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International Summer University WU 2011 (ISU WU)

Posted by on January 26th, 2011 · Uncategorized

The ISU WU is a short-term program for international students, which is run in summer at Vienna University of Economics and Business. The main objective is to deepen specific knowledge in core business topics and to provide an education with an international and intercultural perspective. An extensive program of cultural and social activities is also provided in addition to lectures.

The ISU WU 2011 offers two different time tracks:

  • July-Program: July 11 – 29, 2011
  • August Program: August 1 – 19, 2011

Both tracks have courses offered at the Undergraduate and Graduate levels.

We hope you will inform your students about this program, especially those students who want to study abroad but are not able to do an entire semester abroad. The 3 week time frame of the ISU WU is ideal for these students.

Students from WU partner universities receive a reduced tuition rate. Students can also be nominated as part of the exchange slot balance and, thus, would not pay tuition fees. If students are nominated from the partner school under the waived tuition-scheme, coordinators should notify the WU program coordinator Lukas Hefner via an official letter of nomination. Application Deadline for students is April 1, 2011.

For detailed information about the program in general and the academic courses in particular please refer to our website at http://www.wu.ac.at/io/en/incomings/isuwien.

A folder can also be download from http://www.wu.ac.at/io/en/incomings/isuwien/ISUWU_Folder.

How to apply:

UNSW students who wish to attend these courses should complete the GEP_Outgoing_UNSW application form and return to m.kofod@unsw.edu.au

University of Hong Kong Summer Programmes

Posted by on January 26th, 2011 · 2011, Arts and Social Science

Greetings from the University of Hong Kong (HKU)!

As in the previous years, HKU will organize a dynamic series of Summer Programmes to enable students to broaden their knowledge, experience cultural exchange and have a taste of vibrant student life at HKU during summer.

We are delighted to introduce you and your students a list of credit-bearing courses, which are organized by the Summer Institute in the Arts & Humanities and Faculty of Engineering during June 20 to August 12, 2011.   Please refer to the enclosed programme list for details.

Online application, information regarding the programmes, student visa and accommodation are available at www.hku.hk/summer 

Further details:

 How to apply:

UNSW students who wish to attend these courses should complete the GEP_Outgoing_UNSW application form and return to m.kofod@unsw.edu.au

If you have any questions, about the program email: summer@hku.hk

International Summer School @ Ningbo, China

Posted by on January 26th, 2011 · 2011, Short courses, Uncategorized

The University of Nottingham will hold international summer school both in Ningbo China campus and Malaysia campus. We will be happy to receive your students if there are interests.

These two-week courses, based at our campuses in China and Malaysia, will provide students with the opportunity to study a new subject while meeting people from all over the world and learning about a different culture. Students will study with world-class academics, take part in exciting cultural and social activities and make friends and memories that will stay with them for life.

 For detail please see our website:  http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/internationalsummerschools

 Course available at China campus: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/internationaloffice/prospective-students/international-summer-schools/china-campus.aspx

 Course structure: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/internationaloffice/prospective-students/international-summer-schools/course-structure.aspx

 Cultural programme: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/internationaloffice/prospective-students/international-summer-schools/cultural-programme.aspx

 How to apply:

In the first instance UNSW students should complete the GEP_Outgoing_UNSW application form and return to m.kofod@unsw.edu.au

Further details: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/internationaloffice/prospective-students/international-summer-schools/how-to-apply.aspx

NHMRC signs joint statement of purpose regarding research data

Posted by on January 26th, 2011 · Uncategorized

On 10 January 2011, the Wellcome Trust announced a joint statement of purpose regarding the sharing of research data to accelerate advances in public health. The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is one signatory in the group of major international public health research funding agencies:

Sharing research data to improve public health: joint statement of purpose

Also see the comment piece in The Lancet by Mark Walport, the Wellcome Trust director, and Paul Brest, the Hewlett Foundation president:

Sharing research data to improve public health

moving to creative commons licences!

Posted by on January 25th, 2011 · Uncategorized

As part of the process of opening up the DAAO to the structures and benefits  that the internet has to offer, we are moving to Creative Commons Licensing system.

This is a small step that has big benefits.

Its a small step because our existing Contributor and End-User Licence Agreements are already Creative Commons licences in spirit, in as much as our current licences allow others to use and share our content, so long as they attribute back to us and that our work is not used for commercial purposes. However, our licence does not say that anywhere near so clearly and many are confused by the legalese of the current licence. This is a problem if we want to collaborate with other institutions in sharing our data. We must have clear and easy to understand processes and human readable licences that embody the spirit of our project- and the spirit of our project is to enhance research and foster innovative collaborations around Australian Art and Design.   Creative Commons is “a nonprofit organization that develops, supports, and stewards legal and technical infrastructure that maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and innovation.” http://creativecommons.org.au/ Creative Commons is part of of the ethos of openness and innovation in which the DAAO places itself- front and centre.

