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INU Student Seminar on Global Citizenship and Peace 2016

The International Network of Universities (INU) has for the past eleven 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 4-12 August 2016 with the theme "Indigenous Rights in the Global Context". The seminar is is an interdisciplinary course, which aims to allow students from INU universities to learn about the concept of global citizenship through discussions, workshops and cultural activities. 

Universitat Rovira i Virgili is announcing places for URV students to participate in the INU Student Seminar 2016, 4-12 August.


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

  • 2016 - Indigenous Rights in the Global Context
  • 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 2016 will feature:

  • An intensive program with lectures and workshops with academic experts and guest speakers from around the world;
  • Interactive workshops that encourage stimulating discussion with students from across the globe;
  • A United Nations 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 admissions 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 10th April at the latest!!

Please scan your complete application and email it as one (1) attachment and write INU Seminar 2016 - Application in the subject line of the email.

Deadline: 10th April 2016


DNI/NIE estudiant Ensenyament Estat Motiu exclusió
48015418-C Law Admès/a provisonal  
39940711-S Grau d'Enginyeria Electrònica Industrial i Automàtica Admès/a provisonal  
39936979-D Degree in Mechanical Engineering Admès/a provisonal  
Y2580243 Social Work Exclòs/a provisional manca presentar carta de motivació certificat de nivell de llengua anglesa
47686539H Architecture Studies Admès/a provisonal  
48006907-L Law Degree Admès/a provisonal  
47476420G Architecture Studies Admès/a provisonal  
46709813X Evolutionary Anthropology (Antropologia i Evolució Humana)  Exclòs/a provisional manca presentar carta de motivació certificat de nivell de llengua anglesa
46494553-F Social Work Admès/a provisonal  
46494553-F Business and Management Administration Admès/a provisonal  
48279675 Law Admès/a provisonal  
48135932Z Human Nutrition and Dietetics Exclòs/a provisional manca presentar certificat de nivell de llengua anglesa
Law Exclòs/a provisional manca presentar carta de motivació certificat de nivell de llengua anglesa
X8174886L Business and management Admès/a provisonal  

Els estudiants exclosos disposen fins el dia 22 d'abril per presentar la documentació completa.

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


Pots consultar el llistat d'estudiants URV seleccionats aquí.


The top candidates can receive a scholarship covering travel costs if they apply to the I-Networks URV scholarship following the instructions of the I-Networks URV.

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