University of Alberta

The University of Alberta, home to 18 faculties and more than 39,000 students, is recognized as one of Canada’s leading universities. It is located in Edmonton, the capital of the province of Alberta. The university has six campuses and houses Canada’s second largest research library.

Facts and Figures zur University of Alberta

Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies (University of Alberta) is an important partner of the University of Innsbruck. It started as “Canadian Centre for Austrian and Central European Studies” in 1998 and was established through a joint initiative of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research, the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Austrian Conference of University Presidents. In 2003, it was renamed Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies in recognition of its most generous sponsor. Its general mandate is to provide support – throughout Canada – in questions and research matters related to Austria. The Wirth Institute is currently headed by Dr. Joseph Patrouch.

The first Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Innsbruck and the University of Alberta was signed as early as 1998. The agreement was renewed in 2011, thus ensuring future exchanges of students and researchers between Innsbruck and Edmonton.

Faculty exchange with the University of Alberta

The Faculty Exchange Agreement between the University of Innsbruck and the University of Alberta, established in 2000, offers all faculty members the chance to plan a research and teaching visit in Edmonton. Currently, the agreement is open to members of the faculties of humanities and social sciences.

List of past participants of the faculty exchange program

Exchange period:


The Agreement allows faculty members to undertake a 4-week visit of the partner university. Faculty members from Innsbruck usually go to Alberta in September, faculty members of the University of Alberta usually come to Innsbruck in May.

 Teaching or lecturing:


Courses and/or lectures are arranged on an individual basis in consultation with colleagues who serve as counterparts at the host university.

Funding:


Travel expenses are paid by the sending university, accommodation is paid by the host university.

Support: 

Both universities provide the visiting scientist with administrative support for his/her research activities and with the opportunity to participate in the academic activities of the host institution. In Innsbruck, this responsibility lies with the Canadian Studies Centre, in Edmonton with the Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies.

Contact:


HR Dr. Mathias Schennach

Head of the International Relations Office

University of Innsbruck

Herzog-Friedrich-Str. 3

6020 Innsbruck

phone: +43 512 507-32400

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ursula Moser

Director of the Canadian Studies Centre

University of Innsbruck

Herzog-Friedrich-Straße 3

6020 Innsbruck

phone: +43 512 507-4208

Application deadline:


Applications for the following year must be submitted to Dr. Mathias Schennach by December 15 of the current year.

 

 


 

Teaching Fellowship at the University of Alberta (Federal Ministry of Science, Research, and Economy)

 

Duration:


1-3 academic years

Applications for longer stays are welcome.

 Call for application:


Current Call for Application

Application deadline:


July 15, 2017

 Description:


The fellowship holder is expected to:

teach 6-9 hours a week in his/her field of study; initiate and co-design research projects; work at the Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies and participate in the coordination of partnerships and cooperations with Austrian universities and scientific institutions (including Universities Austria, the Canadian Studies Centre at the University of Innsbruck, and other Austrian universities and institutions of higher education.

Further information:


Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies http://www.wirth.ualberta.ca/

University of Alberta  http://www.ualberta.ca/

Canadian Studies Centre at the University of Innsbruck http://www.uibk.ac.at/canada/

 

 


 

Postgraduate Fellowship at the University of Alberta (Federal Ministry of Science, Research, and Economy: Doctoral Research Fellowship)

 

Duration:


12 months

 Call for application:


Current call for application

Application deadline:


-
Only online applications are accepted: www.scholarhips.at

 Description:


Research grant at the Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies of the University of Alberta/Edmonton. Eligible: postgraduate students in social sciences and humanities, in musicology and theater studies

The fellowship holder is expected to participate in administrative and organizational work at the Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies, especially in the organization of events etc.

Courses can be attended as a guest student if required.
The fellowship holder is not registered as a regular student

Further information:


http://www.wirth.ualberta.ca/Awards.aspx

http://grants.at/ (search by name: “Alberta/Edmonton“)