GCGS - UGent
Department of Society and Globalisation, Roskilde University (RUC); Ghent Centre for Global Studies (GCGS) Students choosing the programme study at two different European universities, at each for one academic year. After having successful completed the programme they are able to analyze processes of globalization in various academic ways and are thus well-prepared for both, academic positions dealing with global phenomena and jobs in supranational agencies and non-governmental organizations, as they are ready to work as intercultural mediators and in the fields of development cooperation, economy, management and beyond.
This international research-based Master is combining perspectives, methods and theories developed in history, the social sciences, cultural as well as area studies and economics to investigate phenomena of global connectedness. We don’t believe that globalisation exists as an objectively given, material reality which can be measured but that we have to understand the phenomena described as globalisation as a bundle of political, economic, social and cultural projects to manage increasing transnational and transcontinental connectedness (the so-called global condition). Therefore, the multi-national class-room of the programme and the cross-over of contributions from various disciplines and universities dealing either with some of these projects or/and with their conflicts and resulting entanglements offer a substantial added value to the study of processes of globalisation.
Department of Society and Globalisation, Roskilde University (RUC), Denmark
Ghent Centre for Global Studies (GCGS), Belgium