Cooperation and Development
Since 1997, the Institute for Advanced Study (IUSS) has activated an International Master Program in Cooperation and Development (Master CD).
The growing importance of international development work and the increasing significance of international markets underline the need of a Program at the postgraduate level which trains practitioners in this field, individuals offering both specific professional skills and flexibility in order to meet the growing demands of the new world labour market. Citizens of the 21st century will need to be familiar with far more complex and new histories and geographies. Every development practitioner will eventually go through a phase of change and redefinition.
The cooperative effort between IUSS, University of Pavia, CISP, COOPI, and VIS, which is supported by the General Directorate for Cooperation and Development, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has made it possible to offer this important post-graduate training course, a true novelty among the Master programs available in Italy today. It allows us to offer students the chance to acquire an excellent theoretical background as well as practical skills, and the possibility to analyze actual case studies of development projects by way of an internship in a developing country.