Science and Technology Diplomacy Summer School

SciTech DiploHub, the Barcelona Science and Technology Diplomacy Hub and  IBEI, a leading academic and research institution on global affairs from Barcelona, have partnered to offer a first-of-its-kind training on Science and Technology Diplomacy in a will to train the next cohort of leaders of a field that is increasingly essential to tackle humanity’s global challenges.

Aimed at mid-career scientists, technology experts and diplomats, as well as graduate students from related disciplines (i.e. science and technology or political science or international relations graduates), the Summer School covers the most pressing issues on Science and Technology Diplomacy ranging from sustainable development to technology diplomacy, with a special focus on Europe, the Mediterranean and the role of global cities.

Jointly offered with:

Limited spaces
Scholarships avaliable!

Limited spaces
Scholarships avaliable!

Do you want to know what Science and Technology Diplomacy is and how it can help societies to achieve their goals?

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Do you want to know what Science and Technology Diplomacy is and how it can help societies to achieve their goals?

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Science and Diplomacy Summer School 2
Science and Diplomacy Summer School 2

Who will attend?

By attending the Summer School, you will join leading professionals aspiring to make an impact on today’s transnational challenges through furthering cross-border understanding and science and technology cooperation. Participants should have a graduate degree in any branch of science, technology, engineering, international affairs, public policy or political science. Ideally participants will have at least 2-3 years of related work experience in research, international organizations or project management. Participants must demonstrate an interest in global issues, as well as a will to transcend professional silos and engage in interdisciplinary work. Demonstrated leadership capabilities as well as social commitment will be appreciated.

Program

Academics

Lectures will cover relevant emerging issues such as Global Health, Cyberspace Diplomacy and Climate Change. Lectures are organized following 5 different modules:

  • Introduction to Science Diplomacy.
  • Science Diplomacy in the Mediterranean.
  • Science Diplomacy in Europe.
  • Technology Diplomacy.
  • Global Cities and Sustainable Development.

Professional development

Drawing from the understanding that current global challenges need a multidisciplinary, cross-cultural approach, participants will be able to gain hands-on knowledge with practical sessions on:

  • Science communication.
  • Role-play simulation.
  • Capstone Project.
  • Professional Networking activities.

On-the-field lectures

By visiting leading institutions and projects on Science and Technology Diplomacy, participants will complement academic activities with real world cases that will allow them to understand the specificities and complexities large scale international Science Diplomacy projects require.

This comprehensive and first-of-its-kind training course in Science & Technology Diplomacy will take place from 1st to 5th July in one of world’s innovation hotspots: Barcelona. Hosted by IBEI, at Pompeu Fabra University Ciutadella Campus (UPF), the Summer School is located at the heart of Barcelona, only a 10 minute walk from the sea and the innovation district 22@.

With world-class research institutions, Barcelona hosts facilities such as the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, the ALBA Synchrotron or the National Genome Analysis Center, the headquarters of the Union for the Mediterranean, the UN-HABITAT City Resilience Profiling Programme (UN-HABITAT/CRPP) and United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG). Barcelona is among the top innovative hubs worldwide, the 3rd non-state capital in terms of consular representation and one of the leading cities in global municipalism – the perfect place for science and technology diplomacy.

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The regular fee for the school is 800 euros.Interested candidates should apply before 15th June.

Scholarships are available: interested candidates should apply before 15th April 2019.

Please, send to Carles Sanchez (csanchez@ibei.org), IBEI research coordinator, the following documents:

                    • Curriculum Vitae.
                    • Motivation letter.
                    • Recommendation letter (only in case to apply for scholarships).
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The regular fee for the school is 800 euros.Interested candidates should apply before 15th June.

Scholarships are available: interested candidates should apply before 15th April 2019.

Please, send to Carles Sanchez (csanchez@ibei.org), IBEI research coordinator, the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Motivation letter.
  • Recommendation letter (only in case to apply for scholarships).
MORE INFO
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