Below are two exceptional opportunities for faculty to internationalize their curriculum. If you have any questions please contact Aleta Anderson at ext. 4879.
“Chemistry Research and Higher Education in Germany: Today’s Endeavors Towards Green Chemistry”
In December 2010, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) will sponsor an informational visit on current developments in chemistry research and higher education in Germany. The tour is for North American faculty, scientists and administrators and will take place from December 5th to December 11th, 2010.
The main focal points are environmentally-friendly synthesis, production and recycling processes with a special focus on catalysis, new polymers and nanomaterials. Participants will visit various institutions to learn about cutting-edge research and its application. There will be visits to renowned universities and research institutions, including Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, RWTH Aachen, Heidelberg University, Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology, and Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Chemistry) as well as BASF, the world’s leading chemical company.
With this tour DAAD offers scientists and administrators an opportunity to learn about the present situation in chemistry research and higher education in Germany. We hope to enable them to identify common interests and starting points for cooperation in these areas as well as possible funding opportunities.
The program will be in English. All program-related costs in Germany (accommodations, travel, most meals) will be borne by the DAAD. Intercontinental travel is at the participants’ expense.
Applicants must be US or Canadian citizens or residents, have a special interest in Germany and transatlantic cooperation, and a relevant professional position. They should not have recently participated in another information trip to Germany.
Applications must be received by October 6, 2010.
For further information, please go to: www.daad.org/page/sciencetour/ or contact:
Uta Gaedeke at 212-758 3223 x:209 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
This Just In: All 2011 Dates and Fees Now Available!
CIEE has announced its Internatinal Faculty Development Seminars for 2011. There are 17 seminars in 22 countries. Log in to: www.ciee.org/ifds/seminars . All dates and fees for 2011 seminars have now been confirmed, and are available on the IFDS website. Further information on what is included in the seminar fee can be found here.
Here’s an example: Seminar Focus: Turkey
2011 will mark a milestone of 15 successful years for the CIEE faculty seminar to Turkey, and the content continues to evolve along with Turkey itself. To further develop the theme of Identity, Community, and Culture in Contemporary Turkey, new locations will be incorporated to highlight the relationship between rural and urban, historic and contemporary, and uniformities and distinctions among the Turkish people. Stay tuned to the September edition of this newsletter for further details about how the 2011 program will bring new light to Turkey’s most critical issues