The Global Labour University (GLU) network is offering the Masters Programmes
  • Labour Policies and Globalisation’ (Germany)
  • Labour and Development, Economic Policy, Globalisation and Labour’ (South Africa)
  • Social Economy and Labour (Brazil)
  • Globalisation and Labour (India)
  • 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.

    Courses are  taught in English and interested trade unionists should apply now. The deadline for submission is  1 April 2009 for Germany and India. More detailed information about the specific profiles of the programs and the application form are available at

    The ILO Bureau for Workers’ Activities and its project partners will award a limited number of scholarships to applicants from developing and transition economies. Applicants need to have the endorsement of a trade union to apply for a scholarship.

    More information
    Download the programme information here