JAL SCHOLARSHIP 2008

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`2008 JAL Scholarship Program `

2008 JAL Scholarship Program is recruiting University students We are inviting those university students from Asia and Oceania who want to make a contribution to society ,care about the environmental issues and have an interest in Japan, to come to Japan.

Introduction to the 2008 Program
Theme "The world in 20 years - problems and solutions"
Duration June 29 - July 15, 2008 (17 days)
Program Contents
1. Lectures for Globally Minded Citizens
Students will gain knowledge in such areas as Japanese culture, the environment and social issues.
2. Student Sessions
Students will participate in group discussions based on the program's theme.
3. Asia Forum
The forum will be made up of lectures and a public symposium, as well as Japanese cultural experiences. It will take place in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture.
4. Field Trip
An overnight trip to a location outside of Tokyo.
5. Homestays
The students will deepen their understanding of Japan by experiencing Japanese customs and lifestyles first-hand.

How to apply
All interested students with appropriate qualifications are invited to submit an application essay in English. The essay should be 800 words or less in length, and discuss an engaging issue that is based upon the program's theme
Application essays should be submitted to your nearest JAL branch office (or Japan Asia Airways in Taiwan). The JAL Foundation reserves the right to use the submitted essays for various purposes.
The branch office committees will interview applicants who successfully complete the first round of judging. For more details regarding the program and application procedures, please contact your nearest JAL branch office shown below.

Japan Airlines branch offices

Australia
Level14
201 Sussex Street
Sydney, NSW 2000
Email: jalscholarships@ jal.com

China
Beijing
Chang Fu Gong Office Building
Jian Guo Menwai Dajie 26
Beijing 100022
Email: yuan.yao@jal. com

Shanghai
7th Floor, Huaihai Plaza,
No.1045, Huaihai Zhong Rd.
Shanghai 20031,
Email:xiang.ren@jal. com

Hong Kong
30th Floor, Tower 6
The Gateway, Harbour City
9 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Kowloon, Hong Kong

e-mail: daniel.wong@ jal.com

Indonesia
Wisma Kyoei Prince Building
2nd Floor
Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 3-4
Jakarta Pusat 10220
Tel: 021-572-3235
Fax: 021-572-3236

Korea
Seoul
Room305 Paik Nam Bldg 188-3
Eulchiro 1Ka Chung-ku
Seoul
Email: kyung-sook.kim@ jal.com

Busan
69 6-ka Jungang-dong
Jung-ku
Busan 600-714
Email: eunkyung.kwak@ jal.com

Malaysia
Suite 20.3
Level 20, Menara Citibank
165 Jalan Ampang
50450 Kuala Lumpur
Email: kul.jmb@jal. com

New Zealand
12th Floor
120 Albert Street
Auckland
Email: suzanne.shaw@ jal.com

Philippines
2nd Floor
6788 Ayala Avenue
Oledan Square
Makati City
Email: rosalie-martha- r.bailon@ jal.com

Singapore
16 Raffles Quay
#03-01 Hong Leong Building
Singapore 048581
Email: org.sinssg.jali@ jal.com

Taiwan
Japan Asia Airways
2F No2, Sec 1
Tun-Hua S.Rd

Taipei
Email: kun-kuo.hung@ jaa.jalgroup. or.jp

Thailand
12th/FL., Nantawan Bldg.,
161 Ratchadamri Rd.,
Lumpini, Patumwan,
Bangkok 10330
Email: pichaya.sriwong@ jal.com

Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City
3rd Floor
Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers
88 Dong Khoi St.
Dist. 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Email: org.sgntt.jali@ jal.com

Hanoi
5F 63 Ly Thai To, Hanoi
Email : org.hantt.jali@ jal.com

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Dear colleagues,
We would like to inform you a vacancy for Inverse Water Wave Modeling.

The direct aim is to derive the inversion method and apply to real-life data form measurements from hydrodynamic laboratory, and the preparation of a scientific paper. With a probation period of 3 months, the project duration is at least 6 months, possibly extended or changed into a (sandwich) PhD position with degree at the University of Twente, Netherlands. The project will be executed with full-time presence at LabMath-Indonesia.

Personal development will be stimulated, including improvement of English when needed. Salary will depend on qualifications and performance.

For further details, please find the attach file. We kindly ask you to inform your colleagues who might be interested to apply for this vacancy.

If you find trouble in opening the attachment, please open the vacancy at this link :
www.labmath- indonesia. or.id/files/ LMI_Vacancy_ Inversion_Water.pdf
Thank you,
Best Regards,
Imma Fitria Maharani
Internationalizatio n Officer for LabMath-Indonesia

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375 SCHOLARSHIPS FOR RESEARCH STUDENTS

As part of a major expansion in research activity the University has announced the immediate availability of 125 fee-waiver scholarships for postgraduate research students with a further 125 to be made available in 2008-2009 and 2009-2010. The scholarships are available in all Schools, for all areas of research, and are open to Home/EU and International applicants who lack funding but have outstanding academic merit and excellent research potential. The scheme supports only full-time postgraduate research students and is not available for undergraduate or postgraduate taught courses. We anticipate that each year 75 of the scholarships will waive 100% of tuition fees and 50 scholarships will waive 50% of tuition fees.

Applicants must be able to fund all living costs and any bench fees.

To apply please complete a standard research degree application form above , mark it clearly FEE-WAIVER SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION, and return it to the Research Office at the address at the bottom of this page.

Please follow the follwoing link for complete information.

http://www.hud. ac.uk/registry/ research/ enquiry.htm

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Universitas Islam “45” (Unisma) Bekasi Merupakan universitas terunggul dibidang pendidikan dan kewirausahaan di Bekasi yang didirikan sejak tahun 1987. Berlokasi strategis di samping pintu tol Bekasi Timur.

Beasiswa UNISMA BEKASI bagi lulusan SMA/SMK/MA adalah:
· Beasiswa Full Bright UNISMA (Beasiswa penuh selama studi berlangsung)
· Beasiswa Yayasan Pendidikan Islam “45” (YPI)
· Beasiswa Pemda Kota Bekasi
· Beasiswa Bank Bukopin
· Beasiswa Instansi Luar
· Beasiswa Supersemar
· Beasiswa Kopertais
· Beasiswa Kopertis
· Beasiswa Prestasi
· Beasiswa DIKTI
· Beasiswa BBM
· Beasiswa PPA

UNISMA BEKASI menyediakan beasiswa Fullbright (100% bebas biayakuliah) terbuka untuk umum dengan kriteria:
· Siswa lulusan SMA/SMK/MA (Fresh Graduate)
· Tidak pernah tinggal kelas, ranking 1-10 dikelas sejak semester 1-5
· Nilai rata-rata 7,00 untuk setiap mata pelajaran.
· Surat Permohonan kepada Rektor UNISMA
· Mengisi formulir dan biodata (formulir dapat diperoleh di Unisma atau sekolah-sekolah mitra
Unisma)
· Surat pernyataan yang disetujui orang tua
· Membawa Surat pengantar dari Kepala Sekolah.
· Foto kopi rapor dari semester 1-5
· Menyertakan Pas photo 4x6 berwarna 3 lembar
· Membuat karya tulis (tema ditentukan Unisma)

Peraih Beasiswa Fullbright dapat memilih salah satu program studi sebagai berikut:

1. Fakultas Agama Islam (FAI)
· Program Studi Tarbiyah/ Pendidikan Agama Islam (S1)
· Program Studi Syari'ah/Hukum Islam (S1)
· Perbankan Syariah (S1)
· PGRA (D2)

2. Fakultas Ekonomi (FE)
· Program Studi Manajemen (S1)
· Program Studi Akuntansi (S1 dan D3)
· Program Studi Komputer Akuntansi (D3)
· Program Studi Manajemen Keuangan Perbankan (D3)

3. Fakultas Ilmu Sosial dan Ilmu Politik (FISIP)
· Program Studi Administrasi Negara (S1)
· Program Studi Ilmu Pemerintahan (S1)
· Program Studi Manajemen dan Administrasi (DIII)
· Program Studi Psikologi (S1)

4. Fakultas Keguruan dan Ilmu Pendidikan (FKIP)
· Program Studi Pendidikan Jasmani, Kesehatan dan Rekreasi (Olahraga) (S1)
· Program Studi Pendidikan IPS (GEOGRAFI) (S1)

5. Fakultas Komunikasi, Sastra dan Bahasa (FKSB)
· Program Studi Ilmu Komunikasi (S1)
· Program Studi Sastra Inggris (S1)

6. Fakultas Pertanian (FAPERTA)
· Program Studi Agribisnis (S1)

7. Fakultas Teknik (FT)
· Program Studi Teknik Sipil (S1)
· Program Studi Teknik Komputer (D3)
· Program Studi Teknik Elektro (S1 dan D3)
· Program Studi Teknik Mesin (S1 dan D3)

Maharani Imran
Manajer Humas dan Pemasaran
Universitas Islam “45” (Unisma) Bekasi
Jl. Cut Meutia No.83 Bekasi
Phone/Fax. (021) 8808853
Mobile: (021) 93380006 / 94413110
maharani@unismabekasi.ac.id
http://unismabekasi.ac.id/

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KAUST Discovery Scholarship

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) adalah sebuah universitas berskala internasional yang berbasis riset di bidang sains dan teknologi yang berlokasi di Arab Saudi. KAUST menawarkan program beasiswa yang disebut KAUST Discovery Scholarship diperuntukkan bagi mahasiswa S1 dari bidang studi sains dan tekonologi di perguruan tinggi manapun di Indonesia.

