The Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies (CCDS) of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD) is the world's leading center for the study of Cultural Diplomacy, offering educational and professional development opportunities for individuals, interested in pursuing further education and careers in academia, diplomacy, government, and/or the private sector, related either wholly or in part to the field of Cultural Diplomacy.

The CCDS focuses in particular on exploring the balancing between hard and soft power, the process of globalization in an interdependent world, international economics & business multiculturalism, intercultural dialogue & exchange, human rights, religion, and the ability for culturally based initiatives to further mutual understanding and in turn to foster global peace and stability.

The CCDS programs offer high levels of leadership and provide students the skills to shape their future leadership roles while addressing the critical issues challenging the world today. The programs provide advanced knowledge and analytical tools for the study and practice of cultural diplomacy and the potential that it has in shaping international policies and global strategies The CCDS programs are divided into the following categories: Distance Learning Courses, Professional Development Certificate Programs, and Degree Programs in Cultural Diplomacy. The CCDS Faculty is composed of professors, high profile politicians and experienced professionals from the public and private sectors. The CCDS’s faculty and advisory members have worked intensively and collectively to design innovative degree programs that provide a unique approach to the study of the fields of international relations, global economics, intercultural relations, art & culture, globalization and global governance. The traditional academic components of a degree in these fields have been adapted to fit in the dynamic, rapidly changing the world. To that end, our approach to contemporary global affairs focuses also on the increasingly important roles of soft power and cultural diplomacy in world affairs. The programs are unique and innovative in their content and approach and offer professional development in cultural diplomacy and related fields. For students with an interest in foreign policy, international affairs, cultural diplomacy, political science, or international economics, the programs provide a platform from which students can gain hands-on experience and high-level knowledge; equipping students with the tools to launch their career even before the completion of their studies.

The CCDS Degree Programs operate under a joint partnership between the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy and leading European universities. The Degrees are all awarded by the Universities, which are recognized as fully accredited institutions of higher education with the right to award university degrees, are part of the Bologna Process set in place by the European Commission, and use the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) to award degrees. The programs provide the students with the advantage of learning in various major European cities and thus the opportunity to gain academic, professional and personal experience from living in different cultures.

The Partners Universities of the Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies

Furtwangen University (HFU)

Furtwangen University (HFU) is one of Germany’s leading universities and recognized for its excellence in the following areas:

  • High quality and innovation in teaching
  • Strong practical focus through collaboration with industry
  • International focus
  • Applied research
  • Continuing education and lifelong learning
  • Cooperation and motivation
  • Social responsibility and safeguarding of the future

Furtwangen University’s core focus is on science-based, practical education and training. Traditional boundaries between subject fields are removed in interdisciplinary projects. HFU is a leader in the specialist areas of engineering, computer science, information systems and management, engineering management, media, international business and health. The range of courses and programs is constantly being improved to take account of innovative developments. Our aim is to offer forward-looking degree programs to talented young people, awarding top-quality, accredited degrees which open up exceptional career opportunities. At the same time, we support the journey our students make towards becoming responsible and competent individuals with the ability to identify and solve problems independently. Additionally, through application-oriented research and academic professional development, our university supports the next generation of scientists contributing to innovation and improved skills in business and society.

The University of Bucharest

The University of Bucharest is a leading academic centre and a significant point of reference in society, and it adheres to the principles of academic integrity and critical thinking. The University is one the leading higher education institutions in Romania and South-East Europe by actively contributing through research and teaching to the development and use of knowledge. The University's main objective is to offer high-quality academic programmes and research facilities, and becoming a forefront of research and teaching.

Enhancing international cooperation, the University has defined partnerships and strategic collaborations with more than 100 prestigious universities from 40 different countries.

The University of Bucharest adheres to the European Union's education principles and its entire structure of the curricula has been made compatible with the Bologna framework throughout its Faculties.

Programmes taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

MA

Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD) - The Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies

The MA Degree in International Economics, Business & Cultural Diplomacy is a one-year program offered by Furtwangen University (HFU) in partnership with the Academy f ... [+]

The MA Degree in International Economics, Business & Cultural Diplomacy is a one-year program offered by Furtwangen University (HFU) in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy.

The degree provides a comprehensive base of studies in several academic disciplines related to International Economics, Business and Global Politics, with a particular emphasis on cultural diplomacy and its historical and contemporary application in the public sector, and the private sector and civil society. The degree prepares students for careers in diverse fields, such as the field of international relations, the humanities, business, the financial sector, politics and culture, with a special focus on Cultural Diplomacy institutions and the application of Cultural Diplomacy in the framework of foreign policy and international economics. The program addresses contemporary international issues, with classroom seminars and lectures, as well as educational & cultural events, conferences, professional trainings, tours, visits and meetings with foreign officials, which are further incorporated into the curriculum. Students will meet with leading experts working in international organizations, embassies, and academic institutions, and will engage with specialists in the areas of International Relations & Economics, Business, Communication, Politics, Human Rights, Culture, Peace Building, Multilateral Diplomacy, Conflict Resolution, and Development.... [-]

Germany Berlin
October 2019
English
Full time
3 semesters
Campus
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Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD) - The Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies

The MA Degree in International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy is a 3 semesters’ program offered by Furtwangen University (HFU) in partnership with the Academy for Cultu ... [+]

Short Track MA Program in International Relations & Cultural Diplomacy The Degree is offered by offered by Furtwangen University (HFU), Germany in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy

The MA Degree in International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy is a 3 semesters’ program offered by Furtwangen University (HFU) in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy. The program provides a foundation in International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy, using a historical and case study approach in the framework of international relations theory and political science.

The degree focuses on several academic disciplines related to International Relations, Global Politics and Global Governance, with a particular emphasis on Cultural Diplomacy and its historical and contemporary application in the public sector, private sector and civil society. The program addresses contemporary international issues, with classroom seminars and lectures, as well as educational & cultural events, conferences, professional trainings, tours, visits and meetings with foreign officials, which are further incorporated into the curriculum.... [-]

Germany Berlin
October 2019
English
Full time
2 - 3 semesters
Campus
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