Publish Date: 01.12.2020

Category: Eutopia


EUTOPIA students registration welcome for the UPF Barcelona Program for Interdisciplinary Studies (BaPIS)

The Barcelona Program for Interdisciplinary Studies (BaPIS) is a cornerstone of UPF’s strategy for internationalization and innovation and a leading-edge Program centered on “Creativity: The Human Factor”. Under this motto, a series of courses promote critical thinking, navigating across disciplines, building on crucial knowledge areas. One of the salient novelties is that the new Program includes STEM disciplines, with special emphasis in Technology and AI. From Ethics to Biology, from Big Data to Humanities, from Legal Systems to Politics and Society, from Economics to Design Thinking, courses atBaPIS aim to stimulate creative approaches to today’s major challenges.

BaPIS is inspired by a ground-breaking conception and methodology by transforming the usual “island programs” in a veritably internationalized program. On top of its interdisciplinary dimension, BaPIS provides an immersive environment, open to international and local students alike. The other main novelty is the incorporation of UPF undergraduate students along with international students from all over the world. This inclusive character makes BaPIS a unique program and fulfills one of our long sought-after aspirations.

By convening students from different backgrounds, from UPF and from other countries, the program offers a collaborative space between instructors and students to set up a fruitful dialogue and effective cross-fertilization of ideas and initiatives. BaPIS has been designed to satisfy the expectations of students with a good academic standing, inquisitive mind and intellectual curiosity and will run each Fall and Winter terms starting in January 2021.

We definitely invite you to visit the BaPIS website to check the courses and syllabi available in Winter 2021 and the calendar (from January 18 to March 25, 2021). More information about application and registration will be published soon.

Please note that registration is open until December 17th.

More information is available here.

University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business

The School of Economics and Business of the University of Ljubljana offers Doctoral winter schools online, from 15th to 19th of February of 2021.

The courses are aimed at PhD students, post-docs, academics and professionals from various fields.
They are offered in the same week, so it is possible to register for only one course.
All participants will receive an official certificate of attendance at the end of the course.
Participants who need ECTS credits for their doctoral studies: an official transcript of records can be issued after fulfilling all course obligations with a passed final exam/assessment. 

Please find below the separate links to the three programmes offered:

More information on the programme through this link.

University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business in cooperation with University of St. Gallen 

Global School in Empirical Research Methods – GSERM is high-quality integrated programme, teaching methodology for PhD students, postdocs, researchers from leading universities and professionals from outside academia from all around the world.
It will take place from the 8th to the 15th of January 2021. The programme will help participants in mastering advanced methodological skills that will empower them to conduct cutting-edge academic research.

Participants are welcome to choose among six intellectually stimulating empirical research courses. All courses are accredited with 4 ECTS credits and taught in English. Classes will be held by some of the top academics within their research area. Participants in the GSERM courses will have the opportunity to network with faculty and fellow students from around the world.

IMPORTANT: Due to the current situation with regard to Covid-19 which is still very uncertain, we have decided that GSERM Ljubljana 2021 will be offered ONLINE ONLY. All courses remain open for registration and will take place if they reach a minimum number of paid participants.

Please find below the links to the courses offered:
Qualitative Research Methods & Data Analysis
Analyzing Survey Research Data
Text Mining
Analyzing Unstructured Data
Machine Learning with R - Introduction
Mediation, Moderation, and Conditional Process Analysis I

More information on the programme through this link.


PhD opportunities at Warwick’s School of Modern Languages and Cultures
Thinking of studying for a PhD?
The School of Modern Languages and Cultures (SMLC) at the University of Warwick offers MPhil/PhD programmes in French Studies, German Studies, Hispanic Studies, Italian, and Translation and Transcultural Studies. The SMLC warmly invite expressions of interest from students interested in applying for one of a number of internally and externally funded PhD scholarships.
Check this link for more information and this link to the application site.


December 14th
EUTOPIA-SIF Information Webinar

December 17th
Registration deadline for the UPF Barcelona Program for Interdisciplinary Studies (BaPIS)

January 8th - 15th 2021
University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business in cooperation with University of St. Gallen, Global School in Empirical Research Methods (online)

January 11th
Deadline for EUTOPIA-SIF applications

January 18th - March 25th, 2021
UPF Barcelona Program for Interdisciplinary Studies (BaPIS)

February 15th -19th 2021
University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business's doctoral winter school (online)

February 28th 2021
Deadline for 2021 EUTOPIA Undergraduate Research Support Scheme applications