Three Belarusian students were named winners of an academic competition organized by EHU’s Graduate School to identify and support young researchers in the humanities and social sciences from Central and Eastern Europe. They will each be offered preferential admission to EHU's graduate program and additional prizes.
The three winners will receive scientific, methodological, and informational support to implement their projects. An additional 0.5-1.0 ratings points will be added to their applications to EHU's Graduate School and they will each receive a sponsored (visa and accommodations) invitation to EHU's annual International Student Scientific Conference "Europe 2013".
Students from EHU as well as universities in Belarus, Ukraine, and the Netherlands submitted research projects for consideration.
The following three projects were selected as winners:
1. Alina Novik (EHU): "Literature as a luxury item: small prose in a glossy magazine"
2. Yuliya Boika (Belarus State Economic University): "The international legal mechanism to protect the rights of refugees"
3. Antanina Ivanova (Belarusian State University): "The specifics of the use of narrative structures in the construction of narrative brand advertising"
The European Humanities University is a private, non-profit liberal arts university founded in Minsk in 1992. Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the university has been headquartered in Vilnius, Lithuania since authorities expelled it from Belarus in 2004. It serves nearly 2,000 mostly Belarusian students, offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs and promoting research in the humanities and social sciences.