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Master of Arts

an academic degree higher than that of Bachelor. The conferring of the degree of Master of Arts, as a title invested with certain specific academic privileges, is closely connected in origin with the early history of the University of Paris, which was the mother-university in arts as Bologna was in law. Originally, the degree meant simply the right to teach, the Licentia docendi, and this right could be granted, in Paris, only by the Chancellor of the Cathedral of Notre Dame, or the Chancellor of St. Geneviève. According to the Third Council of Lateran, held in 1179, this Licentia docendi had to be granted gratuitously, and to all duly qualified applicants.

The excerpt was taken from the "Catholic Encyclopedia (1913)" (, where the full entry can be read.

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1      CIPS - Center for Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Studies - University of Sarajevo
The Center for Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Studies of the University of Sarajevo (CIPS), Bosnia and Herzegovina, became one of the organizational units of the University Chancellor Office in January 2002. The Center has existed under its previous name, the Law Center, since 1995, as a macro-project created within the Open Society Fund BiH.
2      MA MIREES
MIREES is an innovative graduate program, taught entirely in English , unique in Italy and Europe, devoted to students that have a BA background in Economics, Politics, International Relations, History, Agricultural or Cultural studies at large, and would now like to acquire a specialized, in-depth knowledge of the Post-socialist Countries in transition, the new EU member States after the Enlargements of 2004 and 2007, as well as the New East-European Neighbor Countries.


PECOB's call for papers

The Scientific Board of PECOB announces an open call for papers to be published with ISSN 2038-632X

Interested contributors may deal with any topic focusing on the political, economic, historical, social or cultural aspects of a specific country or region covered by PECOB.

Potential contributors must submit a short abstract (200-300 words) and the full text, which can be in English as well as any language from the countries covered by PECOB.

Upcoming deadlines for submitting proposals are:

January 31st, 2012
June 30th, 2012
November 30th, 2012

All texts must comply with PECOB Submission Guidelines (

All proposals, texts and questions should be submitted to Ms Luciana Moretti, PECOB staff, at: