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Scholarship awarded to students from Myanmar

Newly established Global Minds Scholarship aims to support bright changemakers

News from Sep 23, 2014

Political and social change do not just occur. It requires courageous and committed people. The Center for Global Politics therefore established a Global Minds Scholarship to support young and talented changemakers in various regions of the world. The students will join the innovative M.A. International Relations Online and thereby have the opportunity to obtain a degree from a German university of excellence and to become part of a global network of experts, alumni and students.

Each year, the Center for Global Politics will designate a different target country. The first two scholarships have been awarded to two students from Myanmar. „Myanmar is one of the most interesting cases of significant change happening without external intervention. While still coping with many difficulties and risks, there are signs of an emerging civil society. That is what we want to support by helping young and bright activists”, CGP director Prof. Klaus Segbers says.

May Myat Myo Oo is working as a training coordinator at the Myanmar Institute of Peace and Security Studies and has been engaged in several civic society organizations. Martin Tuang works at the Myanmar Scholarship Alumni Association and has been involved in several parliamentary, peace and human rights movements. 

The blended-learning format of IR Online will allow the scholarship holders to continue their political and social engagement in their home countries. By participating in four week-long in-house classes in Berlin, the students will also be able to establish a valuable network of peers, experts and alumni around the world.

The Global Minds Scholarship includes tuition and travel costs to the in-house classes. Applicants should have a strong record in their professional and social engagement and have proven to be potential changemakers.

Every year, the CGP will select a different target country in orde to support important developments in those countries.

Photo: Paul Arps/Flickr/Creative Commons

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