Malmö University offers talented international students a scholarship which covers between 75 and 100 percent of the tuition fee, which also applies to applicants to ComDev.

The Malmö University Master’s Scholarship (MUMS) is for students who are citizens of a country outside the European Economic Area/Switzerland, have applied for an English-taught Master’s programme at Malmö University through universityadmissions.se
(distance learning programmes are not eligible for scholarships)
And, have ranked a programme at Malmö University as first priority in their application for studies.

There are up to 30 scholarships available, each providing a 75 to 100 percent reduction of the programme’s tuition fee. Scholarships will be distributed on a yearly basis and are awarded on academic merit and motivation. Students studying two-year programmes will retain the scholarship if they successfully complete the first year of study and continue to meet the progression criteria.

How are the scholarships funded?
The scholarships are funded by the Swedish Government and are administered locally by Malmö University. All Swedish universities receive scholarship funds from the Government.

Contact and more information
To find out more about Malmö University’s scholarships, you can contact scholarships@mah.se.

comunicambio_150Universitat Jaume I in Castellón, Spain, is organizing an international congress under the name #comunicambio on 20–22 May 2015. The congress targets research in communication for social change, and particularly the communicative trends of social movements that have been springing up in recent years. Ørecomm participant Thomas Tufte is one of the many interesting speakers that already have been confirmed for the event.

Online submission of papers is open, and the organizers encourage contributions that address the following topics:

  • Communication and social change: epistemologies and indicators
  • From victims to indignants: discourses, representations and empowerment
  • Journalism, media and social change
  • Commercial communication, organizations and social change
  • Social mobilization and emotions
  • Cyberactivism, social change and social movements
  • Education, civil society and social change
  • Transmedia narratives, artivism and social change

Papers should be submitted in Spanish or English, no later than 12 October 2014.

For more information, check the conference website.

This post was originally posted on Orecomm.net

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Voice and Matter is the fourth annual Communication for Development conference arranged by Ørecomm – Centre for Communication and Glocal Change, this year merged with Roskilde University’s biannual scientific conference, Sunrise.

The conference aims to explore the dynamic relationship – and possible convergence – between voice and matter in the context of communication for development theory and practice. Read the full Concept Note here.

When? 17-20 September 2014
Where?Roskilde University (Denmark) & Malmö University (Sweden)

We invite researchers, students, practitioners, authors, artists and filmmakers to submit abstracts on the following themes:

  • New Social Actors and ICT for Development. The technocentric concept of ICT4D raises questions on the power over and use of technology. Who are the new social actors and new social movements? How do they pursue their goals using ICTs? This session invites theoretical and empirical reflections, uncovering emerging perspectives on technology, voice and matter.
  • ICT4D Without ICT4G? As photos of all-male ICT4D conference panels and technology fairs dominated by men are circulated on social networks, questions about gender issues in ICT4D research and practice are more pressing than ever. This panel invites theoretical reflections and innovative case studies on gender, power and the future of ICT4D.
  • The Present and Future of Development Journalism International development journalism is exploring new avenues to connect with different audiences and to communicate social change. This panel highlights new innovative approaches as well as discussing the challenges and limitations in an age where ‘everybody is a broadcaster’.
  • Fiction Matters Recent decades have in many parts of the world brought new genres of fiction to critical acclaim. New authors engage with movement, migration and change in ways that are debated globally. This panel will explore fiction, that in new ways engage with the relation between the social and the global, and between voice and matter.
  • Histories of Diaspora Nation-states and national mentalities have shaped societies we live in through reductive classifications. New methods now move beyond this logic, allowing for improved understanding of the changing role of the state over time, and for new transcultural encounters. This panel explores methods in approaching the diaspora context in space and time.


  • Submission of abstracts are accepted until 23 May 2014, oo:oo (CET)
  • Accepted abstracts will be announced individually by 6 June 2014


  • Email your abstract to orecomm@gmail.com with the subject “Voice & Matter Abstract”
  • Number of words for abstracts: 200-300
  • Abstracts must include the presenter’s name, affiliation, email and postal address.
  • Please name your abstract in the following way: name+surname_abstract

Practical information

Registration for the conference will open in the beginning of May. For more information and practical up-dates, please look here.


You are welcome to forward any questions to orecomm@gmail.com.

Please feel free to share this call for abstracts with colleagues, partners and friends.

Ørecomm: Workshop Invitation

by Rebecca Bengtsson April 10, 2014 Comdev News

Ørecomm – Centre for Communication and Glocal Change – invites local start-ups, social enterprises, organisations and decision makers in the Öresund region to discuss their ideas with global communication and development researchers. The goal of the new GoComm project is to create a cross-border space for mutual learning, exchange and advice. GoComm looks beyond traditional development […]

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Apply for the MA in Communication for Development! Application opens on 17 March

by Rebecca Bengtsson March 17, 2014 ComDev

MA in Communication for Development (60 ECTS) Communication for Development is an interdisciplinary field of study and practice, combining studies in culture, communication and development integrated with practical fieldwork. It explores the use of communication – both as a tool and as a way of articulating processes of social change – within the context of […]

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Ørecomm update: GOComm Calls for Collaboration with Social Entrepreneurs

by Rebecca Bengtsson March 14, 2014 Comdev News

A few weeks ago ComDev as part of the Ørecomm collaboration participated in the Social Media Week in Copenhagen. Read the article by Ulrica Kristhammar below. New Project: GOComm Calls for Collaboration with Social Entrepreneurs “The fact that we are standing here today at a Social Media Week is I think indicative of how some […]

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Competition on New Media Activism organised by ComDev students!

by Rebecca Bengtsson March 12, 2014 ComDev

One of the groups on the ComDev New Media, ICT and Development course is organising a competition as part of their group assignment on New Media Activism: “all you need to do is think of the most interesting new media activist idea or why not, the best one gone bad and create a short article […]

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The United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research are accepting PhD Internship applications

by Rebecca Bengtsson March 10, 2014 Internship calls

The United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research, UNU-WIDER, is currently accepting applications for the PhD Internship Programme for entry beginning September 2014. See below for more information: The PhD Internship Programme gives registered doctoral students an opportunity to work with UNU-WIDER researchers in areas of mutual interest, utilising the resources and facilities at […]

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