PS! Only complete applications including all annexes submitted within the deadline will be considered for selection.
Applications are evaluated based on
Motivation letter (up to 1,5 page) that demonstrates the applicant’s motivation to participate, explains his/her expectations about the program and explains how the participation in the summer program is connected with his/hers studies and interests, and how the applicant plans to use gained experience and knowledge in the future
Summer University program serves to educate students in Asian and Middle Eastern economies, societies and politics, and thereby contribute to their ongoing studies and/or previos experience. Asia and the Middle-East: Differences and Commonalities is interdisciplinary and future oriented. The aim of the program is to teach students to understand, analyse and predict developments in Asia and the Middle East, take advantage of the related opportunities, and mitigate threats originating from these areas to Estonia, the EU or other regions.The curriculum will include a selection of subjects related to present-day Asia, including Asian political regimes, Asian states in world economy, economic cooperation between the European Union and Asia, etc. By focussing mainly on present-day Asia, an alternative is offered to the existing Asian curricula which concentrate on Asian philosophy and ancient culture.
Society and culture:
The Asian Centre at the University of Tartu coordinates and develops research and teaching of Asian studies as a cooperation network between faculties. The aim of the Asian Centre is to make the Asian studies at the University of Tartu more visible and more beneficial for the society by arranging prestigious research events, developing the existing study modules, offering in-service training courses and popularising the acquired knowledge actively in the public. The Asian Centre at the University of Tartu attempts to involve all researchers, institutes and projects that deal with Asian themes in a broader or narrower sense into a cooperation network. The Centre forms a joint platform for these activities by uniting researchers within the University, contributing to the presentation of various research areas (Asian languages, Chinese and Japanese culture, Oriental religions, etc.) to the public and helping to find cooperation partners for launching research projects.
Programme fee: 1000 €.
Programme fee: 1000 € includes tuition fee, cost of the study visits, cultural and social programme, the services of the host university with the accommodation in double rooms at student dormitory. Participants can also organise their own housing, then the the programme fee is 700 €. Students are responsible for their travel, travel insurance (visa arrangements if needed) from their home country to Tartu and back to their home country.
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