GESAM is an international Master of Ca’ Foscari University in collaboration with International Labour Organization - ILO of Geneva. The main purpose of the Master is to provide the instruments to comprehend the main global scenarios through studying economic and legal disciplines. GESAM not only is addressed to italian new graduates, but also to international students as evidenced by the experience of Alissa, who is an USA student who decided to attend the Master in Italy. GESAM allows you to acquire managerial skills in order to promote a sustainable development both in terms of economics and social sphere and it is focused on helping students to confront themselves with features of socioeconomic backgrounds and at the same time to promote effective actions of decision making.


Interview with Gianluca, student of GESAM

1) Why did you choose GESAM Master?

I chose GESAM Master for different reasons, first of all I chose it for its organization, which is close to Anglo-Saxon Arts/Sciences Masters, that connects professional functions and traditional academic part thanks to lessons’ organization and curricular internships. This type of structure allows you to choose your academic course, evaluating professional aptitudes and inclinations through exploration of different subjects and lecturers teaching. The curricular internship could be attended at important partner organizations where it is possible to put into practice skills acquired during academic period, enhancing your cultural background with significant work experiences in public or private organizations (foundations, research centers, NGO, international organizations, companies). I must also say that my choice is based on partnership between GESAM Master and ILO, which is an UN organization I have long admired.


2) Do you think it was useful to attend the Master in English?

Yes, I think. In my opinion it was important to opt for English language because of job opportunities and subjects introduced by GESAM Master. In addition, if you consider the international nature of courses, students and lecturers, it is fundamental to use English.


3) The Master GESAM faculty is composed of university professors, experts from NGO’s and both National and International Institutions, along with experts in social, economic and law fields. Could you please share with us the best souvenir of your education received in the classroom?

I believe that the high quality of teaching and lecturers is the key element of the Master because every student had the possibility to meet professional academic figures who have proved to be willing and open in talking about different subjects. The academic debate produced cultural exchanges that would differ from traditional lesson thanks to its unique feature in education. These experiences will always remain in my memory (I would like to give a suggestion for who wants to attend the Master: do not be shy or lazy during lessons but express your idea because it will be appreciated).


4) How has the Summer School experience in Geneva been?

It was incredible. The 3-days study visit at headquarters of ILO allows you to explore the organization’s fundamental plans (International Labour Standards, Social Dialogue, Child Labour, Sustainable Development, Employment Policies, Occupational Safety and Health, etc.) through meetings with officials and managers of every departments. It is wrong to think that these meetings are a small part in the Master’s programme because these activities engaged us directly, testing our theoretical skills in relation to ILO activities. In addition, the Summer School give you the possibility to visit the Palace of Nations and the headquarters of the World Trade Organization.


5) GESAM offers to student the possibility to do an internship in different realities, in Italy or abroad, in NGOs, Research Centers, Enterprises, Banks, and Institutions, thus building a personalized proposal for each student. How is / has been your internship experience?

My curricular internship took place at FEEM – Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei in Milan. During my experience, I was able to take part in activities organized by international networks, e.g. SDSN (Sustainable Development Solutions Network). In addition, I took part in a research project about financing instruments of infrastructure energy projects in Sub-saharan Africa and about the implications of these projects in relation to African economics, especially in terms of fighting against poverty, employment and energy access for rural communities. This research became the basic point of my thesis for the obtention of Master’s diploma.  


6) To whom would you suggest the enrollment to GESAM Master?

To whom who wants to acquire important instruments to work in international cooperation and backgrounds; it is necessary to have a basic knowledge about economic and political processes that characterize current reality.


7) What are you working at now?

I have been working as an intern in the Employment Policy and in the Analysis all’International Training Centre of ILO in Turin for few months; I’m dedicating myself to detailed study of national employment policy and development of key areas of emerging economies, especially the Sub-saharan Africa background.


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University of Glasgow offers a Arts&Humanities doctorate training programme, if you are an European Union student, apply now!


