Open to: MSc and PhD students, as well as young scientists holding a PhD degree.
Venue: Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
Moscow Summer Academy on Economic Growth and Governance of Natural Resources 2015 (MSA 2015) invites a new generation of scientists – undergraduate and graduate students, as well as postgraduate researchers from around the world – to study contemporary concepts of the management of natural resources and economic growth and to engage in discussions of methodological and applied challenges in this field.
MSA 2015 provides an intensive and exciting educational program that includes lectures by world-leading researchers on systems analysis and mathematical modeling of critical transformations with global impact, accompanied by interactive seminars at which the School’s participants acquire experience in exploring and working on these topics.
Students and PhD candidates successfully participating in MSA will earn 2 credits applicable within the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) and receive a course certificate on completion of the course. Participants have the option to obtain up to 4 ECTS credits by completing additional work at their home institution. There will be no final exam, but participants are expected to actively participate in all lectures and group work. The ECTS accreditation is granted through a partnership with the SENSE Research School, which is officially accredited by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).
MSA 2015 is open for MSc and PhD students, as well as young scientists holding a PhD degree. The main target group are economists and applied mathematicians, but we also welcome scholars from other disciplines, such as biology, environmental sciences, etc. There are no specific entry requirements, but prior experience in mathematical modeling is necessary.
The courses will be given in English. An official certificate of your language proficiency is not required, but you should be at the upper-intermediate level in English at least in order to comfortably follow the lectures and participate in the class discussion.
Successful Finnish applicants can apply for mobility funding from the Academy of Finland to cover their expenses associated with the participation in MSA2015. To receive more information, please contact Dr. Laura Kitti, Science Advisor, Strategic Research Unit, Academy of Finland.
MSA 2015 offers a limited number of scholarships. Applicants may apply for a scholarship which will cover the registration fee.
If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please send the Organizing Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org) by the end of the registration period:
- your CV;
- a motivation letter in which you explain why you would like to attend the School, why you need a scholarship, how the School will help you to develop your scientific career and how you will contribute to the School’s activities;
- recommendation letter from your supervisor or another senior colleague