Saturday, 12 May 2018

Online Course on Graph Algorithms in Genome Sequencing

The University of California, San Diego is excited to announce its free online course entitled as “Graph Algorithms in Genome Sequencing”. The course is available for those who have basic knowledge of at least one programming language and mathematics.

In this course, you will learn the genome sequencing relies on using a graph to assemble millions of tiny DNA fragments into a contiguous genome. You will also learn how to construct an evolutionary tree of life from genome data. This course will start on November 1, 2018.

Course Summary
  • Duration: 3 weeks
  • Commitment: 8-10 hours per week
  • Subject: IT
  • Institution: University of California, San Diego
  • Languages: English
  • Price: Free
  • Session: Begins on November 1, 2018
  • Requirement:  Basic knowledge of at least one programming language and mathematics
  • Certificate Available: Yes
Who Developed the Course
The University of California, San Diego is the seventh oldest of the 10 University of California campuses and offers over 200 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, enrolling about 28,000 undergraduate and 7,000 graduate students.
Target Audience
Applicants must have a basic knowledge of:
  • At least one programming language: loops, arrays, stacks, recursion.
  • Mathematics: proof by induction, proof by contradiction.
Where Could This Lead You
After completing this course, you can apply for jobs in the given fields:
  • Programmer
  • Senior Research Analyst
Get Extra Benefits
Get a verified certificate to highlight the knowledge and skills you acquire ($ 150 USD)
  • Official and approved-Get a certificate with the logo of the institution and the signature of a professor to show your achievements and increase your professional prospects.
  • Easy to share-Add the certificate to your résumé or resume, or publish it directly on LinkedIn.
  • Proven motivational measure-Give yourself an additional stimulus to complete the course.
How to Join This Course
You can register yourself here.
Course Format
  •  Week 1: Introduction to Genome Sequencing and Graphs
    Introduction to the basics of genome sequencing, and first attempts to model this problem using graphs.
  • Weeks 2 and 3: Assembling Genomes from Tiny Fragments
    Applying a Eulerian path approach to assemble a genome from small pieces of DNA, and adapting this theoretical solution to practical considerations.
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course, you’ll be able to understand:
  • Graph algorithms
  • Algorithms for genome assembly
  • Phylogenetics
Who Will You Learn With?
  • Phillip Compeau- Assistant Teaching Professor at the Carnegie Mellon University
  • Pavel Pevzner- Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of California San Diego
  • Importance of Course: At the end of the course you will understand how graphs are used to assemble millions of pieces of DNA into a contiguous genome and use these genomes to construct a Tree of Life.
  • Importance of Certificate: By the Certificate of Achievement you will be able to prove your success when applying for jobs or courses. You can display it on your LinkedIn or CV.
Detailed Information
For more information about the course, you may visit the Website.

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Colombian Government Full Postgraduate Scholarships for International Students

Application Deadline

The deadline for submission of documents is June 1, 2018.

In order to attract international students the government of Colombia is excited to offer its Full Postgraduate Scholarship. These scholarships are available for pursuing postgraduate (specialization, master, and doctorate/ Ph.D.) program.

The Colombian Institute of Educational Credit and Technical Studies Abroad – ICETEX 1 is a Colombian institution that is designed to promote higher education in Colombia through the “granting of educational credits and its collection, with its own resources or third parties, to the Population with lower economic potential and good academic performance.

Course Level
These scholarships are available for pursuing postgraduate (specialization, master, and doctorate/ Ph.D.) program.

Study Subject
These scholarships are awarded to study the subjects offered by the university.

Scholarship Award

  • Tuition Fees: 100% coverage of all these costs granted by the Colombian universities (only for academic programs found in the catalog of this call).
  • Incidental: Grant of $208.853COP) for once during the period of studies, just in case of circumstances beyond the beneficiary control.
  • The stipend for Books And Materials: Grant of $401.321COP for once, at the beginning of the academic program
  • Monthly Allowance: Grant of the sum equivalent to 3 Minimum Monthly Legal salaries. $2.343.726 COP
  • Health Insurance:: Wide coverage in medical assistance only in Colombia, during the period of studies.
  • Installation Costs: Grant of {$401.321COP for once at the beginning of studies.

Addressed to all countries cooperating with Colombia, except Ecuadorian, Peruvian, Hungarian and French citizens as there is a program aimed at professionals from these countries.

