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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Three-year full time funded PhD Studentship Digital Neighbourhoods

This project explores the links between ICT infrastructures and social
communities. The project will study how such ICT infrastructures, and
in particular broadband internet access, become localized within a
community; and the broader impacts this may have on social networks
and sense of place within a neighbourhood setting. It aims to provide
insights and formulate recommendations on how online social networks
can integrate with place-based communities in order to overcome
digital divides at a neighbourhood level.

Applications are invited from candidates for a 3 year full time PhD
studentship at Plymouth University under the supervision of Dr.
Katharine Willis and Professor Alessandro Aurigi.

The studentship pays for fees (at the UK home student rate) and
provides a £13726 per year stipend for the student for three years.
The project is part of a larger research project funded by the EU
Marie Curie programme and the European Regional Development Fund.

Studentship Description

The student will develop a theoretical approach around the topic of
the relationship between digital community and physical neighbourhood
as well as undertaking research using a range of quantitative and
qualitative methods, but with a focus on social network analysis. The
student will spend time undertaking fieldwork in four neighbourhoods
in Cornwall, in order to assess the social and spatial roles and
implications of internet infrastructures. The student will benefit
from interactions with researchers from a range of disciplines and
with project partners such as Superfast Cornwall/ERDF. BT, Citizen’s
Online and the local community organisations.

Person Specification

Applicants should have a Masters qualification in Architecture, Urban
Studies, Urban Sociology, Anthropology or another related discipline.
Applicants would be expected to have a clear interest in the impacts
of technologies on the use of public space and on social networks, and
an ability to undertake cross-disciplinary research with a strong
spatial component. Strong analytical skills are desirable, as is
experience of conducting fieldwork and an ability to work
independently. Candidates should have excellent written and oral
communication skills. We will actively support students in
disseminating the results of their work and the development of their
academic career.

How to apply for this position

Formal applications should be submitted using the application form
available at
marking the application DIGITAL NEIGHBOURHOODS. Include a covering
letter outlining motivation, interest, and suitability for this
project, please e-mail to Please not
this is a specified project and we do not expect a project proposal
but an indication as to how you would approach the project. Do not
send the form to Central Admissions, as indicated on the application
form. Informal enquiries may be made before the submission date to

The student would start his/her study on 1st October 2013.

Closing date for applications 12 noon on Friday 14th June 2013.
Shortlisted candidates will be notified by Friday 21st June 2013 and
will be invited to attend an interview on Friday 28th June 2013 in

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Europe : 13 Doctoral Fellowships

13 Doctoral Fellowships are available for international researchers in 6 European Institutions collaborating in a new FP7-PEOPLE Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN): TECAS (Tissue Engineering Solution for Cardiovascular Surgery)

The TECAS-ITN integrates the major European investigators and experts in the field of cardiovascular tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, with a view to establishing a European Doctoral Academy, which facilitates the cross-disciplinary and inter-sectorial training, and career development of Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) in the field.

Full descriptions of the research projects available can be found at

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The way to AMINEF in Gedung Balai Pustaka

American Indonesian Exchange Foundation
Balai Pustaka Building, 6th. Floor
Jl. Gunung Sahari Raya No. 4
Jakarta 10720, Indonesia

1. The buses which goes to Senen Bus Station all of them pass through Gedung Balai Pustaka. Especially which route is through Pasar Baru .

2. Bus Transjakarta, from Blok M you have to change the bus 2-3 times.
Way 1 : from Blok M change the bus in Dukuh Atas bus stop to the bus towards Pulogadung, then take a bus in Pramuka bus stop towards Ancol, this bus pass through Gedung Balai Pustaka. The closest bus stop (Budi Utomo) is about 800 meters from Gedung Balai .
Way 2 : From Blok M take the bus in the Harmoni Bus Stop, the bus towards Pulogadung, get down in Senen Bus Stop and walk about 800 meters, or from this bus stop take the bus towards Ancol and get down as mentioned in way 1. About the distance, this two bus stops is about the same. (It is better if you take ojek or bajaj from this bus stop to Gedung Balai Pustaka)

3. If you take taxi with old tariff (TL=Tarif Lama) from blok M with no traffic jam is about Rp. 30.000,00.

4. From Blok M use bus Patas AC 76. Gedung Balai Pustaka is in the right side, after you pass through Depag, and say to conductor "Balai Pustaka"

5. Use a busway from Blok M towards Kota, get down in Sawah Besar bus stop. From here take a Mikrolet M12 towards Senen. After cross road Wahidin and before senen get down and cross the street.

Living Cost in Germany

Living Cost in Germany is vary from city to city, but this is th case if you stay in Aachen, Germany
Student accommodation or private sharing : 180 - 230 euros per month
Food : 10 - 12 euros per day (if eating outside)
Transport for students : free within Aachen and until Koln and Dusseldorf in regional trains)

Living Cost In Austria

Living Cost in Austria is depending on the city, for example the Capital of Austria, Vienna:
- Dormitory is about 250-400 euro per month.
- Living Cost 200-400 euro per month.
- Transportation 128 euro per 4 months (student and age < 26), or 49 euro per month (ordinary)

For visa, it has to be a letter from the University/Scholl in Austria. It takes about 2-3 months.

Where to do GMAT Test

GMAT Tests are held in Jakarta, Indonesia :
1. EEC Slipi +62-21 5320044 or +62-215323176
2. Kaplan GMAT Preparation +62-81388908450, +62-21 5211588, +62-215211701 (Information abaout this test can be asked in that number)
3. Or this number +62-213159225

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