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Research Grant for Foreign Scholars in Chinese Studies (Taiwan)

by , 7 Apr 2012 | in education | no comments yet

The Center for Chinese Studies (CCS) located in Taiwan offers a research grant program. This program is designed for foreign professors, associate professors, assistant professors and doctoral candidates in departments related to Chinese studies at foreign universities, as well as researchers at related foreign academic institutes. The content of the research, to be undertaken in Taiwan, should be within the field of Chinese studies.

Irasec: 3 Grants for Students on Southeast Asia

by , 6 Sep 2011 | in education | no comments yet

Thye Institute of Research on Contemporary Southeast Asia in Bangkok offers 3 grants of 6 months each to doctoral/ post doctoral students to make field studies in Southeast Asia, starting November 1, 2011. Disciplines: Political Science, Anthropology-ethnology, Economics, Geography, Contemporary History, Sociology, International Relations.

Workshop on Trika Philosophy of Kashmir (Kashmir Shivaism) in Lucknow

by , 10 Mar 2011 | in education | no comments yet

A ten-day workshop is being organised by the Indian Council of Philosophical Research at its Academic Centre Lucknow (India) from May 27, 2011 to June 06, 2011 with Professor Navjivan Rastogi as the Director aims at introducing the Trika philosophy.

The word “Trika” stands for the monistic tradition/s of the tantric Saivism of Kashmir (of medieval India, specially 9th -12th centuries) subscribed to and nourished by the contributions of Abhinavagupta, one of the foremost Indian thinkers and his entire lineage. The system challenged the established paradigms of Indian philosophical thinking and re-constructed a life-affirming world-view revolutionizing philosophical responses to the core issues, extending from soteriology, logic, epistemology to language, fine arts, aesthetics and social ethos.

Research Grant 2011, Center for Chinese Studies (Taiwan)

by , 28 Apr 2010 | in education | no comments yet

The Center for Chinese Studies (CCS) is currently accepting applications for research grants in 2011. This grant is designed to assist foreign scholars, foreign professors (at every level), doctoral candidates or researchers in conducting research in Taiwan. Research projects should be within the field of Chinese or Taiwanese studies.

Newari Summer School, Vienna 2010

by , 17 Apr 2010 | in education | no comments yet

There will be the first Newari Summer School in Vienna from August 30 to September 10, 2010. I guess that in 10 days will be difficult to learn this language and the wonderful Newari art and literature, but it will be a useful introduction to this little known Nepalese civilization.

The Saraswati Sanskrit Prize 2010

by , 11 Apr 2010 | in education | no comments yet

A very interesting initiative to promote the knowledge of Classical Indian Studies and the Indian heritage: the Saraswati Sanskrit Prize 2010, instituted by the Indian Council of Cultural Relations, Government of India, and the Classical Indology, South Asia Institute at Heidelberg University, Germany. 

This is an award to recognize the contribution of bonafide students in promoting the understanding of Sanskrit. The prize comprizes a ten-day visit to India, including air travel and hospitality, a citation and a silver plaque to be presented during an award ceremony in India.

Summer Schools: Spoken Sanskrit and Nepali Intensive Course

by , 1 Apr 2010 | in education | no comments yet

In Europe there is a unique opportunity to learn and practice spoken Sanskrit in a lively manner under the guidance of Dr. Sadananda Das, who has been teaching this intensive course for over ten years.

You can also learn and practice Nepali under the guidance of Laxmi Nath Shrestha, an experienced teacher


The Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project in Bangladesh

by , 18 Mar 2009 | in education | no comments yet

The World Bank today approved a US$81 million interest-free (International Development Association) IDA credit to Bangladesh, designed to improve the quality and relevance of teaching and research in the country’s higher education institutions.

The project is named Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project and will support both innovation and accountability within universities. Gross primary school enrolment rate in Bangladesh is around 90%, and secondary school enrolment has more than doubled since independence. Gender parity has been achieved at both levels.

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