Summer School - Europe-China Dialogue: Media and Communication Studies, 4 - 10 July 2016, Switzerland

Publish Date: Mar 18, 2016

Deadline: May 01, 2016

Event Dates: from Jul 04, 2016 12:00 to Jul 10, 2016 12:00

After the successful experience in 2014 and 2015, the China Media Observatory of Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI) in cooperation with School of Journalism and Communication of Peking University, will operate the THIRD edition of Europe-China Dialogue: Media and Communication Studies Summer School from July 4 through July 10, 2016. For the first time, this summer school will be hosted in Europe (the first two were in China).  In 2016 we will convene in Lugano, a beautiful city located in the Italian speaking region of Switzerland.

The program is open to the full variety of academic work from the field of communication and media studies for young scholars, PhD students, and master students who have strong academic interests.  The summer school should especially interest scholars with a background in international communication studies, intercultural communication studies, Chinese/European media studies and culture/language studies. It aims to bring together researchers from Europe, China, the United States and other countries or regions in order to debate contemporary issues in media, communication, political economy and cultural studies in the background of a new world power structure in the making.

Inspired by the ECREA Doctoral Summer School, this summer school will bring together highly qualified and well-respected professors from Europe, China and the United States.  These scholars will present and discuss their recent research and engage participants in a highly supportive international setting where young scholars can also present their own ongoing work, receive feedback on their current or future research projects from international experts, and meet students and academics from other countries, establishing valuable contacts for the future

20 student participants maximum will be enrolled to the program. The composition of selected students will be ideally (but not limited to) 10 from Chinese or other Asian institutions and 10 European or other Western institutions. 3 ECTs will be granted to those students who complete the entire program.  

To apply: All participants are required to send an abstract (about 500 words) of their research projects before 1st May 2016 to chinamediaobservatory [at] gmail [dot] com. The confirmation of participant students will be sent by 10th May, and the full-draft of research project should be sent before 15th June 2016

Admission fee and payment


The admission fee of the summer school is 300 euros, which includes the participation in the whole program, a one day-tour in Ticino, and one farewell dinner. If student needs accommodation during their stay in Lugano, you should send a notice together with the abstract before 1st May 2016. The Summer School organizers will then make your reservation in early advance (approx. 80 CHF/night).

Two scholarship awards will be given to the best student participants, and the Summer School admission fee will be waived for the winners. The Summer School Scientific Committee will also recommend the winners to the Swiss-Excellence Scholarship 2016-2017.

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