Persyaratan:

* Terdaftar aktif pada tahun ajaran 2007/2008 sebagai mahasiswa S1 tahun ketiga keatas dari
jurusan teknik dan science di perguruan tinggi manapun di Indonesia.
* Memiliki prestasi akademik dan/ atau pengalaman riset yang memuaskan
* Memiliki kemampuan bahasa inggris yang baik, dengan syarat memiliki skor minimal 550
(TOEFL ITP atau TOEFL PBT) atau 213 (TOEFL CBT) atau 79-80(TOEFL iBT) atau 6.0
(IELTS)
* Pada agustus 2009 sudah bisa memulai pendidikan S2 di King Abdullah University of Science
and Technology, Arab Saudi.

Beasiswa yang diberikan mencakup:

1. Selama periode kuliah S1
Seluruh biaya kuliah (SPP dan biaya lain) sampai lulus kuliah S1; Tunjangan hidup; tunjangan buku; tunjangan laptop/computer; kesempatan berpartisipasi dalam kegiata-kegiatan akademik (global workshop, regional workshop, seminar, dll) yang diadakan oelh KAUST, baik kampus KAUST Arab Saudi maupun di negara lain (seluruh biaya ditanggung).

2. Setelah lulus kuliah S1
Diterima untuk melanjutkan Program S2 di KAUST, Arab Saudi, dan berhak atas Beasiswa penuh yang meliputi SPP/ Biaya studi. Akomodasi dan tunjangan transportasi – hingga lulus.
Cara mendaftar: Pendaftaran hanya bisa dilakukan secara online di
website: www.kaust.edu. sa . Untuk informasi lebih lanjut, silahkan
kirim email ke iief@indo.net. id atau scholarship@ iief.or.id
http://www.kaust. edu.sa/students/ discovery- scholarships. aspx

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Doctoral Scholarships for the Graduate College "The Economics of Innovative Change"

Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena (Germany)

The Graduate College / Graduiertenkolleg “The Economics of Innovative

Change” (Die Ökonomik des innovativen Wandels) started on October 1st, 2006 at the Department of Economics of the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena in cooperation with the Max Planck Institute of Economics, Jena.
The program is funded by the German Science Foundation. It offers top level graduated students the opportunity to achieve a doctoral degree (PhD) in economics. Meanwhile the research group comprises 38 PhD students. Continuous enrollment in the program is possible.

The Graduate College offers several scholarships for doctoral students (duration of 2+1 years) with a background in economics and business administration. The Research Training Group “The Economics of Innovative Change“ will address unresolved questions and problems concerning the economic dynamics of firms, markets, sectors and regions with an analytical focus on the endogenous driving forces mainly understood as the activities of invention and innovation. The variety of topics that is dealt with covers the foundations of individual behavior and the economic and institutional environment, the generation of innovations together with the organizational forms of activities of invention and innovations, the change of the sectoral structures caused by innovations, the role of the demand side in this context, as well as the political management of change.

The scholarship positions require a permanent and active participation in the study and the research program of the research training group. Therefore all scholarship holders are expected to choose Jena as their place of residence.

Applications are expected to include
• CV, copy of diploma, BA, MA certificate, copy of diploma or master thesis, writing sample (about 10 pages), 2 reference letters from academic teachers, 1 page statement on the expected benefit from participating in the program;
• the application form: visit our homepage gk.wiwi.uni-jena.de, download, fill in and return to us; and be mailed to the spokesman of the Graduate College:
Professor Dr. Uwe Cantner
Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena
Department of Economics
Carl-Zeiss-Str. 3
D-07743 Jena
e-mail: uwe.cantner @ wiwi.uni-jena.de

Application is possible on a continuous basis. Please do not send any originals because materials submitted cannot be returned to the applicant.

For more information on the structure, teaching staff and objectives of
the Research Training Group please visit: gk.wiwi.uni-jena.de

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PhD Studentship The History of Medicine School Of Historical Studies - Northern Centre For The History Of Medicine

Applications are invited for this 3-year PhD studentship in the History of Medicine, to be held in the School of Historical Studies at Newcastle University. The studentship will cover tuition fees at home/EU rate for three years and a stipend of £17,442 - £18,314 - £19,230. It is funded by the Northern Centre for the History of Medicine and will be available as of September 2008.

The successful applicant will work on a research project in the History of Medicine under the supervision of scholars with established international reputations in the field (see http://www.ncl. ac.uk/historical /medicine/ index.htm).

He/she will join the postgraduate community based at the School of Historical Studies at Newcastle University, which includes the subject areas of Classics, History and Archaeology (see http://www.ncl. ac.uk/historical / ).

He/she will further benefit from the graduate activities developed within the Northern Centre for the History of Medicine, a partnership between the Universities of Newcastle and Durham supported by the Wellcome Trust (see http://www.nchm. ac.uk or http://www.ncl.ac.uk/niassh/ hom/ ).

Eligibility: Applications for this studentship are invited from highly motivated candidates holding, or being about to complete, a Masters degree (or equivalent) with a (likely) degree result of at least Merit (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline. Overseas applicants with equivalent qualifications are also strongly encouraged to apply.

Application procedure: In order to be considered for this competition, applicants must first have secured a place in one of the School's PhD programmes (History, Classics or Archaeology) by completing and submitting the University's online application form (see http://www.ncl. ac.uk/postgradua te/ ). Once this is the case, applicants are asked to send: i) a full CV; ii) a personal statement and letter of application outlining reasons for wanting to pursue doctoral study in the history of medicine at Newcastle and highlighting specific research interests (max 600 words), and iii) references from two academic referees. Applications should be sent to the Postgraduate Secretary, Ms Sandra Fletcher, School of Historical Studies, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, to arrive no later than 14 April 2008.

For specific inquiries about the studentship and about the PhD
programme please contact:
Prof. Philip van der Eijk
School of Historical Studies & Northern Centre for the History of
Medicine,
Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU
Tel. (+)44.191.2228262
Fax: (+)44.191.2228262 / 6484
email: philip.van-der- eijk@ncl. ac.uk

For information about postgraduate study in the School of Historical
see http://www.ncl. ac.uk/historical /postgrad/ or contact the School's
Postgraduate Secretary, Mrs Sandra Fletcher, at , tel. (+)44.191.2227966.

For general information about postgraduate study at Newcastle see
http://www.ncl. ac.uk/postgradua te/

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No. : 29/UM.AIT-CI/ 2008 Bandung, 27 Februari 2008
Lampiran : 1 (satu) berkas

Kepada Yth :
1. Gubernur Pemerintah Propinsi di Seluruh Indonesia
2. Bupati / Walikota Pemerintah Kabupaten / Kota di Seluruh Indonesia
3. Kepala Dinas PU / Kimpraswil Pemda Propinsi / Kabupaten / Kota di
Seluruh Indonesia

Di - T e m p a t

Perihal : Penawaran Beasiswa Dual Degree Magister Transportation Engineering and
Management

Dalam rangka meningkatkan kinerja institusi dan mendukung pembangunan nasional di daerah serta untuk meningkatan profesionalisme aparatur bidang ke-PU-an, maka Departemen Pekerjaan Umum melalui Asian Institute of Technology Center in Indonesia (AIT-CI) pada Tahun Anggaran 2008 akan memfasilitasi penyelenggaraan Dual Degree Magister Transportation Engineering and Management bekerjasama dengan Asian Institute of Technology Thailand dan Universitas Gajah Mada Yogyakarta.

Agar program tersebut dapat dimanfaatkan seluas-luasnya oleh seluruh pemangku kepentingan dalam penyelenggaraan infrastruktur pekerjaan umum, bersama ini kami sampaikan dengan hormat penjelasan penawaran beasiswa pendidikan Magister bidang pekerjaan umum sebagai berikut :

1.Fasilitasi pendidikan program Magister Transportation Engineering and Management
bekerjasama dengan Asian Institute of Technology di Thailand dan Universitas Gajah Mada
Yogyakarta.

2.Prinsip pembiayaan pelaksanaan pendidikan pada hakikatnya merupakan tanggung jawab
bersama antara pemerintah pusat dan pemerintah daerah, instansi pengutus atau peserta
didik yang pengaturan/ komposisinya sebagaimana tersebut dalam lampiran 1 .

3.Proses belajar mengajar dilakukan dengan standard internasional (Bahasa Pengantar Bahasa
Inggris) dengan lokasi pendidikan dilakukan di Universitas Gajah Mada dan AIT-CI/AIT
Bangkok.

4.Fasilitasi pendidikan berupa beasiswa akan diprioritaskan dan diberikan kepada para peserta
seleksi yang lulus test dengan rangking nilai test terbaik dan keterwakilan daerah sesuai
jumlah kuota beasiswa yang tersedia. Bagi peserta yang lulus test namun kuota jumlah
karyasiswa diterima sudah terpenuhi, akan ditawarkan kepada instansi pengutusnya untuk
dapat mengikuti pendidikan dengan biaya dari instansi pengutus.

5.Lokasi dan cakupan wilayah peserta seleksi Tahun Anggaran 2008 sebagaimana tersebut
dalam lampiran 2 .

6.Jumlah calon peserta yang akan diterima kurang lebih sebanyak 15 orang dengan persyaratan
pendaftaran dan Materi seleksi calon peserta seleksi Magister Transportation Engineering and
Management dapat dilihat sebagaimana tersebut dalam lampiran 3 .

7.Batas waktu pendaftaran calon peserta dari instansi/ unit kerja paling lambat sudah kami
terima tanggal 4 April 2008 melalui surat atau fax yang ditujukan kepada :
Direktur Asian Institute of Technology Center in Indonesia (AIT-CI),
Jl. Abdul Hamid, Cicaheum, Bandung 40193 Telp. (022) 7236400 Fax. (022)7236399

8.Seleksi/ test Penerimaan :

* Test seleksi jenjang Magister diselenggarakan tanggal 15 – 16 April 2008, waktu pelaksanaan test dilakukan serempak di berbagai tempat/ lokasi dan cakupan wilayah sebagaimana dalam lampiran 2.

