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INU Student Seminar on Global Citizenship and Peace 2015

The International Network of Universities (INU) has for the past ten years invited students from member universities to participate in the INU Student Seminar hosted by Hiroshima University. This year's Student Seminar will be held in Hiroshima, Japan 5-11 August 2015 with the theme Gender, Peace, and Security. The seminar is an interdisciplinary course which will bring together academics and students from around the world to explore the role of gender in addressing peace and security. 

Universitat Rovira i Virgili is announcing 2 places for URV students to participate in the INU Student Seminar 2015, 5-11 August.

The top 2 candidates will receive a scholarship covering travel costs BCN- Hiroshima - BCN by Hiroshima University. (Tickets will be booked by Hiroshima University)


The INU Student Seminar on Global Citizenship and Peace has a different theme within the field of Global Citizenship and Peace each year.

  • 2015 Gender, Peace, and Security.
  • 2014 - Refugees in Global Society
  • 2013 - The End of Poverty? -The future of the Millennium Development Goals
  • 2012 - Our (non) Nuclear Future?
  • 2011 - Responsibility to Protect
  • 2010 - Humanitarian Intervention
  • 2009 - Migration, Refugees and Peace
  • 2008 - Can nuclear weapons be declared illegal by international law?
  • 2007 - Climate Change: a Global Issue
  • 2006 - Global Citizenship


The Student Seminar is designed for highly motivated students from INU universities. It targets students who are willing to be challenged by an intensive academic and cultural program. The ideal INU student will want to:

  • increase his or her understanding of the political, economic, social, and cultural challenges emerging in an increasingly globalized world;
  • understand the notion of global citizenship and consider his or her potential as a global citizen;
  • deepen his or her appreciation of the challenges and payoffs of cross-cultural and international engagement;
  • share reflections with students, academics, and other seminar participants, and learn from other seminar participants.

Participants will explore and contribute to the academic debates surrounding the theme of the Seminar. The Student Seminar will promote reflection on the nature of globalization, the possibilities and limitations of the United Nations and other organizations, and the relationship between globalization and global citizenship.
The programme is scheduled to coincide with the 2015 Peace Memorial Ceremony in Hiroshima on August 6th and students are given the opportunity to attend this ceremony as part of an intensive cultural program.


The INU Student Seminar in 2015 will feature:

  • An intensive program with lectures and workshops with academic experts and guest speakers from around the world relating to the 2015 theme;
  • Interactive workshops that encourage stimulating discussion with students from across the globe;
  • UN General Assembly Role Play
  • An integrated cultural program that introduces a unique side of Hiroshima, which includes a visit to the Peace Memorial Museum and special entry to attend the annual Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony on 6 August.


Application should be made on the application form below with the attached documents:

  1. Letter of Motivation (including an explanation how the applicant intends to use the experience to support a study and career plan, and how the applicants intend to share the learning outcomes with fellow students)
  2. English proof

The application must be completed in English.

The application should be emailed to mobility.out(ELIMINAR) on the 6 May at the latest!!

Please scan your complete application and email it as one (1) attachment and write INU Seminar 2015 - Application in the subject line of the email.

Deadline: 6 May 2015

Criteria for the selection of candidates are the following:

  • Demonstrated high academic standards
  • Letter of Motivation (including an explanation how the applicant intends to use the experience to support a study and career plan)
  • Good knowledge in English
  • Engagement in global issues
  • Students who have done an academic exchange will be given priority

Please visit the INU website for more information about the INU Student Seminar.
For questions, please contact mobility.out(ELIMINAR) at the International Center

  • Tel: 977 55 9754