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Organization: University of Glasgow was founded in 1451 and has been changing the world with its research and teaching for more than 560 years, inspiring great minds from the economist Adam Smith and pioneer of television John Logie Baird, to Scotland's current First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. It welcomes students from more than 140 countries, offering a modern learning environment across two campuses in the world's friendliest city (Rough Guide 2016). A third campus in Dumfries is home to the university's School of Interdisciplinary Studies.The university is currently engaged in a £1bn programme of investment in its facilities, beginning with the construction of a new Learning and Teaching Hub at the centre of its main campus in the west end of Glasgow. The University of Glasgow has been named Scottish University of the Year 2018 by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide. The College of Arts of University of Glasgow has been at the forefront of delivering world-leading teaching, learning and research in the arts and humanities since 1451. It is in the world’s top 70 universities for arts and humanities (2018 Times Higher Education rankings)


Duty Station: University of Glasgow


Open To: EU citizens who meet the requirements


Timeframe: 2018/2019


Deadline: The closing date for receipt of both Admissions and Scholarship applications is Friday, 15 December 2017. Applicants will be informed by Monday, 29 January 2018 if their applications have been selected for nomination to the SGSAH


Job description: The University of Glasgow is part of a consortium of eight Higher Education institutions which has been awarded funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to support postgraduate studentships and training in the Arts and Humanities in Scotland. Under the Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) scheme, the consortium - comprised of the Universities of Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow, Edinburgh, St Andrews, Stirling, Strathclyde and Glasgow School of Art - will consider applications for doctoral studentship awards in the majority of Arts and Humanities subjects. Applicants should apply to their preferred institution. Following an internal selection process, each institution will nominate a number of applications to the Scottish Graduate School for the Arts and Humanities (SGSAH) who will make the final decisions on awards across the consortium



-Applicants must not be holding another full Scholarship for the 2017/18 academic session. Applicants holding a part scholarship (e.g. fees only or stipend only) may still be considered

-Only Home and EU students are eligible to apply

-Both new and continuing, full-time and part-time students may apply.


Wage: Provided but not specified


Application process: Students should send the application form to the email address of the University of Glasgow (contact information) following the guidance notes for applicants 


Useful links:

Scholarship website

University of Glasgow website


Contact information:

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University Avenue, Glasgow G12 8QQ, Regno Unito

Telefono: +44 141 330 2000


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If you want to explore solutions to the most urgent challenges facing journalism and if you have at least five/seven years of professional experience, apply for this journalism fellowship!


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Organization/Company: The John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship at Stanford is a paid 10-month journalism fellowship at Stanford University . The JSK Journalism Fellowships support diverse journalists from around the world who are deeply engaged in exploring solutions to the most urgent issues facing journalism. Innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership in journalism are the foundation of its work, which seeks to improve the quality of news and information reaching the public. The program began in 1966 as the Professional Journalism Fellowships Program at Stanford University. Beginning with the 2009–10 fellowship year, the program placed a new emphasis on journalistic innovation , entrepreneurship and leadership . In 2014, it received a further $1.8 million grant from the Knight Foundation to fund a technology resource curriculum and programs to support its alumni in different initiatives. In recent years, huge disruptions to journalism and the growing role of technology in society helped to evolve the program. Today, all the fellows collaborate with each other throughout Stanford and Silicon Valley to develop solutions to journalism’s biggest problems, helping to transform the industry


Duty Station:  Stanford University


Open To: All citizens meeting the requirements


Timeframe: unmentioned


Deadline:  The deadline for applying is December 4, 2017, 11:59 p.m.


Job description: The John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship at Stanford is a paid 10-month journalism fellowship at Stanford University. JSK Fellows spend their time at Stanford University exploring solutions to the most urgent challenges facing journalism. A JSK Fellow’s job during their 10 months at Stanford is to meet a few expectations of the fellowship program and to make the most of the opportunity. The most successful fellows take initiative and seek out people who can help them explore their questions and make connections, even before they arrive at Stanford. The fellowship, which is awarded to up to 20 journalists each year, is open to professional journalists with a minimum of seven years of experience (five years for journalists from outside the US). This new group of JSK Fellows includes a rich mix of journalists and journalism innovators who want to explore solutions to a range of issues facing this profession. To mention just a few of their important areas of focus, their questions center on new business models and free speech (how to create independent and sustainable investigative media in emerging democracies), on data journalism and emerging technology (how to use natural language processing tools to help data-driven storytelling) and on audience engagement

 If you are interested in Journalism, join  Press Game at International Careers Festival in Rome! 