* Calon peserta seleksi yang telah memenuhi persyaratan butir 2 dan mendaftar sesuai jadwal butir 3, diperkenankan untuk mengikuti test seleksi penerimaan dengan membawa bukti surat tugas dari instansi pengutus (Unit Eselon II), Kartu Pegawai (kartu identitas dan alat tulis) seperti : Ballpoint, pensil, penghapus dan alas kerja untuk menulis.

* Asian Institute of Technology Center in Indonesia (AIT-CI) akan menanggung biaya seleksi kecuali test bahasa inggris (toefl) sebesar Rp. 150.000,-/ orang. Biaya transportasi datang dan kembali ke tempat asal serta akomodasi selama mengikuti tes menjadi tanggung jawab instansi pengutus.

* Rencana penerimaan tentative (ancar-ancar) di atur sebagai berikut :

9.Rencana penerimaan tentative (ancar-ancar) di atur sebagai berikut :

Penerimaan pada peserta lulus seleksi/ tes disampaikan melalui intansi pengutus, akhir minggu ke 3 bulan Juni 2008.

Pendaftaran calon peserta bagi yang lulus seleksi/ test dilaksanakan pada minggu ke 4 bulan Juni 2008, mulai pukul 08.00 – 15.00 wib.
Tempat/ lokasi pendaftaran akan diberitahukan pada surat panggilan peserta yang lulus test.

Demikian kami sampaikan, kiranya kesepatan ini dapat dimanfaatkan sebaik-baiknya. Atas perhatian Bapak / Ibu, kami ucapkan terima kasih.

Direktur AIT-CI

Dr. Sugimin Pranoto
NIP. 110015738

Tembusan Kepada Yth :
1. Menteri Pekerjaan Umum
2. Sekretaris Jenderal Departemen Pekerjaan Umum
3. Inspektorat Jenderal Departemen Pekerjaan Umum
4. Kepala Balitbang Dep. Pekerjaan Umum
5. Direktur Jenderal di Lingkungan Departemen Pekerjaan Umum
6. Staf Ahli Menteri Pekerjaan Umum Bidang Pengembangan Keahlian dan Tenaga Fungsional
7. Kepala Biro Kepegawaian Dep. Pekerjaan Umum
8. Kepala PUSBIKTEK, BPKSDM, Dep. Pekerjaan Umum

WIJAYANTO, S.Pi, M.Sc
ASIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY CENTER IN INDONESIA (AIT CI)
Jln. Abdul Hamid - Cicaheum, Bandung - Jawa Barat
Website : http://www.aitci. ac.id
Phone : +62 22 7236400 Fax : +62 22 7236399
Mobile : 0815 103 78505
E-Mail : wijayanto@gmail. com

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National Marketing Symposium Pemasaran saat ini tengah berada dalam transformasi fundamental. Keadaan ini didorong oleh beberapa faktor diantaranya: meningkatnya resistensi konsumen terhadap usaha-usaha pemasaran tradisional, melimpahnya saluran komunikasi, bertambah ketatnya persaingan dan kondisi pasar yang terus berubah. Usaha-usaha pemasaran tradisional semakin tak bisa menarik perhatian konsumen, yang pada akhirnya mengakibatkan naiknya biaya, menurunkan tingkat respon, dan mengurangi efektifitas pemasaran. Perusahaan yang berorientasi ke konsumen akan berusaha menyesuaikan diri dengan melakukan transformasi dalam tiap area dalam pemasaran seperti strategi pembangunan merek, saluran distribusi, proses layanan, komunikasi, riset, teknologi informasi, bahkan nilai-nilai dalam perusahaan untuk menjamin proses bisnis yang lebih beretika.
Transformasi di area-area pemasaran bisa terlihat jelas dan
punya pengaruh sangat luas sehingga dibutuhkan insight hasil refleksi pada transformasi ini. Hasil refleksi atau perenungan ini bisa berupa riset,kerangka pemikiran baru atau praktek terbaik dari beberapa disiplin ilmu yang ditinjau dari sudut pandang pemasaran atau dari lintas disiplin ilmu.

Oleh karena itu, Program Pemasaran UK Petra menyelenggarakan National Marketing Symposium ini dan mengundang para praktisi dan akademisi untuk mengirimkan paper terbaik mereka baik berupa hasil riset, kerangka pemikiran baru, serta praktek pemasaran yang mereka lakukan yang menjadi cerminan segala jenis transformasi pemasaran, baik ditinjau dari sudut pandang bidang pemasaran maupun lintas disiplin ilmu.

Adapun kegitan National Marketing Symposium yang akan diadakan pada : Hari/Tanggal : Kamis/5 Juni 2008 Waktu : 09.00 � 17.00 WIB Acara : Seminar tentang perkembangan terakhir di dunia pemasaran dan Call for Paper Tempat : Universitas Kristen Petra
Keterangan lebih lanjut, lihat http://www.petra. ac.id/nms/ Index.html

Terimakasih.

Panitia National Marketing Symposium

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Two Research Fellow positions (postdoctoral position) are available in the Division of Physics and Applied Physics, School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

The positions are in the interdisciplinary field of Nanoelectronics and Micro/Nano Fluid Mechanics and are available for immediate appointment.

Position 1:
We are looking preferably for a researcher holding a PhD in Electronics, Electrical Engineering, or Nanoelectronics. Her/His task will be the development of thin-film resistance sensors using lithographic techniques and the designing of fast constant current feedback electronic circuitries. The Research Fellow will develop this novel device for probing the fluid mechanics present in ultrasonic cleaning. This position is initially available for 12 month and renewal will be based mutual agreements. Good communication skills in English, experiences in the clean-room/nanofabr ication, and the design of analog circuitry are required. Additional knowledge in the fields of acoustics, fluid-mechanics, or physics is a plus. If interested, please send your CV and names/contacts of two references to Dr. Tom Wu.

Position 2:
The second position should be filled with a Researcher holding a PhD in Physics, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering. The candidate should have experience in experimental research in fluid mechanics and ideally in acoustics, too. In this 36 month research project she/he will study the wall shear stress on a microscopic level with the help of novel sensor developed in-house. For the calibration of the sensor some experience in operating pulsed lasers and high-speed photography equipment is desired. Although, the research project is focused on the experimental side, candidates with a background in numerical simulations (boundary element method or finite-element method) are favorably considered. Good communication skill in English and a curious character are necessary to successfully complete this challenging interdisciplinary research project. If interested, please send your CV and names/contacts of two references to Dr. Claus-Dieter Ohl.
http://www1. spms.ntu. edu.sg/~cdohl/ postdoc_position s.html

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Sampoerna Foundation Overseas MBA Scholarship - 2009 Intake

INFORMATION SESSION:
Wednesday, March 5th, 2008 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Sampoerna Strategic Square
North Tower (ex. Tower A), 25th Floor, Room 01
Jl. Jendral Sudirman Kavling 45
Jakarta 12930
(Please call the Graduate Scholarship Department at 021 577 2340 for details)

Sampoerna Foundation Overseas MBA Scholarship
The Sampoerna Foundation Overseas MBA Scholarship is a means to groom Indonesia’s future business leaders. Sampoerna Foundation provides the qualified individuals the opportunity to pursue a Master’s of Business Administration degree at leading business schools overseas. Upon completing the program, scholars are expected to return to Indonesia and endeavor to transfer their knowledge to their fellow citizens.
Application deadline is May 30, 2008. Applications should be submitted as early as possible.

No. Name of Scholarship Maximum number of scholarships for 2009 Intake
1. Sampoerna Foundation MBA in the USA 4
2. Australian Education International – Sampoerna Foundation MBA in Australia 4
3. Ambassade de France en Indonésie – Sampoerna Foundation MBA in France 2
4. Singapore Education – Sampoerna Foundation MBA in Singapore 2
5. British Council – Sampoerna Foundation MBA in UK 2

Basic Requirements
Indonesian citizen under 35 years of age when lodging the application Hold a local Bachelor’s degree from any discipline with a minimum GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) Have a minimum of two-year full-time professional work experience after completion of undergraduate degree Have a valid proof of GMAT and TOEFL as required by each Program (GMAT and TOEFL score can be submitted when applicants pass Sampoerna Foundation selection) Currently did not enroll in graduate or post-graduate program, or obtained a Master’s degree or equivalent Did not enroll or graduate from an overseas tertiary institution, unless was on a full scholarship Do not receive other equivalent award or scholarship offering similar or other benefits at the time of the award Demonstrate that without the scholarship, they are not able to afford an Overseas MBA Program

What is covered?
This scholarship is worth approximately USD 70,000 – to USD 150,000 per student, depending on the country and university, for the duration of study and it covers:
· GMAT and TOEFL/IELTS reimbursement, one time only, based on original invoice, for GMAT
and TOEFL/IELTS taken no more than 6 months prior to the scholarship application;
· University application fee, for up to 2 (two) universities;
· Student visa application fee;
· Return airfares from Jakarta to the place of study;
· Tuition fees;
· Living allowance;
· Literature allowance.

