Inauguration of the 2018 Academic Year at the ITCILO’s Turin School of Development (TSD)
Today, 5 March, marks the inauguration of the 2018 Academic Year at the Turin School of Development, whose programme includes all the Masters Programmes organized by the ILO’s International Training Centre in conjunction with the University and Polytechnic of Turin.
The ceremony, to be attended by Ambassador Maurizio Enrico Serra, Permanent Representative of Italy to the International Organizations in Geneva, Counsellor Enrico Nunziata, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Mr Yanguo Liu, Director of the International Training Centre of the ILO, Prof Gianmaria Ajani, Rector of the University of Turin, is being held at the ITCILO’s Piemonte Conference Centre.
Over the past 20 years, with the involvement of many UN agencies and renowned worldwide universities and thanks to the support of Compagnia di San Paolo and other sponsors, the School has gradually increased the number of Masters Programmes offered.
In 2018, it will organize ten Masters in subjects such as international commerce, development management, intellectual property, cultural projects and world heritage, public procurement management, labour economics, industrial and employment relations, and health and safety at work.
Masters Programmes included in the TSD portfolio are:
- Master in International Trade Law
- Master in Intellectual Property
- Master in Public Procurement Management for Sustainable Development
- Master en Gouvernance et management des marchés publics en appui au
- Master in Applied Labour Economics for Development
- Master in Management of Development
- Master in World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development
- Master in Occupational Safety and Health
- Master in Patrimonio Mundial y Proyectos Culturales para el Desarrollo
10. Master in Industrial and Employment Relations
During the Academic Year 2017 – 2018, an advanced course in “Social Innovation and Sustainable Development: Entrepreneurship for Social Impact” was added, focusing on the Sustainable Development Goals.
Since the first course was organized in 1991, more than 2,700 students from all over the world have gained a master’s diploma here in Turin.
Andrea Micconi, a former participant in the Master in Management of Development, describes his experience as follows: “Participating in the Master’s Degree in Management of Development, for me, was really a great experience: excellent teaching methods, relevant training materials, highly competent and friendly professors, and a beautiful international class. The experience really helped me in my professional duties. I have advanced in my career and am now the coordinator of a consortium of NGOs based in the Piedmont Region.”