PhD Program in Development Studies (PDED)
Centro de Estudos sobre Africa e do Desenvolvimento (CeSA) The PhD in Development Studies is a 3rd cycle program of studies that aims to provide high quality training and produce original research in the area of Development Studies, a field of interdisciplinary research of the process of economic, social and political changes in modern societies. This PhD program was created in 2009 and accredited by the national agency A3ES in 2015. After 2017/18 this program became a joint PhD of ISEG (School of Economics and Management), ICS (Institute of Social Sciences), IGOT (Institute of Geographic and Spatial Planning) and ISA (School of Agriculture) of Universidade de Lisboa, with some changes in its content, recently approved by the national agency A3ES. This programme is lectured in English, but it will offer tutorials both in English and in Portuguese. The PhD thesis may be written in Portuguese or in English.
What kind of themes can I study in the Program?
Research themes for the doctoral thesis and course units are grounded in a broad range of issues related to the development of contemporary societies and its methodological variables and analytical tools. The emphasis is on agriculture and contemporary agrarian transformation; poverty, inequality and equity issues; development economics and aid finance; development cooperation, policy and political issues; geography and urbanization; migration and gender; security- development nexus; sustainable consumption, food production and ecosystem services; and modernity theoretical challenges to development.
These themes are explored in our PhD programme through course units related to the development of contemporary societies, including: theories of development and modernity, the policy and politics of development, sustainability transitions and a focus on urban development. As a Development Studies programme, interdisciplinary links are established between economics, sociology, geography, social and economic history,
Centro de Estudos sobre Africa e do Desenvolvimento (CeSA), Portugal
Summer Programme on the United Nations and Global Challenges IHEID
Graduate Institute (IHEID) Through academic lectures and direct interaction with negotiators and practitioners from international organisations, participants acquire a clear sense of the core mission of the UN as well as develop critical analysis of future challenges in international relations. The Summer Programme on the United Nations explores the concepts and key issues of peace and security, human rights and humanitarian challenges, international development, North-South relations and the future of global governance.
Understand the UN System, particularly its creation, development and various agencies. Explore the challenges faced by the United Nations and debate the future of international cooperation.
At the end of the 2 weeks, participants will be able to:
- Understand the core mission of the UN and how it deals with key global issues such as human rights and the environment.
- Critically analyse key issues around peace and security, human rights and humanitarian challenges, international development, and North-South relations.
- Appraise the future of multilateral action through conference simulations and role play, as well as visits to key institutions in international Geneva.
- Engage with academics and practitioners on what could be done to reinvent global governance at a time of great international uncertainty
Applications will be open from end of January to 1 May
Graduate Institute (IHEID), Switzerland
Planung und Monitoring von Projekten, 25.02. - 01.03.2019
ETH Zürich, Centre for Development and Cooperation (NADEL) Dieser Kurs bietet eine Einführung in ergebnisorientierte Planung und Monitoring von Projekten der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit (EZA). Die Teilnehmenden durchlaufen während des Kurses die verschiedenen Schritte der Projektplanung basierend auf dem «Logical Framework Approach» und lernen die Konzipierung und Implementierung von Projekt-Monitoring. Praktische Beispiele und Erfahrungen veranschaulichen alle Schritte des Projektmanagement-Zyklus von der Projekt-Identifikation bis zur Projektsteuerung und Berichterstattung. Während der Kurswoche werden Übungen mit Projektbeispielen der Teilnehmenden durchgeführt. Peer Learning ist dabei ein wichtiges Element.
- Grundlagen des ergebnisorientierten Projektzyklusmanagements
- Methoden, Instrumente und Ressourcen, die für die Projektplanung benötigt werden
- Der «Logframe» als Projektplanungs- und Monitoring Instrument
- Methoden, Instrumente und Ressourcen, die für das Projekt-Monitoring und die Entwicklung eines Monitoring-Systems benötigt werden, einschließlich Indikatoren zur Bewertung der Zielerreichung und der Projektsteuerung
- Alternativen zum «Logframe» (Ansatz) im Projektzyklusmanagement
Dies ist ein Pflichtkurs für CAS-Studierende.
Kurskosten: CHF 950.-
ETH Zürich, Centre for Development and Cooperation (NADEL), Switzerland
Masters of Advanced Studies in Development and Cooperation (MAS ETH DC)
ETH Zürich, Centre for Development and Cooperation (NADEL) The Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Development and Cooperation offers students an inspiring environment in which they can acquire an understanding of local and global development challenges as well as the tools and methods to find innovative solutions to address them. The program combines studies at ETH with experiential learning at an organization working in international cooperation, providing students with the theoretical background and practical experience necessary to successfully pursue a career devoted to more inclusive, peaceful, and sustainable societies.
The Master of Advanced Studies in Development and Cooperation welcomes students from all disciplines: from the humanities to natural sciences, from social sciences to engineering.
ETH Zürich, Centre for Development and Cooperation (NADEL), Switzerland
International Relations (MA)
Master of Arts (M.A.); King Sigismund College (ZSKF) The MA program in International Relations aims to train highly qualified professionals with a wide-ranging education in the social sciences, who are capable of analyzing and interpreting Hungary's status and role in the EU and the world, and are aware of the theoretical and practical connections in the field of international relations. Graduates of the program have high-level language and negotiation skills. Their general and professional knowledge in history and the social sciences makes them capable of analytical and synthetic thinking. Their factual knowledge is their tool to understand and forecast economic, legal and political processes on an international level. They are able to identify the prospects of the CEE region within the challenges of international relations. The graduates of the program are informed about and understand the developmental tendencies of regions outside Europe, and have disciplinary education in civilization, world economics, international law, as well as practical skills in diplomacy, protocol and negotiation. Their education and qualification entitles them to proceed to the doctoral level.
King Sigismund College (ZSKF), Hungary
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