Ph.D. programme in Comparative Analysis of Institutions, Economics and Law (IEL)

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Ph.D. programme in Comparative Analysis of Institutions, Economics and
Law (IEL)

Collegio Carlo Alberto (Italy)

The 3-year Ph.D. programme in Comparative Analysis of Institutions,
Economics and Law (IEL), promoted by the founding members of CLEI, was
activated in 2004/2005 (XX ciclo di dottorato), with the aim of
fostering research in Comparative Law and Economics. IEL is a Doctoral
School of Law Degree programme at the Università di Torino and is
intended for students with interests in Comparative Analysis of Law and
Economics, Economics of Law, Economics of Institutions.

The programme
has a strong international connotation and promotes scholarly exchanges
between Universities. Each year IEL offers a number of posts with a
3-year scholarship, which normally corresponds to half of the total
posts available.

Application has to be received by 24. September 2007.

Contact IEL SECRETARIAT for further info: iel @

AIT Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs master’s and doctorate scholarships

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AIT Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs master’s and doctorate scholarships

Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs master’s and doctorate
scholarships in sustainable development

The opportunity

Students from developing Asian nations are offered the chance to
pursue their master’s or doctoral studies in fields relating to
sustainable development at one of Asia ’s leading postgraduate

The scholarships

The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Asian Institute of
Technology have partnered to offer a program called “Education for
Sustainable Development” from 2006 to 2009. Master’s and doctoral
scholarships will be provided to students from countries in South and
Southeast Asia – Afghanistan , Bangladesh , East Timor, Nepal,
Pakistan , Sri Lanka and Vietnam – the Mekong region low-income
countries of Lao PDR and Cambodia , as well as other less developed
countries in Asia .

He scholarships cover degree programs in fields relevant to
sustainable environment, human rights and gender, and poverty
alleviation. The core idea of the scholarships is to support Norwegian
program countries in Asia with emphasis on sustainable development for
enhancing institutional capacity building.


• Scholarship recipients will be selected according to AIT’s
admission criteria, rules and regulations to ensure that the most
suitable candidates are admitted based on an assessment of the needs
of the nominating agencies in the Norwegian program countries.

• At least half of the scholarships will be offered to women candidates.

• Priority will be given to candidates nominated by project partners
in the Norwegian MFA-AIT program countries.

• After successful completion of graduate studies and professional
training in AIT, the scholarship recipients are obliged to return to
their home countries for strengthening institutional capacities and
contributing in building sustainable societies.

• Recipients are required to conduct thesis research on topics
relevant to their respective home country’s development needs
incorporating gender, environment and sustainable development concerns.

• Scholarships provide grants for conducting thesis research.

• Both traditional and flexible master’s programs are available. The
flexible master’s program enables students to pursue their studies
while carrying out professional duties in their home countries.
Preference will be given to staff of public sector agencies,
government departments, training institutions and universities.

Doctoral scholarships are available only to candidates from
teaching and research institutions including national universities on
the broad theme of sustainable development as a part of the
institutional capacity-building process in the program countries.
Applicants must provide a relevant research proposal and nomination
from their employer as well as demonstrate a strong academic
background and experience.

Focus areas

Applicants may apply to any field of study at AIT, but the program of
study must be designed to focus on issues related to poverty
alleviation, energy and sustainable environment, natural resources
management, human rights and gender.

A number of scholarships are reserved for students pursuing degrees in
Rural and Regional Development Studies, Natural Resources Management,
Gender and Development Studies, Energy, and Agricultural and Systems

Entry requirements

• Applicants must adhere to AIT’s admissions requirements, procedures
and policies.
To learn more, click here:


January semester: 15 October

August semester: 15 March

Note: Applicants who require early offer of admission or who have visa
or passport restrictions, are encouraged to submit applications at
least three months before the deadlines.

