B R A Z I L
Social Economy and Labour
G E R M A N Y
Labour Policies and Globalisation
I N D I A
Globalisation and Labour
S O U T H A F R I C A
Labour and Development
Labour in a Global Economy
Women and men in formal and informal employment and their trade unions are facing the challenges of rapid economic and social change.
The current form of globalisation is undermining the social fabric of many societies, without providing an adequate new regulatory and protective framework.
The GLU encourages research and debate on coherent social and economic policies in order to promote a socially and environmentally sustainable model of globalisation.
The Masters programmes equip trade unionists to engage more efficiently in social dialogue, public debate and policy implementation to achieve decent work and
social justice for all.
All programmes are multidisciplinary, combining sociology, economics, political science, labour law, and history.
Internships with Global Unions, the ILO and trade union organisations in Europe, Brazil, India and South Africa provide practical insights into policies and initiatives to promote better labour rights and offer exceptional opportunities for research.
Sufficient knowledge in English is a prerequisite for participation. Special courses are offered at the beginning of the programmes to assist students in further improving their English language skills.
The Global Labour University (GLU) is a network of universities, international and national trade unions, civil society organisations and the International Labour
Organization (ILO) to provide postgraduate qualification programmes for trade unionists, labour activists, and experts. This unique global cooperation offers students a wide range of academic and practical expertise. The global composition of students creates a genuine “one world” research and learning environment.
You are interested in critical research and policy development to advance the social dimension of globalisation.
You have experience in trade union work or related fields.
You have a Bachelor’s degree in political science, sociology, economics, law or an equivalent degree. Applicants with skills and qualifications gained through professional experience and life-long learning can in exceptional cases be admitted.
Women are strongly encouraged to apply. Application forms and information about costs and scholarships can be downloaded at: www.global-labour-university.org