- U.S. applicants typically have at least seven years of full-time professional experience

- International applicants typically have at least five years of experience

- Stanford University will consider less experienced applicants who have outstanding achievements

- Stanford University does not require applicants to have a college degree

Stanford University does not accept applications from people working in public information or public relations jobs, for trade and house newsletters or magazines, for government agencies or in academic positions


Wage/Fees: A stipend of $75,000 is foreseen. In addition to this stipend, Stanford University provides a supplement of $15,000 to $40,000 for fellows with children. It also covers the cost of Stanford tuition, health care for fellows, spouses and children, which ranges from $20,000 to $30,000 per family. It also helps fellows find housing


Application process: To apply for the JSK Fellowship fill all the required field in the following link


Useful links: 

link to the offer

link to the website


Other informations: Stanford University asks fellows to agree to these conditions:

- Participate fully in JSK activities

- Commit to the fellowship rather than to regular professional work

- Focus on the fellowship proposal throughout the year

- Share the fellowship experience and lessons


Contact information:

John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships : Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Bldg. 120, Rm. 422

Stanford, CA 94305-2050

Phone number: 650.723.4937



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The Newcastle University offers international and EU Student Scholarship awarded to undergraduate and postgraduate students! Apply now and start your academic year at the Newcastle University!


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Organization: The Newcastle Colleges merged to form King's College in 1937. In 1963, when the federal University was dissolved, King's College became the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. The University changed its trading name to Newcastle University in 2006. The Newcastle University have a world-class reputation for research excellence and are spearheading three major societal challenges that have a significant impact on global society. These themes are: Ageing, Sustainability, and Social Renewal. The University research excellence was rewarded in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, where Newcastle is ranked: 16th in the country for research power, 3rd in the UK for research quality, 8th in the UK for Medical and Life Sciences research quality and in the top 12 for Geography, Architecture and Planning, and Cultural and Media Studies.


Duty Station: Newcastle, UK


Open to: All students interested and possessing the required qualifications


Timeframe: Commences September


Deadline: no deadline. However, interested applicants are strongly advised to apply early.


Job Description: Newcastle Law School has scholarships available to international and home/EU students intending to pursue studies at Newcastle University in one of the following programmes:


- International Business Law

- Environmental Regulation and Sustainable Development

- International Law


The following scholarships are available:

 - 5 partial awards of £3,000 each to international applicants

- 2 partial awards of £2,500 each to home/EU applicants

- 1 full-tuition fee scholarship to an international applicant


Qualification: The Scholarships are awarded exclusively on academic merit in recognition of academic excellence. Ideal candidates should possess the following qualifications:

- recent law graduates

- undergraduates completing their course before September 2016

- those currently completing professional legal qualifications

- non-Law graduates in a discipline related to the programme

- International and home/EU students


Wage/Fee: From £2,500 to £3,000


Application process: Candidates must create a personal account on the University website (see Useful Link) and apply on-line for admissions by selecting an undergraduate or postgraduate.


Useful Link:

Vacancy Page

Newcastle University website

Application Page


Contacts information:


Newcastle University

Newcastle upon Tyne

Tyne and Wear




tel. number: +44 (0) 191 208 6000


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Even if you find a problem, you will find a solution as well”. This is how today, at the Opening Ceremony of the Rome International Careers Festival, Eva Ratti defined the role of a researcher. She focuses her attention on PhD, a payed training under a supervisor.

After having graduated from Astrophysics in Italy, Eva Ratti went to the Netherlands and was granted a PhD. Then, coming back to Italy, she became aware of the lack of opportunities for “Philosophiae doctors” who choose to stick with science.

As statistics show, only 5% of those who take a PhD continue with research, while the other 95% have to find another job. That’s why people think that there is no future for research in Italy and most of the Italian researchers leave their country to go abroad.

“Staying abroad helps you open your mind to other cultures, share your opinions, compare ideas and work on yourself. It makes you become a citizen of the world. On the other side, it is difficult to stay away from home, having to deal with another language and a different culture.” Eva said. In order to solve this problem, Eva Ratti decided to create a startup, with the aim of fueling the innovation power of companies and organizations by connecting them with those coming from a scientific research experience who are seeking career opportunities in the corporate world. Although society and science are considered two separate worlds, Eva underlines the fact that these realities are interacting and that “the methods of science affect our everyday life and thinking heavily”. An example to clarify is when you take medicines in a certain way, you trust the pharmacist who sold it to you . The pharmacist trusts the producers of the medicine and these people trust the research.

Eva Ratti stresses the concept that knowing science helps you in many ways since its very nature makes you grow a critical and thoughtful mentality. Ultimately, thanks to these knowledges you’ll less naif and more aware of the world around you. In this sense, for those who choose to get a PhD with true motivation and awareness, applying one's knowledge to everyday life could be an added value, given the fact that researchers are best trained to face the challenges of innovation.

