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|MA Program in Global Governance & Cultural Diplomacy
Institute for Cultural Diplomacy
in partnership with University of Siena, Italy
|Address||Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, Genthinerstr. 20, 10785 Berlin, Germany|
|Tel. No.||+49 (0)30 2360-7680|
|Fax No.||+49 (0)30 2360-76811|
|Course||One Year MA Program in Global Governance & Cultural Diplomacy|
|Type of course||Full time MA Programme|
|Length of course||2 semesters|
|Date of commencement||Fall, Winter and Spring each year. Next Start:
Winter Semester- January 5th, 2015 or February 16th, 2015,
Spring Semester- March 30th, 2015 or May 11th, 2015;
Fall 2015- October 1st, 2015
|Class size||Maximum 20|
|Student accommodation||The Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies is able to offer students accommodation solutions for up from 350 Euros per month, including all utilities and internet costs. The University of Siena is able to offer students accommodation solutions for up from 235 Euros per month.|
|Cost/fees||9,000€ of Tuition fee for the full Program.|
|Student grants / Financial assistance||Scholarships, equalling up to a 10% deduction of tuition costs, are available for students based on educational excellence and financial need. Although each scholarship request will be evaluated on an individual basis, students are expected to have an above-average grade point of 4.5 (on a 5.0 scale) in order to qualify for a grant and then to prove financial need.|
|Exchange partner schools||University of Siena, Italy|
|Admission requirements||See below|
|Course director||Mark Donfried|
|Contact for application||Rosie Vilnius|
Operating under a joint partnership, the University of Siena and the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy are the first institutions to offer a Master of Arts degree program that will educate students from around the world in several academic disciplines related to Global Governance, International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy. The traditional academic components of a degree in these fields have been adapted to fit in the dynamic, rapidly changing world. To that end, our approach to contemporary global affairs focuses also on the increasingly important roles of soft power and cultural diplomacy in world affairs.
The Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies (CCDS) is the world's leading center for the study of Cultural Diplomacy, offering educational and professional development opportunities for individuals, interested in pursuing further education and careers in academia, diplomacy, government, and/or the private sector, related either wholly or in part to the field of Cultural Diplomacy. The CCDS focuses in particular on exploring the balancing between hard and soft power, the process of globalization in an interdependent world, international economics & business multiculturalism, intercultural dialogue & exchange, human rights, religion, and the ability for culturally based initiatives to further mutual understanding and in turn to foster global peace and stability.
The CCDS programs offer high levels of leadership and provide students the skills to shape their future leadership roles, while addressing the critical issues challenging the world today. The programs provide advanced knowledge and analytical tools for the study and practice of cultural diplomacy and the potential that it has in shaping international policies and global strategies
The CCDS programs are divided into the following categories: Distance Learning Courses, Professional Development Certificate Programs, and Degree Programs in Cultural Diplomacy.
The CCDS Faculty is composed of professors, high profile politicians and experienced professionals from the public and private sectors.
The CCDS’s faculty and advisory members have worked intensively and collectively to design innovative degree programs that provide a unique approach to the study of the fields of international relations, global economics, intercultural relations, art & culture, globalization and global governance. The traditional academic components of a degree in these fields have been adapted to fit in the dynamic, rapidly changing world. To that end, our approach to contemporary global affairs focuses also on the increasingly important roles of soft power and cultural diplomacy in world affairs.
The programs are unique and innovative in their content and approach and offer professional development in cultural diplomacy and related fields. For students with an interest in foreign policy, international affairs, cultural diplomacy, political science, or international economics, the programs provide a platform from which students can gain hands-on experience and high-level knowledge; equipping students with the tools to launch their career even before the completion of their studies. The CCDS Degree Programs operate under a joint partnership between the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy and leading European universities. The Degrees are all awarded by the Universities, which are recognized as fully accredited institutions of higher education with the right to award university degrees, are part of the Bologna Process set in place by the European Commission, and use the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) to award degrees. The programs provide the students with the advantage of learning in various major European cities and thus the opportunity to gain academic, professional and personal experience from living in different cultures.
The University of Siena, located in Siena, Tuscany, is one of the oldest universities in Italy and, as such, has a rich and intriguing history. Founded in 1240, it is in fact thanks to the university that many of the city's historically important buildings were not lost, as they became used for study spaces and faculty departments. Since its founding, the University of Siena has grown to become home to over 20,000 students and schools dedicated to a variety of fields including Engineering, Economics, Humanities, Philosophy, and Political Science. The mission of the university is to nurture a community of students motivated by a thirst for knowledge and learning, with an attentive and approachable academic staff with many innovative services at their disposal.
The University of Siena boasts modern facilities, libraries, and laboratories, and offers all its students an array of services, including a welcoming session, orientation and continuous tutoring activities, support for disabled students, and career services. Another unique aspect of this historic university is its botanical garden, Orto Botanico dell'Universitą di Siena, a beautiful space cultivated by the university since 1588 when it began to raise medicinal herbs. The University of Siena's campuses are based in the city, and much of the life of the city is centered around the university itself as almost half the population of Siena attend the institution.
The University of Siena is home to an extremely multicultural student base, due in large part to its active academic collaboration with European and international organizations and institutions. The university supports the Erasmus program, with 300 Erasmus foreign study scholarships and approximately 30 Erasmus placement scholarships awarded each year. The university also has agreements with 72 foreign universities for international Doctorate degrees and 20 foreign universities for international Master's degrees. In order to facilitate the academic requirements of as many international students as possible, the university also offers degree programs taught in English, as well as Italian, and has founded the 'International Place,' an office to ensure international students are fully supported and comfortable integrating into university life in a foreign country. All of these factors are in place to provide the foundation for students to experience a culturally diverse academic environment throughout their time at the University of Siena, thus enriching their cultural understanding and better preparing them for working life in the international arena.
MA in Global Governance & Cultural Diplomacy
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