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Presentation of the sociological research «Assessment of the court system work in Ukraine» took place on the 22nd of January 2015. The research was implemented by the Research Branding...

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International scientific and practical conference «Modern scientific research for the future progress»

The conference is organized by the «Lviv Foundation for social sciences».The conference will take place in Lviv on 27-28 of March, 2015.


For more information, please contact:

W: www.s-sciencefoundation.lviv.ua

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Coimbra Group Scholarship Programme for Young Researchers

Deadline: 31 March 2015
Open to: Young academics under 35 years old from Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, the Palestinian Authority, Serbia, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan..
Scholarship: varies according to the chosen university


Description

Applications are invited for Coimbra Group Scholarship from young researchers from countries in the European Neighbourhood to spend a short stay at a Coimbra Group University to carry out part of their research work. Successful applicant will receive a monthly grant, which varies, depending on the chosen host university. Candidates may apply for one university only. 
Universities of the Coimbra Group offer short-term visits to young researchers  from higher education institutions from Eastern neighbouring countries. The main aim of this scholarship programme is to enable scholars to undertake researches, in which they are engaged in their home institution and to help them to establish academic and research contacts.

Eligibility

The eligible countries for the 2015 edition are listed below. Please note that some Coimbra Group Universities may restrict the eligibility to some of the countries listed below – to find out if your country is eligible, please refer to the “Remarks” section in the table at the end of this document. Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, the Palestinian Authority, Serbia, Syria, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

An applicant must be a current staff member of a university located in one of the countries mentioned above.

·         Applicants must fulfil all the following criteria:

·         be under the age of 35

·         be nationals of and current residents in one of the above-listed countries

·         be current academic staff members of a university or an equivalent higher education institution located in one of the above-listed countries and be of postdoctoral or equivalent status, although some institutions may offer opportunities to doctoral students

Application

Candidates may apply for one university only. Multiple applications will not be considered valid. Only the universities listed in the table below are taking part in the 2015 edition of the Coimbra Group Scholarship Programme. Applicants will be able to fill in the on-line registration until 31 March 2015 on the Coimbra Group web site.

Information should be submitted in English. Applicants will receive a confirmation message from the Coimbra Group Office within one week following the submission of their application. If you do not receive this confirmation message, you must notify our office by sending an email to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , no later than one week following the deadline of 31 March. 

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Krzysztof Skubiszewski scholarship and research grants in 2015

Krzysztof Skubiszewski Foundation provides scholarship or grant for the 2015-2016 school year. 
 

Fellow will conduct a one-year internship at the University of Warsaw and other Polish institutions in selected his / her sphere of activity under the supervision of the head. The research grant is intended to finance a three-month or a short visit to Poland.
Find more at the web page.
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Presentation of the sociological research results on the judicial system performance

Presentation of the sociological research «Assessment of the court system work in Ukraine» took place on the 22nd of January 2015.


The research was implemented by the Research & Branding Group in December, 2014. 

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Conference DIFFERENCES, INEQUALITIES AND SOCIOLOGICAL IMAGINATION

A profound challenge that the social sciences, and sociology in particular, are now called upon to confront has to do with the depth and extraordinary acceleration of global processes of social and cultural change. Today's byword 'globalisation' only partially captures the full significance of these processes. Sociological knowledge therefore encounters a limitation: it is easier to see what is disappearing than what is coming into being. Yet this limitation can be overturned and become a resource: a stimulus to intensify our theoretical and empirical exploration of the world around us by relating everyday life to history, connecting individual experiences to major issues of democracy and justice, and viewing the exercise of agency in the light of processes of domination. Sociological imagination is the tool that our discipline has honed over the decades to accomplish this.


But what are the major issues that the global sociological community now has the responsibility to tackle? First and foremost, they arise from the exponential increase in social inequalities, a process that the international economic crisis has exacerbated beyond measure. This situation threatens the very existence of democracy and calls for the construction of forms of social analysis which are strongly connected to  the arena of public policy. Concurrently, these forms of analysis must also be capable of offering communities and individuals knowledge and insight that can help to stem the tide of fatalism and apathy.

Yet an analysis of how inequalities are produced and reinforced would be incomplete without reflection on differences. Recognising and acknowledging the multiple expressions of difference – such as gender, social class, age, ethnic background, religion, and sexual orientation... - are vital when it comes to gaining insight into the ‘multiple positioning’ that characterises contemporary individuals. And this entails rethinking the meaning of integration today.

The ESA’s next conference, in Prague from 25 to 28 August 2015, is an invitation to engage with these fields of inquiry. We live in an era in which new forms of domination call for a reframing of the questions sociology has tackled since it came into being. We need to work together to examine the intricate interweave of social, cultural, economic and political dynamics contained in the processes of change occurring in the twenty-first century. We need to renew our sociological imagination. The Prague conference aims to offer fertile terrain for this call to understanding and action.

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