Announcement- PhD programme at the University of Trento in International Studies

The Call for Admissions to our PhD Programme in International Studies is now open (until 24 May 2018). This year, we offer 6 scholarships for MA students or recent graduates in economics, law, history, sociology, political science, international relations or related field. We kindly ask you to forward this information to interested students. The interdisciplinary 3-year PhD … Continue reading


Memorandum of Understanding signed between College of Public Administration and Governance, Philippines and the Institute of Federalism

On 12 February 2018, the Institute of Federalism (IFF), Fribourg signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National College Public Administration and Governance, Diliman, Philippines (NCPAG). The MoU foresees academic cooperation and exchange of knowledge in the area of federalism, decentralisation and local governance between the two institutions. The signatories are Prof. Maria Fe Villamejor-Mendoza, … Continue reading

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Reminder: Call for Applications for the Summer University on Federalism, Decentralisation and Conflict Resolution, 27. August – 12. September 2018

Federalism and decentralisation are crucial mechanisms to share power and limit abuse of power. Since federalism and decentralisation combine shared action for specific purposes (e.g. defence, external relations, economic development) with autonomous action for other purposes (e.g. education, culture, health), such vertical power sharing is seen as being necessary to accommodate the multinational and multi-ethnic … Continue reading