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Dear Colleagues,
 
Central European University Is Pleased To Announce Its Call For
Applications
For Academic Year 2013/2014 PhD Certificate Program in Network Science

Central European University is an English-language, graduate university
located in Budapest, Hungary. An
international university with students from some 100 countries and
faculty from more than 40, CEU offers small,
seminar-style courses and a student/faculty ratio of 7:1. CEU is
accredited in the United States and Hungary.

The PhD Certificate Program in Network Science is a new program,
offered by the Center for Network Science,
that provides tools to understand the principles governing social,
political, economic, and environmental 
networks. Students get to work with some of the most prominent network
scientists in the world 
(Albert-Laszlo Barabasi, Rosario Mantegna, Janos Kertesz), exploring
terabyte-sized datasets that capture 
mobile phone calls between millions of individuals; financial
transactions between banks and companies; 
energy delivery systems; memberships in the directorial boards of
companies; and affiliations in political parties.

Candidates with an interest in network science and its applications to
political science, economics, and
environmental sciences and policy can apply via the respective
departments’ doctoral programs. Upon
completion of the doctoral program, students will also receive a PhD
certificate in network science.

The program focuses on the following problem areas:
• Political science: business-political networks, social movements,
social influences in voter behavior
• Economics: world system networks and development, embeddedness of
multinational corporations,
network effects and externalities
• Environmental science: resilience in energy grids, food webs and
economic competition
Scholarships and Fellowships
CEU is committed to attracting talented students and scholars from
around the world. The University provides a
variety of scholarships and research grants for which applicants from
any country are eligible to apply.
• CEU Doctoral Fellowships cover full tuition, health insurance, and a
generous stipend for housing and living
expenses. More than 90 percent of PhD students receive the full
doctoral fellowship from CEU, while others
are supported by external organizations providing funding.

• Direct Student Loans and Canada Student Loans are available for
eligible U.S. and Canadian students.
• External Scholarships and Financial Aid Programs administered through
CEU include Erasmus Mundus
scholarships, Erasmus research grants, and other private and public
fellowships and scholarships.
Career Paths

Network scientists are employed in academia, government, and business.
Applied network scientists work
at Internet and social media companies, where they improve users’
online experience. They also serve as
consultants developing business infrastructure and specialize in risk
mitigation for major financial institutions.
Application Deadline: January 24, 2013
More Information: http://tinyurl.com/c4ys646

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