Welcome to the virtual site of the international academic program Teaching Anthropology: Means and Meanings. This is a three-year project which started in September 2003 and aims to facilitate the development of social and cultural anthropology as academic disciplines in the post-socialist region.
     Throughout the year, young scholars of anthropology and related disciplines collaborate with more experienced academics from both Western and East-European universities in order to improve their teaching and research. Program participants meet at annual summer sessions and organize teaching workshops, visiting lectures, and research-exercises with their students during the academic year.
     The expected outcomes of the project consist of the renewal of syllabi for anthropology courses, a more effective involvement of students in research activities, a better monitoring of currently published studies in the region, and laying the basis for programs of visiting-lecture and student exchange among the participating faculties.
     The program is organized by the Research Centre on Interethnic Relations and the Sociology Department of the "Babes-Bolyai" University Cluj-Napoca within the framework of the Regional seminars for Excellence in Teaching initiated and financed by the Open Society Institute Budapest.