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Conflict studies

Conflict studies is an upcoming area of research which deals in regional security, terrorism, international law, global policy making and so on. Several US and European universities introduced programmes in conflict studies after 9/11 shook the world. Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at the University of Erfurt in Germany conducts a conflict studies and management programme (CSMP) which is funded by the German Foreign Service and carried out in close co-operation with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The DAAD offers scholarships for highly-qualified masters students, doctoral students and researchers with an interest in conflict management in research and practice. Focusing on policy issues relevant to regions of conflict from an interdisciplinary and application-oriented perspective, the CSMP reflects the Brandt School’s commitment to a practice-oriented education in the field of global public policy. The programme is an integral part of the master of public policy at Brandt. International students, especially from the Middle East and South Asia, are invited to apply for scholarships with the DAAD for the 2011-12 session. Students with a first university degree (bachelors, masters or equivalent) are eligible to apply for the programmes.In addition to these programmes, several German universities conduct masters courses in public policy, good governance, international relations, public management, administration and civil society. The deadline for applications is August 15. For more information, log on to www.daaddelhi.org.

Unique course

Icfai Foundation for Higher Education (IFHE) recently announced admission to a unique integrated course — bachelor of business administration and bachelor of law (BBA-LLB) at the IFHE campus Hyderabad. “This is a five-year full-time programme designed to impart relevant legal knowledge and professional skills to the students to enable them become future leaders,” said Prabeen Jha, area manager of IFHE. For more information , log on to www.ifheindia.org .

Admissions alert

Nopany Institute of Healthcare Studies (NIHS) invites applications for its physiotherapy programmes. The institute has tied up with AMRI Hospitals Ltd and National Medical College and Hospital, Calcutta, for clinical training. The programmes available are bachelors and masters in physiotherapy. Both are affiliated to the West Bengal University of Health Sciences. Those applying to the bachelors course must have done their Plus Two with physics, chemistry, biology and English as subjects. Applicants to the masters course must have done bachelors in physiotherapy with a six-month internship from a recognised university.

Admission will be through the joint entrance examination conducted by the West Bengal University of Health Sciences and bachelors course applicants may also contact the university directly. The deadline is August 31. For details, log on to www.nihs.ac.in.

Student honour

Everest Industries Limited has instituted awards of excellence across the leading architecture colleges in India. Each university handpicks its best student on the basis of overall performance. Recently Christopher Benninger, who won the Great Master Architect Award in 2008 and was conferred the title of ArchiDesign Architect of the Decade, came to Jadavpur University to hand over the award to Deyali Mukherjee, a student.


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