Master in Cooperation and Development Pavia 2018-07-18T14:38:03+00:00

Master in Cooperation and Development

PAVIA, ITALY

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The Master Program in Cooperation and Development (Pavia, Italy) features a 15-month schedule open to students coming from different cultural and academic background It foresees more than 500 hours of classes  and seminars, with a special focus on inclusive development. The Program is full time and is fully taught in English. Following the residential period in Pavia, all the students carry out an internship for a minimum duration of 3 months which can be either a on-the-field experience with one of the partner organization or a research period in an International Institution. As partial fulfilment of the Master requirements, students are required to write a thesis linked to their internship experience or upon a research issue of their interest.

STRUCTURE


Master C&D is the first Master Program in cooperation and development established in Italy, running continuously since 1997.

It is jointly organized (joint degree) by the University of Pavia and the Institute of Advanced Study of Pavia-IUSS and it is carried out with the significant support of three Italian NGO’s, namely CISP, COOPI and VIS.

The Master C&D aims at training professionals in the field of international cooperation through a highly qualified academic and professional training. Students have the possibility of studying in a multidisciplinary and multiethnic environment inside one of the oldest University systems in Europe. Every academic year 30 students coming from different cultural and academic backgrounds are exposed to an intensive period of study, followed by a direct field experience. Usually, the class is composed half by italians and half by foreigners, mostly coming from Developing Countires.

Students are prepared to work in institutions like Non-Governmental Organizations, International Organizations, Governmental Bureaus, Research Centres, other Public or Private Institutions.

The program offers a theoretical part lasting from November to June every year taking place in Pavia. It foresees more than 500 hours of classes and seminars and focuses on disciplines such as Development Economics, Methodology of  Social Research, Current Development Issues, Project Management related to International Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid.

After the residential period spent in Pavia, students carry out an internship for a period from 3 to 6 months. Students intern in the field offices or headquarters of NGOs, International Organizations and Governmental Institutions and have the great opportunity of earning first hand experience by working side by side with professionals of Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid.

As partial fulfillment of the Master requirements, students are required to draft a thesis linked to their internship experience or treating a research issue of their interest. After the discussion of the final dissertation students will be awarded the title of Second Level Master Degree in Cooperation and Development.

Every year the Master provides a full list of available opportunities with NGO’s from which students can choose. Beyond this, thanks to the wide network built throughout the years made by former alumni and international experts all over the world , the Master can also facilitates contact with International Organizations.

Students are supported in their choice by a tutorship in order to give each student the most suitable opportunity in relation to his/her background and professional expectations.

Throughout the whole year the Master offers also Tutorials  and prestigious Seminars held by professionals, academicians and experts from all over the world.

At the end of the internship period, students are requested to defend a final thesis related to their field experience or on a research topic of their interest.

LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS


CDN’s main feature is that it is not just a Network! It is, most imporantly, a Network of Networks: meaning that due to its specific participatory approach each pole establishes relations and collaborations with local Universities and Institutions, civil society organizations, International Organizations.

More info on this issue will come soon!

CORE CURRICULUM


The program offers a theoretical part lasting from November to June every year taking place in Pavia. It foresees more than 500 hours of classes and seminars and focuses on disciplines such as Development Economics, Methodology of  Social Research, Current Development Issues, Project Management related to International Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid.

The courses are structured as follows:

