Postgraduate courses on campus
After a preliminary period of study at a distance, on 1 September the so-called “residential” phase of four postgraduate courses started here on campus for about 100 participants from 47 countries. The Master’s course on Cultural Projects for Development, the Master’s course on World Heritage at Work, the Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Intellectual Property and the Master of Science (MSc) in Public Procurement for Sustainable Development are part of a wider portfolio of postgraduate courses run by the ITC-ILO in conjunction with the University of Turin and Turin Polytechnic, and enriched by the contribution of top-notch academics and prominent subject experts from all over the world
Cultural goods and services play an ever-growing role as tools for development and job creation. The ITC-ILO and the University of Turin have pooled their resources to offer a Master's programme on Cultural Projects for Development, now in its sixth year. The course provides essential knowledge of cultural economics and policies and the competences needed to design projects in this field. Case studies and study visits are an integral part of the course, designed to help turning learning into practice. The Academic Board for the Course includes senior development specialists and academics from the University of Turin, the University of Paris 1 Sorbonne-Pantheon and Macquarie University, Sydney.
The brand new Master’s course on World Heritage at Work is the result of fruitful collaboration by Turin’s University and Polytechnic with UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre and the Istituto Superiore sui Sistemi Territoriali per l’Innovazione. The course aims to contribute to better management of World Heritage Sites by training site managers and other practitioners to be good entrepreneurs, thereby promoting income generation and job creation. The programme is supported by the Fondazione per l'Arte of the Compagnia di San Paolo, whose operations span a wide range of activities, including the management of museums, training and capacity-building.
Intellectual property law is facing unprecedented challenges. Issues involving biotechnological inventions, software protection, digital rights management and the uneasy relationship between copyright and the Internet raise questions which lie at the very interface between law and technology. Intellectual property law is increasingly often at the centre of economic, scientific and political decisions. The LL.M. in Intellectual Property, jointly offered by the WIPO Worldwide Academy, the University of Turin and the ITC-ILO, is designed for both professionals and junior academics who wish to acquire the skills required to play a leading role in practice and teaching through an international and comparative approach.
The Master of Science (MSc) in Public Procurement Management for Sustainable Development explores the legislative, regulatory, organizational and managerial foundations of a modern public procurement (PP) system. The programme combines the study of policy tools and theory prescriptions with applied assignments and research work and prepares participants for a range of highly developed functions connected with public procurement management and supervision. It is designed for recent university graduates, procurement professionals and project managers from government bodies, development institutions and IFI-financed development projects. This year’s faculty includes experts from UNCITRAL (UN Commission on International Trade Law) and other UN organizations, the World Bank, the European Commission, CONSIP (the Italian PP authority) and academics from prominent universities worldwide.
The Centre’s postgraduate courses are run with the support of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Regione Piemonte, the Provincia di Torino, the Città di Torino, the Compagnia di San Paolo and the Fondazione CRT.