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Are you a student interested in doing an amazing experience in a stimulating environment? Would you like to discover what it’s like to study abroad in a Canadian university? You can try it out now! Apply and don’t miss this great opportunity!


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Organization: The University of Manitoba, Western Canada’s first university, is an academic institution ranked one of the top 50 research-intensive universities in Canada. The institution is located in the heart of Canada, Winnipeg, Manitoba, and offer more than 100 programs. It provides a wide variety of courses amongst which 47 doctoral, 90 master’s and one diploma program. Every year the faculty members secure more than $160 million in external funding


Duty Station: Manitoba, Canada


Open to: All students interested and possessing the required qualifications


Timeframe: There are different timeframes depending on what study course the fellowship is given for:

- Master’s program: for the first 24 months

- PhD program: for the first 48 months



- Fall session from September: 1 april

- Winter session from January: 1 august

- Summer session from May: 1 december


Job description: The Graduate Fellowship is intended to determine the recipients of the listed supplemental awards, which are meant to be held with the UMGF. The same process is used to upgrade new Master’s UMGF recipients to the Manitoba Graduate Scholarship for Master’s students. These supplemental award offers and MGS upgrades will occur in July of each year. Only students who have received an offer as of July will be included in the supplemental offers and upgrades


Qualifications: Ideal candidates should possess the following qualifications:

- Students with a minimum GPA of 3.75 (above B+) at a recognized university based on a Bachelor, Masters, Graduate Diploma or a Doctoral degree

- Students in all fields of graduate study (with the exception of those in the College of Medicine and in the Master of Business Administration) are eligible to apply, provided their program is eligible for tri-council funding



- Master’s Program: $14.000 

- PhD Program: $18.000


Application process: In order to apply, candidates must open the page here


Useful links:


University of Manitoba Official Website

Vacancy Page


Contacts information:


500 University Centre

University of Manitoba

Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

Office: 204.474.9377

Fax: 204.474.7553

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Are you a graduated student willing to experience an in-depth analysis in the human rights field in the UK? The University of Sussex gives you this great opportunity: apply now and don’t miss it!


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Organization: The University of Sussex is a leading education and research institution near Brighton, in the south of England. Sussex university was founded in the 1960s and received its Royal Charter in 1961. Sussex is a leading research university, as reflected in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) which claimed that over 75 per cent of research activity at Sussex is categorised as world leading or internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour. The University of Sussex has over 14,000 students of which over a third are postgraduates. Furthermore, creative thinking, pedagogic variety, intellectual challenge and interdisciplinarity have always been fundamental values for Sussex education whose goal is to deliver teaching and learning programmes attractive to students from all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds and which deliver skills for life


 Duty station: Falmer, near Brighton, in the South of England  


Open to: International Students with required qualifications


Timeframe: The duration varies depending on whether a MPhil or a PhD is chosen. Generally:

- a MPhil lasts three years time if full time and four years time if part time. It goes less in depth than a PhD and the final degree title is Master of Philosophy

- a PhD lasts four years if full time and six years if part time


Deadline: Also the deadline varies depending on the period chosen for starting the degree and on the registration opening time which are three during the year:

- in December for the January session  

- in April for the May session

- early September for the September session


Job description: Candidates will be involved in the human rights research field beyond a narrow legalistic approach also dealing with expert faculty and exploring how humans are socially embedded in wider processes of poverty, violence, identity, globalisation and the emergence of global forms of governance.

Candidates will also benefit from strong international networks within the university during their activities


Qualifications: Candidates must fulfill the following required qualifications:

- A Master degree in a discipline relevant to the Human Rights research area. Applicants should also submit an outline research proposal (four to five pages) indicating the nature, ambitions and primary questions of the research project

- IELTS 6.5 final score with not less than 6.0 in each section

- An upper second-class undergraduate honours degree or equivalent international qualification


Wage: Not specified


Application process: Candidates can apply for up to three postgraduate programmes. If applying for more than one degree, candidates must submit a research proposal specific to each area of study he or she applies for.

Candidates are required to submit the following documents for the application:

- Research proposal

- Undergraduate or Masters degree certificate (if available)

- Two academic references (one of the references must be from your most recent university)

- CV

If the undergraduate or Masters degree certificate is not written in English, candidates must submit a certified English translation of it. In case of being an international student applying for a science or engineering-based programme, candidates may need approval from the Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) to be accepted


Useful links:


Official website of Sussex University

Vacancy Page

How to apply Page


Contacts information:

 Research Student Administration Office  

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