Monday, April 4, 2016

New academic opportunities from the Virtual Institute network as on 4th April 2016

Dear Vi friends,

I am pleased to forward the following academic opportunities from the Virtual Institute network.

The UNCTAD Virtual Institute is recruiting a project management intern for its Geneva-based team.

Eligible candidates must be Master's students or recent graduates who can commit to work five days per week (35 hours) for four to six months beginning May 16. Priority will be given to applicants with skills in filming, video-editing and distance learning development, as well as English-language drafting.

As with all UN internships, the post is unpaid. Interns are responsible for all costs associated with travel, stay and insurance.

An official job posting will be available soon. In the mean time, interested candidates should submit a CV and brief motivation letter to by April 15.

I hope you find this information useful, and that you will distribute widely among your academic circles.

Miembro principal, la Universidad de Chile, ofrece becas de hasta 100% de los aranceles para participantes de su Diploma de Postítulo "La Relación Chileno Peruana: Puntos de Encuentro" que tendrá lugar del 14 de abril al 21 de julio.

El programa, dirigido a graduados y profesionales chilenos y extranjeros, tiene como objetivo abordar la relación bilateral desde las más distintas perspectivas, de manera multidisciplinaria y hacia la construcción de un clima de confianza mutua.

Candidatos deberán tener menos de 30 años de edad y concentración de notas, al igual que estar en posesión de un título profesional. También deberán enviar el formulario de postulación al programa y a la beca KAS y su CV actualizado con fotografía. Fecha límite de postulaciones para la beca es el 8 de abril.

Para más información, contacte a

Vi think tank member, the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, invites Vi member graduate students to participate in its Global Governance Summer School, scheduled July 10 to July 30.

The programme will explore new trends and developments in global governance with a focus on global challenges -- trade and sustainable development, peace and security, human rights and the rule of law -- and the European Union as an actor in global governance.

Tuition fees range from EUR 975 to EUR 3830.

To apply, send a CV and motivation letter to by April 10.

Vi Russian affiliate member, St. Petersburg State University (SPSU), invites Vi members to participate in its International Summer School in Russian Business (ISSRB), to be held June 26 - July 13.

ISSRB's program aims to equip participants with the knowledge, strategies and practices required to successfully conduct business in the contemporary Russian environment. The four-module summer session will be delivered by leading academics and experienced Western business executives working in Russia. The programme also features enterprise forums, company visits and cultural activities.

SPSU is offering Vi member graduate students a partial scholarship covering 50 percent of the EUR 1290 programme cost. Participants must cover their own travel and stay expenses, which are not included in the programme fee.

Applications must be received by May 10. For more information, contact

The Latin American Network for Research on Services has issued a call for papers in preparation for its fifth conference, "Services, Technology and International Trade: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities for Latin America," to be held October 4-5 in São Paulo, Brazil.

The conference addresses technology, service innovation and business models; trade in services in Latin America; and Latin American services in global value chains. Master's and PhD students may present their thesis work as part of a special session on October 3, in which members of the academic selection committee will provide comments.

Abstracts in English, Spanish or Portuguese must be sent electronically by May 31 to, with final papers due by September 1. Authors of the best papers will receive financial support covering travel and lodging to participate in the conference.

Vi Swiss core member, the World Trade Institute (WTI) of the University of Bern is offering a 50 percent discount to Vi members participating in its Summer Academy, scheduled July 4 to August 5.

Topics of this year's edition of the Summer Academy include the trade dispute settlement; sustainable trade; investment rule-making; and trade in services liberalization. The fee for attending the full five-week programme is CHF 5,250. However, participants may choose to register for one or more specific weeks.

Applications will be accepted at until the maximum number of participants is reached.

For further information, contact


I hope you find this information useful, and that you will distribute widely among your colleagues and students.

Best regards,

Susana Olivares
Virtual Institute
UNCTAD - United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Division on Globalization and Development Strategies
Palais des Nations
1211 Geneva 10 - Switzerland
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