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Global Labour University: New Programme on Labour and the Informal Economy


Development and Labour Studies MA

A new GLU programme is being offered at the  Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi that has a strong focus on labour and the informal economy.

The MA in “Development and Labour Studies” will be based at Centre for Informal Sector and Labour Studies (CISLS) at JNU which has a teaching/research focus on labour processes and working conditions in the unorganised sector in the contemporary world, particularly in developing countries. Further information about the programme can be found at the GLU website here.

The deadline for programme applications is 2nd February 2015, course contact: archie.prasad11(at)


Other GLU programmes include:

Labor and Global Workers’ Rights” at PennState University  in the United States

Course contact: Patricia Everhart at pxm205(at)

Applications Deadline: 1st March 2015

Labour Policies and Globalisation” at University of Kassel and Berlin School of Economics and Law  in Germany

Course contact: Simone Buckel at glu.germany(at)

Applications Deadline: 1st March 2015


What is the GLU?

The GLU as a  joint initiative of universities from different continents, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) the international trade union movement and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation provides a unique global study environment and offers great opportunities for international networking and cross border collaboration.

A limited number of scholarships will be awarded by the GLU network to students in need of support.

For application and  programme details please visit