Saturday, January 7, 2012

MSc Scholarships in Computer Science 2012 - Venice (Italy)

Since 2010, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia (Italy) has offered a two-year MSc program in "Informatica - Computer Science" ( taught in English, which is suitable for students with diverse academic backgrounds. The program unfolds into three semesters of full-time lectures and labs. During the last semester students work on an individual project and dissertation.

The program covers the theory and practice of a wide spectrum of fields in Computer Science and Information Technology, and allows students to pursue a minor in Statistics.
Three suggested sub-programs, resulting from selecting a specific group of elective courses, are the following: (1) Information Sciences and Intelligent Systems sub-program, (2) Software Dependability and IT Security sub-program, and (3) Information Systems and Statistical Analysis.

Candidates who hold a foreign degree, equivalent to a tree-year Bachelor degree or higher in Computer Science or related subject (Computer/Electroni c Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, etc.), and are proficient in English, can apply.

Candidates can ask for a pre-evaluation of their qualification and school career ( evaluation) before starting the official enrolment procedure (the on-line pre-evaluation procedure is open from Jan 15th to May 15th, 2012).
Only students who complete successfully the pre-evaluation procedure by May 15th, 2012 can be awarded with the university international scholarships.

This pre-evaluation procedure is particularly important for non-EU citizens residing abroad, who have to apply as early as possible (we suggest long before the deadline of May 15th, 2012). These students, once received the acceptance letter, have to submit a further pre-enrolment application to an Italian Diplomatic Delegation in order to transmit us all the original documents, and to start as soon a possible a pretty long process to obtain an Italian Student Visa.

FHI 360′s Global Health Research Fellowship

FHI 360′s Global Health Research Fellowship provides highly motivated master’s-level graduates with an opportunity to work with world-renowned researchers in global health. Research topics include reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, and other infectious diseases. The program offers fellows practical experience in research operations and an opportunity to expand their research skills by making important contributions to specific research studies.

Fellowship Objectives
During the full time, two-year fellowship, fellows will have the opportunity to:
  • Learn about clinical and behavioral research studies;
  • Participate in FHI 360 research activities; and
  • Play a role in developing international capacity in public health research.
Program Summary
FHI’s Global Health Research Fellowship accepts up to two applicants each year to participate in a two-year, post-graduate program located at FHI 360′s headquarters in Durham, North Carolina. Each fellow will be mentored by a cadre of experienced FHI 360 scientists. The fellows will have an opportunity to work with multidisciplinary research teams from a variety of departments.
During the program, fellows are able to participate in several phases of a new or ongoing clinical/behavioral study, including study monitoring; protocol development; data management; and IRB submission and review processes. Fellows will also have the opportunity to learn about and participate in research activities in areas such as clinical science; behavioral and social sciences; health service delivery; operations research; monitoring and evaluation; and more.

To be eligible to apply to the Global Health Research Fellowship, applicants must meet all of the following requirements:
  • A master’s graduate degree with a strong understanding of global health research, obtained within 12 months prior to beginning the fellowship in July;
  • Hold a record of high academic standing;
  • Eligible to work in the U.S. and travel internationally;
  • Able to make a two-year commitment to FHI 360 Headquarters in Durham, NC, USA;
  • Able to work 40 hours/week.
Application process
The application for the fellowship can be accessed here. To be considered, applications must be received by February 14, 2012. Selected candidates will be invited to FHI for interviews, and the selected Global Health Research Fellow(s) will be notified by the beginning of May. The program begins in early July. Interested applicants are required to submit the following materials:
  • FHI 360 Fellowship application;
  • Two essays (topics found in application);
  • Two letters of recommendation, at least one of which is from graduate faculty from your school who can comment on the application’s academic performance and potential for clinical and behavioral research;
  • Copy of an official graduate school transcript (official transcripts will be required for the in-person interviews);
  • Copy of current resume or CV.
After submission, applicants should receive a confirmation email that the application has been successfully submitted.
Questions or comments? Please contact fellowships(at)

10 Adorable Beaches

It doesn’t really matter where a beach is located it is always beautiful. But it always remains a center of attraction for the visitors. People get spell bounded by the scenic beauty of the beaches. They simply want to lose themselves in the warm water of the beaches and some beaches are exceptionally adorable. Here are some of the most unique and magnificent beaches of the world.

01. Glass Beach

no one ever considered that a dumping place for the deteriorated materials of the 2nd world war would become so colorful and exceptionally beautiful of the current modern time. This wonder happened in California. 09 more beaches after the break...

02. Inland Beach

This beach is completely inland and is in the existence because of the little cove. It is known as Gulpiyuri beach, located in Spain.