  • Preliminary Courses: they include around 100 hours of classes including 30 hours of tutorials; this section aims at providing students with a basic economic and quantitative background needed to undertake the studies that follow;
  • Core courses in Development Economics: the main objectives of this section are: a) to equip students with a broad theoretical background that will enable them to understand the debate on economic development and b) to develop students’ ability to pinpoint the national and international economic policy decisions that impact most heavily on economic and social development;
  • Core courses in Project Management: the aim of this part of the program is to enable students to understand and analyze the political context in which NGOs work and to provide them with the essential tools for designing, implementing and managing development programs and projects;
  • Core courses on Development Issues and Tools: the main objectives of this section are: a) to broaden the discourse on development to political, historical and anthropological aspects; b) to provide students with an overview of the most recent and sensitive issues in the international debate, with reference to development processes at regional and global level; c) to equip students with some methodological, research and managerial tools they will need in the professional career
  • Hot issues in the global agenda- the voice of UN agencies and international experts: Throughout the whole year the Masters Course offers conferences/seminars on relevant topics, crosscutting and hot issues in the field of Development and Cooperation held by international experts. These contributions are very important to allow students meeting professionals and academics from all over the world, foster debate on controversial issues and have precious indications on professional opportunities after the master course;

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INTERNSHIPS


After the residential period spent in Pavia, students carry out an internship for a period from 3 to 6 months. Students intern in the field offices or headquarters of NGOs, International Organizations and Governmental Institutions and have the great opportunity of earning first hand experience by working side by side with professionals of Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid.

Every year the Master provides a full list of available opportunities with NGO’s from which students can choose. Beyond this, thanks to the wide network built throughout the years made by former alumni and international experts all over the world , the Master can also facilitates contact with International Organizations.

Students are supported in their choice by a tutorship in order to give each student the most suitable opportunity in relation to his/her background and professional expectations.

Throughout the whole year the Master offers also Tutorials  and prestigious Seminars held by professionals, academicians and experts from all over the world.

At the end of the internship period, students are requested to defend a final thesis related to their field experience or on a research topic of their interest.

INFOGRAPHICS & STATISTICS


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INTERNSHIPS


After the residential period spent in Pavia, students carry out an internship for a period from 3 to 6 months. Students intern in the field offices or headquarters of NGOs, International Organizations and Governmental Institutions and have the great opportunity of earning first hand experience by working side by side with professionals of Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid.

Every year the Master provides a full list of available opportunities with NGO’s from which students can choose. Beyond this, thanks to the wide network built throughout the years made by former alumni and international experts all over the world , the Master can also facilitates contact with International Organizations.

Students are supported in their choice by a tutorship in order to give each student the most suitable opportunity in relation to his/her background and professional expectations.

Throughout the whole year the Master offers also Tutorials  and prestigious Seminars held by professionals, academicians and experts from all over the world.

At the end of the internship period, students are requested to defend a final thesis related to their field experience or on a research topic of their interest.

 

ADMISSIONS


The Master in Cooperation and Development, Pavia, Italy, is open every year to 30 students of different nationalities graduated in any major, holding an Italian Laurea Magistrale or an equivalent degree. Mastery of English is a mandatory requirement.

For further information please refer to the FAQ document, and in case of further queries also contact: cdn@unipv.it

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REQUIREMENTS


Cooperation is not only a vocation, but also a profession which requires preparation, focus, sensibility and sound skills. Individuals working in this sector should demonstrate good decision-making and organizational skills, and at the same time be able to carry out their work in a creative, independent and flexible manner.

The master is open every year to 30 students of different nationalities graduated in any major, holding an Italian Laurea Magistrale or a comparable foreign degree with at least 4 years of university studies. Mastery of English is a mandatory requirement.

SCHOLARSHIPS


Financial aid will be granted to disadvantaged and meritorious students. Types of financial aid provided are:

  • total waiving of fees
  • partial waiving of fees
  • contribution to the accommodation cost in Pavia
  • contribution to internship expenses

A number of dedicated scholarships for students coming from developing countries is guaranteed.

MORE INFO WILL BE TIMELY COMMUNICATED IN THIS PAGE, ALSO REGARDING DEDICATED SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES.

Italian students who live in Regione Lazio, Italy may apply for scholarship at this TORNO SUBITO Education Program. Click here for more info!

All candidates are highly encouraged to look for alternative sources of funding (i.e. consulting local Italian diplomatic missions for yearly scholarship opportunities).