Scholarship can be taken in: Colombia

  • Foreign professionals in the range of age between 25-49 years old, who have the undergraduate degree (university degree or bachelor) in different disciplines,
  • The candidate must have a grade point average of 4.0 on the Colombian scale of 1 to 5,  and at least 1 year of professional experience in their field of study.
  • The candidate must master the Spanish language (reading, writing and speaking) he/she must deliver a certificate of these competencies and
  • The candidate must have an admission letter from the Colombian educational institution in any career determined in the catalog annex to this call.
  • The candidate must not live in Colombia and must not have Colombian nationality.
Entrance Requirements
  • Prove minimum one year experience in their field of study, after obtaining the degree.
  • The candidate must have successfully completed college.
  • The academic program should start in the second semester of 2018. Admission to programs starting in 2019 will not be contemplated.
  • The candidate must be in a range of age between 25-49 years old.
  • Applications from foreign citizens who are living in Colombia will not be accepted
 English Language Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Application Procedure
The documents must arrive through the embassies or directly to the International Relations Office of ICETEX in Bogotá-Colombia.

Required Documents
  • Document proving the application to this call
  • Certified copy or authentication of the degree title
  • Admission Letter From The Colombian University
  • Certificate of Academic Grades With Gpa
  • Certificate of Professional Experience
  • Presentation Letter
  • Dele” Test
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of Valid Passport
  • Essay
  • Health Certificate
  • Recommendation Letter

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Japanese Government MEXT Scholarships for Foreign Undergraduate Students

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan offers scholarships to international students who wish to study at Japanese universities as Undergraduate Students under the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program.

Japanese Government Scholarship aim is to foster human resources who will become bridges of friendship between your country and Japan through study in Japan and who will contribute to the development of both countries and the wider world.

Applicants must either have completed 12 years of regular school education or have graduated from a school equivalent to an upper secondary school in Japan.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: The deadline of the applications differs according to the country. Please contact with Japanese embassy or consulate general in your country.
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Fully Funded Schwarzman International Scholarships in China at Tsinghua University, 2018

Applications are invited for Schwarzman Scholars programme for students of all nationalities tstudy in China. This is a fully funded scholarship.

Designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders, Schwarzman Scholars is the first scholarship created to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st Century. Whether in politics, business or science, the success of future leaders around the world will depend upon an understanding of China’s role in global trends.

Tsinghua University in Beijing, China One of China’s premier institutions, Tsinghua University is known for its academic excellence and international partnerships.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Application Deadline: Applicants having passports from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macao will be applying between January 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018.
  • Applicants having passports from any other country will be applying from 16th April 2018 27th September 2018 (11:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time).
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue Masters Degree Program.
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Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Graduate Scholarships in USA at Pennsylvania State University for International Students, 2018

Application Deadline: June 18, 2018

The Penn State Erie, The Behrend College is offering two Graduate Scholarships, the Catherine and Mark Loevner Scholarship and the B.J. and Barbara Walker Scholarship. Scholarships are available for students who are enrolled or planning to enrol in the MBA Program or Master of Professional Accounting at Penn State Behrend.

Penn State Behrend is a state-related institution and a Commonwealth campus of Pennsylvania State University located in Erie, Pennsylvania.

If English is not your first language then you will need to show that your English language skills are at a high enough level to succeed in your studies.

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University in China can be divided into general university, technical university, specialized university such as medical, foreign language and teacher-training university. Here we provide the Chinese university ranking for international students who want to learn more about university in China. University in China has accepted and trained international students for years.
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Factory workers for urgent hire @ Midmark Corporation

Midmark Corporation - Versailles, OH

If you are the type of person who always strives to be the best at what you do and welcomes a challenge, Midmark is the perfect fit for you. We are currently seeking individuals with a strong work ethic and desire to grow to join our production team. 

These positions may include assembly, paint, or part delivery. All new hires will be placed in an extensive evaluation and training program. Following the training and evaluation of the team mates skill level, the teammate will be placed in a general labor position.
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Tuesday, 6 March 2018

UK: 100% Fully Funded Scholarships in London at Loughborough University, 2018

Deadline: July 31, 2018.

Inspiring Success Scholarship is now available on offer at Loughborough University at London campus. Scholarship offers 100% off the full cost of tuition
fees for selected unemployed and underemployed graduates, who obtained GCSE or A-level (or equivalent) qualifications from Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Newham or Waltham Forest.

Loughborough University London is located in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park within a new innovation quarter known as Here East.

