The fifteen summer schools held so far (1996-2010) hosted 273 courses, received 20,000 applications; close to 7,500 participants attended and more than 2,000 faculties taught the various courses. In any given year, the average number of countries represented in a course is around 16, ensuring the truly and uniquely international nature of the program.

Participant profile

Participants have been accepted into the program so far from 121 different countries ranging from East and Central Europe and the former Soviet Union to countries of Asia, Africa, North America and South America. In recent years, 44% of the participants have come from our region, 23% from non-regional countries of emerging democracies, and 33% from other countries.
The majority of participants are graduate students, junior faculty and researchers; the rest of the participant body is professionals such as government officials, NGO workers, etc. The gender distribution is 57% female and 43% male.

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Faculty profile

Professors have come to teach courses from 68 different countries so far. 41% of the faculty from the region , 56% from Western Europe, America, Canada, Australia, Israel and Japan, and 2% from non-regional emerging democracies. Institutions SUN faculty came from include...
e.g. Columbia University, Cornell, Harvard, Rutgers, Stanford, University of California, University of South Carolina, Yale University, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Charles University Prague, Eotvos Lorand University of Sciences Budapest, Moscow State University, University of Ljubljana, University of Bucharest, Warsaw University, Catholic University of Leuven, London School of Economics, University of London, University of Manchester, University of Oxford, University of Reading, Erasmus University Rotterdam, University of Amsterdam, Sabanci University, University of Toronto, etc.

...research institutes
e.g. Max Planck Institute, various institutes of the Academy of Sciences in the region, Independent Research Institute for Industrial Relations in Europe, Institute for Regional Development and Structural Planning in Germany, Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies in the Netherlands, etc. organizations and NGOs
e.g. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UNICEF, World Food Program, The World Bank Institute, USAID, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, European Union Marie Curie Conferences and Training Courses, Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe, Conflict Management International, Tiri - Making Integrity Work , European Cultural Foundation, Open Society Institute (OSI), etc.
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