Winter School 2018


Winter School 2018

International Multiculturalism Winter School – 2018 "Dialogue of civilizations: new challenges"



Deadline: The closing date for applications is December 31st 2017 (23:59, local time)

Working language: English

Date: 12-18 February 2018



Baku International Centre of Multiculturalism launches the next International Multiculturalism Winter School – 2018 for students and researchers who are interested in enhancing and deepening their knowledge on Azerbaijani multiculturalism. The Winter School program provides a great opportunity to explore new topics regarding Azerbaijani multiculturalism and benefit from Azerbaijani experience to make a progress in the study of multiculturalism in general.


What are the goals of the Winter School?

The Winter School aims to bring together students who have passed the course “Azerbaijani Multiculturalism” at their respective universities. Along with the interactive lectures on different aspects of Azerbaijani multiculturalism, the participants will be given an opportunity to experience the realities of Azerbaijan while having chance to travel to regions, where they can explore customs and traditions of different ethnic and religious groups. In general, we can identify the following main goals of the course:

  • providing theoretical and practical knowledge about Azerbaijani multiculturalism;
  • raising awareness about the university course “Azerbaijani Multiculturalism”;
  • bringing together all students and researchers who are scholarly and practically interested in multiculturalism.

The course “Azerbaijani Multiculturalism” has already been delivered at the following universities around the world:

  • Sapienza University in Rome – Italy
  • University of Wroclaw – Poland
  • Charles University in Prague – The Czech Republic
  • University of Educational Sciences – Lithuania
  • Ural Federal University – Russia
  • Sofia University — Bulgaria
  • Tbilisi State University – Georgia
  • Belarus State University – Belarus
  • Fribourg University – Switzerland
  • Poltava University of Economics and Trade – Ukraine
  • Erciyes University – Turkey
  • Lusofona University of Humanities and Technologies – Portugal
  • Augsburg University – Germany
  • Wurzburg University – Germany
  • Gadjah Mada University – İndonesia
  • Malmo University – Sweden
  • Hokkaido University - Japan


How will you benefit from the Winter School?

While getting knowledge about Azerbaijani multiculturalism, students will also obtain practical experience which can help them to understand better some key points in the study of Azerbaijani multiculturalism. Winter school also provides students with the unique opportunity to collect useful materials regarding Azerbaijani history, culture and ethnography. In addition, participants will be offered such activities as sports, sightseeing and leisure.

Students are expected to share their experience gained during the Winter School with the students of their universities and other universities in their countries and abroad.

Participants who will successfully complete the program receive certificates at the end of the Winter School.


Who can apply?

Undergraduate, graduate and PhD students aged 18-35, academically motivated, fluent in English, who are willing to broaden their knowledge and are eager to learn the model of Azerbaijani multiculturalism.

IMPORTANT: All students are eligible to participate in the Winter School but the preference will be given to those who have attended the “Azerbaijani Multiculturalism” course.



The main criterion for selection is the applicant’s success in writing an essay (not less than 400 words)

We offer the following topics for applicants’ own choice:

  • Multiculturalism and “Baku Process”
  • Azerbaijani Model of Multiculturalism in Comparison with Other Models in the world
  • Religious Diversity in Azerbaijan
  • How Azerbaijani Multiculturalism Is Viewed from Your Country
  • Terror against multiculturalism


The deadline for submission is December 31st, 2017.


All expenses (except visa and insurance) — travel, accommodation and meals will be covered by Baku International Centre of Multiculturalism.


Apply now!

If you are ready to explore a new world, click this  link and fill in the application form.

*Filled application forms and essays must be sent to and email subject line must be formatted as follows: WS2018


Kindly note that your application will only be considered if:

Your application documents are in PDF format.

Your passport copy is attached.


Dear Applicant!

Because of the large number of applications we usually receive, we will only contact those candidates who have been selected for the Skype interview. If you do not hear from us on or before 10th of January 2018 you should assume that your application has been rejected.

Запись Winter School 2018 впервые появилась Bakı Beynəlxalq Multikulturalizm Mərkəzi.