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Turin School of Development (International Training Centre of the ILO) Master in Technology and Public Policy
Turin School of Development (International Training Centre of the ILO)

Master in Technology and Public Policy

Turin, Italy

1 Years

English

Full time

20 Sep 2024

01 Nov 2024

EUR 9,400 / per course

Blended

Introduction

Achieving Social Impact

In a technology-driven era of ever-changing patterns where the relentless pace of innovation creates a wealth of future global challenges, there is a strong need to adapt public policy and decision-making processes to the new technological scenarios, to shape a sustainable future from an economic, social and environmental perspective.

To deal with the challenges on the horizon posed by technological change, the International Training Centre of the ILO (ITCILO), under the auspices of the Turin School of Development (TSD) and in partnership with the leading technical university Politecnico di Torino, is offering this Master in Technology and Public Policy.

The Master's consists of one distance learning and four classroom-taught modules. Throughout the learning journey participants will examine the current main technological innovation trajectories, understand their economic and social impact at various levels (e.g. employment, poverty and social cohesion, environment) and understand the role of public policy to assess and design policy interventions in response to issues arising from the diffusion of innovation

Participants will acquire a combination of science, technical and policy analysis tools, techniques and skills to recognise and anticipate change while responding to complex situations in their respective relevant fields. The Master will therefore increase the skills and employability of attendants in fields like public administration bodies, political parties, strategic advisory, trade unions, departments of institutional relations and public affairs of large enterprises, etc.

Through a unique combination of science, technical and policy analysis tools, techniques and skills, this Master’s course has a twofold objective: to provide the expertise and competencies needed to understand technological innovation and the consequent challenges it poses and to train actors who can steer and govern this innovation through public policy.

Methodology

The Master's programme is a one-year intensive blended-learning offering, consisting of one distance learning and four classroom-taught modules. To minimize disruption of the participants’ ongoing job obligations at home, full classroom attendance is mandatory for only four months of the programme in a synchronous and/or in person.

The Master merges theoretical and practical learning methodologies that are designed to engage and motivate students. The unique learning path offered by this programme ensures an extraordinary transfer of knowledge and practical competencies with a multidisciplinary and applied approach.

Participants interact with their environment through a hands-on learning experience, which includes case studies, workshops, active visits to research centres and labs, group works and policy laboratories.

Degree

The Master is delivered as a First level Master’s Degree by the Politecnico di Torino (60 certified university credits)
according to the Italian Qualifications Framework. The Master's degree will be awarded to the participants who fulfil the
following conditions:

  • Administrative requirements and documents requested by the Politecnico di Torino
  • Submission of the assignments within the set deadlines and quality requirements
  • Successful passing of all exams demonstrating the level of competence required
  • Submissions of the final project within the set deadline and quality requirements.

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