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Pets, pensions and Irish passports: readers’ questions on post-Brexit rights

There is continuing confusion about citizens’ rights after Brexit. We asked you about your concerns, and many wrote in with questions about pension and healthcare rights. You raised other issues too: can I still sail around Europe? Will I pay home fees if I start university in the Netherlands this year? What will happen about…

Behind TELEVISION drama Ares is cooling truth of trainee fraternities

“Have you ever wondered how a country as small as the Netherlands became so rich and powerful?” The question is posed in the first episode of Ares, the first Dutch original series made for Netflix, released earlier this month. The show draws on the mysterious world of student fraternities, telling the story of undergraduates Rosa…

How did an implicated torturer wind up mentor at the Sorbonne?

Mario Sandoval had been living in France for 14 years when he became a lecturer at the Institute of Latin American Studies (IHEAL) at the Sorbonne in Paris. The Argentinian security specialist was in his mid-40s, spoke good French and had recently obtained French citizenship. His credentials were impeccable – he’d spent the previous five…

Swedish Institute Creative Force Program 2020 for International Projects (approximately SEK...

Deadline: January 30, 2020 Are you an organisation that works internationally to strengthen democracy, freedom of expression and human rights? Do you use media or the arts as a means to bring about positive change? Apply for the Swedish Institute Creative Force Programme 2020. Creative Force is a funding programme for international projects. It is open…

Lib Dems caution of Brexit brain drain as EU academics gave...

Brexit is contributing to a serious brain drain in UK universities, say the Liberal Democrats, after it emerged that almost 11,000 EU academics had left since the 2016 referendum. The figures, based on freedom of information responses from universities, show 10,918 left in the three years starting with the 2016-17 financial year. In 2018-19, 4,014…

The British Academy Global Professorships Program 2020/2021(Financing readily available)

Deadline: February 19, 2020 Applications are open for The British Academy Global Professorships Programme 2020/2021. This programme aims to demonstrate and further enhance the UK’s commitment to international research partnerships and collaboration as well as strengthen the UK’s research capacity and capability in the humanities and the social sciences. This programme provides mid-career to senior…

The British Academy Education and Knowing in Crises Program– Financing Call...

Deadline: December 4, 2019 Call for application is open for The British Academy Education and Learning in Crises Programme 2020. This programme funds research exploring the challenges of education and learning in contexts of conflict and protracted crises. In recent years, there has been a heightened focus on the development challenges faced in contexts of…

The British Academy Youth Futures Program 2020 (as much as ₤300,000...

Deadline: December 4, 2019 Applications are open for The British Academy Youth Futures Programme 2020. This programme seeks to examine the contributions of young people to the UN’s 2030 Agenda, bringing a youth lens to the global sustainable development challenges. This programme aims to support research which demonstrates an interdisciplinary approach yielding new conceptual understanding,…

German-Italian Young Leaders Discussion– Spinelli Online Forum 2020 (Fully-funded)

Deadline: December 15, 2019 Applications are open for the German-Italian Young Leaders Dialogue – Spinelli Forum 2020. The Program offers a future generation of Italian and German leaders in the fields of politics, business, academia, civil society, media, and culture the opportunity to discuss the challenges faced by the German-Italian partnership as it shapes the future of…

Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competitors 2020 for Youth in Commonwealth nations (Win...

Deadline: June 30, 2020 Applications are open for the Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2020. The competition was launched in Christchurch, New Zealand by the Royal Commonwealth Society’s Vice-Patron HRH The Duchess of Cornwall on the theme ‘Climate Action and the Commonwealth’. Building upon the 2019 theme of A Connected Commonwealth, this year’s topics draw on…

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