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The summer school courses provide an introduction into European Cultural Studies. The view of Europe from the outside is mostly dominated by economic issues. But Europe is very much defined by its history and culture. Two key aspects of this preoccupation with the European area will be offered in the summer courses. The two-week program offers two academic courses taught online. One course deals with history, politics, and everyday life in this area and the second course approaches Europe from the artistic side and examines and analyzes the visual culture in Europe. The courses are held by distinguished scholars with international teaching experience. The interdisciplinary lectures will lead to an understanding of European art and history. The online courses encourage interactive participation. These courses with international participants offer the possibility to discuss European art and history with students from all over the world.
Which companies are committing fraud? Which scientific hypothesis is correct? Do movie critics differ from regular consumers in their ratings? Whether it’s a fun or serious question, each of these questions require data to answer them. In this course, you will learn the two vital skills for using data to answer questions of interest: 1) data manipulation; 2) data analysis. In this interactive two-week course, you will learn through interactive workshop-sessions how to manipulate datasets so that you can produce informative analyses and insightful data visualizations. Importantly, you will not only learn data analysis techniques, but also how to use these techniques to answer questions. We will use the popular programming language called R to manipulate data, run statistical tests, and produce data visualizations. No prior programming knowledge is required, although some knowledge of statistics is preferred. By completing this course, you will: Acquire an understanding of the role of data in answering research questions, both in academics and in industry; Gain a basic understanding of the statistical programming language R, using RStudio; Learn how to manipulate data (e.g., renaming variables, removing cases, combining datasets); Learn how to create beautiful and insightful data visualizations that are relevant for answering the research question; Learn how to conduct statistical analyses (e.g., descriptives, correlations, regression); Learn how to write a report that answers a research question using the data.
The 6th edition of this summer school is open to graduate and doctoral students specializing in neuroepidemiology, as well as post-doctoral fellows and senior researchers who wish to further their knowledge in this domain. Course content provides extensive training in cutting-edge research methods with a specific focus on advanced brain imaging and novel “omics” tools, and their application in epidemiology of vascular and brain aging. The program consists of 4 half-day sessions of distance training, and will propose interactive content. Alternating thematic and methodological interventions from internationally recognized speakers, learning outcomes of this summer school include: The latest in modern epidemiology of the most common neurological diseases In-depth description of innovative, high-dimensional MRI markers of brain aging in large population-based cohort studies Advanced brain imaging and novel “omics” tools, and their application in epidemiology of vascular and brain aging Large-scale genomic approaches (GWAS, Exome and Whole genome sequencing approaches), as well as epigenomics, proteomics, transcriptomics, and metabolomics approaches for neurological diseases Systems biology and translational approaches Single cell RNA sequencing Challenges and opportunities of planning new cohort studies and biobanks in the “omics” era Hands-on analysis and visualization of omics data and advanced brain imaging One-on-one collaboration with experts from around the world An editor’s guide for submitting papers on neuroepidemiology with large-scale imaging and omics data for peer reviewed journals Ethical considerations
In this unique 2-week program you and a group of internationally-oriented students will examine cultural diversity from a psychological perspective, which includes theoretical insights as well as hands-on experiences (practice sessions and presentations). The course concluded with you conducting an interview with someone of another culture, and writing a report on your findings to show that you can effectively communicate about diversity-related topics. During this interactive two-week course you will: Acquire an overview of the current leading perspectives on cross-cultural similarities and differences, acculturation, and intercultural communication; Assess and apply strategies useful for intercultural interaction in business and negotiations, and for effective intercultural communication; Conduct a small-scale qualitative, culturally informed, psychological study on a topic of your choice; Understand how methodological pitfalls and cognitive biases are relevant for cross-cultural interactions and intercultural communication in the multicultural workplace and other settings.