03. Bowling ball beach

Mendecino, California has a beach where there are thousands of rocks appear to have gathered together and look like a small army of the boulders. This beach is now famous with a name of “Bowling Ball Beach”. All the boulders are exactly similar in size and have equal spacing among them naturally.

04. World’s most crowded beach

Huiquan Beach in Qingdao, Shandong Province has a reputation of the world’s most crowded bathing beach and is the biggest sand beach of Asia.

05. Airport Beach

 This airport of Barra is the one and only airport of the world where planes land on the beach. This Scottish airport has only one British aeroplane company which provides the service from Glasgow and Benbecula commercially.

06. Hot Water Beach

 This volcanic beach is located in New Zealand and has about 1,30,000 visitors per year. Here temperature can reach up-to 64’C and you can bath only by digging a hole into it.

07.Refrigerated Beach

No wonder that Dubai is making wonder in this field too by building the worlds first refrigerated beach artificially to provide relief to the tourists from the scorching heat.

08. Red Sand Beach

This beach is located in the south of Hana Bay. Water shoes are recommended as it is having a cliff edge. The Cinder cone hill surrounding the bay gives it beautiful red color.

09. La Caleta Beach

This Spanish beach is now a days a center of attraction for thousands of tourist because of its clear water and beautiful sand color.

10. World’s whitest sand beach

International Postgraduate Coursework Scholarships (IPCS) at Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Sydney, Australia

Applicants must:
- have received an unconditional offer of admission to a Master degree in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. This means that applicants must have met the Faculty's English language requirements, as well as academic admission requirements. For information on English language requirements, please visit the International Office website.
- have a minimum of 7.0 IELTS (overall) or equivalent if they are from a non-English speaking background
- be commencing postgraduate study at the University for the first time
- be a citizen of a country other than
Australia or New Zealand, and may not hold permanent residency in Australia
- NOT be in receipt of any other tuition fee
- Students must check their visa conditions before applying for leave; and they must apply for permission in advance of taking such leave.
Selection is based on academic merit, including excellent results in the applicant's English language test. Applicants should provide a statement regarding why they want to undertake their chosen program and what they hope to achieve following graduation. Please note: It is very important that applicants make clear the degree for which they are applying.

Friday, January 6, 2012

1 or 2 PhD Scholarships within welfare state studies

At the Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science, 1 or 2 PhD Scholarships are vacant at the Centre for Comparative Welfare Studies, Aalborg Universit

( The positions are open for appointment as soon as possible.

The Faculty of Social Sciences wishes to ensure that PhD scholarships provide career opportunities both within and outside of the university. For that reason, PhD scholarships are formed in a manner ensuring that the competencies achieved in the position qualifies to both a career within research and a career in the private and/or public sector. No later than one year before the termination of the position, you are offered an interview in order to clarify your further career.

Qualification requirements:

The PhD scholarship has a duration of three years. Applicants to the PhD scholarship must hold a degree equivalent to a Danish Master’s degree. Applicants enrolled at a Danish Master programme who expect to graduate before the date of appointment must forward a copy of their specialekontrakt and documentation for the date of their final exam.

The completion of the scholarship will be in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities No 18 of 14 January 2008, and it is a prerequisite for allocation of a scholarship that enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD School of Social Sciences takes place.

Application requirements
letter of motivation
project proposal (approx. 5 pages in Danish A4 format) containing the research project title, an outline of the course of study and a description of the overall problem areas
information on which language the PhD thesis is expected to be written in
curriculum vitae
diplomas confirming academic degrees, including academic transcripts
foreign applicants must forward verified IELTS test (International English Language Testing System). Exempted are applicants with at Master Degree from Denmark, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Astralia and Canada
Publications (max. 5), if relevant. If the publications have been written in cooperation with others, a declaration from each of the authors must be enclosed. The declaration must state the extent of the applicant’s contribution to the total work and be signed by the authors.

The complete application including attachments shall be sent electronically by selecting the "apply online" function.
More detail information, Please visit the Website

The University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria,
Italy, offers an opening for 2 Ph.D positions
for citizens of NON EUROPEAN countries in many
areas including Information Engineering.

The annual amount of the scholarship is ?
13.638,47, including social welfare charges.

Applications must be received by December 29, 2011.

For additional information, please visit:
please, consider eligibility conditions in Annex
A, Information Engineering, Curriculum 2 (page 5)

Relevant PhD topics in the area of
TELECOMMUNICATIONS networks and systems include
future Internet architectures, vehicular
networks, Internet of things, LTE and LTE-A,
ad-hoc and mesh networking, satellite networks,
WiMAX, game theory, green networking.

If you are interested in Telecommunications topics, please contact
Prof.ssa Antonella MOLINARO,
Prof. Antonio IERA,

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