University of Torino - Faculty of Law
The University of Turin was founded in 1404. Today, the University has a faculty of 1,300 professors and about 800 researchers. The current level of student enrolment stands at 70,000 making the University of Turin one of the largest in Europe. Renowned for its tradition in legal education and international outreach, the University is involved in several legal and socio-economic initiatives with foreign universities, governmental and intergovernmental institutions. One leading example is the partnership established more than 20 years ago with the International Training Center of the International Labour Organization (ITCILO), for launching a cluster of nine international Masters’ programmes including this Master of Laws Programme in Intellectual Property (LL.M.).
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations based in Geneva. It is dedicated to lead the development of a balanced and effective international intellectual property (IP) system that enables innovation and creativity for the benefit of all. WIPO administers 26 international treaties and has 188 member states. The WIPO Academy is a division of WIPO established in 1998. It plays a central role in WIPO’s activities to enhance the capacity of countries to use the IP system by using an interdisciplinary approach to IP education focusing on its links with trade, innovation, health, applied sciences, information technology and creative industries. Since 1998, more than 350,000 students have participated in WIPO Academy Programmes namely, Professional Development, Distance Learning, Academic Institutions and Executive Programme. It responds to a wide spectrum of demand for IP education like degree programmes, custommade professional training and policy-making in IP and offers distance learning courses in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
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International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization
The International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITC-ILO) is the training arm of ILO, one of the United Nations Specialized Agencies. ILO was established in 1919 and aims at the promotion of social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights. ITCILO is based in Turin and is a premium provider of capacity development and training services in the field of labour, human rights, sustainable development and international trade. In 1991, ITCILO started to offer an innovative, job-focused and multi-disciplinary portfolio of Master programmes in partnership with the University of Turin. The LL.M. in IP, the LL.M. in International Trade Law, the Master in Management of Development, and the Master in Public Procurement for Sustainable Development are among the world-renowned programmes offered by ITCILO.
Support and Contributions for the LL.M. in Intellectual Property
The LL.M. in Intellectual Property is supported by partial funding from WIPO and a number of private entities and foundations such as the Compagnia di San Paolo and the Turin Bar Association.