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Many faculties offer courses related to globalization, development and humanitarianism. The GSG stimulates and supports these when necessary. In addition, GSG is very active in stimulating the development of new programmes with a global and development orientation, such as the NOHA European Masters Programme and the Minor Development Studies.

In September 2000 the University of Groningen launched this programme on International Humanitarian Action in cooporation with seven well-known universities in Europe. The interdisciplinary MA-programme Humanitarian Action (90 ECTS) of the University of Groningen is offered by the Faculty of Arts, Department of History and International Organisations, in close cooperation with the Faculties of Law, Medical Sciences, Economics, Social Sciences, Spatial Sciences and Management & Organisation. The aim is to train professionals for various positions in organisations and institutions that are involved in largescale international humanitarian assistance operations.

The Minor Development Studies is a university-wide, interfaculty programme of 30 EC offered every first semester of the academic year. It comprises of six courses of 5 EC each and one elective, usually taken in the third year of study. Most of the courses can also be followed separately as an elective.  Development Studies is one of the most polular Minor programmes in the university with very good student evaluations: last year some students commented: “this was the best semester in my studies to date”.
The Minor provides the students with an integrated learning experience, including discussion seminars, guest speakers, coaching in paper writing, and Development Game. It offers elementary as well as more advanced discussions of a range of development related problems. The courses cover a broad range of different development issues, including theories of development, Development Economics, Social Change, Environment, Culture and Politics; courses are offered by different faculties: Economics & Business, Humanities, Natural Sciences, Social and Behavioural Sciences, and Spatial Sciences. In the second half of the semester the course Topical Themes involves an individual paper, presentations and group discussions, this course can be exchanged for Population & Development. The Reading Seminar consists of discussions on key texts in the development literature in discussion group setting.

The COIMBRA Group Development Master Initiative (CGDMI) aims to provide students with the best possible entry into contemporary Development Studies by linking a number of programmes of prominent European universities. Students are given the possibility to migrate between the participating universities in order to gain specialist knowledge in specific fields and in order to experience alternative approaches to development.

Elective BA module: International Humanitarian Action - A Dutch Perspective . An elective module (5 ECTS) open to all students at Groningen University!

East Asian Studies MA-programme : East Asia is booming. Or is it? How have some East Asian countries achieved such economic growth and global prominence in so little time? What are the global implications of the rise of East Asia?

The Bachelor’s degree programme in Global Health at Groningen is an International Bachelor’s programme in Medicine (Global Health profile). The study focuses on different aspects of global health, such as emerging diseases, different healthcare systems and nutrition.

Globalisation Studies Groningen organises several Summer Schools every year. Apply now as places might be limited.

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