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The Local Development programme trains professionals to be able to help private and public organizations, enterprises, local communities, civil society movements acting in the territory to draft local development policies.
The programme includes subjects like political, economic, regional and social organisation, territorial and spatial analysis (GIS), statistics for the measurement of local and sustainable development, intercultural learning, design and development of group dynamics. During the second year, on-site traineeship will enable the students to carry out researches that could be the starting point for the Master’s degree final exam.
Graduates work as professionals in local development and development cooperation within different social and
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Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, with proven skills in Political Science, International Relations and Diplomacy, International Economics, Management, Cooperation and Development, Intercultural Communication, Media and Cultural Studies, International Law, Political Philosophy, Geography, Social Psychology, Sociology
Minimum GPA equivalent to Italian 95/110
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The University of Padova fosters top-quality research activities and actors in all scientific areas, increasingly attracting public and private funding. 5.2% of Italian public funding for scientific projects of national importance are awarded to researchers at the University of Padova, whereas European funds for research projects at Padova have soared by 40% over the last three years.Read more
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