Sustainable territorial development Second cycle degree

Class: LM-81 - Development co-operation

Duration: 2 years

Branch: Padova

Language: Italian

Open access with admission requirements

Number of non-EU students resident abroad: 30

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Brief overview of the course

Characteristics and objectives
This degree course (related to Master Erasmus Mundus procedures: www.em-stede.eu/) is conducted entirely in English and French, and provides a thorough understanding of specific forms and social,
economic, regional and institutional dynamics that characterize the processes of sustainable development in different contexts and at different levels of development, and knowledge aimed at promoting the implementation of a sustainability process (policies, operational practices) .
In particular, this degree course objective seeks to provide an in-depth application of the different methodologies used for the formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs and projects for sustainability.
This degree course includes activities dedicated to acquiring advanced knowledge in the fields of political, economic, regional and social organization, statistics for the measurement of sustainable development, design and development of group dynamics. This degree course includes a fixed international mobility: I semester in Padua, II semester in KULeuven, III semester Univ. Paris 1, Panthéon - Sorbonne. The IV semester will take place either in one of these universities or at Universidade Católica Dom Bosco, Campo Grande/Brazil).
It provides an on-site traineeship, in Italy or abroad, in conjunction with relevant authorities and NGOs, to conduct the case study that will provide the starting point for the Second Cycle degree course final exam. The title is recognized in the 4 countries of reference.

Occupational opportunities
This degree course prepares students for professions in local development and more generally in development cooperation in different social and regional contexts, with non-governmental organizations, government at various levels, international organizations, professional and neighbourhood associations. Potential employment opportunities lie in the broad field of development cooperation - especially decentralized - and the promotion of community development in terms of context analysis and feasibility studies, activities under the project cycle, participation in the elaboration and evaluation of policies and programs of this sector.

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