BRICS Schools

BRICS Winter School Brazil 2024

The São Paulo Advanced School on Technology & Innovation Strategies and Policies for Economic Development will take place at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil, from June 24th to July 5th 2024. The School provides an opportunity to learn about and debate recent developments in the economics of technological change and in science, technology and innovation policy studies. It also purports to network participants with leading university faculty and fellow post-doctoral researchers and postgraduate degree candidates from around the world.

The School comprises numerous seminars, intensive courses, roundtable discussions, and technical visits. These sessions will be led by prominent academics from leading academic institutions and policy practitioners. The São Paulo Advanced School on Technology & Innovation Strategies and Policies for Economic Development will be held back-to-back with the international conference organized by the São Paulo Excellence Chair on Strategy, Research and Innovation Governance on June 20-21, 2024 (https://www.ige.unicamp.b /insyspo/). The School is co-organized by the Institute of Economics (https://www.eco.unicamp.br)*

*As part of the São Paulo Advanced School on Technology & Innovation Strategies and Policies for Economic Development, the Institute of Economics will also host the 5th Unicamp International School on Development Challenges, the IV BRICS Network University International School and the 3rd BRICS Postgraduate Forum

We welcome applications from post-graduate students (doctoral and advanced masters degree candidates) as well as early career researchers, including post-doctoral researchers. Successful applicants will satisfy the following criteria:

A strong research background in the economics of technological change, in technology & innovation policy, and/or in development studies; A good working knowledge (speaking and writing) of English; The availability to attend the entire length (all activities) of the programme.

BRICS Summer School Sout Africa 2023

Theme: BRICS and African Youth: Partnership for Mutually Accelerated Growth, Sustainable Development and Inclusive Multilateralism.

The BRICS Summer School is a program that brings together students and scholars BRICS and Global South. Its purpose is to provide participants with an intensive and multidimensional knowledge of BRICS, encompassing its historical context, foundational principles, current initiatives, and future aspirations. The summer school seek to enhance participants’ understanding of the history, principles, and significance of BRICS cooperation, emphasizing its economic, political, and cultural dimensions.

Furthermore, the summer school seeks to promote academic and cultural exchange among the BRICS countries. The key objectives include fostering cooperation, mutual understanding, and collaboration in various fields, addressing global challenges, promoting cultural awareness, building networks, and nurturing leadership skills. The program aims to strengthen ties between the member nations and enhance their collaboration in education, research, business, and technology, ultimately contributing to the development of a shared BRICS identity on the global stage.

Target audience: Youth aged between 18-35 years old. Young inspirational leaders from BRICS and Global South Countries. Students, researchers, academics, unemployed youth, young professional interested in international relations. Young community leaders, youth activists, entrepreneurs etc.

Financial conditions for participation: SABYA will provide shared accommodation and meals during the period of the school for all participants. Participants or sending organizations are responsible for their travel costs to Johannesburg, South Africa and back. SABYA will provide visa application support and assistance with issuing a permission to enter South Africa for international participants who are required to acquire a visa.

Benefits for participants: • Networking: • Knowledge sharing: • Enhanced skills • Cultural exchange: • Personal growth: • Certificate of participation.

BRICS Summer School China 2023

Greetings from Shanghai, China! This year, 2023, the BRICS Summer School will have it's 10th anniversary!  

Shanghai Summer School (BRICS Program) is a short-term educational program that provides an opportunity for undergraduates, postgraduates and junior researchers from BRICS countries to live and study in Shanghai. Participants will have chance to take classes in China from July 10 to August 4, 2023. The program provides the participants with around a one-month lectures, consisting of three modules: "Global Governance and Cooperation among BRICS", "China’s Politics and Diplomacy" and "Happy in Shanghai".

BRICS Program has been held since 2014, and has attracted many excellent students and junior researchers from BRICS countries. To further and enlarge our cooperation with universities and research institutes in BRICS countries, we would like to invite you to help us popularize BRICS Program in your university.

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BRICS Summer School South Africa 2022

A long-term vision for BRICS youth has the potential to become the cornerstone of fostering a successful and sustainable and long-term people-to-people diplomacy. More so as diplomacy in the 21st century has seen the growing prominence of non-state actors in International affairs. States are no longer the sole actors in international cooperation and development.

The participation of non-state actors such as the private sector, civil society, and other societal sectors in global affairs, while important, has been met with both. Non-state actors have been instrumental in the improvement of global economic activity and cultural exchange by promoting more people-driven transnational linkages. These activities, on the other hand, are difficult to govern and sometimes only  serve the interests of individuals or small groups rather than the societies in which they operate.

Within BRICS, there has been an increasing recognition that people-to-people ties are critical to the bloc’s long-term health and destiny. The importance of people-to-people exchanges in advancing development and strengthening mutual understanding, friendship, and collaboration among BRICS peoples is highlighted in Point 60 of the Xiamen Declaration, which was adopted after the 2017 BRICS Summit.

There is an urgent need to encourage not only greater cultural understanding, but also grassroots cross-regional cooperation among BRICS citizens. Due to the Eurocentric paradigm through which the BRICS nations have been analyzed in the field of international relations, Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa each face specific stigmas and biases in the international community.

It is against this backdrop that SABYA supports the establishment of platforms and institutions that seek to build the capacity of youth on BRICS affairs.

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BRICS International School.

The VI BRICS International School will be held by the Russian National Committee on BRICS Research on November 20-25, 2022 in Moscow, Russian Federation.

The BRICS International School is a unique scientific and educational program aimed at training young experts specializing in BRICS studies in political, economic, humanitarian fields and other relevant areas of interaction within the five countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.

Participants of the BRICS International School are young diplomats, scientists and researchers, journalists, entrepreneurs, students as well as post-graduates from Russia, Brazil, India, China, South Africa, aged from 18 to 35, are invited to join this program.

Participants are offered a specially developed comprehensive course. The course is divided into thematic modules, organized together with partner organizations – leading think-tanks in Russia, whose headquarters are located in Moscow.

Mentors of the BRICS International School are top Russian and international experts and practitioners, representatives of governmental and non-governmental organizations, ministries and agencies, think tanks with considerable experience in BRICS research. The BRICS International School allows participants to broaden their professional horizons, develop communication skills, and study specifics of cooperation among the BRICS countries – their positions on the global arena, prospects of institutionalization of the BRICS format, goals, and priorities of the grouping for the future.

The program is held on an annual basis with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

In 2022 the program is held with the grant support of the Presidential Grant Foundation and the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund.

The purpose of the BRICS International School is to expand a pool of young experts-BRICSologists for further development of a youth cooperation within BRICS as well as to support future-oriented projects and ideas of young leaders from BRICS countries. 

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