The Creative Commons equivalent of our existing contributor’s agreement is called an Attribution-Non Commercial Share- Alike 3.0 Australia Licence  (or a CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0 for short)

Click the link to see how at easy to understand the Creative Commons version of our agreement is http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/

There is, of course, also the legal code version http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/legalcode.  (Even this is well written and user friendly legal code).

The big benefits? By moving to Creative Commons licences we move to a well-known, community supported, plain English system that is becoming the standard within e-research and the GLAM ( Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums sector). By being clear about what the rules of use of, and contribution to, our site are, we make it easier for other institutions, particularly museums and art galleries to inter-operate with us, and in so doing enable our content to reach larger cohort of researchers. It also facilitates new data sets being  exposed to each other and that opens up the door to new  research questions and new approaches to art and design research.

I’ll finish this little post with a link to a talk that Mike Edson, Director, Web and New Media Strategy  from the Smithsonian Institution, to explain and champion the value of the commons to research. http://www.slideshare.net/edsonm/m-4402558 (Thanks to Liz for sending me the link).

AGSM MBA Programs Newsletter – Week -2

Posted by on January 24th, 2011 · Newsletter

Welcome (back!)

The AGSM MBA Programs office extends a warm welcome to all the new students joining our programs this session and welcomes back our continuing students. Best wishes to all for a successful year of study.

MBA (Executive) weekly newsletter

The weekly newsletter will be our main form of communication with you. It will contain important reminders and information pertaining to timetable updates, enrolment reminders, assessments and examinations, as well as to ensure you remain up-to-date with current happenings in the AGSM MBA community. The newsletter will be sent to your student zMail account and it is your responsibility to ensure your forwarding email address is kept up-to-date to ensure you do not miss out on receiving important information.

Orientation for new students

A reminder the New Student Session is occurring on Saturday 5th February 2011 (invitations have already been sent out to all new students). If you have any queries or dietary requirements, please contact the Student Experience Team. We look forward to seeing you there.

Key Dates

A list of key dates for 2011 is available in the Student Resources section of the AGSM Website.

It is important to refer to the Table of Key Dates for all enrolment, withdrawal and discontinuation deadlines, as well as the session census date. This table illustrates the academic and financial penalties incurred for withdrawals throughout the session.

Session 1 Classes

Classes will begin the week starting the 7th of February. GCCM & GDM Session Calendars are available on our website.

Important: as some dates may change occasionally due to unforeseen circumstances, we ask that you always refer to the most up-to-date version of the Session Calendar.

The names of the instructors will be added to the Class Timetable one week before the start of the session.

Results for Session 3 courses

A reminder that final results for Session 3, 2010 courses will be released on myUNSW on the 27th of January.

Course Materials dispatch

All students enrolled in Session 1 courses would have received an email notified them that their course materials have been dispatched – indeed many would have received their package already. Students who enrolled last week will have their materials dispatched on Monday this week.

You will be able to access electronic copies of the course materials for Session 1 GCCM course on the 28th of January and of GDM courses on 31st of January via Blackboard 9.

To Access Blackboard 9:

1.  Go to http://lms-blackboard.telt.unsw.edu.au

2.  Enter your Username and Password, click the Login button

Your username is your UNSW zNumber (can be found on your Student card)

Your password is your zPass

If you have not yet created, or forgotten, your zPass, please visit www.idm.unsw.edu.au and log in with your Unipass, or contact IT on (02) 9385 1333.

Fee payment and FEE-HELP

Tuition fees are due by 13 February 2011 and your statement is available from your student profile on myUNSW (click here for instructions). Students wishing to apply for FEE-HELP should contact the Student Financials team on csandfees@unsw.edu.au.  You will need to submit your application prior to the census date for Session MG1: 27th of February 2011.

International Exchange Program 2011/2012

Did you know that GDM students are able to go on Exchange with one of our 27 International Exchange Partners? Any GDM student who has completed all of the core courses and no elective courses, and has a WAM of 65% or above, is eligible to apply. The International Exchange Program provides students with an opportunity to undertake one session of study with an AGSM MBA Programs partner institution.

An International Exchange Program information session will be held in March at the Kensington campus, UNSW. At this information session, we will discuss the application process, the outgoing exchange policy, exchange partner information and meet with some of our incoming exchange students from around the world. For further information about exchange please go to the AGSM MBA website.

For more information please contact the Kanami at: mbaexchange@agsm.edu.au or (02) 9931 9203.


We encourage students to access the Events page regularly to keep up to date with events organised by alumni branches for alumni, students and their guests.

Alumni Events (The following event is open to GDM students and we encourage you to attend)

Perth Exclusive – Now this is networking! A wine tasting evening at Steve’s, 171 Broadway, Nedlands WA, 10 Feb

We’re back!

Posted by on January 17th, 2011 · Uncategorized

Happy New Year!

We’re back! well Olivia and I are. We’ve had  great holidays  ( I went bush and did some birdwatching, Olivia hung in Sydney and did very little)  and we now are now refreshed and ready for our big year ahead.

First stop (as always)  is the whiteboard, where I have been plotting out our project map for the next six or so months.  As soon as our new Admin Assistant starts, this rough diagram will be turned into a  usable project map and we’ll post on the Project Map page.

