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Master - PhD: Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik, 22 - 29 April 2012‏



Don Frana Bulica 4, HR-20000 Dubrovnik, Croatia

Tel: + 385 20 413 626 / 627, Fax: + 385 20 413 628, E-mail:

Graduate Course “Divided Societies XV: New Paradigms?”

22 – 29 April 2012, Dubrovnik, Croatia

The fifteenth Divided Societies course, as a graduate course for Ph.D. and M.A. students as well as for honour students, focuses on uncovering and elaborating the »new paradigms« that are emerging to improve the study of divided societies. In an era of intense scholarly specialization, theories and paradigms are seldom given the adequate attention, but these broader frameworks and new paradigms and theories are becoming ever more relevant for the future research and development of contemporary societies, especially those with existing or potential divisions. We encourage participation of students and scholars in the social sciences, law and humanities and other fields and disciplines that study social phenomena such as divisions, cleavages, conflicts, borders, ethnicity and diversity.

This graduate course will be organized as a rigorous eight-day academic interdisciplinary program structured around lectures, workshops and conference-oriented presentations of scholarly research. The course participants will engage in active discussion of the theoretical, methodological and practical issues of research in divided societies. In addition, the course offers personal inter-cultural experience of students and faculty from other contexts in the unforgettable setting of a city that was itself the target of a destructive conflict.

The course offers ECTS credits. For PhD students of National joint PhD studies in sociology (Croatia): participation with presentation – 6-8 ECTS (according to programme of Joint Studies); for PhD students in Diversity Management and Governance at the University of Primorska/Littoral (Slovenia) up to 6 ECTS; for MA students 3-6 ECTS.

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HESP/OSI scholarships

Scholarships may be granted to participants of a certain number of IUC post-graduate courses in the field of humanities and social sciences (five scholarships per course).

An individual grantee may receive only one scholarship per calendar year and not more than two years in a row. If a candidate has received a scholarship two years in a row he/she can re-apply after two years.

Scholarships may be obtained by participants from Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Republic of Georgia, Russia, Serbia, and Ukraine. Exceptionally, one scholarship per course may be granted for lecturers coming from the countries mentioned.

Scholarships may be granted to PhD students or to young faculty members under the age of 40 who are studying or working in fields of humanities and social sciences.

Scholarships cover costs of hotel accommodation (half board) in Dubrovnik. Reservations are made by the agency Gulliver and direct payments of hotel services are made by the IUC Secretariat. Exceptionally, a limited number of participants from Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Republic of Georgia, Russia, and Ukraine may receive partial compensation of travel expenses. This does not apply for students studying in EU or other western universities.

Applications must be made on a special HESP form (download from and submitted to the IUC Secretariat to the e-mail address at least one month before the start of the particular course.