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Research Globalisation Studies Groningen (GSG) Education


Many faculties offer courses related to globalization, development and humanitarianism. GSG stimulates and supports these when necessary. In addition, GSG is very active in stimulating the development of new programs with a global and development orientation, such as the Minor Development Studies and the organization of summer and winter schools.

The Minor Development Studies is a university-wide, interfaculty program or 30 EC offered every first semester of the academic year. It consists of six courses or 5 EC each and one elective, usually tasks 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 popular Minor programs in the university with very good student evaluations.

The Minor provides 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 or 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 Behavioral 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.

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

Last modified:22 January 2020 3.19 p.m.