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GLU Masters Call for Applications

The Global Labour University (GLU) – a network of trade unions, universities, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and the ILO – invites trade unionists and labour activists to apply for its 2021 Masters Programme in South Africa.

HONOURS PROGRAMME (Labour Policy and Globalisation)

To qualify for the Honours programme, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Completed Online application
  • BA or undergraduate Degree
  • At least three years union/labour support organisation (LSO) experience
  • Official letter of support from the union/LSO
  • Personal Motivation Letter from applicant
  • Formal, written commitment to return to union/LSO for at least two years after completing GLU programme • Applicant’s Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Sample of written academic work 60% and above average for previous studies

MASTERS PROGRAMME (Labour Policy and Globalisation)

To qualify for the MA programme, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Completed Online application
  • BA Honours degree or equivalent
  • At least seven years union/labour support organisation (LSO) experience
  • Research or Policy experience in union/LSO
  • Official letter of support from union/LSO
  • Personal Motivation Letter from applicant
  • Formal, written commitment to return to union/LSO for at least two years after completing GLU programme • Applicant’s Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • 65% and above average for previous studies
  • Sample of written academic work
  • Concept Note of proposed MA research project (5 pages max.)
For more information see here.

For all application and other student related queries please contact Soraya Patel on +27 11 717 4443 or email soraya.patel(at)wits.ac.za

Closing Date for Applications: 31 August 2021

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GLU Masters Call for Applications

GLUThe Global Labour University (GLU) – a network of trade unions, universities, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and the ILO – invites trade unionists and labour activists to apply for its 2021 Masters Programme in the USA and in Germany.

 

2021 GLU Masters Programme in the USA

The Masters Programme in Professional Studies (MPS) in Labor and Global Workers’ Rights at Penn State in central Pennsylvania in the USA focuses on global workers’ rights, work and gender in the global economy, employment relations system around the world, and strategic corporate research and organizing campaigns.

Classes of this 12 month program will begin in August of 2021.

Trade unionists with a trade union recommendation letter can apply for scholarships.

For more information see here.

Application deadline: 15 March 2021

Contact: lgwr@psu.edu

 

2021 GLU Masters Programme in Germany

The Masters Programme ‘Labour Policies & Globalisation’ in Germany focuses on policies for social justice including global governance, international labour standards,  economics, trade and multinational enterprises. This one-year programme is part of a wider project to promote cooperation between trade unions and the research community and to strengthen the analytical and policy development capacity of trade unions.

The course in Germany takes place at the University of Kassel (1st semester) and the Berlin School of Economics and Law (2nd semester) and is taught in English.

Trade unionists with a trade union recommendation letter can apply for scholarships.

For more information see here.

Application deadline: 1 March 2021

Contact: glu.germany@uni-kassel.de

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GLU Masters Call for Applications

 

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The Global Labour University (GLU) – a network of trade unions, universities, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and the ILO – invites trade unionists and labour activists to apply for its 2021 Masters Programme in the USA and in Germany.

 

2021 GLU Masters Programme in the USA

The Masters Programme in Professional Studies (MPS) in Labor and Global Workers’ Rights at Penn State in central Pennsylvania in the USA focuses on global workers’ rights, work and gender in the global economy, employment relations system around the world, and strategic corporate research and organizing campaigns.

Classes of this 12 month program will begin in August of 2021.

Trade unionists with a trade union recommendation letter can apply for scholarships.

For more information see here.

Application deadline: 15 March 2021

Contact: lgwr@psu.edu

 

2021 GLU Masters Programme in Germany

The Masters Programme ‘Labour Policies & Globalisation’ in Germany focuses on policies for social justice including global governance, international labour standards,  economics, trade and multinational enterprises. This one-year programme is part of a wider project to promote cooperation between trade unions and the research community and to strengthen the analytical and policy development capacity of trade unions.

The course in Germany takes place at the University of Kassel (1st semester) and the Berlin School of Economics and Law (2nd semester) and is taught in English.

Trade unionists with a trade union recommendation letter can apply for scholarships.

For more information see here.

Application deadline: 1 March 2021

Contact: glu.germany@uni-kassel.de

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Global Labour University Online Academy

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The new Global Labour University Online Academy website is now online at: https://glu.iversity.org/

The GLU Academy website shows all available GLU Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) at one glance, including the new course on “Fair Wage Strategies in a Global Economy” which will start in October 2017.

