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Thursday, December 11, 2008

PhD program, Belgium

VIB Ph.D. Program

Get your Ph.D. at VIB !
Students interested in obtaining their Ph.D. at VIB have several options:
* International students, including those with an EU-nationality, can apply to VIB’s International Ph.D. Program.
* Students with an EU-nationality can additionaly apply for a grant from the IWT or the FWO for their Ph.D. at VIB (Flemish Ph.D. Program).
* Flemish students can apply for an IWT or FWO grant for their Ph.D. at VIB (Flemish Ph.D. Program).

1. VIB International Ph.D. Program

The 2009 call for application opens November 1, 2008.
Application deadline is February 15, 2009!

Each year, VIB selects 4 candidates for a fully funded 4-year Ph.D. program. VIB offers challenging interdisciplinary research projects with individual guidance and support.
VIB is located in Flanders, Belgium, in the centre of Europe, with easy access to other European countries. More than one third of all researchers have their roots outside Belgium, making VIB a vibrant international and intercultural community. Practical information about living in Flanders is also provided on this website.

The VIB International Ph.D. Program is aimed towards non-Belgians currently living abroad. Candidates should hold a university degree or satisfy equivalent requirements to start a doctoral program at a Flemish university. For more information about the program, click on admission requirements and application.

Download our pdf-advertisement for the VIB International Ph.D. program 2009 (pdf - 147kb)

2. VIB Flemish Ph.D.Program

VIB hosts about 340 Ph.D. students who work in the different VIB research departments. Most Ph.D. students enter VIB with a Ph.D. fellowship obtained through the university or one of the competitive Flemish (IWT, FWO) or international (EC-MC) granting bodies.
If there are new Ph.D. projects available in the different departments, you can find them here (some info in Dutch). Please make sure to contact a VIB group leader well in advance of the grant deadline to co├Ârdinate your application to these granting bodies.

About VIB
VIB, the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology, is an entrepreneurial research institute. Over 1000 scientists and technicians in 65 research groups conduct research in a wide range of life science domains. VIB’s main objective is to understand the mechanisms that are responsible for normal development such as angiogenesis, apoptosis, plant growth and development, and diseases such as cancer, inflammation, neurodegeneration and haemophilia.

Established in 1996, VIB has Research Departments at four Flemish universities: Ghent University, the K.U.Leuven, The University of Antwerp, and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

Within its different research departments, VIB has world class research groups in the fields of molecular biology, cell biology, developmental biology, structural biology, systems biology, genetics, biochemistry, microbiology and proteomics.
In addition to biomedical research on human diseases, VIB scientists use yeast, Drosophila, Xenopus, Arabidopsis, poplar, zebrafish and mice as model systems to address fundamental questions in the field of molecular life sciences.

VIB also pursues an active technology transfer policy. VIB’s innovative research and inventions are protected by patents. These are either actively licensed out to national and international companies, or form the basis for setting up new bio high-tech companies.

There are many applications of gene technology. VIB develops scientifically founded information and documentation on gene technology and its social applications. VIB communicates biotechnology related information to specific target groups such as politicians, press, youngsters and a general public consisting of non-specialists.

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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