TOChina Summer School
TOChina is a uniquely effective educational venue that offers qualified young international scholars and budding professionals access to a world-class faculty of prominent China specialists in an intimate, small-group setting that encourages informal interaction and hands-on learning. I recommend it highly and without reservation.
Distinguished Professor of Political Science, UCLA
The TOChina Summer School, a partnership of the Faculty of Political Science - University of Torino and T.wai - Torino World Affairs Institute, has been running with the support of Fondazione CRT since 2007 to help outstanding students, young scholars, engaged professionals and government officials harness the complexity of China’s development and return to global prominence. In 2012 the School is delighted to count the Australian Centre for China in the World (CIW) at the Australian National University among its partner institutions.
Based in Torino, united Italy’s first capital city in the Alpine region of Piemonte, the Summer School welcomes participants in a uniquely vivacious international environment, where an informal work style allows for free, in-depth discussion and first-rate networking.
Training runs Monday to Friday, from 9.30am to 5pm. It features lectures and extensive Q&A sessions with some of the world’s best academics sharing cutting-edge insights on their specific fields of expertise.
In 2012 the School will welcome the following faculty members: Geremie Barmé (ANU), Kent Deng (LSE), Maurizio Marinelli (UTS), John Ravenhill (ANU), Anja Senz (Universität Duisburg-Essen), David Shambaugh (GWU), Ashley Tellis (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace), Luigi Tomba (ANU), and Yu Yongding (CASS).
Participants to the program are selected through an intensive and highly competitive process, strictly based on academic merit, professional achievements and individual potential. Graduate and PhD students make up the bulk of the class every year. The working language of the School is English. The detailed programme is available online, with info being constantly updated.
Applications are accepted as from March 5th 2012. Students may apply for several ZEROTASSE scholarships, waving tuition costs completely. Those who do not live in the Torino area can alternatively apply for the FREETORINO scholarships, covering tuition, accommodation and, partially, meals for the duration of their stay in Torino.
All information on the School, including the themes being treated in 2012, fees, and application procedures are provided at www.to-asia.it/china, in the Summer School section.