The GLU Academy website aims to be a “virtual campus” for debating ideas for social justice and a fairer globalization. It offers an opportunity for trade unionists to learn with and from each other in a global network, combining theory with practical skills for collaboration and action.

It is coordinated by the Bureau for Workers’ Activities at the ILO and the Global Labour University.

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Global Labour University (GLU) online course: Decent Work in Global Supply Chains

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Starting on January 12th 2017, the Global Labour University (GLU) will be running a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Decent Work in Global Supply Chains.

The course is aimed at trade unionists and anybody interested in decent work in global supply chains. It will  is offered free of charge in the audit track, and costs 49 € in the certificate track.

The online course, which will run over 8 weeks, will be launched with a live Facebook discussion with course instructor Prof. Mark Anner on 12 January 2017 at 13:00 pm UTC.

You can join this discussion by registering for the following Facebook event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/370969809911625/

You can read more about the course, and enrol for free here:
https://iversity.org/en/courses/decent-work-in-global-supply-chains

Scholarships

The GLU is offering a limited number of scholarships for trade unionists from non-OECD countries to enter the certificate track of the course free of charge. Those interested in applying for a scholarship should first enrol on the course for free at:
https://iversity.org/en/courses/decent-work-in-global-supply-chains

And then send an email to online@global-labour-university.org with the following information:

  • Your iversity user name
  • Your Name, Country, City
  • A short information about your background including on what you do professionally and how you are engaged with labour and global supply chains issues.

In order to receive a scholarship, applicants must first complete 80% of the video lectures and quizzes by the end of the 4th course week (8 February). Successful applicants will be informed and receive their scholarships in mid-February.

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Global Labour University (GLU) invites trade unionists and labour activists to apply to its Masters degrees

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The Global Labour University (GLU) invites trade unionists and labour activists to apply to its Masters in “Labour and Development ” at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa and “Social Economy and Labour ” at the University of Campinas, Brazil.

The programmes focus on global governance including international labour standards, economics, trade, and multinational companies from a labour perspective and on trade unions and other social movements as actors of change. This joint initiative of universities from different continents, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) the international trade union movement and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation provides a global study environment and offers unique 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.

The deadlines for application are:

1st September 2015 for University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Contact: Pulane Ditlhake – glu.southafrica(at)wits.ac.za

1st October 2015 for University of Campinas, Brazil
Contact: Prof. Eugenia Leone – glu.brazil.2010(at)gmail.com

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

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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)gmail.com.

 

Other GLU programmes include:

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

Course contact: Patricia Everhart at pxm205(at)psu.edu

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)uni-kassel.de

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 http://www.global-labour-university.org

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Global Labour University: Masters Programmes

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The Global Labour University (GLU) is inviting trade unionists and labour activists  to apply to its Masters in  “Labor and Global Workers’ Rights” at PennState University  in the United States  and “Labour Policies and Globalisation” at University of Kassel and Berlin School of Economics and Law  in Germany.

The  programmes focus on global  governance including international labour standards, economics, trade,  and multinational companies from a labour perspective  and on trade unions  and other social movements as actors of change. This 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.

The deadlines for application are:

PennState University, State College, Pennsylvania, United States of America  01  February  2015
Contact: Patricia Everhart at pxm205(at)psu.edu

Berlin School of Economics and Law and /University of Kassel  in Germany 1 March 2015
Contact: Simone Buckel glu.germany(at)uni-kassel.de

For application and  programme details please visit http://www.global-labour-university.org

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Global Labour University (GLU): Masters Programme Applications

The Global Labour University (GLU) invites trade unionists and labour activists to apply to its Masters programmes in ‘Labour Policies and Globalisation’ at the University of Kassel  and the Berlin School of Economics and Law (Germany) and the newly launched Masters in  ‘Labor and Global Workers’ Right’s’  at Penn State University (USA).  For application and programme details, please visit http://www.global-labour-university.org/

The Global Labour University is a collaboration between the ILO, universities and trade unions and offers postgraduate programmes on labour policies, economics, workers’ rights, globalization and development to trade unionists around the world.  The GLU invites applicants to become part of a global network of scholars and activists to debate and shape the future of the global labour movement.

The final deadline for applications is 1 March 2014.  At both campuses a limited number of scholarships will be awarded to qualified applicants in need of financial support.