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Global Labour University (GLU) offers online course on “Workers’ Rights in a Global Economy” & Masters’ Programmes open for application

Online Course on “Workers´ Rights in a Global Economy”

Starting on 3 March 2016, The Global Labour University will be offering a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on “Workers’ Rights in a Global Economy” (watch trailer above). This online course connects union members and labour activists from around the world on the interactive platform iversity to learn and to exchange about the challenges and strategies for implementing workers´ rights worldwide.

The course is jointly taught by academics, ILO and trade union experts. It runs over 8 weeks (3 March – 27 April + exam period) and is based on video lectures, readings, and interactive quizzes and discussions. The course is free in the audit track and costs 49 Euro in the certificate track which is awarded by a certificate recognized by the Global Labour University and Penn State University.

For more information and enrolment please go to:

Masters’ Programmes open for application

The Global Labour University (GLU) invites trade unionists and social activists to apply to its Masters’ Programmes in Germany, India and the USA. Students have the opportunity to study together in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment and benefit from the expertise of the international GLU network of universities, Global Unions,  national trade union centers, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation  and the International Labour Organization (ILO).

The  Masters’ programmes focus on policies for social justice including global governance, international labour standards, development, economics, trade and multinational companies.  Discussions, internships and field research with trade unions and other progressive movements provide unique insights into the international world of labour.  A limited number of scholarships will be awarded.

More information and application forms can be found at:

The deadlines for application to the Masters’ Programmes are:

1 March 2016 at Penn State University in State College, Pennsylvania, USA

1 March 2016 at the Berlin School of Economics and Law/University of Kassel  in Germany

25 March 2016 at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India,

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