Fellowship: The Data Incubator

Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.

Who Should Apply: Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.

Locations: In addition to the below in-person locations, we will have a remote online session:

  • New York City
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Boston
  • Washington, DC.

Dates: All sections will be from 2018-09-10 to 2018-11-02.

Application Link: https://www.thedataincubator.com/fellowship.html#apply?ref=wd2VicmVkYWN0aWVfYnNrQGNkaC5sZWlkZW51bml2Lm5sCg==

Data Science in 30 minutes: Learn how to build a data-science project in our upcoming free Data Science in 30-minutes webcast. Signup soon as space is limited.

Learn More: You can learn about our fellows at The New York Times, LinkedIn, Amazon, Capital One, or Palantir. To read about our latest fellow alumni, check out our blog. To learn more about The Data Incubator, check us out on Venture Beat, The Next Web, or Harvard Business Review.

Peter Singer Public Ethics Talk on 19th June at Wijnhaven!

On 19 June from 16.00 to 17.30 the Centre for Public Values & Ethics, in collaboration with ISGA, LUC and the FGGA Graduate School, will host prof. Peter Singer as part of the Public Ethics Talks series. We are very proud to welcome prof. Singer to The Hague, as he is without a doubt one of the most well-known and prolific philosophers of our time. You are all hereby warmly invited! Please save the date and we hope to see you there! Having such a renowned philosopher and scholar speak here in The Hague, offers an opportunity that should – in our view – not be missed!

About the talk: Utilitarianism
Peter Singer’s work revolves around Ethics under the utilitarian approach. In this upcoming Public Ethics Talk, he will discuss Utilitarianism, which is the view that we ought to do what will have the best consequences for all affected by our acts, where “best consequences” is understood as meaning the greatest surplus of happiness over suffering. He will connect this to some of today’s most pressing concerns. In a world in which there are more than a billion affluent people and approximately 800 million living in extreme poverty, utilitarianism implies: (1) the affluent ought to use a substantial part of their resources to improve the lives of people in extreme poverty; and (2) the affluent ought to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions so as to reduce the risk of causing harm to others.

About Peter Singer
Prof. Peter Singer is Professor of Bioethics in the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University and Laureate Professor at the University of Melbourne at the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies. He is also the founder and board chair of The Life You Can Save, a non-profit organization that fights extreme poverty. He became well-known internationally after the publication of Animal Liberation (1975). Singer was made a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) in 2012. He has published many books and articles, held numerous positions at research centres and institutions, as well as numerous academic positions in many universities, amongst which Cambridge, and New York University. He has received many distinctions, awards and distinguished lectureships.

Career Event 18 April

Do you want to prepare yourself for your future career? Do you want to work in the Netherlands? Think about your next stop and come to the Campus The Hague Career Event on Wednesday afternoon, 18th of April.

Register now for only €5,-. In exchange you’ll get a goodiebag and some free drinks! For an overview of the programme and the workshops, go to our website: www.universiteitleiden.nl/cthce 

[Don’t put this in the post, but if you share this through facebook you can also refer tot he Facebook event:https://www.facebook.com/events/103494253816495/ , de links niet zichtbaar in de post zetten]

De inschrijving voor de Nationale DenkTank 2018 is geopend

De inschrijving voor de Nationale DenkTank 2018 is geopend. En omdat de organisatie weer op zoek zijn naar de meest creatieve, analytische, ondernemende en onafhankelijke masterstudenten en promovendi, vragen ze de hulp van hun partners (waarvan Universiteit Leiden er een is).  Ik wil jullie dan ook van harte attenderen op de Nationale DenkTank 2018: Circulaire Economie. Zie de bijlage drie documenten.

Let op dat de deadline voor aanmelding al snel is, namelijk 15 april.  Zie ook de website van de Nationale DenkTank met meer praktische info over het meedoen:  http://nationale-denktank.nl/hoe-doe-je-mee/

Aanmelden voor de Nationale DenkTank 2018
De Nationale DenkTank 2018_Circulaire Economie

Nationale DenkTank flyer 2018

Cultureel Verdragbeurzen

Veel landen bieden studie- en onderzoeksbeurzen aan voor Nederlandse studenten, afgestudeerden en onderzoekers. Je kunt in de zomer ook een taalcursus in het buitenland volgen. Veel van deze beurzen vallen onder het Cultureel Verdrag met Nederland.

De Culturele Verdragen bevorderen de samenwerking tussen landen op cultureel, educatief en wetenschappelijk gebied. Nuffic bemiddelt in de beurzen voor een aantal van deze landen.

Bekijk meer op deze pagina: https://www.wilweg.nl/financiering/beurzen/cultureel-verdragbeurzen/voorwaarden

Summer Data Science Fellowship Opportunity

Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.

Who Should Apply: Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.

Locations: In addition to the below in-person locations, we will have a remote online session:

  • New York City
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Seattle
  • Boston
  • Washington, DC.

Dates: All sections will be from 2018-06-18 to 2018-08-10.