List of universities
Sampoerna Foundation recommends the 2009 scholarship applicants to apply for admission to any of the following universities:

Sampoerna Foundation MBA in the USA Scholarship
1. Harvard University (MA)
2. Stanford University (CA)
3. University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)
4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan)
5. Northwestern University (Kellogg) (IL)
5. University of Chicago
7. Dartmouth College (Tuck) (NH)
8. University of California–Berkeley (Haas)
9. Columbia University (NY)
10. New York University (Stern)
11. University of Michigan–Ann Arbor (Ross)
12. Duke University (Fuqua) (NC)
12. University of Virginia (Darden)
14. Cornell University (Johnson) (NY)
14. Yale University (CT)
16. University of California–Los Angeles (Anderson)
17. Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper) (PA)
18. University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)
18. University of Texas–Austin (McCombs)
20. Emory University (Goizueta) (GA)

* Reference: USNews: America’s Best Graduate Schools 2008 (www.usnews. com)

Australian Education International – Sampoerna Foundation MBA in Australia Scholarship

Australian Graduate School of Management
Macquarie Graduate School of Management
Melbourne Business School
Monash University Graduate School of Business
Curtin University of Technology Business School

* Reference: Australian Financial Review Boss - MBA Rankings in 2007

Ambassade de France en Indonésie – Sampoerna Foundation MBA in France Scholarship

HEC Paris
INSEAD
ESCP – EAP European School of Management
EM LYON
Essec Business School

*Reference: Financial Times European Business Schools 2007

Singapore Education – Sampoerna Foundation MBA in Singapore Scholarship

1. National University of Singapore
2. Nanyang Technological University

* Reference: Asia’s Best MBA Schools 2000 (www.asiaweek. com) British Council – Sampoerna Foundation MBA in the UK Scholarship

London Business School*
University of Cambridge: Judge*
University of Oxford: Said*
Manchester Business School*
Lancaster University Management School*
London School of Economics and Political Science**

* Reference: Financial Times Global MBA Rankings 2007
** The Scholarship is only applicable for Management and Business Related Program

Prospective applicants should directly contact the universities to find out about the admission process and requirements for enrolment. Applicants’ inquiries about the scholarship (requirements, conditions, coverage, etc.) should be directed to Sampoerna Foundation.

How to Apply?
Download the application package (application, reference and health information forms) at www.sampoernafoundation.org , or obtained it from:
Sampoerna Foundation
Sampoerna Strategic Square
North Tower, 26th – 27th Floor
Jl. Jendral Sudirman Kavling 45
Jakarta 12930
When submitting the application package, please write the name of the program at the top right hand corner of the envelope. Sampoerna Foundation will only consider the completed applications and will notify the short-listed applicants to attend the continuing stages of the selection process.

Further Information
Before applying, the applicants must read and understand the terms and conditions of the scholarship, including our policy about Alumni Contribution Scheme. For further explanation, please visit our website at www.sampoernafoundation.org or call us at 021 577 2340

Regards,
Inti Utami Permata Sari
Program Department
Putera Sampoerna Foundation
Sampoerna Strategic Square
North Tower, 26th Floor
Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav.45, Jakarta 12930. Indonesia
Phone : 62 21 577 2340/ Fax : 62 21 577 2341
E-mail : utami.permatasari@ sampoernafoundat ion.org
Website : www.sampoernafoundation.org

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Becoming an Exchange Student

Setiap tahun Bina Antarbudaya menerima dan mengirim putra-putri terbaik yang secara serius berminat dan memenuhi persyaratan, tanpa membedakan agama, ras, suku, maupun latar belakang sosial, ekonomi untuk dapat tinggal dan belajar baik untuk jangka panjang maupun jangka pendek di berbagai negara, antara lain : Amerika Serikat, Belanda, Belgia, Italia, Jepang, Jerman, Norwegia, Prancis dan Swiss.

Syarat dan Ketentuan
Untuk menjadi siswa pertukaran dalam program-program Bina Antarbudaya syarat-syaratnya antara lain:
* Warga Negara Indonesia.
* Sehat jasmani dan rohani.
* Kelas 1 (satu) SMA atau sederajat dan berusia antara 15-16.7 tahun pada saat mendaftar.
* Aktif berorganisasi dan berprestasi dalam beberapa kegiatan.
* Beriman dan berkepribadian kokoh.
* Memiliki kemampuan dan stamina untuk menghadapi tantangan hidup dalam budaya yang
berbeda.
* Mendapat izin dari orang tua dan sekolah.
* Mengisi formulir pendaftaran yang disediakan oleh panitia di chapter.
* membayar biaya pendaftaran sebesar Rp. 25. 000,-.
* Mengikuti dan lulus proses seleksi bertahap** yang diadakan oleh Bina Antarbudaya.

Ket : ** Menggunakan sistem gugur

Prosedur dan Timeline Seleksi INAYPScNH '09-10 Bina Antarbudaya
16 Maret - 30 April 2008

Pendaftaran dan pengembalian formulir di masing-masing chapter 11 Mei 2008, 08 Juni 2008, 24 Juni 2008

Seleksi Tahap 1 (PU, Bahasa Inggris & Essai Bahasa Indonesia)
Seleksi Tahap 2 (Wawancara Kepribadian dan Wawancara Bahasa Inggris)
Seleksi Tahap 3 (Dinamika Kelompok)

Juli - Agustus 2008 : Seleksi Tahap Akhir tingkat Nasional

Ket :
- waktu pendaftaran pengembalian formulir ditiap-tiap chapter tidak sama.
- Seleksi Tahap I, II & III dilakukan ditingkat Chapter.

Sekretariat Pendaftaran Seleksi Bina Antarbudaya '09-'10

Chapter Banda Aceh
Jl. Rawasakti VII, LR. Meulagu I No. 12
Jeulingke, Banda Aceh.
cp: Dian Sukma (0878 9018 2443)
chapterbandaaceh@ yahoo.com

Chapter Bandung
Jl. Bukit Dago Utara II no. 9 Bandung.
cp: Vivien (0815 1600 086)
chapterbandung@ gmail.com

Chapter Banjarmasin
LBPP LIA
Jl. Gatot Subroto No. 1 Banjarmasin.
cp: Maladi (0511 - 753 4373)
chapterbanjarmasin@ yahoo.com

Chapter Bogor
Jl. Arimbi 5 No. 10,
Bumi Indraprasta, Bogor.
cp: Mario (0813 8834 7830)
yba_bogor@yahoo. co.id

Chapter Jakarta
Jl. Limau No. 22, Kebayoran Baru Jakarta 12130.
Cp: Alex: 0817 0770 380 Rassi: 0815 95 330 95 Titis: 0816 162 7162
chapterjakarta@ gmail.com
www.babjakarta. org

Chapter Karawang
SMA Negeri 1 Karawang
Jl. Ahmad Yani No. 22 Karawang 41312.
cp: Dwi S. Agus (0812 849 6038)
chapterkarawang@ yahoo.com

Chapter Makassar
Jl. Mappaodang No. 7 Makassar.
cp: Asni (0813 5572 5333) Mirzalina Zainal (0813 4359 0907)
yba_afsmksr@ yahoo.com

Chapter Malang
Jl. AR. Hakim V/ 585 Malang.
cp: Muzakki (0341 - 734 9824)
yba_malang@yahoo. com

Chapter Medan
Jl. Bima sakti no. 16, Medan.
cp:
chaptermedan@ yahoo.com

Chapter Padang
Wisma Buana Indah 1 Blok F/1
Pilakut Balai Baru, Padang 25158.
cp: Lani (0813 6312 9289) Farida (0813 6392 6872)
chapterpadang@ yahoo.com

Chapter Palembang
d.a. SMA 17 Palembang
Jl. Mayor Zurbi Bustan, Lebong Siarang, Palembang.
cp: Chomariyah (0815 3253 5576)
chapterpalembang@ yahoo.com

Chapter Samarinda
Jl. G.M. Kadrie Oening No. 47 RT 21, Samarinda.
cp: Misransyah (0852 5067 6601)
chapter.samarinda@ yahoo.com

Chapter Semarang
Jl. Papandayan no.299 Semarang 50232.
cp: Alvien (0899 5885 997) Azis (0856 4087 6544)
chaptersemarang@ yahoo.com

Chapter Surabaya
Jl. Dukuh Kupang Timur Gg. 13 No. 41,
Surabaya, Jawa Timur 60256.
cp: Rory (0856 4519 7987) Yesaya (0856 4821 0880)
chaptersurabaya@ gmail.com

Chapter Yogyakarta
Jl. Gadjah Mada No. 4, Pakualaman, Yogyakarta.
cp: Aliza (0813 4958 9445) Michelle (0899 5029 848 )
ybajogja@yahoo. com

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The 4th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY AND SYSTEMS (ICTS) 2008

CALL FOR PAPER

The 4th International Conference on Information & Communication Technology and Systems (ICTS) 2008 is an international forum organized by Informatics Department, Faculty of Information Technology, SepuluhNopember Institute of Technology (ITS) Surabaya – Indonesia, in cooperation with Faculty of Engineering - Kumamoto University (Japan) and JICA PREDICT - ITS.

This event is a forum for computer science and information and communication technology communities to discuss and exchange information and knowledge in their areas of interest. It aims to promote activities in research, development, and application on computer science and information and communication technology.

TOPICS OF INTEREST
The scope of ICTS 2008 encompasses but is not limited to:
- Formal Language and Automata
- Neural Network
- Numerical Methods and Its Analysis
- Image and Signal Processing
- Fuzzy Logics
- Software Engineering
- Multimedia and Mediamatics
- Wireless and Mobile Communication
- Data Mining
- Artificial Intelligence
- Genetic Algorithms
- Information System
- Formal Methods
- Knowledge Based System
- Smart System
- Computer Network
- Remote Sensing and GIS
- Mobile Computing
- Other areas relate to ICT

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
- Prof. L.J.M Rothkrantz (TU Delft, the Netherlands)
- Prof. Ryuei Nishii (Kyushu University, Japan)
- Prof. Virendra C. Bhavsar (University of New Brunswick, Canada)

IMPORTANT DATES
Deadline for full paper submission: June 6th, 2008
Notification of acceptance: July 4th, 2008
Camera-ready full paper: July 18th, 2008
Main Conference: August 5th, 2008

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE
Prospective authors are invited to submit a full paper for review using the electronic procedure (http://icts.if.its.ac.id/paperinst.html). The paper should be written in English. It should not exceed 8 pages of A4 paper with 1” left-right margin, and use Times New Roman 10 point. The manuscript title header should include the names, institutions and (email) addresses of the authors, an abstract of up to 200 words, and keywords. The authors will receive formal invitation e-mail from the ICTS 2008 Organizing Committee. The final paper has to be prepared in LaTeX or Ms. Word according to the style provided by the organizer. Further information, e.g. full paper template, presentation procedure, accommodation, etc., is available at http://icts.if.its.ac. id

REGISTRATION AND FEE
International Indonesian
Accepted Paper US$ 200 Rp. 750.000,-
Additional paper US$ 100 Rp. 375.000,-
Participant - non student US$ 75 Rp. 200.000,
Participant - student US$ 50 Rp. 100.000,-

The prices include seminar kit, proceeding, lunch and snack.