TUITION FEES


The cost of enrolment for the a.y. 2018-2019 is 8.000,00 euro.

Fees include:

  • Tuition fees
  • Attendance to regular program classes and seminars
  • Tutorship internship & vocational guidance
  • Selected teaching material
  • Free access to computer rooms and libraries

Fees have to be paid according to the following rules:

  • first installment of 3.000,00 euro at enrollment stage
  • second installment of 2.500,00 euro by 15/12/2018
  • third installment of 2.500,00 euro by 28/02/2019
Fees already paid will not be reimbursed in case of withdrawal from the course.

PROCEDURES


All the applications must include, in order:

  • application form
  • copy of passport (or identity card)
  • copy of the last university degree (optional for degrees obtained in Italy)
  • only for foreign applicants: validation of university degree through consular authorities (i.e. dichiarazione di valore/declaration of value)*
  • transcript of academic records
  • one (maximum two) reference letters
  • motivation letter (maximum 300 words)
  • curriculum vitae, highlighting training and professional experiences in the field of cooperation and development
  • for those applying for a scholarship: a copy of ISEE declaration (for Italians) or a copy of family income statement (for foreigners) related to the previous year
  • receipt of the payment of the “application fee” of 35,00 euro**

* the document is optional at application stage, while compulsory at enrollment stage

** this is compulsory for all applicants:

  • foreign applicants will have to upload the receipt of the bank transfer. The bank transfer has to be addresset to: UNIVERSITA’ DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA – SERVIZIO TESORERIA c/o UBI – Banca Popolare Commercio e Industria – IBAN IT 38H 03111 11300 000000046566, SWIFT: BLOPIT 22776 BIC: POCIITM1XXX). Students who make bank transfers from outside the EU must pay attention to select, in the field related to the bank operation costs, the OUR code and not the SHARE one. If the SHARE code is selected, the payment will be incomplete and we will have to ask you to integrate the missing amount by making a second bank transfer.
  • italian citizens will be asked to pay directly though a MAV (please read art. 2 of this document)

Uncomplete applications will not be accepted. Early applications are highly recommended

A pre-selection will be made on the basis of academic career, profesional and studying experiences, knowledge of english language.

Interviews for pre-selected foreign applicants will be held by skype call, while pre-selected Italian students will be invited for an interview in Pavia during the month of September 2018 (the exact date will be indicated in this section at a later stage). The final results will be comunicated by the end of September 2018.

DUE TO THE HIGH NUMBER OF APPLICANTS ONLY SELECTED STUDENTS WILL BE NOTIFIED ABOUT THEIR SUCCESSFULL RESULT.

You can read more info on Application Procedures by clicking HERE

THE CALL


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Deadline for applications: August 31st 2018 at 13.00 CET

Applications can be done exclusively on line through the following LINK

FAQ


Download here FAQ on Admissions

If you do not find an answer to your question below, please contact us at cdn@unipv.it

MASTER C&D STAFF


Gianni Vaggi CDN Director

Maria Benotti CDN Organizational Coordinator, Contact person for the Master CD

Alberto Forte Didactic coordinator

Lorenzo Bianchi Carnevale Internship coordinator

Maura Viezzoli Project Management Area didactic coordinator

Gabriella Petrina CDN coordinator and Assistant to the PM Didactic Coordinator

The daily operation of the Master will be led by the Academic Director and carried out by the C&D staff, which will provide students with the necessary support and guidelines, make available the didactical material for the courses, guide them through the various stages of the Program and assist in the fulfillment of all the academic requirements towards the award of the C&D Master’s Degree.

The C&D Secretariat will provide all the administrative and logistic support to the students during the period of enrollment into the Program.

