The Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies

BA, MBA, MA & PhD Programs

Our Campuses

Our Campuses

The academic components of the BA, MBA, MA & PhD Programs will be administered by the Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies (of the ICD Academy for Cultural Diplomacy) and the relevant University Partner below:

Academy for Cultural Diplomacy
The Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies (CCDS)

(www.ccds-berlin.de)

The Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies is the world's leading center for the study of Cultural Diplomacy, offering educational opportunities ranging from Weeklong seminars for students and interested professionals to Master's and PhD programs for graduates pursuing careers in academia, diplomacy, government, and the private sector, dedicated either wholly or in part to the field of Cultural Diplomacy.

The educational programs of the Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies, which are offered in partnership with leading universities and institutions, allow students to analyze, research, and experience Cultural Diplomacy in theory and in practice at the local, state, and international levels. The Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies focuses on, though its capacities are not limited to, the balancing of "hard" and "soft" power, globalization and the interdependence of nation-states, liberal institutionalism, intercultural dialogue & exchange, and the ability of culturally-based initiatives to further mutual understanding and, in turn, conflict resolution.

Furtwangen University (HFU)

(http://en.hs-furtwangen.de)

Furtwangen University (HFU) is one of Germany's leading universities and recognized for its excellence in the following areas:
  • High quality and innovation in teaching
  • Strong practical focus through collaboration with industry
  • International focus
  • Applied research
  • Continuing education and lifelong learning
  • Cooperation and motivation
  • Social responsibility and safeguarding of the future
Furtwangen University (HFU), Germany
Learn More about Furtwangen University (HFU)

Furtwangen University's core focus is on science-based, practical education and training. Traditional boundaries between subject fields are removed in interdisciplinary projects. HFU is a leader in the specialist areas of engineering, computer science, information systems and management, engineering management, media, international business and health. The range of courses and programs is constantly being improved to take account of innovative developments. Our aim is to offer forward-looking degree programs to talented young people, awarding top-quality, accredited degrees which open up exceptional career opportunities. At the same time, we support the journey our students make towards becoming responsible and competent individuals with the ability to identify and solve problems independently. Additionally, through application-oriented research and academic professional development, our university supports the next generation of scientists contributing to innovation and improved skills in business and society.

University of Siena
The Faculty of Philosophy

(http://en.unisi.it/)

The University of Siena, located in Siena, Tuscany, is one of the oldest universities in Italy and, as such, has a rich and intriguing history. Founded in 1240, it is in fact thanks to the university that many of the city's historically important buildings were not lost, as they became used for study spaces and faculty departments. Since its founding, the University of Siena has grown to become home to over 20,000 students and schools dedicated to a variety of fields including Engineering, Economics, Humanities, Philosophy, and Political Science. The mission of the university is to nurture a community of students motivated by a thirst for knowledge and learning, with an attentive and approachable academic staff with many innovative services at their disposal.
University of Siena
Learn More about University of Siena

The University of Siena boasts modern facilities, libraries, and laboratories, and offers all its students an array of services, including a welcoming session, orientation and continuous tutoring activities, support for disabled students, and career services. Another unique aspect of this historic university is its botanical garden, Orto Botanico dell'Università di Siena, a beautiful space cultivated by the university since 1588 when it began to raise medicinal herbs. The University of Siena's campuses are based in the city, and much of the life of the city is centered around the university itself as almost half the population of Siena attend the institution. The former Convent of Santa Chiara has been transformed into the first collegiate residence in Italy, reserved for those working towards a European postgraduate degree.

Multicultural Environment of the University of Siena

The University of Siena is home to an extremely multicultural student base, due in large part to its active academic collaboration with European and international organizations and institutions. The university supports the Erasmus program, with 300 Erasmus foreign study scholarships and approximately 30 Erasmus placement scholarships awarded each year. The university also has agreements with 72 foreign universities for international Doctorate degrees and 20 foreign universities for international Master's degrees. In order to facilitate the academic requirements of as many international students as possible, the university also offers degree programs taught in English, as well as Italian, and has founded the 'International Place,' an office to ensure international students are fully supported and comfortable integrating into university life in a foreign country. All of these factors are in place to provide the foundation for students to experience a culturally diverse academic environment throughout their time at the University of Siena, thus enriching their cultural understanding and better preparing them for working life in the international arena.

Scholars

The University of Siena has produced many notable scholars, including: Antonio de Venafro (1459-1530), Advisor to the Ruler of the Republic of Siena; Francesco Accarigi (c. 1557-1622), Professor of Civil Law; Flavio Delbono (1959-Present), renowned Economist and Politician; and Pietro Ispano (c. 1215-1277), Catholic Pope John XXI.

