on sustainable development, social justice, international labour standards and trade unions, economic policies and global institutions.
These unique global programmes are jointly developed by universities and workers organisations from around the world and aim at those candidates who have experience with labour and social movements, and who are willing to assist organisations in these fields to engage more effectively in social dialogue, public debate, and policy implementation. Participants will analyse and discuss in a multidisciplinary fashion the challenges of globalisation from a labour and trade union perspective. The programmes offer a multi-cultural and multiregional environment with students and lecturers coming from developing, transition and industrialised countries.
Since the Global Labour University has been established in 2004, students coming from more than 50 countries have studied in one of the GLU Masters programmes (Click here for more details)
The courses take place in Germany (Kassel/Berlin) at the University of Kassel and the Berlin School of Economics and Law, in South Africa (Johannesburg) at the University of Witwatersrand (WITS) , in Brazil (Campinas, the state of São Paulo) at the State University of Campinas (Unicamp) and the course in India (Mumbai) at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). Participants have also the possibility to study one term of the programme in South Africa or Brazil and one term in Germany (however, applicants should indicate this already on their application).
Women are strongly encouraged to participate. Applicants should, as a rule, not be older than 40 years old.
The Global Labour University is supported by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the Hans-Boeckler-Stiftung (HBS), the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) and the Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ). A limited number of scholarships are available. The endorsement by a trade union is a requirement for a scholarship. The scholarship is conditional on a contribution of 1500 Euro from the supporting trade union or another donor.
Course language is English. More detailed information and the application form are available under the respective headings on this website.
The programmes are implemented in cooperation with the wider GLU network by the following organisations: