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Europaeum Universities hold ground in latest rankings

Europaeum partner universities have by and large managed to improve their standings in the latest version of the Shanghai rankings table – which gives a snapshot of the global standing of leading universities. Bologna appears to be the most significant riser moving up into the top 200 worldwide. Charles University improves its place inside the top 300, with the Jagiellonian remains inside the top 400.
Oxford climbs up to 9th place overall, Helsinki climbs up to 73rd place, while Leiden just slips down behind to 77th place. Only Complutense suffers a fall, dropping into the top 500 slot. As limited and flawed as university league tables may be, as we said before, one cannot avoid them and more and more students and staff now rely on them for insights on institutional performance. These 2014 Shanghai Rankings confirm that very small shifts can mean jumps from one grouping to another, and so not too much should be read into most changes. They rely on their assessment and citations of the number of articles published by university faculties mainly in scientific publications, and in the number of academic distinctions received by staff and graduates. US and China remain strong.

Oxford-Geneva Bursaries 2014-2015

The Europaeum and the Graduate Institute in Geneva have jointly agreed to increase the annual stipend available to support graduate students to undertake a period of research study in Oxford and Geneva. The Oxford-Geneva Bursary Scheme will now provide two graduates an award of €1,000 each to spend at least three weeks doing research integral to their degree studies. This restores the value of awards when the scheme was first launched in 2000-1. In recent years, the value of the award had to be cut in the light continuing financial pressures. The scheme has always proved popular, but with the enhanced grant will ensure graduates can cover travel, accommodation and other related costs during their study period.

The Meaning of 1914 Conference

The Europaeum partnership with the New York Review of Books is set to continue with two more events coming up this autumn. In September, we are supporting an event picking up on the year long theme surrounding the outbreak of the first World War in 1914, a century ago. The Meaning of 1914 event will take place at St Antony's College Oxford, another partner for the event, with keynote contributions from Professor Margaret Macmillan, a leading historian of the period, and Warden of St Antony's, who has recently produced The War that Ended Peace: How Europe abandoned peace for the First World War, Professor Hew Strachan, currently professor of military History at Oxford, and Christopher Clark, whose book The Sleepwalkers has been making waves all around the world. Professor Fritz Stern from Columbia University, is also expected to take part.

Krakow Workshop - Jews in Europe: Is there still a Question?

Monument to the Ghetto Heroes in WarsawMonument to the Ghetto Heroes in Warsaw Applications are invited from doctoral and research graduates for another in our regular series of international graduate workshops, taking place in partnership with the Institute for Jewish Studies, at the Jagiellonian University in mid-October. As usual all local costs of participants are covered, though graduates are responsible for their own travel costs. There will also be an opportunity for an excursion to Auschwitz. The workshop will cover a range of themes, reflecting the interdisciplinary character of European research and the multifaceted nature of integration processes in Europe. Issues to be discussed include will include a focus on Central Europe during the 18th and 19th centuries, questioning the roots of anti-Semitism in the region ? We will also explore the question of Poland as "a promised land" and Jews as victims in the so-called "Bloodlands" between Hitler and Stalin ?

Applications invited for Jenkins Scholars

Applications are now invited for candidates for the Europaeum's highly prestigious Jenkins Scholarships. There are four full awards available, worth around £13,000 each, for Europaeum university graduates to study for a one-year degree in Oxford, plus an award for Oxford graduate student to study at a Europaeum-link university. Please see notice below for more information. Applications need to be made direct to Oxford University Graduate Admissions office, before the official closing date in mid-January 2015. Oxford applicants should apply locally via Oxford's Graduate Funding and Admissions office.
In the first decade of the scheme some 63 award have made been. For a short history, please see our 10th anniversary commemoration booklet with information about our supporters and donors, those involved in managing the scheme, plus short reports on past Jenkins Scholars (see (see here ).