The Global Studies Programme (GSP) is a two-year Master programme that focuses on twenty-first century globalization and alternative futures. Within this framework the program emphasizes different regional and theoretical perspectives on globalization, especially from the global South, which aim at sustainability and equality in a postcolonial world. It is conducted jointly by Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Chulalongkorn University (Bangkok) Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi) and FLACSO Argentina (Buenos Aires). Each institution is among the best in its region. We are in the process of formalizing a partnership with a South African university, and currently students can fulfill the degree requirements by attending a university in South Africa as exchange students. The current batch of students could choose among Stellenbosch University, University of Cape Town, and University of Western Cape.
Students learn to approach the world and globalization from various regional perspectives by engaging in research within very different academic and cultural environments. The multicultural experience of the programme is enhanced by the multicultural composition of the group of students who are from all over the world.
Students begin the program in Germany at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. They spend the following two semesters on different continents and their final semester writing a Master thesis in Berlin. Students are also encouraged to complete an internship, for example at embassies, NGOs, development agencies and prestigious organizations such as UNICEF, UNDP, and the World Bank.