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Summer with Social Media at Radboud

Summer with Social Media at Radboud

This July our research intern Sergei Pashakhin attended a summer school at Radboud University to study social media.

Located in beautiful Nijmegen--the oldest city in the Netherlands--Radboud University has a wide variety of great classes for the summer. Excellent facilities, coupled with leading scholars and hospitable staff, make it a perfect place to spend your summer.

The Social Media Theory and Research class is designed by Maurice Vergeer, a prominent communication scholar. The course has three main parts: theorizing social media in general, theorizing online journalism and theorizing online political communication. The subjects are introduced from the computational perspective but friendly enough to welcome people from different backgrounds.

It was hard to leave. The subject and people gathered to learn are too interesting to leave after just one week. Maurice is a great teacher and a human being; I still have too many questions I wish to discuss with him. Maybe I will return the next summer for his methods class.

Sergey Pashakhin
Research intern