You may apply online or download application forms at:

You may also receive the application package by mail for a nominal
application processing fee of US$25. Please contact:

Admissions and Scholarships Unit
Asian Institute of Technology
P.O. Box 4 , Klong Luang
Pathumthani 12120 , Thailand
Phone: (662) 5245031-5033
Fax: (662) 524-6326
Web site:

Graduate scholarship program university of Tsukuba

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Graduate scholarship program university of Tsukuba

To apply, applicants must Hold a bachelor’s degree and have completed 16 years of school education (up to undergraduate level). A strong background in economics and associated quantitative tools is useful and,in the case of the Economic Policy Course, highly recommended.


Those applicants having completed their university education in countries where formal schooling lasts less than 16 years, who are at least 22 years old, and
who have spent at least one year in a research or similar institution, can become qualified to apply by filling out and submitting the provided form (Certificate of research Activities). Have at least 2 years (and preferably 4 to 5) of recent professional experience in a field related to economic development.

Demonstrate proficiency in the use of the English language by submitting the TOEFL scores or other evidence as deemed appropriate by the Graduate School. Demonstrate verbal and quantitative skills by submitting the Graduate record Examination (GRE)
scores or other evidence as deemed appropriate by the Graduate School. In addition,applicants must be under 45 (but preferably under 35) years of age. Priority will be given to mid-career professionals.The following documentation is required Application form (found in the back pocket of the brochure or downloadable from the
top-left of this page) in full. The Personal Statement and the Study Plan must be typewritten. Applicants must choose their preferred Course from the two options offered (Economic Policy and International Public Policy). Adjustments to that choice are possible during the screening process. Four letters of recommendation (two issued by academics and two by professionals). Transcripts from institutions of higher education attended.

Diplomas certifying to higher education degrees obtained. note. Diplomas and transcripts must be originals or certified true copies of original documents. Curriculum vitae. TOEFL scores or equivalent proof of English proficiency. GRE scores or equivalent proof of skills. Medical Certificate. Certificate of research activities, if applicable. Copies or reprints of publications other than graduation thesis, if any. Three copies of a recent photograph (4 cm x 4 cm). Statement of eligibility for JJ/WBGSP Scholarship. Application Deadline All documents must be mailed in a single package and must reach the University of Tsukuba by August 31,2008 (applications sent by fax will not be accepted).

Complete applications and correspondence should be addressed to:

The JJ/WBGSP Committee
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Tsukuba
305-8571, Tsukuba, Japan

PhD Studentships in Aerodynamics, Cranfield University

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PhD Studentships in Aerodynamics, Cranfield University

The requirement for improved efficiency and reduced environmental impact is continually driving civil aero-engine designers to consider both novel propulsion systems as well as airframe architectures. The success of these proposals relies on a clear understanding of the complex aerodynamics associated with the integration of the propulsion and airframe systems. Funded PhD studentships are available for aerodynamic research in the areas of propeller aerodynamics, intake design, vortical flows and aircraft aerodynamics. The research will be conducted using experimental, computational and analytical methods and will utilise the Cranfield University Large-Scale Low-Speed Wind Tunnel as well as sophisticated Particle Image Velocimetry methods. The research will offer the opportunity to work with industry in this field and will enable individuals to be well prepared for a rewarding career after successful completion of the PhD.

Entry requirements Applicants for the post should have EU residence status and must have a first-class or upper second-class degree in engineering or a related area. Fully funded studentships are only available to applicants with UK residence status. An aerospace background would be a distinct advantage as would practical experience of experimental and computational aerodynamics.

Funding A range of good funding arrangements is available for the majority of these opportunities.

Supervisor: Dr. David G. MacManus. Dept. of Aerospace Sciences School of Engineering Cranfield University Bedford, MK43 0AL UK.

Ph: +44 1234 754735 email: d.g.macmanus[ at ]

Duration of award: 3 years

How to apply The completed application form, CV and the names and addresses of two referees should be posted to Dr. David G. MacManus.