The standard University IELTS English language requirements are 6.5 overall with 6.0 in each individual element (reading, writing, listening and speaking). Some departments may require higher levels English language.
Course Level: Scholarships are available to study postgraduate programme.

Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to learn any of the courses offered by the university.
Scholarship Award: Inspiring Success Scholarship offers 100% off the full cost of tuition fees for selected unemployed and underemployed graduates.

Number of Scholarships: Not Known

Scholarship can be taken in London, UK

Eligibility: Students must meet the following criteria:
  • Have graduated between 2012 and 2017 with at least a second class honours degree from a UK university, or equivalent overseas qualification recognized by Loughborough University
  • Be currently residing in, and have previously taken GCSE or A-level qualifications whilst residing in Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets or Waltham Forest
  • Be currently unemployed or underemployed, earning below £570.90 per week
  • Attend a two-day Inspiring Success programme and make a positive contribution on both days
  • Agree to become ambassadors of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and actively give back to the local community through Echo
Nationality: UK/EU and International students are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme

College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirements: Students must have graduated between 2012 and 2017 with at least a second class honors degree from a UK university.
English Language Requirements: The standard University IELTS English language requirements is 6.5 overall with 6.0 in each individual element (reading, writing, listening and speaking). Some departments may require higher levels English language.

How to Apply: The selection panel will be looking for the very highest academic achievers and those who are committed to contributing most to their society on completion of their postgraduate studies. To be considered for this scholarship, students must complete the Inspiring Success scholarship application form

Application Deadline: Scholarship application deadline is July 31, 2018.

Visit the Official Scholarship Website for more details.

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Fully Funded Scholarship without TOEFL or IELTS at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology for International Students, 2018

Deadline: Ongoing

Applications are invited for KAUST Fellowship available to students enrolling in MS/Ph.D. and Ph.D. program. These fellowships are available for Saudi Arabian and international students.
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is a graduate research university of science and technology renowned by global benchmarks.

KAUST advances science and technology through distinctive and collaborative research integrated with graduate education. They are a catalyst for innovation, economic development, and social prosperity in Saudi Arabia and the world.

All applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English, the language of instruction at KAUST.

Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing MS/Ph.D. and Ph.D. program.

Study Subject: Fellowships are awarded in all subjects available at KAUST.

Scholarship Award: All admitted students receive the benefits of the KAUST Fellowship which support students for the duration of their graduate studies. The benefits of the KAUST Fellowship include:
  • Full tuition support
  • Monthly living allowance (ranging between $20,000-30,000 annual, depending on qualifications and progression through degree programs)
  • Housing*
  • Medical and dental coverage*
  • Relocation support
  • *Charges may apply to dependent housing and medical and dental coverage.
Scholarship can be taken at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia
Eligibility: Applicants should meet the requirements below:

  • KAUST requires a minimum TOEFL score of 79 on the IBT (Internet Based Test) or 6.0 on the IELTS (International English Language Testing System). The KAUST admissions code is 4107. Only official TOEFL or IELTS scores will be accepted. TOEFL or IELTS scores for tests administered by an educational institution for admission to that particular institution are not acceptable.
  • A TOEFL or IELTS score is not required if the applicant received a degree from an accredited institution in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, or New Zealand.
  • KAUST does not require the GRE exam for admission. However, we strongly encourage students to take the GRE general test. A high quantitative score on the GRE will enhance a student’s application. Official test results should be sent directly from ETS. The KAUST admissions code is 4139. The average GRE quantitative score for admitted students is currently 774 out of 800.
Nationality:  These KAUST fellowships are available for Saudi Arabian and international students.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have their previous degree.

Test Requirements: KAUST requires a minimum TOEFL score of 79 on the IBT (Internet Based Test) or 6.0 on the IELTS (International English Language Testing System). The KAUST admissions code is 4107. Only official TOEFL or IELTS scores will be accepted. TOEFL or IELTS scores for tests administered by an educational institution for admission to that particular institution are not acceptable 

English language Requirements: All applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English, the language of instruction at KAUST.  Those applicants who are unable to produce English language proficiency test score or the optional GRE score by the deadline may still apply. However, applicants must submit their scores or upcoming test date including the confirmation/registration code to complete their application and enable it to move forward to the faculty review committee. (KAUST Admissions ETS TOEFL code 4107). (KAUST Admissions ETS GRE code 4139).

