Summer School in Social Sciences 1.06.2023-5.07.2023

Summer School in Social Sciences

Central and Eastern Europe in Comparative Perspective: Assessing Social and Political Change 2023
Organized by the Office of International Affairs at The Ohio State University (OSU), the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology and the Graduate School for Social Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN), and the University of Warsaw (UW)
Administration of the Summer School is by Cross-National Studies: Interdisciplinary Research and Training Program (CONSIRT)

Call for Applications to Participate in the Summer School

The Ohio State Summer School in Social Sciences in Warsaw, now in its eighth year, is an intensive training program offered at the Polish Academy of Sciences. This English-language course is designed to teach students how to employ quantitative methods in social sciences to get an in-depth understanding of social and political change in Central and Eastern Europe. Relying on the Polish Panel Survey (POLPAN), students will learn how to apply basic concepts in statistics to substantive problems of the post-communist transformation in Poland using the Statistical Package R. Upon successful completion of the course, students will know:

– How to use R for data analysis;
– How to describe variables (distribution shapes, central tendencies, range and dispersions of single
– How to assess relationships between variables (cross-tabulation, correlation, linear regression, comparisons of summary statistics across groups);
– How to interpret research findings (samples and populations, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, understanding “statistical significance”).

Students will engage in classroom instruction at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology PAN, 72 Nowy Swiat, starting June 1 and ending July 5, 2023. The number of participants enrolled in the Summer School is regulated to keep class size small, allowing for plenty of individual attention. The OSU Summer School organizers are offering up to five grants for students of the University of Warsaw to participate in the training component of the program, without any costs to the student.

To be eligible, UW students must meet all of the following criteria:
(a) They should be enrolled in a UW undergraduate or MA program in the Social Sciences (sociology,
political science, international studies, economics, psychology, communications);
(b) They should have a decent command of English, written and spoken;
(c) They should have completed a course in research methodology for the social sciences (however,
knowledge of statistics is not required).

To apply for the Ohio State Summer School in Social Sciences in Warsaw, interested students need to
1. Personal Information Sheet containing a) Full Name, b) Major and Year of Study, c) Title of course in research methodology that they have taken and full name of professor who taught it, and d) contact information including email and phone number.
2. Essay Application, consisting of answers to the following two questions:
A. How will your participation in the Study Abroad Program in Poland contribute to the furthering of your academic achievements? (The answer should not exceed one page, single spaced);
B. What are your career plans following graduation from university? (The answer should not exceed half a page, single spaced).
The deadline for submitting the complete application is May 17 2023. All materials need to be

submitted electronically (12-point Times New Roman font, and 1 inch margins) to Dr. Irina Tomescu- Dubrow, Co-Director of the Summer School, at

All applications will be reviewed by faculty of CONSIRT. The decisions about acceptance at the OSU Summer School will be communicated via email by May 24, 2023.
For any questions please contact Dr. Irina Tomescu-Dubrow. For more information about the Summer School, please visit the website:

IRO UW – EIB Summer School 2023

EIB Institute

Application for the EIB Summer School 2023 „Exploring the EU Climate Bank” is now open!

Please check the announcement at the IRO UW website:



The EIB Summer School 2023 „Exploring the EU Climate Bank” – 27 June – 7 July 2023 – is a fully on-site event in Luxembourg for Master’s students from all academic fields with an interest in sustainability, climate change and the environment as well as students with a background in engineering and other hard or life sciences. All participants shall have a substantial understanding of the functioning of European institutions and a basic understanding of finance banking.

Application deadline: Monday 17 April 2023, until 11:59pm / 23:59 CEST.

MERGED Commision meeting- 9-10.02.2023

On February 9 and 10, 2023, the first team meeting of the MERGED project –MERGED Commission meeting was held at UCBS.

The meeting was attended by Carsten Smith-Hall (Københavns Universitet), Katja Thorseth (Københavns Universitet), Mariola Zalewska (UCBS, University of Warsaw), Carlo Pozzi (Universita Degli Studi Di Milano) and the UCBS Team.

The main topics of the event were:

  • Development and implementation of the MERGED program
  • Agreement on the implementation and schedule of joint teaching activities
  • Development of the Joint Administrative Manual (JAM) and Student Handbook
  • Conducting the first MERGED Open House web conference

MERGED Commision

Christmas Meeting at UCBS

On December 19, a traditional Christmas Eve meeting was held at the headquarters of our Unit, which was attended by MSOŚ and SD students.
The meeting passed in a pleasant, festive atmosphere of the approaching Christmas. The invited guests had the opportunity to taste traditional Christmas Eve dishes, as well as delicacies from other parts of the world.
We would like to thank everyone for coming. We are glad that we could spend this pre-Christmas time in such a nice way!
We wish everyone a Merry Christmas!🎅🎅🎅



30 min for the climate – World Climate Day

Dear students,

Take part in an international symbolic action on World Climate Day!

At the same time, students all over the world will calculate their environmental footprint. You too can take part in this international mobilization!

How many planets would it take if everyone lived the same way as you?

Come and discover it in 30 minutes on December 8 at 2 p.m. (Brussels time).

To participate, connect to this link: 

Not available on December 8? Calculate your environmental footprint now here: 

Mobilize for the planet and the climate!

ERASMUS + volunteer / internship projects for sea turtle conservation and rescue in Greece for 2023

Please see below 2023 volunteer/internship opportunities for sea turtle conservation and rescue in Greece.

ARCHELON, a nonprofit conservation organization active since 1983, runs a number of volunteer projects for the protection of sea turtles and their habitats in Greece every year. The projects are taking place in 8 locations which are the main sea turtle nesting beaches and feeding grounds in Greece as well as at ARCHELON’s Sea Turtle Rescue Centre, near Athens.

More than 500 volunteers from many countries across the globe participate in their projects every year, including about 30 field leaders. ARCHELON enters into internship agreements with 70 Universities and other educational establishments from all over the world every year.

For 2023 They are offering 9 project opportunities for full time volunteers as well as 8 project opportunities for field leaders and will welcome internships for both types of participation. Please find more information attached:



Call for Volunteers

Project Brochure