MASTER C&D SCIENTIFIC BOARD


Gianni Vaggi, University of Pavia
Giorgio Rampa, University of Pavia
Enrica Chiappero, University of Pavia
Marco Missaglia, University of Pavia
Maria Sassi,  University of Pavia
Alberto Botta, University of Greenwich
Maura Viezzoli, CISP
Lorenzo Bianchi Carnevale, COOPI
Gianluca Antonelli, VIS
Antonio Raimondi, Founding Member

FACULTIES, SCHOLARS AND EXPERTS


This is a list of some of the scholars and experts who will take part to lectures and seminars of the Master Program in Cooperation and Development:

Preliminary Courses

– University of Pavia: Giorgio Rampa, Maria Sassi, Gianni Vaggi, Marco Missaglia

Economics

University of Pavia: Enrica Chiappero Martinetti, Gianni Vaggi, Maria Sassi, Marco Missaglia

– University of Greenwich: Alberto Botta

– CDN: Gabriella Petrina

Development Issues and Tools

– University of Pavia: Pierluigi Valsecchi, Antonio Majocchi

– University of Turin: Giovanni Andornino

– Bethlehem University: Fadi Kattan

– Italian Agency for Development Cooperation: Andrea Merli

– Graduate Institute (Geneva): Riccardo Bocco, Olivier Jutersonke

– Bocconi University and IUSS: Paolo Graziano

Project Management

– CISP, Rome: Maura Viezzoli, Sandro De Luca, Gianluca Falcitelli, Paolo Dieci

– COOPI, Milan: Lorenzo Bianchi, Andrea Mussi

– VIS, Rome: Ivan Toscano, Nico Lotta

– ASSIFERO: Carola Carazzone

Experts: Silvia Favaron, Antonio Raimondi

Conferences and Training Seminars

– Francesco Rampa, ECDPM Maastricht

– Julia Barrera, World Bank, Rome

– Rolf Traeger, Giovanni Valensisi, UN Conference on Trade and Development-UNCTAD, Geneva

– Rossella Bottone, World Food Program

– Giorgio Andrian, UNESCO expert

– Clara Capelli, African Development Bank

– Annalisa Prizzon, ODI U.K.

– Annalisa Primi, OECD Paris

– Granmenos Mastrojeni, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

– Egidio Dansero, University of Turin

– Emanuela Colombo, UNESCO CHAIR in Energy for Sustainable Development, Politecnico di Milano

– Maria Gallotti, International Labour Organization, Turin

– Gianbattista Parigi -University of Pavia

– ActionAid: Luca de Fraia

CONTACTS


IUSS – Istituto Universitario di Studi Superiori di Pavia.

Palazzo del Broletto
Piazza della Vittoria n.15
27100 Pavia, Italia
Tel +39 0382 375811
Fax +39 0382 375899
Email: info@iusspavia.it


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MASTER LOCATIONS

Università di Pavia


Strada Nuova, 65 – 27100 Pavia – Italy
Tel: +39–0382-375837
E-mail: cdn@unipv.it

www.cdnpavia.net

Universidad de San Buenaventura Cartagena


Calle Real de Ternera No. 30-966 – Colombia
PBX +(57) 5 – 653 5530
Fax +(57) 5 – 653 7603
E-mail: escuela@usbcartagena.edu.co

www.elacid.usbcartagena.edu.co

Bethlehem University


Bethlehem University, School of Business / MICAD
Rue de Frères, P.O. Box 9 – Bethlehem – West Bank
Telephone: +972-2-2741241 – ext. 2427
Fax: +972-2-2744440

www.bethlehem.edu/academics/business/nicad

Kenyatta University


Department of Applied Economics
P.O. Box 43844-00100 – Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: +254-0722602501/0738907074
E-mail: coordinator-mecohd@ku.ac.ke

KU Web Site

www.facebook.com/master.mecohd/

 

Mid Western University


Nayabato, Ring Road, Lalitpur, Nepal
Phone: +977-1-5544970
Cell:  +977-9851152229
E-mail: micd@cdnpavia.net

www.micd.edu.np

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