Postgraduate Scholarship Programme Academic Year 2010/11 by Swiss Government, Switzerland

The Swiss Government through the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS) grants a limited number of scholarships to developing countries, among which Indonesia is included.

These scholarships are offered to Indonesian POSTGRADUATE students wishing to study at a Swiss university. The aim of the scholarship is to enable grantees either to further their education or to undertake research work in the fields in which the universities are particularly active. The intended study should be useful for the development in Indonesia. In principle, the scholarship holders can study at any national Swiss university or Federal Institute of Technology as registered on the page 4.

A candidate should take into account the possibilities offered by Swiss universities. Following programmes are not included in this scholarship:

  1. Fine arts and music
  2. Undergraduate studies
  3. Hotel management studies
  4. Student exchange programmes
  5. Part-time studies
  6. On-the-job studies
  7. Correspondence courses

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PhD Scholarships in Geobiosphere Science at the Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystems Analysis, Lund University, Sweden

PhD Scholarships 2009 in Geobiosphere Science at the Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystems Analysis, Lund University

Lund University announces the following vacancy:
POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP in Geobiosphere Science with placement at the Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystems Analysis, Faculty of Science.

Project description:
The position will be within the framework of a new research centre at Lund University, LUCCI (Lund University Centre for Studies of Carbon Cycle and Climate Interactions) financed by a long term (10 years) Linnaeus grant by the Swedish Research Council.

Research at the Centre spans a broad range of disciplines, e.g., Geology, Physical Geography, Climatology, Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry, Ecology, Plant Physiology, Soil Science and Microbiology. There are c. 85 researchers from four different departments within the Faculties of Science and Engineering. Read more about LUCCI at www.lucci.lu.se.

The mechanisms underlying the evolution of Holocene CO2 and CH4 concentrations and climate remain controversial, including whether or not humans have played a discernible role regionally or globally. In this project we aim to improve existing knowledge about human land use over the last 6000 yrs. It will expand a global dataset that was implemented within the LPJ-GUESS modelling framework in order to better assess the role of past human impact on the carbon cycle. The project will link on-going ecosystem modelling work being carried out in Lund with vegetation reconstructions and will involve model applications using LPJ-GUESS.

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PhD Studentships, Internet Commerce Security Laboratory, University of Ballarat, Australia

PhD Studentships
Internet Commerce Security Laboratory (ICSL)
Graduate School of Information Technology & Mathematical Sciences
Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

The University of Ballarat is offering a unique opportunity for students undertaking PhD studies in the area of Internet Commerce Security to receive up to A$120k over three years. You will work on real problems and data related to current fraud activity faced by many financial organisations in the world of internet commerce security.

The University of Ballarat, Westpac Banking Corporation and IBM have jointly established the Internet Commerce Security Laboratory (ICSL) to carry out research into eSecurity and cybercrime.

Current research themes include profiling of phishing e-mails and websites, profiling of malware, fraud detection, identity theft and recovery, and forensic imaging techniques.

To be successful in your application, you must have:

  • A first class honours degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Information Technology, Mathematics, Statistics, Psychology, Law or Business/Commerce
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability and aptitude for both a research and commercial environment

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Research Scholarship for Computer Science / Engineering or Math, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Project title:
Statistical Forecasting of Probabilistic Properties

Research topic:
Quality attributes such as performance, reliability, availability, safety, and security have a probabilistic nature, and are important for almost all software development projects and for projects related to automotive, avionic and medical systems in particular. However it is hard constructing a system that fulfils requirements regarding these quality attributes. Consequently, also quality control at the system runtime is required. Du to the probabilistic nature of these quality attributes this project aims to use statistical monitoring and forecasting techniques (e.g. time series analysis) as a novel quality control instrument for critical system components.

Your Benefits:
Basically, the benefits can be summarized as follows:

  • You will work on real-world research problems. (There will always be opportunities to cooperate with major software and systems engineering companies.)
  • You will be trained in all skills that are required to successfully finish you research project. Our goal is to help you develop the skills, connections, and opportunities required, that ensure a successful postgraduate career.
  • You will create research outputs at the highest standards. In today’s world, it is not only enough to be good, students must be great and competitive compared to other graduate students. Please have a look at our own research outputs.
  • You will get optimal and continuous supervision. My goal is to give you strong support on your research from a technical side. However, we also try to help my students to develop their personal skills. If you like to know more about my supervision style, we can provide contact details of recently graduated students as reference.
  • You study in a friendly and cooperative environment. Australia is known for its friendliness.

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PhD Scholarship in Innovation and New Business Creation, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

DTU Executive School of Business invites qualified candidates to apply for a 3-year PhD scholarship in Innovation Management and New Business Creation.

Are you interested in how firms can improve their success with new business models and new products or processes?

Do you want to be part of an international researcher team developing new concepts for innovation and new business creation?

Are you interested in quantitative and qualitative empirical research?

Then we strongly encourage you to apply for the PhD scholarship at DTU Business, due to start no later than December 2009.

DTU Executive School of Business – in short DTU Business – is a center at DTU, which pursues research and provides executive programs in the areas of innovation, leadership, global management, and corporate entrepreneurship since 1997. DTU Business was established under the original name of ‘TEM Center’ in 1997 and has since then grown to an important Scandinavian provider of innovation and corporate entrepreneurship related programs.

