Swedish host activities
Uppsala is the newest of Rotary Peace Center for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution. It started in autumn 2012.
Local Rotary clubs and Districts partisipate in the Peace Center Project by being hosts for the fellows Contacts with the Swedish society outside the University. This work is organised by the Host Area Coordinator and the host counselors. To finance cultural and other activities a Foundation was created, Uppsala Foundation for Rotary Peace Fellows Promotion to help with fund-raising Collection for local aktivities.
The Foundation is under supervision of public authorities, Länsstyrelsen, and a professional auditor.
Financial Information and By-laws (in Swedish):
– Årsredovisning 2015/16
– Årsredovisning 2014/15
– Årsredovisning 2013/14
– Förordnande och stadgar
– Beslut av Länsstyrelsen och Bevis från Skatteverket
Peace and Conflict research at Uppsala University
Since 2012 the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University are responsible for one of the six Rotary International Peace Centers. This means that students from all over the world can apply to Rotary scholarships to pursue a master programme in peace and conflict studies at Uppsala University. The Rotary Center for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution at Uppsala University selects and educates Rotary Peace Fellows to have a significant, positive impact on peace and conflict resolution during their future careers.
For more information: Uppsala Rotary Peace Center at Uppsala University.
About the Education in Peace
Rotary Peace Centers offer a master’s degree in international relations, sustainable development, peace studies, and conflict resolution, or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies.
Fellows can earn either a master’s degree in international relations, public administration, sustainable development, peace studies, conflict resolution, or a related field, or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict resolution.
Up to twelve new Fellows are admitted at each center each year. Study timelines differ according to each university’s schedule. Rotary Peace Fellows become leaders promoting national and international cooperation, peace, and the successful resolution of conflict throughout their lives, in their careers, and through service activities.
Rotary Peace Fellows at Uppsala University are enrolled in the Master of Peace and Conflict Studies program offered by the Department of Peace and Conflict Research. This program enables students to critically examine, assess, and analyze the origin, development, and resolution of armed conflicts on a scientific basis. It provides students with a systemic understanding of the basic questions pertaining to the research and study of matters related to war, peace, and conflict resolution at local, national, regional, and global levels, including security, democracy, economic development, human rights, and gender. The program also focuses on the links between theory, policy, and political practice in peacemaking and peace-building.
At the Uppsala Rotary Peace Center, the Fellows are supported by the fellowship for the 2-year duration of the programme. The fellowship includes funding for tuition and other university fees, a monthly stipend for room and board, summer internship support, modest conference and research funding, and round trip transportation between the fellow’s home country and Uppsala.