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Overview of our programs in 2016:

Department of International Affairs

Spring Course for Japanese Partner Universities (2016)

This course is designed to give Japanese students a taste of German language, literature and regional studies over the course of a month. Language lessons in small classes shall enable students to strenghten their German language skills from beginner to advanced level. A variety of workshops in the afternoon will give insight into German literature and culture. The course is complemented by an extensive cultural program including an optional 3-day excursion to Berlin. 

  • Eligibility: Undergraduate students of Waseda University and Keio University
  • Dates: March 2-31, 2016
  • Course Language: German
  • Application Deadline: Application is closed
  • For further information & application details please visit the program website 

 
Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Environmental Methods in Mamluk and Islamic Studies (2016)

Environmental history is the study of relations between people and their natural environment through time. It tends to either study the environment as a very powerful actor in socio-cultural change or as the locus of social conflict. Hence, it can be a potent tool for contextualizing political change and explaining the complex combination of factors behind dynastic decline in pre-modern societies. It is, in short, uniquely positioned for writing holistic histories.
In this year’s Spring School, we are interested in the physical environmental in all of its forms – climate, landscape, agriculture and pasturelands, water systems, natural resources, urban green spaces, and food and feeding the people – how people related to the environment, how they conceptualized space, what they found beautiful and valuable, and how medieval Islamic societies developed institutions for managing access to and equitable use of these resources. The course will combine seminars (readings of Arabic texts) with “hands-on” work in a lab-like environment.

  • Eligibility: Graduate and postgraduate students, post docs, young professionals
  • Dates: March 14-18, 2016
  • Course Language: English
  • Application Deadline: Application is closed
  • Host Institution: Annemarie Schimmel Kolleg "History and Society during the Mamluk Era (1250-1517)"
  • For further information & application details please visit the program website 
 
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Hausdorff School: Derived Categories: Dimensions, Stability Conditions and Enhancements (2016)

This Hausdorff School is intended for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers interested in derived categories and algebraic geometry. Leading experts will present recent results and introduce the participants to modern methods in the field. Additionally, there will be problem sessions and short talks by the participants.

  • Eligibility: Postgraduate students, post docs
  • Dates: March 29 - April 2, 2016
  • Course Language: English
  • Application Deadline: Application is closed
  • Host Institution: Hausdorff Center of Mathematics
  • For further information & application details please visit the program website 

Hausdorff School: Low-rank Tensor Techniques in Numerical Analysis and Optimization (2016)

This Hausdorff School as one week program is intended for graduate and postdoctoral students who are interested in classical results and recent developments in low-rank tensor approximation, and wish to acquire modern research tools to work in the field. Particular focus will be on high-dimensional numerical tensor calculus, and low-rank optimization methods.

  • Eligibility: Postgraduate students, post docs
  • Dates: April 18-22, 2016
  • Course Language: English
  • Application Deadline: March 1, 2016
  • Host Institution: Hausdorff Center of Mathematics
  • For further information & application details please visit the program website 

NCGOA Spring Institute: Von Neumann Algebras: Deformation/Rigidity, Free Probability and Subfactors (2016)

The Fourteenth Annual Spring Institute on Noncommutative Geometry and Operator Algebras (NCGOA) takes place in Bonn, Germany, during the Hausdorff Trimester Program "Von Neumann Algebras". It is a combination of spring school and international conference. During the school part of the meeting, which coincides with the introductory school of the trimester program, several mini-courses will be given by leading experts. The conference will consist of a number of invited research talks.

  • Eligibility: Postgraduate students, post docs
  • Dates: May 17-25, 2016
  • Course Language: English
  • Application Deadline: March 12, 2016
  • Host Institution: Hausdorff Center of Mathematics
  • For further information & application details please visit the program website 
 

 

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