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Fully Funded Research MPhil/PhD Programmes in Linguistics at The University of Hong Kong

The School of English of the University of Hong Kong, which has an international academic staff and postgraduate student body working in many areas of linguistics, offers full- and part-time research postgraduate programmes for MPhil and PhD degree.

For more details about us, our research work, and how to apply please visit our website at:
http://www.hku.hk/english/mphilphd_info.htm

Successful full-time applicants will receive a grant of HK$13,100 (± US$1,650) per month, but interested candidates are encouraged to apply through the Online Application System of the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 2010/11 to compete for a higher monthly grant of HK$20,000 (±US$2560) and a conference and research-related travel allowance of HK$10,000 (±US$1300) per year.

Application Deadline
MPhil: 31-Dec-2009
PhD: 01-Dec-2009

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PhD Fellowships in Economics of Innovation, Hasselt University, Belgium

PhD Fellowship – Economics of Innovation (2 X 2 years)
KIZOK – University Hasselt

KIZOK is the newest research center of the University Hasselt. KIZOK is set up within the faculty of Applied Economics and her diverse disciplines in order to concentrate the research efforts on entrepreneurship and innovation. KIZOK wants to be an independent research center in which fundamental and applied scientific research are accompanied by customized services for companies and policy makers on the one hand, and educational programs on entrepreneurship and innovation.

KIZOK – the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Hasselt University is offering a four year (2 X 2) scholarship for a PhD student. The candidate will be affiliated with the research unit quantitative Methods of KIZOK. The doctoral project is in field of the “economics of innovation” with a strong emphasis on empirical approaches using firm and plant level micro-data. The project aims at analyzing the economic aspects (governmental policy, market competition, financing) related to the innovation of firms.

Selection Criteria
The candidate should possess a Master Degree or Master after Master in Applied Economics (e.g. Commercial Engineering), Economics (Econometrics) or Statistics. Ideally, the candidate is interested in quantitative/empirical research and has strong analytical and technical capabilities in economic methods. Knowledge of French or Dutch constitutes an advantage. The candidate is willing to teach/assist with a limited amount of courses for Bachelor or Master students at the faculty of Applied Economics.

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Master Degree Scholarships from KT&G Foundation, Yonsei University, Korea

Yonsei University. KT&G Fellowship at GSIS, for Turkish, Iranian, Russian, Kazakhstani, Indonesian, Yonsei 2010

The KT&G Foundation offers scholarships to the Turkish, Iranian, Russian, Kazakhstani, Indonesian students who seek a master’s degree at the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS) of Yonsei University:

Eligibility and Conditions

  1. Degree: A Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent degree.
  2. Age : No limit
  3. Health: Applicants must be in both sound physical and mental health.
  4. English Language Proficiency: Applicants must possess strong English language proficiency (Recommended score of TOEFL CBT 237 (IBT 93/PBT 580), IELTS 6.5 or above).
  5. Arrival in Korea: Scholarship recipients must arrive in Korea by February 23, 2010 and must attend the new student orientation program on February 24, 2010 at Yonsei GSIS.
  6. Application Period: All necessary documents must be submitted to the Yonsei GSIS office between September 1, 2009 ~ November 30, 2009. All original documents should arrive at the GSIS office by this date.

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PhD Research Scholarships, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore

The Asia Research Institute is pleased to offer Ph.D. research scholarships from August 2010 in the following interdisciplinary areas:

  • THE CHANGING FAMILY IN ASIA
  • ASIAN MIGRATION
  • RELIGION & GLOBALISATION IN ASIAN CONTEXTS
  • CULTURAL STUDIES IN ASIA
  • COLD WAR IN ASIA
  • SUMATRA HERITAGE, ARCHAEOLOGY AND RECONSTRUCTION

The PhD scholarship is to be taken up jointly with the appropriate discipline-based department. This would normally be with a department of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, but where appropriate could also be with the Faculty of Law, School of Business or School of Design & Environment at the National University of Singapore. Please note that some departments / Programmes only have one intake per year in August (Semester 1).

Interested applicants are required to submit their application by 15th November 2009, indicating clearly both which ARI interdisciplinary area they wish to join and which department they would be attached to. Application procedures and forms can be obtained from the NUS website via this URL: http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/edu/gd-applnres.html

Applicants must use the application forms in the respective Faculty websites depending on the Faculty to which they wish to seek admission. They should send their applications directly to their respective faculties, indicating their interest to be attached to ARI. Applicants should not send a duplicate copy to ARI.

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Gita Wirjawan Graduate Fellowship at the John F Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USA

This is our flagship program. One scholarship is offered annually to for an Indonesian to attend the Edward S. Mason Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

For the past seven decades, the Harvard Kennedy School has strived to place itself at the vanguard of studying public policy and preparing practitioners. Today the school has evolved into one of the world`s most eminent social science research institutions – housing 15 research centers and institutes and more than thirty executive education and degree programs – with worldwide reach and influence.

The Edward S. Mason Program is one of Harvard`s oldest international student programs. It brings together leaders from around the world who enroll in the one-year Master in Public Administration Degree. The emphasis of the program and courses is on developing the broad range of analytical and leadership skills required to initiate and to implement major political, social, or economic change.

More than 27,000 Kennedy School alumni reside in 137 countries and serve in a wide range of positions in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Mason Fellows come from all across Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Eastern and Central Europe, as well as the former Soviet Union. Graduates of the Mason Program return to their countries to assume high-level positions. Many of them have become world leaders, including several heads of state such as Mexican President Felipe Calderon and Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong as well as the current Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon.

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