PAYMENT METHOD
- Bank Transfer
Please transfer the registration fee to:
Account Number: 49842191
Account Name: T Informatika ITS
Bank: BNI
Branch: Cabang Urip Sumoharjo, Surabaya, Indonesia
SWIFT: BNINIDJA

- ATM Transfer (for domestic applicants)
(ATM) Mandiri Account Number: 1400002031863
Account Name: Yudhi Purwananto
(ATM) BCA Account Number: 3891023926
Account Name: Yudhi Purwananto
(ATM) Niaga Account Number: 0330185602122
Account Name: Yudhi Purwananto

Please send the receipt to:
- Email: icts2008@if. its.ac.id or
- Facsimile: +62-31-5913804

BROMO TOUR
We also arrange the after conference tour to Bromo, the most beautiful mountain in Indonesia (2 days, 1 night) on August 6th - 7th, 2008. Fee for all participants and authors is Rp 900.000 / US$ 100.

TECHNICAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE
Prof. L.J.M Rothkrantz (TU Delft, the Netherlands)
Prof. Ryuei Nishii (Kyushu University, Japan)
Prof. Virendra C. Bhavsar (University of New Brunswick, Canada)
Prof. Tomonori Aoyama (Keio University, Japan)
Prof. Benyamin Kusumoputro (UI, Indonesia)
Prof. Abdul Hanan Abdullah (UTM, Malaysia)
Prof. Akira Asano (Hiroshima University, Japan)
Prof. Supeno Djanali, (ITS, Indonesia)
Prof. Riyanarto Sarno (ITS, Indonesia)
Prof. Handayani Tjandrasa (ITS, Indonesia)
Prof. Mauridhi Hery Purnomo (ITS, Indonesia)
Prof. Arif Djunaidy (ITS, Indonesia)
Dr. Oerip S. Santoso (ITB, Indonesia)
Dr. Joko Lianto Buliali (ITS, Indonesia)
Dr. Retantyo Wardoyo (UGM, Indonesia)
Dr. Riri Fitri Sari Sambowo (UI, Indonesia)
Dr. Kridanto Surendro (ITB, Indonesia)
Dr. Zainal A Hasibuan (UI, Indonesia)
Dr. Agus Zainal (ITS, Surabaya)
Archi Delphinanto, P.D.Eng. (TU Eindhoven, the Netherlands)
Siska Fitriana, MSc. P.D.Eng. (TU Delft, the Netherlands)
R.V. Hari Ginardi M.Sc. (TU Vienna, Austria)
Marco J Patrick, M.Sc. (Portugal)
Esther Hanaya, M.Sc. (ITS, Indonesia)
F.X. Arunanto, M.Sc.(ITS, Indonesia)
M. Husni, M.Kom (ITS, Indonesia)
Yudhi Purwananto, M.Kom (ITS, Indonesia)
Daniel Siahaan, M.Sc., P.D.Eng. (ITS, Indonesia)
Siti Rochimah, M.T (UTM, Malaysia)
Nanik Suciati, M.Kom (Hiroshima University, Japan)
MM Irfan Subakti, M.Sc.Eng. (NCTU, Taiwan)
Waskitho Wibisono, M.Eng (Monash University, Australia)

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN
Tohari Ahmad, MIT

PUBLICATION CHAIRMAN
Henning TC, S.Kom

Secretariat of ICTS 2008
Informatics Department
Faculty of Information Technology
Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology (ITS)
Gedung Teknik Informatika Lt. 2
Jalan Raya ITS, Sukolilo, Surabaya, Indonesia
Phone: +62-81-553215858, +62-31-5939214
Fax: +62-31-5913804
Email: icts2008@if. its.ac.id
Homepage: http://icts. if.its.ac. id
Contact person: Henning, Tohari

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Australian Leadership Awards Scholarships ( http://www.ausaid. gov.au/scholar/ ala.cfm )

Applications for the 2008 ALA intake have now closed. The 2009 intake will open in April 2008.

The Australian Leadership Awards (ALA) Scholarships are a component of the Australian Leadership Awards, a regional program under the Australian Scholarships initiative. Australian Leadership Awards aim to develop leadership, build partnerships and linkages within the Asia-Pacific.

They are intended for those who are already leaders or have the potential to assume leadership roles that can influence social and economic policy reform and development outcomes, both in their own countries and in the Asia-Pacific region. The ALA program comprises of Scholarships and Fellowships.

ALA Scholarships are academically elite awards offered to high achievers from the Asia-Pacific region each year to undertake postgraduate study (Masters or Doctorate) and a Leadership Development Program in Australia.

Selection for ALA Scholarships is highly competitive, based on leadership qualities and on academic excellence.

ALA Scholarships are an investment in the future of the Asia-Pacific region. In this regard, ALA scholars are required to return to their home country or the region for two years after they have completed their studies.

In future years, ALA scholars will belong to a unique group - the Australian Scholarships Alumni Network (ASAN) - that will maintain strong and enduring links to Australia. Managed by AusAID as part of Australia's overseas aid program, ALA Scholarships are open only to citizens of countries in the Asia-Pacific region with which Australia has a significant aid program.

Objectives of ALA Scholarships
ALA Scholarships aim to:
* develop a cadre of leaders advancing regional reform, development and governance
* increase exchange of knowledge and information within the region
* build common purpose and understanding between Australia and the region
* build capacity to address priority regional issues
* build effective networks between Australia and the region
* demonstrate the benefits of Australian education through the provision of high quality
education.

Fields of study
Awards are open to all fields of study, however, study programs that relate to the priority themes of international trade, pandemics, security and climate change (including clean energy) are encouraged. Scholarships are not available for military training, or training in areas related to nuclear technology and flying aircraft.

Levels of study
An ALA Scholarship enables candidates to undertake studies leading to a Masters or Doctorate degree in Australia. It does not include Graduate Diplomas, with the exception of those Masters courses that require the completion of a Graduate Diploma as part of the Masters degree.

Who should apply
Outstanding applicants with:
* a very high level of academic achievement at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level
* a high level of English language proficiency
* demonstrated leadership potential and good prospects to influence social and economic policy
reform and development outcomes in their home country and in the Asia-Pacific region
* a commitment to participate ASAN on their return home.

Links to specific eligibility requirements are found below.
Applicants seeking to migrate to Australia should NOT apply.
Scholarship benefits
An ALA Scholarship has a total value of up to A$110,000 for Masters degrees and A$220,000 for Doctoral programs, not including provisions for the leadership development program.. Benefits include:
* return air travel
* visa support
* establishment allowance
* full tuition fees
* contribution to living expenses
* Introductory Academic program (IAP)
* Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of the award (for award holder only).

Participating Higher Education Institutions
ALA Scholarships students commencing in 2008 may attend any of the participating Australian higher education institutions.

Application information
Read the following information before you apply:
* Frequently asked questions
* Timeline for applicants
* Eligibility
* Selection criteria
* Terms and conditions of the scholarship
* How to apply

Further information
If the material found on this website does not provide the necessary
help, please direct enquiries by email to: ala@ausaid.gov. au
See also ALA Scholarships fact sheet [PDF 97KB] Useful links
* Study in Australia
* Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship
* Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
* Australian Customs
* Australian Tourism Commission

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MBA Scholarships Sampoerna Foundation 2009 Intake

Sampoerna Foundation provides qualified individuals the opportunity to pursue a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) degree at leading Business schools in the USA, France, Singapore and UK.

Are You a Future Leader?
Apply for Sampoerna Foundation Overseas MBA Scholarships 2009 Intake.

To apply this scholarship, applicants also must apply for admission to any universities in USA, Australia, France, and UK that recommended by Sampoerna.

Information Session:
Wednesday, March 5th, 2008 at 7P.M – 9 P.M
Sampoerna Strategic Tower , North Tower, 25th Floor, Room 01
Jl. Jenderal Sudirman Kav. 45 Jakarta 12930

For Information:
E-Mail: utami.permatasari@sampoernafoundation.org OR ella.cecilia@sampoernafoundation.org
Tel: (021) 577-2340
Website: www.sampoernafoundation.org
Application Deadline: May 30th, 2008

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2008 JAL Scholarship Program 2008
JAL Scholarship Program is recruiting University students We are inviting those university students from Asia and Oceania who want to make a contribution to society, care about the environmental issues and have an interest in Japan, to come to Japan.


Introduction to the 2008 Program
- Theme : "The world in 20 years - problems and solutions"
- Duration : June 29 - July 15, 2008 (17 days)
- Program Contents :

1. Lectures for Globally Minded Citizens
2. Students will gain knowledge in such areas as Japanese culture, the environment and social issues. Student Sessions
3. Students will participate in group discussions based on the program`s theme. Asia Forum
4. The forum will be made up of lectures and a public symposium, as well as Japanese cultural experiences. It will take place in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture. Field Trip
5. An overnight trip to a location outside of Tokyo. Homestays

The students will deepen their understanding of Japan by experiencing Japanese customs and lifestyles first-hand.


How to apply
All interested students with appropriate qualifications are invited to submit an application essay in English. The essay should be 800 words or less in length, and discuss an engaging issue that is based upon the program`s theme.

