Flying University of Transnational Humanities (FUTH) is an annual one-week summer program dedicated to fostering critical global and transnational minds in the humanities and social sciences. It welcomes graduate students and junior scholars from various disciplines and backgrounds to explore the transnational paradigm of inquiry.
FUTH takes its name from Poland's Flying University, an underground educational movement first started in Warsaw in the late 19th century under Russian rule, and later revived during the Nazi occupation to offer alternative educational opportunities beyond the confines of state control and government censorship. FUTH was founded in 2010 by Jie-Hyun Lim, while he was the director of the Research Institute of Comparative History and Culture (RICH) at Hanyang University. Since 2015, its head office has been relocated to the Critical Global Studies Institute (CGSI) at Sogang University.
Currently, FUTH's partner institutions are University of Leipzig (Germany), University of Pittsburgh (USA), St. Andrews University (UK), University of Tampere (Finland), National Chiao Tung University (Taiwan), Cornell University (USA), and Sogang University (South Korea). The hosting of FUTH is rotated each year among these partner institutions. The seventh FUTH is to be held at National Chiao Tung University, July 9-13, 2018, on the theme of "Toward Decolonizing Cold War Knowledge: Facing Contemporary Border Politics." Please refer to the link below for more: http://iics.nctu.edu.tw/en/intro/News/event/Call-for-Papers-2018-July-IICS-FUTH-Summer-School-Toward-Decolonizing-Cold-War-Knowledge-Facing-Contemporary-Border-Politics-38337255
The FUTH's program may vary slightly depending on the host institution. It usually features keynote lectures, presentations by Ph.D. candidates and junior scholars, and poster sessions of thesis papers written for a master's or bachelor's degree.