Global and Transnational Sociology Summer School 2018

The Summer School is part of a new BA (BA+ Globale und Transnationale Soziologie) initiative in Comparative and Transnational Studies of the Institute of Sociology at the University Duisburg-Essen, and supported by strong research activities of the faculty in comparative, global and transnational sociology. Professors teaching at the summer school are also members of  the Institute of Work, Skills and Training, and the Institute of East Asian StudiesRead more.

  • The summer school will take place from June, 11 until July, 6 2018
  • Two blocks with two classes each to choose from
  • Taught in English
  • Earn up to 12 ECTS (Credits may differ, depending on your home university)
  • Free weekends to explore Germany and Europe
  • No tuition fee
  • Take a look at the classes we offer this year!
  • Learn more about our university and student life in Duisburg.

Classes offered in 2018

Block I: (June 11-22)

Transnational Social Movements, Protest Dynamics and Social Change

Dr. des. Ana Carolina Alfinito Vieira

China’s Globalization: Discussing the Border and the Community

Prof. Dr. Flemming Christiansen

Block II: (June 25 – July 6)

The global corporate elite and its opposition: networks of power and resistance

Prof. William Carroll, PhD

Digitization of work and industry: Comparing national industrial policies and corporate initiatives

Prof. Dr. Frank Kleemann

Application

You can apply for the Global and Transnational Sociology Summer School now!

Application deadline is April, 4 2018!

Please fill out the application form and email it to Lucia Bonikowski. Please add your current transcript of records and one copy sized photo for your student ID.

FAQ

  • Do I need to speak German? → No, not at all! The classes are held in English.
  • Do I need a visa for my stay at University of Duisburg-Essen? → Depending on your citizenship you might need a visa. Generally speaking all international students outside of the EU require a visa for stays in Germany. For more information click here.

The International Summer School ”Advocacy and Migration Policies”

The Research and Information Center on Immigrant Integration (CDCDI) of the Romanian Association for Health Promotion (ARPS), launches the call for applications to its International Summer School on migration to be held in July 2017.

The International Summer School  ”Advocacy and Migration Policies” is open to students and professionals working in the field of migration and human rights, interested to find more about migration from different perspectives, to know people from this area and to have the opportunity to change ideas and know-how about migration policies.

The summer school will expose the participants to a selected core of knowledge on migration, the politics of migration and key-tools to influence the migration policies. It offers the participants the opportunity to interact with and benefit from the experience of speakers and specialized organisations.

Updated information about the summer school will be available at http://www.summerschool.cdcdi.ro.

 

Date and location:

24 – 28 July 2017

The Research Institute for Quality of Life (ICCV) – partner in the event

Bucharest (Romania), 13 Calea 13 Septembrie st., 2nd floor, room 234, district 5 (the Romanian Academy building)

Topics:

  • Migration policies in the destination countries: stakeholders and processes
  • Labour migration and asylum
  • Support services to migrants
  • Public opinion/public perception of refugees and migrants
  • Migration statistics/working with quantitative datasets
  • Advocacy techniques and tools applied to migration policies

Structure of the sessions:

The sessions will provide a multidisciplinary approach to the topics, and will be highly interactive, encouraging the participation in debates, workshops and exercises. Each day will feature a particular topic, and while the morning sessions will be allocated to keynote lectures, the afternoon session will include exercises, workshops, site visits, film projections and debates.

Participants’ profile:

The summer school targets both students interested in migration policies and professionals working on migration issues. Eligibility conditions:

  • Bachelor/master degree in a relevant field (e.g. social sciences, law, economy etc.)
  • Significant professional experience in migration field
  • Very good knowledge of English (speaking and writing)
  • Availability to attend the entire programme

Application:

The persons interested in attending the summer school are invited to submit a CV alongside an essay to office@cdcdi.ro.  

Requirements for the essay:

  • should refer to one of the following topics: migration policies in destination countries, migration practices and support services to migrants, public perception of refugees and migrants;
  • should have maximum 1,500 words, including: title, abstract, text body, references & contact, and use 12 pt Times New Roman font at 1.5 line spacing;

The essays will be selected through double blind peer review.

The number of available places: 25. For selected participants the organisers will cover the accommodation, meals, materials. Please note that the travel will be reimbursed up to a maximum of CHF 350/participant.

Important: The participants are expected to arrive the day before the summer school starts and leave the day after it finishes.

Important dates:

  • 30 April 2017 – deadline for applications
  • 31 May 2017 – notification of participants

The event is part of the project “Developing a network of active organizations in the field of migration (EMINET)”, co-financed by a grant from Switzerland through the Swiss Contribution to the enlarged European Union. The project partners are Advocacy Academy Timişoara and the Centre for Research and Intercultural Communication Iaşi.