Institute of Development Policy, University of Antwerp (IOB) The University of Antwerp Law Faculty’s Law and Development Research Group runs a full-time post-graduate certificate programme on “Sustainable Development and Global Justice” (SUSTJUSTICE) from 10 February to 30 April 2020. SUSTJUSTICE is a comprehensive teaching programme based on the research lines of the Law and Development Research Group. It builds upon four editions (2016-2019) of the Sustainable Development and Human Rights Programme (SUSTLAW). SUSTJUSTICE is embedded into the English Master of Laws (LLM) taught at the Faculty of Law of the University of Antwerp.
The programme combines it's primary focus on law with a inter-disciplinary approach that takes into account the complex nature of the topic. Additionally, it brings together the knowledge and exptertise of the Global South and the Global North for a unique educational experience. SUSTJUSTICE is comprised of four compulsory courses: International Law and Sustainable Development, Human Rights and Global Justice, Law in Developing Countries and External Actors in Aid, Trade and Investment. In a period of 11 intensive weeks, the teaching combines theoretical insights in the classroom with practical assignments such as role-plays, negotiations, moot-courts and writing assignments such as policy briefs and short academic papers. This methodology is aimed at preparing the participants to be change-catalysts in their professional life and in their communities.
In the past four years, the programme has attracted a diverse student body with participants from all over the globe. This diversity is also reflected in the teaching team which includes leading experts from the North and South who discuss salient features of their disciplines, and encourage students to reflect upon key challenges in the area of sustainable development and global justice.
International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) The Master of Arts in Development Studies at the International Institute of Social Studies offers a solid academic and professionally relevant training in theory and methods for development studies. It is designed for those wishing to start or continue their professional careers in the area of development. In the MA programme you learn about the most recent theories and debates. You will also learn to apply this knowledge to practical issues of development and social change.
Critical thinking MA students are encouraged to develop a critical understanding of major debates, theories and strategic interventions and of the skills to analyze the issues, and to design and assess interventions aimed at tackling these issues. An essential part of this process is to develop skills in research methodology, which will be applied in a research paper prepared as a requirement for the Masters degree.
Majors The MA Programme in Development Studies is organized into five Majors and an MA track in Migration and Diversity. You must select one of these when you apply to the MA programme. - Agrarian, Food and Environmental Studies (AFES) - Economics of Development (ECD) - Governance and Development Policy (GDP) - Human Rights, Gender and Conflict Studies: Social Justice Perspectives (SJP) - Social Policy for Development (SPD) - Migration and Diversity Track MIG
Courses offered: – Public Policy – Public Economics – Public Policy Analysis – Introduction to Migration Studies – Risk and Vulnerability Assessment – The Global Social Challenge: Beyond Poverty and Inequality – Innovation and the Global Income Distribution – Introduction to Regions – International Trade: Theory, Policy, Environment and Development – Migration and Remittance Effects – Building Resilience and Adaptive Governance – Understanding Social Protection – Innovation and Development Patterns around the Globe – Comparative Regionalism – The Law and Policy of the World Trade Organization – Data Collection and Analysis for Migration Studies – Risk Management in Crisis Situations – Quantitative Techniques for Social Protection Policy Design – Innovation Systems in the Global Economy – Regionalism and Multi-Level Governance – International Intellectual Property Law and Policy – Comparative Migration Policy – Risk Communication – Financing Social Protection – Science, Technology and Innovation Policy – Research Seminar: Topical Issues in Comparative Regionalism – Development and Human Rights
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) 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.