Application essays should be submitted to your nearest JAL branch office (or Japan Asia Airways in Taiwan). The JAL Foundation reserves the right to use the submitted essays for various purposes. The branch office committees will interview applicants who successfully complete the first round of judging. For more details regarding the program and application procedures, please contact your nearest JAL branch office shown below.

Japan Airlines branch offices
Australia Level14 201 Sussex Street Sydney,
NSW 2000
Email: jalscholarships@jal.com

Indonesia
Wisma Kyoei Prince Building 2nd Floor
Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 3-4
Jakarta Pusat 10220
Tel: 021-572-3235
Fax: 021-572-3236

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Kunjungan ke Rektor Universitas King Saud di Riyadh
Kunjungan Duta Besar RI untuk Kerajaan Arab Saudi Dr. Salim Segaf Al-Jufrie, MA pada tanggal 10 Maret 2008 kepada Rektor Universitas King Saud (UKS), Dr. Abdullah Al Utsman, di Riyadh disambut hangat dan penuh kekeluargaan.

Dalam kesempatan tersebut Dubes Salim Segaf Al Jufrie menyampaikan ucapan terima kasih kepada Dr. Abdullah bin Abdurrahman Al-Uthman atas kesempatan yang diberikan kepada Bangsa Indonesia untuk menjadi peneliti dan sekaligus menjadi mahasiswa di Universitas King Saud Program S2 dan S3 dalam bidang Sains dan Teknologi. Saat ini jumlah peneliti Indonesia di UKS 31 orang (29 orang pria dan 2 orang wanita). Sedangkan mahasiswa Indonesia yang mendalami bidang Studi Islam dan bahasa Arab berjumlah 12 orang (11 orang pria dan seorang wanita). Harapan Dubes Salim pada masa akan datang hendaknya pihak UKS memberi kesempatan kepada para Pakar dan Guru Besar dari Indonesia untuk mengajar di Kampus Perguruan Tinggi tertua di Arab Saudi ini.
Dr. Al-Uthman, Rektor UKS menyambut Dubes Salim dengan hangat seraya menyampaikan bahwa kinerja para Peneliti dari Indonesia pada umumnya memuaskan. Namun diharapkan agar KBRI Riyadh lebih selektif menentukan calon peneliti di masa yang akan datang, terutama dalam kemampuan bahasa Inggris mengingat hal ini menjadi bahasa pengantar dalam lingkungan kerja dan perkuliahan.

Menanggapi usulan Dubes RI di Riyadh, Rektor UKS mengatakan bahwa peluang kerjasama pendidikan dan penelitian untuk Indonesia terbuka lebar. Saat ini Universitas King Saud membutuhkan 100 orang lagi untuk menjadi peneliti bidang Sains dan Teknologi dan sekaligus menjadi mahasiswa seperti pada tahun lalu. Untuk informasi lebih lanjut dapat mengunjungi website Universitas King Saud: www.ksu.edu. sa.
Bagi para peminat agar segera mengirimkan berkas ke Universitas King Saud yang terdiri dari: 1) Foto copy Ijazah; 2) Transkrip nilai (IPK minimal 3 bagi S2 dan IPK 3,41 bagi S3; 3) Curiculum Vitae; 4) TOEFL dengan skor 550 minimal; dan 5) Publikasi Penelitian (bagi Asisten Profesor). Seluruh berkas diterjemahkan ke dalam bahasa Inggris oleh penerjemah resmi/tersumpah dan diharapkan sudah masuk pada akhir April 2008.

Catatan KBRI Riyadh:
1.Kunjungan Dubes RI di Riyadh ke berbagai Perguruan Tinggi di Arab Saudi membuka peluang bagi kerjasama pendidikan dan penelitian untuk Indonesia.
2.Peluang ini hendaknya dapat dimanfaatkan oleh perorangan, Asosiasi dan instansi pemerintah maupun swasta di Perguruan Tinggi Indonesia mengingat Arab Saudi saat ini sedang gencar meningkatkan anggaran untuk bidang pendidikan dan penelitian.
3.Ke Arab Saudi kini dapat menimba ilmu bidang Sains dan Teknologi.

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PhD Studentships

Department Of Government

The Department of Government is recognised as one of the leading Political Science departments in the UK. It has a thriving postgraduate community and can provide research supervision across a wide range of sub-disciplines.

Studentship in Representation and Democracy (UK/EU/Overseas fees + annual maintenance grant of £10,000)

Candidates should have a research interest in any aspect of political and legislative representation, either from an institutional or behavioural perspective. Topics may seek to further existing research on legislative representation or may seek to compare 'traditional' models of political representation with alternative models such as direct, deliberative or participatory democracy.

University Studentships (UK/EU/Overseas fees + annual maintenance grant of c£11,500)

ESRC 1+3 / +3 Studentship Open Competition (UK fees + annual maintenance grant of £12,940)

Studentships are tenable from September 2008 for three years (ESRC 1+3 four years) subject to satisfactory progress.

Applications should consist of a research proposal of around 2 A4 pages and a full curriculum vitae. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Department to discuss their proposed research prior to submitting an application.

For further details of postgraduate research in the Department of Government see

http://www.strath. ac.uk/government /postgraduatestu dents/
http://www.strath. ac.uk/search/ scholarships/ index.jsp

Closing dates:

University / ESRC Studentships Friday 4 April 2008
Studentship in Representation and Democracy Friday 4 July 2008

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor S Padgett, Director of Postgraduate Studies (Research); e: stephen.padgett@ strath.ac. uk, t: 00-44-141-548- 2917

Dono Widiatmoko

Senior Lecturer
Programme Leader for the Masters in Public Health and Society
Centre for Public Health Research
University of Salford
Salford M6 6PU - United Kingdom

Phone : + 44 - 161 - 295 2815
Fax : + 44 - 161 - 295 2825
email : d.widiatmoko@ salford.ac. uk
http://www.ihscr. salford.ac. uk/CPHR

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Research Studentships

School of Computing and Information Technology

Full-time University Research Studentships (£12,600 per annum bursary, fees waived) in Pervasive and Mobile Computing, Computer Mediated Learning, Wireless Sensor Networks, Games and Media Computing.

The School of Computing and IT is committed to extending its strength in established research areas by award of two fully-funded, three-year, full-time doctoral research studentships, available to both home and overseas students on a competitive basis.

The School has vibrant research programmes in pervasive and mobile computing, centred around location based services and wireless sensor networks, games and media computing and statistical cybermetrics. In addition to funded research projects in these areas, we also undertake a variety of technology transfer activities with regional companies.

Studentships may be awarded against research proposals in any of the following areas:

Location based services, particularly applied to learning and culture.
Mobile information systems.
Pervasive sensing networks.
Electronic, Mobile or Games Learning.
Artificial intelligence in computer games.
Home and health informatics.

Candidates should hold a good honours or masters degree from a recognised institution in a relevant subject (Candidates who expect to complete their studies for qualifying awards this academic year are welcome to apply).

Potential candidates should contact Helen Williams (h.williams@wlv. ac.uk , +44 (0)1902 321421) for an Expression of Interest form, which should be returned by 31 March 2008. After an initial selection, continuing candidates will be contacted by a member of the school's staff, who will support the development of a research proposal, to be presented as part of the final selection, which will occur on 16 April 2008. Candidates must be available at the University on that day to present their proposal in person.

Dono Widiatmoko

Senior Lecturer
Programme Leader for the Masters in Public Health and Society
Centre for Public Health Research
University of Salford
Salford M6 6PU - United Kingdom

Phone : + 44 - 161 - 295 2815
Fax : + 44 - 161 - 295 2825
email : d.widiatmoko@ salford.ac. uk
http://www.ihscr. salford.ac. uk/CPHR

