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    Top 10 Summer Schools in Political Science & International Relations

    written by INOMICS Team

    youth-570881_640Summer schools are a great way to learn and network over the holiday time. You can meet fellow students and senior researchers, learn new methodologies or research specific topics, and practice your presentation and debate skills. Plus you get to travel to a new place or even a new country, to enjoy the summertime in a new place. Make the most of your summer by enrolling on a summer school offered by some of the top universities in the world.

     

    Below are summer school for political science and international relations, and also check out our previous posts on summers schools for business, economics, public health, engineering, and environment & sustainability.

    We also invite you to see the greatest summer schools in Business & Management and Economics that we published in 2014.

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    Top 10 Summer Schools in Environment & Sustainability

    written by INOMICS Team

    environmentalIf you’re looking for a chance to gain new skills, make new contacts and have fun over the summer holidays, consider attending a summer school. Run by top universities and taught by senior researchers for the purpose of training a new generation of academics, summer schools can be a boon for any student or young researcher, and offer a chance for travel and learning combined. We’ve already covered some of the best summer schools in business, economics, public health, and engineering, so today we’re listing some of the most exciting summer schools in the area of Environment and Sustainability.

    We also invite you to see the greatest summer schools in Business & Management and Economics that we published in 2014.

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    Top 10 Engineering Summer Schools 2015

    written by Lucía Leguízamo

    beach-544621_1920With winter behind us and the new semester starting shortly, it’s time to start planning summer activities. With some of the best universities in the world offering summer schools, there are opportunities to spend your summer acquiring new skills, visiting a new place, and bonding with a wide range of international students. For the highly motivated student, summer schools can give you skills to help with your research as well as looking impressive on your CV. We’ve discussed the best summer schools in business, economics, and public health before, and today is the turn of the engineers.

     

    We also invite you to see the greatest summer schools in Business & Management and Economics that we published in 2014.

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    Top Public Health Summer Schools 2015

    written by Anna Swilak

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    Summer is coming, and with it also a great number of Summer School opportunities! By participating in summer sessions, you can keep your current academic skills sharp and learn new ones as well.

    In recent posts you could read about top business and economics summer schools taking place this year. This week is especially dedicated to students and professionals with an interest in public health and development issues. The summer schools here could prove to be a great way to learn core principles of public health from world-renowned experts in the field.

    So take a look at our list of top Public Health Summer Schools 2015 in the best locations all around the world!

    We also invite you to see the greatest summer schools in Business & Management and Economics that we published in 2014.

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    Top Business Summer Schools 2015

    written by Lucía Leguízamo

    business summer schoolsMany reputable universities run intensive but stimulating summer school programs that give students the chance to increase their academic standing in the most vibrant and culturally-enriched cities in the world. With a great number of different courses and varied social programs, summer school is a fantastic taster to life.

    In our last post, you could find the top economics summer schools taking place this year. Today, we compiled the list of the best business and management summer courses to attend in 2015.

    We also invite you to see the greatest summer schools in Business & Management and Economics that we published in 2014.

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    Cultural Differences in Academia: Major Points to Keep in Mind While Studying Abroad

    written by Claire Macdonald

    imageIn recent years, more and more universities are deliberately seeking out international students and encouraging cross-cultural exchange, whether through direct exchange programs, entire degrees for or including international students, or wider networks such as the Erasmus program in Europe. The benefits of working and studying abroad are numerous – they can lead to improved language skills, salary, a global network of contacts and increased cultural sensitivity.

    Such an experience can prepare a student for their future career, and (more importantly, perhaps) for life. In a globalised world, it is increasingly important that people are able to interact and work comfortably with individuals from all around the world. However, it isn’t always easy! In order to be successful in your studies and to make the most of your time abroad, it will often be necessary to adjust your expectations and behaviour. What is considered normal or expected in your own country may in fact be a bad idea at your host university! The following are a few major points of cultural difference to keep in mind while studying overseas. Read more

     

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    Free Online Courses in Politics and Law

    written by Ursula Moffitt

    politics online coursesFollowing the overwhelming interest in previous posts on free online courses in econometrics, mathematics and statistics, as well as an article offering an overview of online professional development courses, we would now like to turn to the related fields of politics and law. Whether you’re a working professional already well into a career or a student looking to bolster knowledge in a specific area, online courses are a great way to build knowledge and expand your skillset.

    With the rise of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) over the past decade, open access to knowledge has become quite a hot topic. Moreover, as tuition fees continue to rise in countries such as the United States and United Kingdom, free online courses become an increasingly appealing option for many people. The list below includes both stand-alone courses and classes that are part of online degree programs. Though certain programs require fees, we tried to include only free courses in the list below. All courses offered via these sites are conducted in English. Read more

     

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    How to Give a Great Academic Presentation

    written by Ursula Moffitt

    presentationWhether you’re a graduate student giving a presentation for a course or a researcher presenting at a conference, being able to give an engaging and well-prepared presentation is an invaluable skill for anyone in academia. Today, hardly a talk is given without an accompanying PowerPoint presentation full of flashy graphs, images and often far too many bullet points.

    In this post, we will offer you specific tips on how to hone your presentation and sharpen your speech in order to give an interesting, memorable and overall successful academic presentation. Building on past blog articles including Dress Code for Academic Conferences and How to Write a Successful Cover Letter, this post will offer you advice that can be applied across a range of situations that you will face time and again throughout your career. Read more

     

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    Executive MBA in Europe: 10 Top Programs

    written by Ursula Moffitt

    embaIf you’re already in the midst of your career and are interested in climbing the ladder out of middle management, it might be time to head back to school. More and more executives are taking the time to earn an MBA, and the benefits of doing so are numerous, including increased salary, promotions, new job offers and global networks of other top professionals in your field. Before you start sending off applications, however, it can pay off (literally) to do your research regarding which program is best for you. To give you a hand in the process, we’ve put together this post, dedicated entirely to Executive MBA programs across Europe.

    While the U.S. is the historic homeland of the MBA, there are many programs on the other side of the pond that rival the prestige, job offers and post-graduation salary rates of top American schools, particularly when it comes to programs targeting executives. Take a look at the breakdown below for insight into the most sought after Executive MBA programs in Europe. While each of these programs ranks among the top in the world, the list here is ordered according to geography, rather than solely by rank. Read more

     

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    Best Cities for Students Across the World

    written by Ursula Moffitt

    top student citiesWe all know that when it comes time to make a decision about where to study, there are many factors that can influence your selection process. While rankings, institutional reputation and program cost are all top criteria in the making this important decision, location is highly important as well.

    In this post, we’re offering you a list of ten top student cities worldwide, in terms of accessibility (cheap flights, good travel connections), affordability (cost of living), cultural opportunities (art, music, nightlife) and employability (job prospects, state of economy). We will also list two top universities for both undergraduate and graduate students in each city, just to give you an idea of what is available in these great locations. This list is arranged alphabetically within geographic region, rather than any specific ranking. Read more

     

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