ETH Zürich, Centre for Development and Cooperation (NADEL) Turbulence, uncertainty, novelty and ambiguity (TUNA) have become key features in many countries where international cooperation is engaged, often alongside of actors from humanitarian aid, mediation and security. To cope with permanent change, successful strategies and programs need to enhance agility and collaboration in planning, management and steering. Combining theoretical input with case studies, this course explores the characteristics of fragility, how they can be assessed and monitored and how development programming has to be adapted. It also discusses cooperation between actors seeking to engage in these contexts.
Duration: 25.11. – 29.11.2019 Registration for courses in the fall semester 2019 start on the 27th of May 2019. The course can either be taken individually, or as a part of the CAS in Development Cooperation.
Development Studies Association Ireland (DSAI) The third DSAI Summer School focuses on innovative ways of doing development research which places participation and "citizen-driven" research at the centre of its practice. It explores the relationship between research and action, and the role of researcher activist. This summer school examines methodologies of citizen empowerment and ‘doing participation’ in the context of urban and rural poverty, displacement, and globalisation. It problematizes the ‘expert stance’ and asks how the activist practitioner researcher can promote both equity and efficiency in development and humanitarian contexts through lay methodologies. It asks how we can scale this learning beyond micro settings to being embedded within the global development and humanitarian community.
National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (DRIIE-SNSPA) The programme assigns a particular importance to a better understanding of certain problems in the development field: cooperation, poverty, environment, economic development, social and human development. The programme entails a close link between theories and practices required to explore and understand the complexity of the development area. The available curriculum is built on a theoretical background that is combined with training courses conducted in a manner that allows students to acquire the right competences and proficiency, as well as special skills in policy and project evaluation, management and planning methods.
The programme is generally addressed to B.A. graduates, particularly to those interested in a career in public institutions in Romania and the European Union or international organizations active in developing countries. Qualified students from developing and emerging countries are particularly welcome. At the same time, the MA Programme is addressed to officials of the Central Government as well as local, and mid-career professionals in any development-related field, due to the fact that the European Union allocates funds for both governmental and local cooperation mechanisms.
This programme is held in English and is addressed to university graduates under Bologna system (3 years) or to those who graduated from long term university study programmes (4 years). Form of study: full time, 2 years, 120 ECTS.
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,
Centre for Development Studies, University of Bath (CDS) Develop an in-depth understanding of contemporary development issues, and gain the specialist skills to work in peacebuilding, conflict analysis and humanitarian response. Whether you are a graduate aiming to pursue a development or humanitarian career in conflict-affected regions, or a professional wishing to deepen your knowledge and critical thinking, this course is for you.
The course addresses the core global challenges of conflict and humanitarian crisis and explores a variety of tools and approaches for responding in these contexts. Rooted in real-world practical and policy challenges, the course is founded on Bath’s outstanding international expertise in international development. It uses innovative learning approaches to promote in-depth investigation of cases and issues, while drawing links across global, regional, national and local scales. The course offers you the opportunity of a placement-based research project, providing hands-on experience to complement classroom-based learning.
You will leave the course with: - in-depth and interdisciplinary understanding of the theories and concepts that underpin contemporary humanitarian action and conflict response - a critical understanding of humanitarian, peacebuilding and development policy and practice - practical skills in research, analysis and communication and an understanding of how these can be applied to the fields of humanitarianism, conflict and development - rich experience of working with people from a wide range of disciplinary, professional and national backgrounds
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
Advanced Master (MSc) One-year Advanced Master programmes in various programmes of Development Studies: -Advanced Master of Globalisation and Development -Advanced Master of Development Evaluation and Management -Advanced Master of Governance and Development Deadline: 1 September 2018: For applicants applying for academic admission only who are exempted from applying for a visa for Belgium. Type of recognition:Dutch-Flemish accredication organisation NVAO3
Please contact us for further information; School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV) The MA Globalisation and International Development degree will analyse the key debates and perspectives on the economic, political, social and environmental dimensions of globalisation. Postgraduate Students with an interest in global issues will be provided with the tools to critically analyse the process of globalisation and its impact on international development. Study will be informed by case studies, theory, workshops, seminars, debates and forms of media.
The process of globalisation is central to an understanding of the contemporary world. The nature of the process and its implications for international development are hotly debated:
Is globalisation leading to increasing international inequality and global poverty or does it provide new opportunities for developing countries? What is the role of local and international politics? Has globalisation led to an erosion of national sovereignty or is it contributing to the spread of democracy internationally? Does globalisation require a radical overhaul of the existing international political and institutional system? How can global environmental challenges best be met?
This Masters will consider not only the process of globalisation but also the counter-tendencies and resistance to globalisation and how these are played out in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Centre for Development Studies, University of Bath (CDS) Develop the skills and understanding to tackle the global challenges of poverty, inequality, conflict, sustainability and social justice. Whether you are a graduate aiming to make a difference in the world, or a professional wishing to deepen your knowledge and critical thinking, our suite of International Development MSc courses is for you. Engaged with current debates in policy and practice and grounded in interdisciplinary social sciences, you will develop the tools and confidence to work towards creative solutions that address practical problems in strategic ways.
Four distinct pathways provide a choice of flexibility and breadth, or the chance to pursue a particular interest in greater depth. Innovative learning approaches promote in-depth investigation of particular cases and issues. These will draw out connections and contradictions between different actors and analytical perspectives, across global, regional, national and local scales. The opportunity of a placement, leading to a work-based project, will provide hands-on experience to complement classroom-based learning.
You have the choice of taking the interdisciplinary MSc or one of three specialist pathways: - MSc International Development with Conflict and Humanitarian Action - MSc International Development with Economics - MSc International Development, Social justice and Sustainability
Graduate Institute (IHEID) The Summer Programme on International Affairs is a 4-week programme designed as a whole but participants who wish to enrol for one week may do so. Understand international organisations, global governance, human rights and humanitarian action, peace and security, environment and sustainable development issues.
The Programme is open to undergraduate and graduate students. It is a unique opportunity to build a strong international network! Study in International Geneva: interact with leading experts and visit international organisations.
Applications will be open from end of January to 1 May.