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"In Search of Sustainable Catchments and Basin-wide Solidarities; Transboundary Water Management of the Blue Nile River Basin"
Announcement
PhD positions available at UNESCO-IHE in collaboration with Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, and Khartoum University, Sudan Recently an integrated research project was approved by NWO-WOTRO, The Netherlands, which will be carried out by UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education (Delft, The Netherlands), Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia, the University of Khartoum in Sudan, the International Water Management Institute IWMI office in Ethiopia, and by the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands. The title of the project is "In Search of Sustainable Catchments and Basin-wide Solidarities; Transboundary Water Management of the Blue Nile River Basin". With this project three PhD positions are available, two for PhD students from a developing country (preferable Ethiopia or Sudan) and one position from the Netherlands/Europe. The positions are linked to the projects 2, 3 and 4 (see project description below). If successful, the PhD degrees for these three projects will be awarded by Delft University Technology. Addis Ababa University has made available two additional PhD positions (linked to projects 5 and 6, as described below). Project description The water users in a river basin are linked through the water flow, yet this link is not often institutionalised. This may lead to sub-optimal river management, as certain interventions in upstream tributaries with positive impacts downstream may not be economically feasible if considered in isolation. A solution is to recognise and institutionalise upstream-downstream interdependencies, whereby for example those situated downstream compensate upstream farmers for their sustainable land use and soil conservation practices. The project will enhance the understanding of the hydrological and biophysical processes in order to quantify the relationship between land use management upstream and water availability and sediment loads downstream. This research therefore aims to quantify the externalities of sustainable practices in upstream catchments and to investigate how this knowledge can be used for integrated river basin management, taking the transboundary Abay/Blue Nile basin as a case.
Four research projects will be conducted:
Project 1 evaluates soil and water conservation technologies within the Choke Mountain range and will identify - in a participatory approach – improved farming options. The agronomic and hydrological implications will be quantified at the plot and micro-watershed scale. This project will be carried out by a post-doc and supervised by Dr Belay Simane (Addis Ababa University).
Project 2 focuses on the up-scaling of the hydrological impacts identified in Project 1 to the Blue Nile river basin. A distributed daily model will be developed that can predict the water and sediment fluxes. It will be parameterised and validated using available spatial data sets and time series. Different land management scenarios will be analysed with respect to local and regional impacts. Promoters will be Prof Dr Stefan Uhlenbrook (UNESCO-IHE) and Prof Dr Hubert Savenije (Delft University of Technology);additionally the work will be supervised by Dr Yasir Mohamed (IWMI and UNESCO-IHE) and Dr M. Feseha (Addis Ababa University).
Project 3 examines and tests the applicability of different valuation methodologies to quantify the direct and indirect upstream and downstream costs and benefits of improved land use practices, using outcomes from Projects 1 and 2. The various methods and outcomes will be evaluated with basin stakeholders and experts. Special attention will be paid to the valuation of environmental externalities of water use, their impact on the resilience of farming systems and the vulnerability of farming livelihoods.Promoter will be Prof Dr Pieter van der Zaag (UNESCO-IHE); the research will be co-supervised by Dr Workneh Negatu (Addis Ababa University) and Dr Roy Brouwer (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
Project 4 analyses the institutional arrangements in the Blue Nile within Ethiopia as well as between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt. Current perceptions of upstream-downstream interdependencies and hydro-solidarity will be chronicled. Outcomes of the quantifications achieved in the first three projects will inform alternative designs for institutionalising compensation flows, which could form the foundation for improved river basin management. Design options will be evaluated with stakeholder groups at various spatial scales. Promoter will be Prof Dr Pieter van der Zaag (UNESCO-IHE), the research being co-supervised by Dr Atta El-Battahani (Khartoum University), Dr Yacob Arsano and Dr T. Tafesse (Addis Ababa University).
In addition to the positions funded by NWO-WOTRO, Addis Ababa University has pledged to fund two other PhD projects. The positions will be matched with funds from UNESCO-IHE. It is not yet decided whether these two additional PhD positions will graduate from Addis Ababa University or from Delft University of Technology. The two additional PhD research topics will address the following projects:
Project 5 will analyse the gendered nature of land and water management in the Choke Mountains. The research will focus on critical factors that determine gender and environmental relationships such as, the gendered division of labour and responsibility; gendered positioning in households, communities, and other institutions; gendered property rights, the influence on gender relationships and gender-environment relations of the wider political economy; and ecological characteristics that determine the processes of gender and environmental change and Sustainable development. Promoters and supervisors will be announced shortly but include Dr Rhodante Ahlers (UNESCO-IHE), Dr Belay Simane and Dr Mulumebet Zenebe (Addis Ababa University).
Project 6 will study the long-term changes of the Choke Mountains focusing on land use/land cover changes and historical analysis of the climate using GIS and remote sensing tools. The research aims to understand the dynamics in land resources use and the driving forces and explores the changes in livelihood strategies. It also analyses the socio-economic and policy factors influencing the land use changes and overall sustainability of the natural resource-based livelihoods in the area. Promoters will be Prof Dr Stefan Uhlenbrook and Dr Belay Simane (Addis Ababa University). Dr W. Bewket, Dr A. Amsalu (Addis Ababa University) and Dr Geert Sterk (Wageningen University) will co-supervise the study.
The following applies to all positions:
• All topics will be carried out in a so-called sandwich construction with different phases at UNESCO-IHE in the Netherlands and field research in Ethiopia and Sudan (with regular contacts with the local and Dutch supervisors).
• Starting date: July 1, 2008 for 4 years.
• Qualifications: Masters degree in a discipline relevant to the topic; e.g.: water resources and environmental management; hydrology and water resources; hydroinformatics, environmental science; development studies; agricultural sciences; geography; natural resource economics; public administration and management; sociology, political sciences and international relations.
• The applicants must demonstrate a strong interest and experience in conducting research.
• The applicants should be willing to co-supervise MSc research projects.
• The applicants must be fluent in English.
• Age: 40 years and below (for Ethiopian nationals)
• Work experience in relevant fields of studies is desirable.
The project it is jointly led by Dr Belay Simane of the Institute of Development Research, Addis Ababa University (belaysimane@ethionet.et, simaneb@yahoo.com), and Professor Pieter van der Zaag of UNESCO-IHE ( p.vanderzaag@unesco-ihe.org).
Applications, including curriculum vitae, the names and contact details of three contactable referees, and a motivation letter, should be sent by email to Dr Belay Simane, with copy to Prof. Van der Zaag, before 15 April 2008.
Please mention the subject heading "PhD application Blue Nile project x", where x refers to the projects mentioned above. We intend to contact short-listed candidates on or before 20 May 2008.

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PhD Studentships in Mathematics

Department of Mathematics

Applications are invited for a number of PhD studentships in the Department of Mathematics, University of Bristol, UK. The Department of Mathematics covers a range of applied mathematics, pure mathematics and statistics research. It has an international reputation for excellence in each of these areas and in the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise it was awarded ratings of 5*A for Applied Mathematics, 5B for Pure Mathematics and 5*A for Statistics.

The department offers a number of studentships up to a maximum of 3.5 year studentships for UK and EU PhD students who have been residents in the UK for 3 years prior to application, and fees-only funding for other EU students. The studentships include a tax-free stipend of £12,600 per year. Other sources of funding including the Overseas Research Studentship and Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Award are available to non-EU students. In particular, the Statistics group offer 2 studentships with 4 years of funding provided by the SuSTaIN (Statistics underpinning Science, Technology and Industry) initiative, to cover a 1 year MRes course followed by a 3 year PhD degree with a supplement of £1500 per year.

The studentships will be restricted to students of a high quality - the normal entry requirement is the equivalent of a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours at undergraduate level.

Study is based around research themes within each group. The Applied Mathematics group covers research in dynamic systems, fluid dynamics, quantum chaos, quantum information and random matrix theory. The Pure Mathematics group contributes to research in analysis and partial differential equations, number theory, non-commutative geometry and topology, representation theory, set theory and logic. The research themes in the Statistics group include applied probability, Bayesian modelling and analysis, behavioural Biology, Monte Carlo, multiscale methods, nonparametric regression, optimisation under uncertainty, statistical bioinformatics, statistical signal processing, and time series.

Details of some possible PhD projects are available at the website http://www.maths. bris.ac.uk/ study/admissions _postgrad/ along with more information concerning groups, including funding schemes. Applicants within the UK are encouraged to attend the Mathematics Postgraduate Open day on January 23rd, 2008, at the University of Bristol. Please contact the Postgraduate Coordinator, Ms Yelena Liskevich (y.liskevich@ bristol.ac. uk) with any further questions that are not answered by the booklets available on the website, including qualifications and eligibility for funding.

Applications should be made on the official form, available from http://www.bris. ac.uk/prospectus /postgraduate/ 2008/intro/ 8. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible, preferably by the end of March.

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PhD Scholarship

Information Security

Applications are invited for a PhD Scholarship from students interested in pursuing a PhD in Computer Science on a topic in Information Security. The PhD work can be on cryptography, network security or critical infrastructures etc

We are seeking a talented graduate with at least an upper second class honours degree (first class honours preferred), or equivalent, in computer science, information security or similar. Students with a strong background in mathematics (in particular algebra, combinatorics, discrete mathematics and number theory) and/or algorithms are encouraged to apply.

University College London (UCL) is a leading UK research university. It is regularly ranked in the top five universities in the UK. The Department of Computer Science at UCL is one of the largest Computer Science departments in the UK, and UCL's Adastral Park Postgraduate Campus has been established by UCL as an independent research and postgraduate teaching institute at Adastral Park, Ipswich.

The studentship is for three years and covers payment of tuition fees at either the UK/EU or overseas rate plus an annual stipend of £14,622.

In order to be considered for the above studentship, please complete an application form from http://www.ucl. ac.uk/prospectiv e-students/ graduate- study/applicatio n-admission where guidelines can also be found.

Candidates should indicate on the application form under 'UCL Department' - Adastral Park, and 'Programme of Study' - the name of the supervisor, Professor Y Desmedt.

Two complete sets of the application should be sent, one to UCL Registry in London (as indicated on the website) and the other to:
Mrs C Churcher, UCL Adastral Park Postgraduate Campus, Ross Building PP3, Adastral Park, Martlesham Heath, Suffolk, IP5 3RE, UK, or to c.churcher@adastral .ucl.ac.uk (to whom informal enquiries may also be directed, telephone 01473-663723) .

The closing date for applications is Thursday, 1st May 2008.

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Dengar Kata Dunia, Didengarkan oleh Dunia!

Bina Antarbudaya adalah lembaga nirlaba yang mengelola program pertukaran pelajar di Indonesia. Bermitra dengan AFS Intercultural Programs yang merupakan organisasi pertukaran pelajar tertua dan terbesar di dunia.

Setiap tahun Bina Antarbudaya menerima dan mengirim putra-putri terbaik yang secara serius berminat dan memenuhi persyaratan, tanpa membedakan agama, ras, suku, maupun latar belakang sosial, ekonomi untuk dapat tinggal dan belajar baik untuk jangka panjang maupun jangka pendek di berbagai negara, antara lain : Amerika Serikat, Belanda, Belgia, Italia, Jepang, Jerman, Norwegia, Prancis dan Swiss.

Saat ini Bina Antarbudaya membuka kesempatan bagi semua anak-anak Indonesia berusia 15 – 16,7 tahun dan duduk di kelas 1 (satu) SMA atau sederajat (termasuk santri Pondok Pesantren) untuk mengikuti proses seleksi (3 Tahap) pertukaran pelajar AFS / YES / Jenesys tahun keberangkatan 2009 – 2010.

