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1 Welcome to the Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations Orientation session for PhD students 2013/2014

2 Administration  Director: Achim Kemmerling  School coordinator: Kriszta Zsukotynszky  IRES coordinator: Eszter Fugedi  Public Policy coordinator: Zoltan Wagner  Political Science coordinator: Robert Sata

3 Track Representatives  Comparative Politics: Carsten Schneider  International Relations: Xymena Kurowska  Political Economy: Thomas Fetzer  Political Theory: Zoltan Miklosi  Public Policy: Martin Kahanec

4 Heads of Departments  IRES: Matteo Fumagalli  Political Science: Gabor Toka  Public Policy: Thilo Bodenstein

5 5 tracks, 3 departments, but 1 school  50+ Faculty  90+ Students  PhD in Political Science  Joint core methods and prospectus course  Common rules  Uniform examination

6 Who to turn to  Administrative queries: school coordinator and the director  Academic queries: track representative and the director  Website:  Further info:  Office: Nádor 15. room 506

7 you  20 students  from 15 countries  selected out of 235 applicants  from 66 countries

8 Curriculum (at least 18 credits in the first year) TracksPolitical Theory CreditsComparative Politics CreditsPolitical Economy CreditsInternational Relations CreditsPublic PolicyCredits Track specific courses (generic titles) Political Institutions 4 4Political Sociology and Political Economy 4A Critical Survey of Theories of World Politics 4Public Policy4 Democratic Theory 4Political Sociology and Political Economy 4International Political Economy 4International Security 4Research in EU Integration and Governance 4 Theory of Justice 4Political Dynamics 4The New Political Economy and Development 4 4Public Administration 4 Advanced Topics Track specific credits 14 Common courses General Methods Prospectus Seminar Courses outside of the major track (at least 2 from one of the other tracks) Departmental/ Research Seminar 0 0Departmental/ Research Seminar 0Departmental/ Research Seminar 0Departmental/ Research Seminar 0 Mandatory credits 24 Optional Minor Course from the ‘minor’ track

9 complicating the curriculum  you may ask the permission of your track representative to replace the track- specific ‘advanced topic’ course with an optional methods course  you may ask the permission of the doctoral committee to take 4 credits of MA courses instead of the non-track courses  you may go for a minor in Social Science Methodology in which case you may replace the ‘other track’ credits with optional methods courses

10 2 credits optional methods courses TermProfessorTitle of course FallRudas, TamasSurvey Methodology FallRudas, TamasMathematical Statistics WinterSgier, LeaAdvanced Methods: Discourse Analysis Winter Schneider, Carsten Set-Theoretic Methods for the Social Sciences WinterLittvay, Levente Advanced Methods: Missing Data Problems in Statistical Inference: Item and Unit Nonresponse, Ecological and Causal Inferences WinterKurowska, XymenaPolitical Ethnography

11 Progress and upgrade  GPA: 3.33  Comprehensive Examination Week of April 2014 B+  Prospectus Defense 6 June, 2014 (submission) and June, 2014 (defense) B+

12 Supervision  Temporary Supervisor, Supervisor, Supervisory Panel  For advice on course-choices you can rely on your temporary supervisor and on the track representative  In designing your prospectus you will be helped by your supervisor and the instructor of the Prospectus seminar (Gabor Toka)

13  Political Economy Research Group (PERG)  Political Behaviour Research Group (POLBERG)  Higher Education Research Group  Global South Research Group (GSRG)  Equality and Social Justice Research Group (GSRG)  Social Movement and Conflict Processes Research Group (SMCP RG)  International Relations Research Group (IRRG)  Energy Policy Research Group  Reading Group in Legal, Moral and Political Theory  Center for the Study of Imperfections in Democracies (DISC)  Asia Research Initiative (ARI)  Center for Policy Studies (CPS)  Center for Media and Communication Studies (CMCS)  Center for EU Enlargement Studies (CENS)  Center for European Union Research (CEUR)  CEU Political Science Journal Research Groups and Centers

14 External links  Departmental and Research Groups links  Graduate Network with the European University Institute, Instituto Italiano di Scienze Umane, London School of Economics and Political Science, Pompeu Fabra, Sciences Po and Humboldt University: joint conference  Corvinus University: Annual Doctoral Conference, teaching opportunities  University of Siena: free exchange

15 Academic Calendar  September 9-13: zero week, introductory classes  September 13, 3 pm: Opening Ceremony  September 16: Fall semester starts  September 27: study plan submission  December 6: Fall semester ends  January 13: Winter semester begins  February 21: choice of supervisor, submission of the title of research  April 4: Winter semester ends  April 14-18: comprehensive exams  April 24-25: Annual Doctoral Conference  June 6: prospectus submission  June 23-26: prospectus defense

16 Grant applications Orientation on funding opportunities for PhD students (PhD Research and Travel Grants by Sara Tarcsi 11 Sept, 2 pm Nador 13, room 001

17 Psychological Counseling  Manage time well  Socialize  Come to us  Seek help: CEU psychological service, Berne Weiss

18 Practical information  PhD labs N13 room places N13 room places N11 room places (this one is only for POLS PhD use)  Readers No hard copies. Either e-learning site, or scanned copy shared on O: drive  Pigeon holes in Nador 15 building, 5 th floor

19 What next? Introductory classes: 10 Sept, Tuesday 9:30 Faculty Tower 908 Survey Methodology by Tamas Rudas (advanced topics (methods) course) 10:00 Faculty Tower 908 Mathematical Statistics by Tamas Rudas (advanced topics (methods) course) 11:00 Faculty Tower 908 Advanced Methods: Missing Data Problems in Statistical Inference: Item and Unit Nonresponse, Ecological and Causal Inferences by Levente Littvay (advanced topics (methods) course - will be offered in Winter) 14:00 Faculty Tower 908 Political Dynamics by Carsten Schneider (Comparative Politics core course - will be offered in Winter) Set-Theoretic Methods for the Social Sciences by Carsten Schneider (advanced topics (methods) course - will be offered in Winter)

20 11 Sept, Wednesday 10:00 Faculty Tower 908 States, Classes and Industries in International Political Economy by Kristin Makszin (Political Economy core course - will be offered in Winter) 11:00 Faculty Tower 908 The New Political Economy of Development by Laszlo Csaba (International Relations and Political Economy core course - will be offered in Winter) 14:00 Nador 13, room 001 Orientation on Grants by Sara Tarcsi 12 Sept, Thursday 10:00 Faculty Tower 908 Meeting with the Center for Teaching and Learning Get together party: 18 September, Wednesday – Doblo winebar What next?


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