Application Link: https://www.thedataincubator.com/fellowship.html#apply?ref=wd2VicmVkYWN0aWVfYnNrQGNkaC5sZWlkZW51bml2Lm5s

Data Science in 30 minutes: Learn how to build a data-science project in our upcoming free Data Science in 30-minutes webcast. Signup soon as space is limited.

Learn More: You can learn about our fellows at The New York Times, LinkedIn, Amazon, Capital One, or Palantir. To read about our latest fellow alumni, check out our blog. To learn more about The Data Incubator, check us out on Venture Beat, The Next Web, or Harvard Business Review.

VIRA schrijfwedstrijd 2018

De VIRA (Vereniging voor Internationale Relaties), opgericht in 1963 in België welke een een driehonderd leden kent, biedt een forum waar beleids-en bedrijfsverantwoordelijken, academici en studenten, diplomaten en internationale ambtenaren, journalisten en cultuurdragers  informatie en praktijkervaringen kunnen uitwisselen. Tien keer per jaar worden lunch-of avondcauserieën en paneldebatten georganiseerd met doorgaans nederlandstalige, maar ook soms franstalige of engelstalige sprekers van hoog niveau. Af en toe verlopen deze activiteiten in samenwerking met andere verenigingen.
Bijzondere aandacht gaat daarbij naar geopolitieke en Europese thema’s die aansluiten bij de actualiteit en bovendien maatschappelijke relevantie verraden.

Dit jaar heeft de VIRA, in het kader van haar jongerenwerking, besloten een jaarlijkse schrijfwedstrijd te organiseren rond actuele internationale thema’s. Deelname staat open voor jongeren tot 32 jaar en de inzendingen zijn in het Nederlands.
Het thema voor 2018 is “Eind van de democratie?”.
De inzending moet uiterlijk op 1 juni 2018 in het bezit zijn van de VIRA vzw. De inschrijving gebeurt online en dient verzonden te worden aan info@vira-org.be.
Midden juli 2018 worden de uiteindelijke winnaars bekend gemaakt.
De eerste prijs ontvangt 2.500 €. De als tweede en derde gerangschikten ontvangen resp. 500 € en 250 €.
De winnaar krijgt de gelegenheid om zijn bijdrage te presenteren op een bijeenkomst van VIRA.
Zie http://www.vira-org.be/nieuws/vira-schrijfwedstrijd-2018/
Of op Facebook https://www.facebook.com/viravzw/

PhD scholarships within Political Science at Aarhus BSS Graduate School, Aarhus University

Aarhus BSS Graduate School now offers a number of fully-funded PhD scholarships within Political Science with expected start-up September 1st 2018.
The call is open until April 9 2018, at this website, where you can also read more about Aarhus BSS Graduate School and find the application guide.
The program is a three-year program focused on writing the dissertation with some course work and teaching obligations for two semesters. A research stay at a different university for a minimum of three months is also mandatory. All students are assigned two supervisors who provide intensive guidance. If you are admitted to the program, you are automatically awarded a full scholarship including tuition for the entire three-year program, and you become a Danish government employee. Funding for conference participation, summer schools, research stay at a different institution, and field work is also available.

Qualifications: You need a master’s degree in Political Science or a similar field. The originality and feasibility of the research proposal submitted with the application play a central role in the decision of which students to admit to the program.
The Department of Political Science at Aarhus University is a well-known, large and diverse department. With around 90 faculty members and 50 PhD students, the department covers all subjects within the field of political science and offers a lively and ambitious research and teaching environment. Members of the faculty are also very well-connected to major research environments in Europe and North America. Learn more at http://ps.au.dk/en/

Aarhus University is a research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education. Over the course of the past decade, the university has consolidated its position in the top 100 on the most influential rankings of universities world-wide. Learn more at www.au.dk/en. Aarhus University also provides institutional support for foreign students. Learn more at http://ias.au.dk/international-academic-staff-ias/

STAGEMARKT: 6 maart! / INTERNSHIP FAIR: 6 March!

STAGEMARKT: 6 maart!
Wil je je oriënteren op een stage? Wil je meer weten over de mogelijkheden, ervaringen horen en alvast handige contacten opdoen? Meld je dan snel aan voor de stagemarkt op 6 maart! Organisaties die (ovb) zullen komen zijn bv: Ministerie van Economische Zaken en Klimaat, Oxfam Novib, ABN AMRO en Financial Intelligence Unit. Daarnaast zullen ook oud-stagiairs en andere handige organisaties aanwezig zijn. De details:

Datum: dinsdag 6 maart

Tijd: 14.00 – 16.00
Locatie: Inspiration Lab (2e verdieping Wijnhaven, naast de UB)

Aanmelden kan t/m 4 maart via deze Link.

INTERNSHIP FAIR: 6 March!
Would you like to orient on an internship? Do you want to know more about possibilities, hear about experiences and get in touch with interesting organisations? Register for the internship fair on March, 6th! Organisations that will visit the fair (with reservations) are for example: Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate, Oxfam Novib, ABN AMRO and Financial Intelligence Unit.  Former interns and useful  organisations will also be present. More information:

Date: Thursday 9 March
Time: 14.00 – 16.00 hrs
Location: Inspiration Lab (2nd floor Wijnhaven, next to the University Library)

You can sign up until 4 March via this Link.