Untuk informasi tempat pendaftaran silahkan buka HYPERLINK "http://www.bina- antarbudaya. net"www.bina-antarbudaya.net

Bagi yang tinggal atau bersekolah di Jakarta, Tangerang, Bekasi dapat menghubungi / datang langsung ke :

Panitia Seleksi INAYPScNH 09-10 Bina Antarbudaya Chapter Jakarta
Jl. Limau 22, Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta 12130 HYPERLINK
"http://www.babjakar ta.org"www.babjakarta. org HYPERLINK
"mailto:chapterjakarta@ gmail.com"chapterjakarta@ gmail.com
Pendaftaran & pengembalian formulir : 1 - 30 April 2008
Senin - Jum'at : 15.00-18.00 WIB
Sabtu & Minggu : 12.00 - 16.00 WIB
Hari libur Nasional : tutup
Contact persons : Alex: 0817 0770 380 Rassi: 0815 95 330 95
Titis: 0816 162 7 162
STRICTLY NO SMS!
Open House Bina Antarbudaya Chapter Jakarta : 6 April 2008
09.00 - 16.00 WIB @ Jl. Limau 22, Kb. Baru, Jaksel
Be there or be square!

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PhD student (Value-IT)
University of Twente Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS)
PhD student (Value-IT)
Enschede, 7500 AE (Overijssel) , 38 hours per week
University of Twente

Job description
In the Value-IT project we will work with the music industry and the energy business to develop two prototypes for dynamic alignment of value models and coordination models in these businesses. Our goal in both domains is design and validate advanced techniques for the adaptive and hierarchical bundling of commercial IT services that match consumer needs. In this project, IT service is a commercial service that can be ordered and provisioned on-line, by which the provider earns money. We envisage a scenario where a consumer need is analyzed on-line, leading to the dynamic creation of a value constellation of independent businesses which jointly offer a service bundle that satisfies the consumer need. The bundle is composed from web services offered by the businesses in the value constellation. Subsequent occurrences of the same need will be provided by the same value constellation, unless quality of service drops below the level required by the consumer. Quality of service will therefore be continuously monitored and the constellation can be dynamically reconfigured, if required.

PhD student (Value-IT)
The project is performed jointly with the Free University of Amsterdam and the University of Tilburg where value-based techniques for service definition are studied. See http://www.e3value. com/projects/ ourprojects/ value-it/ for the complete project description.
•In the Information Systems Group of the University of Twente we have an opening for one Ph.D. student. The Ph.D. student will investigate how a coordination process can be automatically configured to match a value model and quality of service requirements, and how this can be deployed on a service-oriented business platform.

Requirements
Required education/skills: University Graduate
We ask: A MSc degree in business informatics, software engineering, computer science or equivalent degree. Good communication skills, in writing as well as oral. Your main task will be to do research, but you will be given the opportunity to acquire some teaching experience.
Job type: Research / Advising

Workfield(s) :
- Research trainees, non-tenured lecturers, researchers( Scientific discipline: Engineering)

Organization
University of Twente
Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS)
Sharing knowledge, working together, research, innovation. It is all part of the only campus university in the Netherlands: the University of Twente (UT). A university with an international character. We have for example many foreign doctoral students, and master programmes are provided in English. Divided over 5 faculties, we provide more than 50 Bachelor and Master programmes, varying from Applied Physics and Public Administration to Applied Communication Science and Biomedical Technology. In beautiful green surroundings, more than 8000 students and 2700 staff live, work and recreate at the UT. It is also a place where talented people get every opportunity to perform cutting edge research. But as an entrepreneurial university this is not all we do. In ‘Kennispark’, for example, we work together with the business community, we support our students in setting up their own businesses and participate in many projects in the area of knowledge development. In brief, a dynamic climate in which to work and study.

The Computer Science department of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) is one of the largest academic institutions in computer science in the Netherlands, with 220 faculty members and 1200 students. It provides courses in Technical Computer Science, Business Information Technology, and Telematics. In addition, the department contributes to computer science education within other academic programmes. The research of the department is part of the multidisciplinary research institute Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT).

Conditions of employment
Estimated maximum salary per month: eur 2000 - 2500
Salary: scale 10.
Maximum salary amount in Euro's a month 2558
Employment basis: Temporary for specified period
Duration of the contract: 4 years
Maximum hours per week: 38
Additional conditions of employment:
We offer: An interesting temporary research position in a dynamic and international environment. You will be appointed for a period of four years. The salary starts at €2000 gross per month and grows to €2558 gross per month in the fourth year

Additional Information
Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from:

Prof.dr. Roel Wieringa
Telephone number: 31 53 489 4189
E-mail address: roelw@cs.utwente. nl <roelw@cs.utwente. nl>
Or additional information can be obtained through one of the following links:

* About the organization <http://www.utwente. nl/en/> (http://www.utwente. nl/en/ <http://www.utwente. nl/en/> )
* About the department <http://www.ewi. utwente.nl/ en/index. html> (http://www.ewi. utwente.nl/ en/index. html <http://www.ewi. utwente.nl/ en/index. html> )
* About the function <http://www.utwente. nl/vacatures/ vacatures_ externe_werving/ 08-083-eng. doc/> (http://www.utwente. nl/vacatures/ vacatures_ externe_werving/ 08-083-eng. doc/ <http://www.utwente. nl/vacatures/ vacatures_ externe_werving/ 08-083-eng. doc/> )
* website EEMCS <http://www.ewi. utwente.nl/ en/index. html> (http://www.ewi. utwente.nl/ en/index. html <http://www.ewi. utwente.nl/ en/index. html> )
* website Information Systems Group <http://is.cs. utwente.nl/> (http://is.cs. utwente.nl/ <http://is.cs. utwente.nl/> )


Application
You can apply for this job before 20-04-2008 (dd-mm-yyyy) by sending your application to:

University of Twente
EWI
Dr.R. Roel Wieringa
postbus 217
7500 AE Enschede
E-mail: is_jobs@ewi. utwente.nl <is_jobs@ewi.utwente.nl?subject=Application%0aPhD%20studen t%20%20(Value- IT)>
When applying for this job always mention the vacancynumber AT/08/083.

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PhD Soil Biology / Soil Fertility
Wageningen University, Department of Soil Quality
PhD Soil Biology / Soil Fertility Wageningen, (Gelderland) , 38 hours per week Wageningen University, Department of Soil Quality

Job description
In a concerted action, two PhD students and a post-doc will study how plants, in particular genetically modified (GM) plants, can change their own soil ecosystem. Plants can have profound effects on soil organisms, because the great majority of carbon input in soils originates from living plants (root exudates) and from dead plant material. It needs to be tested if GM plants have such influence too, and if yes, if this influence is different from non-GM plants. Crops with e.g. GM-increased resistance against pathogens and herbivores, can have side-effects on beneficial rhizosphere- inhabiting organisms; residues of crops with GM-altered tissue composition may have different decomposition rates, and thereby affect soil decomposer communities. Given the importance of the soil community for soil carbon and nitrogen cycles, effects of GM plants on non-target soil organisms and processes have to be evaluated properly prior to their admission. The research program aims to deliver a tool for risk assessment of GM plants based on soil nematodes that will enable evaluation of risks of these plants for soil fertility functions.

The major research question for the PhD Soil Quality is: To what extent do plants affect soil fertility functions, and is this affect mirrored by nematode community shifts that can be measured easily? Initially, we will use non-GM Brassica species because they produce glucosinolates with a broad spectrum effect on soil life. Varieties that produce more or less glucosinolates are used to test effects on nematodes and C and N dynamics in soil. Nematodes are a species-rich soil fauna group with great bioindicator potential. Changes in nematode community structure will be experimentally linked to soil fertility functions such as organic matter decomposition and nitrification. Results will be used to develop an Ecological Risk Assessment guidance for GM crops.

Requirements
Required education/skills: University Graduate We are looking for a candidate with an MSc degree, specialized in soil biology or soil fertility, who feels challenged by the aims of this project and has a strong drive for experimental research.

Further requirements include:
- critical attitude
- a good command of written and spoken English
- excellent writing and presentation skills
- proven ability to organize laboratory- and/or field experiments
- team player
Job type: Research / Advising
Workfield(s) :
- Post-doctorates( Scientific discipline: Agriculture)

Organization
Wageningen University, Department of Soil Quality
The candidate will work in the chairgroup 'Soil Biology and Biological
Soil Quality', of Wageningen University. Url: http://www.soq. wur.nl/UK/
<http://www.soq. wur.nl/UK/> . The group has a strong tradition in
research on the role of soil organisms in cycling of elements. It offers
excellent facilities in a stimulating environment where scientific and
social interactions are highly appreciated. The candidate will work
together with scientists from the Laboratory of Nematology of Wageningen
University and the Laboratory for Ecological Risk Assessment of the
RIVM.

Conditions of employment
Employment basis: Temporary for specified period
Duration of the contract: one year initially with a possibility of
extension to 4 years.
Maximum hours per week: 38
Additional conditions of employment:
Full time positions for a period of one year initially with a
possibility of extension to 4 years. Gross salary will be 2.000 per
month in the first year rising to 2.558 per month in the fourth year,
according to the collective labor agreement of the VNSU.

Additional Information
Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from:

Dr. Ron de Goede
Telephone number: 31 317485048
E-mail address: ron.degoede@ wur.nl <ron.degoede@ wur.nl>
Or additional information can be obtained through one of the following links:
* About the organization <http://www.soq. wur.nl/UK> (http://www.soq. wur.nl/UK <http://www.soq. wur.nl/UK> )

Application
You can apply for this job before 10-04-2008 (dd-mm-yyyy) by sending your application to:
Plant Sciences Group
Department Personnel and Organization
D. Wissink
P.O. Box 16
6700 AA Wageningen
The Netherlands
E-mail: vacaturemeldingen. psg@wur.nl
<vacaturemeldingen. psg@wur.nl?subject=Applicatio n%0aPhD%20Soil% 20
Biology%20/% 20Soil%0aFertili ty>
When applying for this job always mention the vacancynumber AT: DPW 08-10.

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