A UNIQUE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE INTERNATIONAL TRAINING CENTRE OF THE ILO, UN ORGANIZATIONS AND ACADEMIA
Since 1991, the International Training Centre of the ILO has offered postgraduate learning opportunities in disciplines of interest to an international audience of recent graduates and career professionals.
Through these Masters and Postgraduate Programmes, the Turin School of Development contributes to the preparation of future experts and leaders dealing with the economic and social challenges of the 21st century.
Over the last 10 years and in partnership with UN agencies and academic institutions, the Turin School of Development gradually expanded its portfolio of Masters and other Postgraduate Programmes. In Academic Year 2013-14 9 programmes are offered as follows:
- LL.M in International Trade Law
- LL.M in Intellectual Property
- Master in Management of Development
- Master of World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development
- Master in Public Procurement Management for Sustainable Development
- Master of Applied Labour Economics for Development
- Master in Occupational Safety and Health in the Workplace
- Master's Programme in Industrial and Employment Relations
- Master en Patrimonio Mundial y Proyectos Culturales para el Desarrollo (delivered in Spanish)
- Master en gouvernance et management des marchés publics en appui au développement durable (delivered in French)
The Turin School of Development has developed a solid reputation for being truly international in the management, design and delivery of these programmes. Each programme is co-managed by an international organization in its field of competence and the learning modules are delivered by a faculty of prominent professors, senior experts and practitioners from around the globe.
The goal of our Masters and Postgraduate Programmes
Our objective is to provide multi-disciplinary postgraduate learning opportunities with targeted content and effective delivery modalities which are conducive to imparting the essential competencies needed for dealing with today’s social, economic and environmental priorities at national and global levels.
The learning offers of the Turin School of Development are not intended to be in direct competition with similar programmes offered by universities. They are selected and designed with a perspective of “differentiation” through a combination of features like:
- full involvement of specialized UN agencies and distinguished professional bodies in programme design, delivery and supervision
- the intensive delivery that meets the learning requirements of a European Master; this is possible through an optimal combination of distance learning with face-to-face interaction, applied project development and research work
- comprehensive coverage of the full range of technical competencies and professional skills for specific jobs in today’s knowledge economy
- the possibility of an internship with one of our institutional UN or professional partners.
On the academic side, in addition to the University of Turin, the Turin Polytechnic, the University of Barcelona and Sciences-Po, the Master's programmes currently involve a large number of institutional partners, namely:
- IUSE (LL.M. in International Trade Law)
- Laboratorio Riccardo Revelli (Master of Science in Applied Labour Economics for Development)
- University of Fribourg (LL.M. in International Trade Law)
- Université Paris 1, Panthéon – Sorbonne (Master of World Heritage at Work)
- Universidad Autònoma de Madrid (LL.M. in International Trade Law)
- Macquarie University – Sydney (Master of World Heritage at Work)
- SiTI (Master of World Heritage at Work).
In addition to professors from these universities, the programmes draw on the expertise of a large number of professors worldwide.
On the professional side, the programmes are implemented in partnership with a number of UN agencies and other specialized institutions:
- International Labour Organization
- WIPO Academy
- UNESCO - World Heritage Centre