aim of studying environmental issues in an interactive and intensive manner.


Practical information
 Information about the various programmes is available from the University of Ljubljana website.
 Registration up to the 15th May 2009 at the International Relations and Mobility Department (IRMO)
 Additional information can be obtained from Mrs. Sergeja Mitiè ( or Prof. Dr. Franc Lobnik (Head of International Summer School 'Environmental and Resource Management') (

Doctoral research seminars 2009, Slovenia – EMUNI call

In May, the Slovenian EMUNI University is organising various seminars regarding doctoral research. The following topics are on the agenda:
 De-pollution of the Mediterranean Basin (from the 4th to the 16th May 2009)
 University Systems (from the 18th to the 30th May 2009)


Registration forms and applications for grants are available from the EMUNI website. More information can be found in the poster and in the folder.