• Online Course

    “Fair Wages Strategies in a Global Economy”. Free participation and option to use material in local trainings.

  • Meet to debate

    12th Global Labour University Conference, 4 - 6 Oct. 2017,
    New Delhi, India 

    Reincarnation or Death of Neoliberalism? 
    The rise of market authoritarianism and its challenges for labour 

  • Stay engaged

    GLU Alumni Summer School / Applied Research School (AARS), 8 - 13 October 2017, New Delhi, India 

    Building global solidarity with the GLU network

  • Stay engaged

    "The Global Labour University offered me the utmost 
    opportunity that can ever be available to a trade unionist."

    GLU Alumnus

  • Research & debate

    Combating Inequality - International Research Project 

    Meeting the challenge of globalisation

  • Apply now

    GLU Masters Programmes in Germany, US, India open for applications until 1 February/
    1 March 2018

About the Global Labour University

Meeting the challenge of globalisation

University of the Witwatersrand (WITS), Johannesburg, South Africa

The Global Labour University (GLU) is a network of trade unions, universities, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and the ILO (International Labour Organisation) to deliver high-level qualification programmes. It offers Masters Courses in five different countries on trade unions, sustainable development, social justice, international labour standards, multinational companies, economic policies and global institutions and promotes research cooperation on global labour issues.
The GLU is a new approach to increase the intellectual and strategic capacity of workers’ organisations and to establish stronger working relationships between trade unions, the ILO, and the scientific community. The Global Labour University (GLU) network is offering Masters Programmes in

  • 'Labour Policies and Globalisation' (University of Kassel & Berlin School of Economics and Law / Germany)
  • 'Labour and Development, Economic Policy, Globalisation and Labour'(University of the Witwatersrand / South Africa)
  • 'Social Economy and Labour' (University of Campinas / Brazil)
  • 'Globalisation and Labour' (Tata Institute of Social Sciences / India, Mumbai)
  • 'Development and Labour Studies' (Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) / India, New Delhi)
  • 'Labour and Global Workers’ Rights' Pennsylvania State University/ USA)

It is a unique network to study in an international environment and to engage in global cooperation for social justice, decent work and workers’ rights.

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GLU Info Material

Global Labour University Online Academy 

Online courses on

• Fair wage strategies in a global economy 

• Decent work in global supply chains 

• International labour standards 


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Free online course on International Labour Standards 



GLU Info Booklet


In English:

International Masters Programmes on Labour and Globalisation

Meeting the challenge of Globalisation

Gute Arbeit,Faire Globalisierung, Soziale Gerechtigkeit

Global Labour University – internationale Studiengänge zur sozialen Gestaltung der Globalisierung

In German:

GLU Network Partners