University of Bucharest
The Faculty of Philosophy

(www.unibuc.ro)

The University of Bucharest, formerly the Saint Sava Academy, was officially founded in 1864 by order of Prince Alexandru Ioan Cuza, and has now become one of the leading higher education institutions in Romania. Over 30,000 students, originating from Romania and a diverse range of countries around the world, attend the University of Bucharest. Since the breakdown of the Soviet model of education in 1989-1990, the University has undergone a complete restructuring and has now expanded considerably. In addition to this extensive variety of academic disciplines, the University has its own independent publishing house as well as over 50 research institutes and groups, including the Institute for Political Research, the Institute for Mathematics and the Centre for Nuclear Research. It also offers numerous summer schools, master's and doctorate programmes in addition to its undergraduate programmes.
The University of Bucharest
Learn more about The University of Bucharest in Romania

The University of Bucharest maintains strong relations with the wider academic community through bi-lateral agreements with over 50 universities in countries including Algeria, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Chile, China, Egypt, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iran, India, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Morocco, the Republic of Moldova, Senegal, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Slovenia, the United Arab Emirates, USA, Sweden, Russia, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine and Uruguay.

The University is also an active participant in European programmes such as Erasmus and Lingua, and has been awarded numerous distinctions such as the 2000 National Academic Excellence Diploma, and the 2004 National Academic Excellence Medal.

Babes-Bolyai University
The Faculty of European Studies

(www.ubbberlin.de)

Babes-Bolyai University (BBU) is a public institution of higher education which is host to 105 specializations, 1,700 Faculty members, and 50,000 students, and currently offers Bachelor's, Master's, and PhD Degrees together with advanced Post-Graduate studies. The BBU's mission is to promote and sustain the development of specific cultural components within the local, regional, national, and international community, with these components being:
  • an action-culture based on systematic and innovative knowledge (culture of scientific and technological competence, organizational competence and civil competence)
Babe?-Bolyai University
Learn More about Babe?-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania

  • a permanent and innovative learning culture
  • multiculturalism, intercultural dialogue, and collaboration between different religions
  • a culture for personal and moral development
  • a culture for an active attitude and participation
  • a culture for personal development
  • a culture of integration and diversity, and for globalization, respecting identity and reciprocity
Babes-Bolyai University, initially conceptualized as a Jesuit College founded by Prince Stephan Bathory in 1581, is the oldest academic institution in Romania which embodies the entire academic tradition of Transylvania. Officially coined Babes-Bolyai University in 1959, but with history dating back to the 16th Century, the Romanian University stems from a long evolution of attempts to establish a site for higher educational studies in Transylvania.

Multicultural Environment of BBU

Babes-Bolyai University is in an ethnically diverse institution, which is well illustrated in its structure. Of the current 21 Faculties belonging to BBU, nineteen provide a Romanian curriculum, seventeen offer a Hungarian curriculum, nine present a German curriculum, and six curriculums are taught in English. Graduate schools also offer the same multilingual structure, and Hungarian and German minorities are proportionately represented in the Professors' Council and University Senate. Babes-Bolyai University draws from the cultural, scientific, and religious traditions of Transylvania, and has further developed a multicultural educational program according to the legislation in force in Romania and according to European values.

The system of multi-cultural organization set up by the Charter of Babes-Bolyai University in 1995 ensures complete education in Romanian, Hungarian, German, and Jewish studies at all levels of academia, including Undergraduate, Graduate, Doctorate, Distance Learning, and Adult Education programs. Through adequate regulations the system assures the autonomy of the Romanian, Hungarian, and German lines of study and the right to draw up and implement decisions regarding Human Resources, International Cooperation, Scientific Research, and the ability to publish in Romanian, Hungarian, or German.

Scholars

University personalities from Transylvania include: Philosopher and Scholar Ioan Henric Alstedt; Physicist Augustin Maior (1882-1964); Mathematician Petre Sergescu (1833-1954); Chemist Raluca Ripan (1894-1975); Mathematician Bolyai Janos (1802-1860)' Scientist Gyula Farkas (1847-1830); Botanist Alexandru Borza (1887-1971); Physicist Herman Oberth (1894-1989); Psychologist Nicolae Maringeanu (1905-1980); Philosopher Eugeniu Sperantia (1888-1971); Botanist Peterfi Istvan (1906-1978); Biologist Emil Racovita (1968-1947); Linguist Sextil Puscariu (1877-1948); and Hungarian Scholar Brassai Samuel (1800-1897).s historically important buildings were not lost, as they became used for study spaces and faculty departments. Since its founding, the University of Siena has grown to become home to over 20,000 students and schools dedicated to a variety of fields including Engineering, Economics, Humanities, Philosophy, and Political Science. The mission of the university is to nurture a community of students motivated by a thirst for knowledge and learning, with an attentive and approachable academic staff with many innovative services at their disposal.

University of the West of Scotland (UWS)

(www.uws.ac.uk)

Paisley Campus is the largest of the four UWS campuses. Located in the centre of Scotland’s largest town – Paisley – a few minutes’ walk from Paisley Gilmour Street train station, with frequent services to nearby Glasgow and Ayrshire, the campus is lively and urban.

The campus occupies over 20 acres and is home to teaching, lecture rooms, workshops and laboratories, as well as a library, Students’ Union and some student accommodation.

It is a dynamic and contemporary environment, with around 10,000 students offering a range of courses and research opportunities in business, computing, social sciences, engineering and science, and health, nursing and midwifery.

Our £13.2 million Paisley Campus student residence opened in September 2012, offering stunning new accommodation on campus. 336 en-suite rooms, including 13 accessible rooms are available.