Thanks for your interest in EuroScholars, a unique research study abroad program in Europe. In each edition, this newsletter aims to introduce you to two of the 12 participating European institutions.
Highlights of the EuroScholars program
- Semester or year abroad at one of Europe’s 12 leading research institutions
- Participation in an established academic research project under supervision of a professor
- Research opportunities available in many fields including liberal arts/humanities, social sciences, biological sciences, physical sciences, and engineering
- Enrollment in a language and/or culture course of the host country (no previous language experience required - research is done in English)
Utrecht University - Untrecht, The Netherlands
Utrecht University is internationally recognized for its stimulating academic environment. The University was highly ranked in the prestigious Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities 2007: as the best research university in the Netherlands, the 7th best in Europe, and the 42nd best worldwide. This reflects the distinguishing characteristics of Utrecht University: A wide range of academic fields which, coupled with a multidisciplinary approach to both research and teaching, creates a fertile environment for interdisciplinary innovation and insights in areas ranging from human rights to immunology.
The University has three campuses situated throughout the historically- and culturally-rich student city of Utrecht, quite literally the heart of the Netherlands.
Sample Research Projects at Utrecht University
1. Risk assessment of exposure to chemical, biological or physical agents on human health and ecosystems
During the six-month project the student will work on a project within the broad field of risk assessment, available within IRAS. Based on former knowledge and experience, and one’s personal interest focus can be on either toxicological or epidemiological aspects of risk assessment. Field studies, laboratory work, or epidemiological data analysis may be part of the project. LEARN MORE>
2. International Capital Flows, Net Foreign Assets and Real Exchange Rates
The analysis of the sustainability of retirement funding systems is a hot topic in most industrialized countries which see their populations age at a rapid pace. An underdeveloped issue is the potential role of international capital mobility. recent research raises questions on the feasibility and optimality of intertemporal consumption smoothing through international (financial) markets. This project will investigate the issue from different perspectives. The project is part of a larger research network in the Netherlands about the consequences of ageing.
Ludwig Maximilians Universität München (LMU) - Munich, Germany
With over 500 years of history, Ludwig Maximilians Universität München (LMU) is one of the largest and oldest universities in Germany. Having received the highest level of funding as part of Germany’s Excellence Initiative, LMU provides a well-rounded range of learning and research opportunities in a variety of disciplines --from humanities and cultural studies --to law, economics and sociology --to medicine and the sciences. LMU provides Excellence in education and research to some 47,000 students, 16% of whom are international. In addition to welcoming students from abroad, LMU’s global activities reach far beyond traditional student exchange; LMU Munich maintains an extensive international network and collaborates academically with renowned partners from all over the world at every level, from instruction to research and administration. We look forward to welcoming EuroScholars interested in joining our distinguished research community.
Sample Research Projects at LMU
1. Personal Rights in American and German Civil Law
EUROScholars will explore personal rights within German civil law by collaborating on a revision of a commentary on this subject. Within this context, the many connections between American and German laws on personal rights will be examined. For example, the American Warren-Brandeis essay from 1890, which describes personal right as the right to be let alone, can later be found in a German Constitutional Court decision. The EuroScholar will outline the development of personal rights in America, comparing it with the development of German law and illustrating how German civil law is influenced by American civil law.
2. The Energy of Complex Quantum Systems
The project concerns the description of many particles (e.g. large atoms, molecules, or solids.) The student will study stability criteria of such systems. LEARN MORE>
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