The ACADEMIC SWISS CAUCASUS NET (ASCN) is a programme aimed at promoting the social sciences and humanities in the South Caucasus. Those involved in the programme believe that their participation encourages constructive debate on society, which in turn contributes to the region’s transformation process. The programme’s different activities foster the emergence of a new generation of talented scholars in the South Caucasus. Promising junior researchers receive support through research projects, capacity-building trainings and scholarships. The programme emphasises the advancement of individuals. Emphasis is also placed on international networking, thus promoting sustained cooperation among scholars based in the South Caucasus and those based in Switzerland.
The ASCN Programme is coordinated and operated by the Interfaculty Institute for Central and Eastern Europe (IICEE) at the University of Fribourg. It is supported by GEBERT RÜF STIFTUNG.
Initially, the programme focused primarily on Georgia. It was then extended to include Armenia in 2011.
ASCN Research Fellowship at St Antony's College, University of Oxford
EXTENDED SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 1 JUNE 2013
The Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre of St. Antony’s College, Oxford, in association with the Academic Swiss Caucasus Net (ASCN) at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, invites applications for a newly established postdoctoral Research Fellowship in South Caucasus Studies.
3rd ASCN Annual Conference, 21-22 June 2013, Tbilisi – Georgia
Political Transformation and Social Change in the South Caucasus: Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan in Perspective
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The Academic Swiss Caucasus Net (ASCN) is pleased to announce its 3rd ASCN Annual Conference that will take place in Tbilisi, Georgia on 21 and 22 June 2013.
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