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  • February 18th, 2009
  • Posted by EUEditor

studyineurope_top_bg_left.jpgThe drive to create new opportunities through education – a theme of the European Union in 2009 – has extended to opening the doors to young people around the globe.

The European Commission has set up a new information point on getting access to study at one of the 4000 higher education institutions in the EU, accessible through its Australian office, see http://www.delaus.ec.europa.eu/studyineurope/index.htm, (17.2.09).

At this time, applications are being taken for two popular schemes:

The European Union Visitors Program (EUVP) supports study tours by university graduates in their mid-twenties to mid-forties with career-related interests in the European Union.

The European University Institute in Florence, a research institute set up by the original six EU member countries, has available a six-months postdoctoral fellowship, and two three-months postgraduate fellowships – in the disciplines of  history, law, economics, or social and political sciences.

Information  about both is available from the EU Delegation in Australia, [email protected], (17.2.09).

On the other side of the coin, European Studies are currently found in several university locations in Austrfalia.

One current international guide, EU Studies, published at Brussels, has a section on Australia, “The EU viewed from Down Under”.

It reviews programs in New Zealand; at the National Europe Centre (ANU Canberra), and the Centre for European Studies at the University of New South Wales. Other major locations include the Contemporary Europe Research Centre (CERC) at the University of Melbourne.

The guide also explores the large-scale international scholarships program of the EU — Erasmus Mundus.

Reference:

EU Studies: Guide 2009 (2009), Brussels, EuropeanVoice. www.eustudiesfair.co, (17.2.09).

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