Oportunidad para Estudiar en el Hemiferio Asíático.
OPORTUNIDAD PARA ESTUDIAR EN EL HEMISFERIO ASIÁTICO
University of Haifa and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The Asian Sphere: Trans-Cultural Flows Program
An Inter-University and Interdisciplinary Graduate Program
Call for Enrollment of Doctoral Students
The Asian Sphere
offers a unique opportunity for outstanding candidates, at the MAand PhD level, to enroll in a multidisciplinary and inter-university graduate programthat deals with the Asian continent.
The Asian Sphereis a joint Israeli program between the University of Haifa and theHebrew University, funded by the Humanities Fund of the Planning and BudgetingCommittee of the Council for Higher Education in Israel (
VATAT) and YadHanadiv. It is a structured graduate program of excellence that deals with the entire Asiancontinent as a continuous civilizational zone and addresses cross-regional contactsand processes among Asian societies, cultures and states and to a lesser extentbetween Asia and other continents throughout history until present time.Apart from a dynamic and exceptional environment of learning and research, theprogram offers a large number of scholarships for outstanding graduate students.The scholarships for PhD students are in the amount of 60,000 NIS per year + full tuition for three years.
The Asian Sphere
accepts students from different disciplines in the humanities andsocial sciences, such as Asian Studies, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, ArtHistory, Archaeology, Geography, Political Science, International Relations, CulturalStudies, History, Religious Studies, Philosophy, Anthropology, Sociology,Economics, and more. Research topics are open and can deal with past or currentsocieties. The core of the Asian Sphere teaching activity revolves around introductorycore courses and high-level seminars on trans-regional, trans-continental and trans-cultural themes, each taught by two or more internationally renowned scholars. Inaddition, students that are accepted to the program will participate in yearly academicretreats, research trips in Israel and abroad, academic conferences and other activities.
/ Criteria for the selection of candidates for the Asian Sphere
Proven academic excellence.
Preliminary research topic and interest that address cross-Asian topics such asanalysis of contacts or comparison between two or more regions or cultures in Asia.
Candidates should secure in advance the agreement of potential advisor (oradvisors) of their thesis, from the University of Haifa or the Hebrew University.