How to Apply: Applications should be submitted online. There are six components to the KAUST Fellowship application, including:
  • Statement of purpose
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • University provided an official copy of Transcripts / Mark sheets/ Graduation Certificate/ Academic Record from every institution previously attended. A scan of the transcript provided by the university in the native language must be uploaded into the online application form along with the certified English translation.
  • The transcript must include the university grading scale for all documents submitted. If offered admission, an official final transcript must be sent to the Office of Admissions prior to arrival (during the on boarding process) in a sealed envelope by post.
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS English language proficiency score (A TOEFL or IELTS score is not required if the applicant received a degree from an accredited institution in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, or New Zealand.)
  • Official GRE scores (GRE submission is strongly encouraged and will enhance their application, but it is not a compulsory requirement for consideration.)

How to Apply
You have to submit all of the requirement documents by hard copy to:

Office of Admissions
Graduate Affairs
Building 9, Suite 4328
4700 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Thuwal, Jeddah 23955-6900
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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Netherlands: Cosmopolis Advanced Scholarship Program for International Students at the Leiden University, 2018

About University: The Leiden University was founded in 1575 and is one of Europe’s leading international research universities. It has seven faculties in the arts, sciences and social sciences spread over locations in Leiden and The Hague. The University has over 6,500 staff members and 26,900 students. The motto of the University is ‘Praesidium Libertatis’ – Bastion of Freedom.

Scholarship Description: The Institute for History is inviting applications for new research program: Cosmopolis Advanced, an initiative of the Institute for History at Leiden University (LU) in partnership with Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) in Yogyakarta.
It offers a unique opening for advanced international students who aim for a Leiden PhD degree in the fields of Colonial & Global History or Archival & Postcolonial Studies.

Degree Level: Scholarships are available to pursue MA/PhD programme.

Country of Study: Netherlands

Available Subject: Cosmopolis Advanced offers scholarships to graduate students from Indonesia and other countries at both the MA (18 months; 90 ecs) and the PhD (42 months; 210 ecs) level.

Scholarship Benefits: Throughout the program, Cosmopolis Advanced will actively recruit at least 10 students for the MA program based on a so-called Van Leur Scholarship (funded by Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science, OC&W). The latter is specifically meant to stimulate research into the still most neglected VOC archives and the centuries’ old shared heritage it represents. After their selection by the scholarship committee, students will receive a scholarship for 18 months. For the Van Leur Scholarship, Leiden University waives the lion share (€ 22.000) of the regular tuition fee of € 25.000 (for 18 months). After the successful completion of the pilot-study, the Indonesian students compete for 5 Ph.D. positions (funded by UGM Indonesia). Students working on the VOC compete for 2 PhD-positions (funded by OC&W). Other students will compete for PhD-positions on the basis of external funding. For PhD-fellows, Leiden University will provide office space and the usual research facilities. In Indonesia, office space and research facilities will be provided by the Indonesian partners. A scholarship committee with representatives from both partners is responsible for the selection process. LU and UGM are responsible for the practical organization of the selection process of the Van Leur and UGM scholarships respectively. The committee will take decisions on the basis of the recommendations of LU (for Van Leur Scholarships) and UGM (for UGM scholarships). After selection, the selected students become regular MA and PhD-students at LU and are subject to the usual regulations regarding the program in which they are enrolled

Number of Scholarships: 5 scholarships are available for the current round (for students starting in the summer of 2018). Another call for 5 scholarships will be issued for starting in 2019.

Eligibility: The program intends to attract the most talented international students at the postmaster level. Eligible candidates should be able to demonstrate:

(a) Excellence in archival/historical research, as evidenced by a master degree in history that includes a substantial research thesis of 30 ECTS or its equivalent. Candidates with an MA-degree in a language other than English must have certified proficiency at a minimal degree of 7.0 IELTS/ 100 TOEFL.
(b) Sufficient financial support for all relevant costs (including for living and accommodation) either through the Cosmopolis scholarship program or private or external funding
Eligible Nationalities: International applicants are eligible to apply for this scholarship program.

Application Procedure: Applications must reach to LU or UGM no later than 1 December 2017, and
must include the following:
·         Letter of Motivation
·         CV (2 pages)
·         Research Proposal (2000 words excluding bibliography)
·         Two recommendation letters
·         Transcripts and certified copies of your BA and MA degrees
·         Certified proof of English language proficiency, minimally 7.0 IELTS/100 TOEFL

Deadline: Scholarship application deadline is December 1, 2017.

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