I am writing to you about an interesting opportunity for some of your most deserving students to study in an academic environment that I believe may change their lives. The International University College of Turin (IUC) is now taking applications for the 2011-2012 Academic Year. All students accepted have the possibility of receiving partial and in most cases full scholarships to attend our program (including accommodation, monthly living stipend, travel expenses and more).
* Candidates from diverse backgrounds with an emphasis on law, economics, finance (business or accounting,) political science, anthropology, and sociology.
* Candidates must be at the Masters level, meaning graduation from their undergraduate program by July 2011 (does not apply to exchange students).
* Additionally a high level of English language ability (IELTS 6.5 or 7) is required. While students are not required to submit an IELTS or TOEFL score (though highly encouraged) with their application, we do expect in this case that the candidate provide some other equivalent method of reviewing language level (e.g. an academic paper written in English).
To give you some background on the college and our program:
The IUC was established in 2006 for the interdisciplinary and comparative study of law, economics and finance, in response to the clear lack of a transnational set of normative principles capable of controlling economic processes. The program specifically looks to engage students and young scholars from all over the world with special emphasis on the periphery, or 'global south', with leading figures in economics, law and the humanities.
The IUC offers a 1 year LLM program in Comparative Law, Economics and Finance as well as a 2 year MSc. A number of renown intellectuals and scholars from around the world serve on the faculty and advisory board, including: Guido Calabresi (former Dean of the Yale School of Law), David Gerber (Chicago Kent School of Law), Josef Halevi (University of Sydney), Duncan Kennedy (Harvard Law School), Ugo Mattei (University of Torino & University of California, Hastings), Stefano RodotÃ (coauthor of the European Charter of Fundamental Rights), Amartya Sen (Nobel Laureate), Gunther Teubner (Frankfurt School), Jan Toporowski (SOAS, University of London), Gustavo Zagrebelsky (Emeritus President of the Italian Constitutional Court).
Our students are from more than 40 different countries, spanning four continents, representative of a diverse range of disciplines and cultural backgrounds, with a focus on offering opportunities to students coming from social, economic, and/or political challenges, particularly students from former colonized territories (e.g., the global south) and other newer peripheries.
We have already established partnerships with institutions from around the globe including: The University of Copenhagen (DK), University of California, Hastings (USA), University of Fribourg (Switzerland), University of Illinois, Universidad Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona), Universidad de Chile (Santiago), Universidad de Concepcion (Chile), Universidad Torcuato di Tella, Universidad Nacional Mayor De San Marcos (Peru), Libera UniversitÃ Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli (Rome), Lanzhou University (China), Ruaha University College (Tanzania), UniversitÃ© de Bamako (Mali), National Law School of India University (Bangalore), Universidad San Francisco Xavier de Chuquisaca (Bolivia), University of Eastern Piedmont (Italy), Radzyner School of Law, Herzliya (Israel), Institut des Hautes Etudes sur la Justice (Paris), Universidad Nacional del Sur, Bahia Blanca (Argentina), Center for International Media Ethics (USA, Paris) Higher School of Economics (Moscow), UN Commission of International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), UN Interregional Crime and Justice Research (UNICRI), International Training Center-International Labor Organization (ITC-ILO). For more information see: http://www.iuctorino.it/
Attached here is the 2011-2012 Application and Application Instructions, please forward them on to your friends, students and colleagues! They can also be downloaded from our website: http://www.iuctorino.it/content/application
. The deadline for all application materials is May 15th, 2011 by midnight CET.
For initial admissions inquiries please contact the Admissions and Records Officer Jane Osabiku: firstname.lastname@example.org, for nominations of extremely well deserving candidates please contact the Dean of Students, Saki Bailey email@example.com.