The big thing to do right now  is get our new staff organised. This year we will be hiring quite a few people: a developer to build the site ( this process is en train now), a new administrative assistant ( interviews  on Wednesday!) a series of project facilitators to organise the new content coming to the site; and we have also decided to expand Liz Stokes’s role in the project. Liz , who is completing a Masters in Information Management, will be taking on the role of Data Administration Officer now that the legendary Jo Croucher has had to resume her normal duties at the UNSW library. Luckily Jo will remain involved in our project  in the capacity of data management consultant. We are very grateful to Maude Francis , Manager, Library Repository Services in this regard. Maude is Jo’s supervisor and has been immensely supportive of our Project. I swear, we are just surrounded by great people !

Ok I have lots of planning to do. Will post more when details emerge.  Watch this space! Its going to be busy this year.

all the best



Posted by on January 13th, 2011 · related topics

A SymbioticA Exhibition at Science Gallery, Dublin

The exhibition will explore and provoke questions about scientific truths, what constitutes living and the ethical and artistic implications of life manipulation. It will include 15 artworks from ten years of SymbioticA’s residency programme, featuring the following artists:

Abhishek Hazra
Alicia King
Andre Brodyk
Boo Chapple
Tissue Culture and Art Project (Oron Catts & Ionat Zurr)
Kathy High
Lisa Goldberg
Nigel Helyer
Paul Thomas and Kevin Raxworthy
Paul Vanouse
Perdita Phillips
Neurotica (Philip Gamblen, Guy Ben-Ary, Peter Gee, Riley Zeller-Townson and in collaboration with the Steve Potter Lab, Georgia Tech, Atlanta)
Svenja Kratz
Tagny Duff
Biokino (Tanya Visosevic & Guy Ben-Ary)

29 January 2011 – Symposium
30 January 2011 – Artists Talks

Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin, Pearse Street, Dublin 2
Open: Tuesday-Friday 12:00-20:00, Saturday-Sunday 12:00-18:00.

For More Information: http://www.sciencegallery.com/visceral

Venkat’s First Posting

Posted by on January 10th, 2011 · Uncategorized

Testing the blog for Portal purposes.

Open Call for Proposals For *HUMAN+ *

Posted by on January 10th, 2011 · related topics

Open Call for Proposals

/For *HUMAN+ *proposal submission form visit http://www.sciencegallery.com/human_plus_form/

Science Gallery in collaboration with The Long Room Hub and the School Of Medicine at Trinity College Dublin, is currently developing a major new flagship exhibition entitled* HUMAN+: The Future Of Our Species,* with generous support from Wellcome Trust London, to run in Science Gallery from the 15:04:11 — 24:06:11.

We are seeking your proposals for thought-provoking art/science installations, experiments, events, workshops and performances for inclusion in the* HUMAN+* exhibition.

*HUMAN+* is an interactive exhibition experience looking into the future of the human race. Will enhancement of humans become the norm? What types of enhancements will we choose? What is our genetic future?  Will computer technologies continue to change the way we socialise?

*HUMAN+* will explore the implications of enhancement on how we define ourselves. Could smart pills, personalised medicine, cognitive enhancement, or genetic manipulation change us into something other than human?  Will converging technologies in robotics, biotechnology, nanotechnology, information technology and aesthetics create a new race?  We invite proposals that will create a dialogue around the scientific, artistic, social and philosophical implications of using science and technology to enhance human capabilities.

A key part of the exhibition experience will be a *HUMAN+* ‘Lab-in-the-Gallery’ experience – a pioneering research-led gallery experience where real research experiments involving large-scale visitor participation are conducted through open-ended experimentation. We are seeking proposals for research experiments to be carried out in Science Gallery, in addition to engaging installations and artworks.

We will also be creating a rich programme of accompanying events and workshops, including discussions, performances, high-profile talks, plus web-focused interactions, games and any other truly collaborative ‘human-centric’ experiences.

We are seeking proposals for —

* Art projects

* Interactive installations

* Lab experiments

* Events

* Talks

* Performances

* Workshops

* Web-based projects

* Smart phone apps

Submitted projects will be evaluated on a number of criteria including —

Strong relevance to the theme

Science/technology interest

Artistic interest

Potential to engage a 15-25 age range

Overall costs

Ability to deliver the project

A maximum of EUR7,000 support funding will be available to support realization, transport and installation of each project. Additional funding may be considered for proposals of exceptional standards. We particularly welcome projects thathave secured matching funding from other sources. Science Gallery is happy to provide selected projects with letters of support if required.

Submissions must be received no later than Monday 31 January 2011 at 5pm to be considered for inclusion. Science Gallery will contact those selected for inclusion within two weeks of the deadline.

To submit your proposal and find more information please use the form located at: http://www.sciencegallery.com/human_plus_form

Finally – spread the word. Please forward this e-mail and the web link to anyone  you think might be interested in the future of our species…..

For more information please contact alison.carey@sciencegallery.com <mailto:alison.carey@sciencgallery.com> or call us on 01 896 4107