Master in Innovation, New Technologies and the Global Economy

Master in Innovation, New Technologies and the Global Economy (ed. 2022-23)
Maestría

Master in Innovation, New Technologies and the Global Economy

31 Enero 2022–30 Enero 2023
El curso está disponible en English
Presentación del Maestría

The Master consists of one distance-learning and five classroom-taught modules, each of which will examine in depth the mechanisms underlying innovation processes and their links with economic and social dynamics. Module (A): Introduction to the economics of innovation, new digital technologies and social challenges (distance-learning module); Objective: to understand the economic relevance of innovation and new digital technologies by analysing the incentives and the economic, social and legal impacts. Module (B): Innovation, employment and labour markets; Objective: to delve into the complex relationship between innovation, skills, unemployment and the creation of new job opportunities. Module (C): Entrepreneurship, finance and innovation; Objective: to examine the role of entrepreneurship and the financial system in generating innovation and change. Module (D): Innovation, environment and the circular economy; Objective: to analyse the role of environmental pressures in the dynamics of innovation, and the role of the latter in opening strategies to new paradigms, such as the circular economy. Module (E): Artificial Intelligence and ethical, legal and social dilemmas; Objective: to analyse the crucial aspects of artificial intelligence, with an in-depth study of the legal and social aspects related to respect for fundamental rights. Module (F): Project management; Objective: to develop skills in defining and coordinating projects related to innovative strategies for enhancing digital technologies and improving the environmental performance of relevant activities.

¿Quiénes participan en este Master?

The Master in Innovation, New Technologies and Global Economy is intended for young graduates; public officials operating in the field of economic and social policy; professionals from the public and private sectors working in the field of industrial and labour relations; officers and staff of the ILO and other international organizations; managers of companies with a social vocation; experts in circular economy and sustainability matters; experts in the field of innovation and new digital technologies who wish to expand their knowledge and transform the new economic and social challenges posed by global innovation and digitization into opportunities for all.

What will I learn?

The Master consists of distance-learning modules and residential ones, each of these aimed at examining in depth the mechanisms underlying the innovation processes and the link with economic and social dynamics.

  • Introduction to economics of innovation, new digital technologies and social challenges (distance learning module). The objective of this module is understanding the economic relevance of innovation and new digital technologies, by analyzing the incentives and economic, social and legal impacts.
  • Innovation, employment and labour markets. The objective of this module is delving into the complex relationship between innovation, skills, unemployment and the creation of new job opportunities.
  • Entrepreneurship, finance and innovation. The objective of this module is examining the role of entrepreneurship and the financial system in generating innovation and change
  • Innovation, environment and the circular economy. The objective of this module is analyzing the role of environmental pressures in the dynamics of innovation, and the role of the latter in opening strategies to new paradigms, such as the circular economy.
  • Artificial Intelligence and ethical, legal and social dilemmas. The objective of this module is analyzing the crucial aspects of artificial intelligence, with an in-depth study of the legal and social aspects related to the respect for fundamental rights.
  • Project management. The objective of this module is developing skills in defining and coordinating projects related to innovative strategies aimed at enhancing digital technologies and improving the environmental performance of relevant activities.
Curriculum

This one-year Master’s programme is intensive by design. It combines two distance-learning modules with a face-to-face component.

Distance Learning (31 January -14 May 2022)

Students learn and practice on their own time using an online platform. 

This preparatory module introduces students to the basic concepts of innovation, global economy and new technologies. In particular, topics covered include:

F2F (15 May – 31 October 2022; on campus 15 September -31 October)

This second module is composed as follows: 

  • the first phase is a distance learning one, to be followed live. Classes are recorded for the participants unable to attend for whom the reasons have been cleared by the SC.
  • the second phase is a residential one, which is held on the campus premises. Students learn in class, as well as through individual study and group work. Participation in classes is mandatory; classes are held every day from Monday to Friday, 5 hours per day.

Final essay (1/11/2022 -30/1/2023)

Students complete an original project work related to a specific challenge. The project should be testable at the country or community level. 

Tutors and professors will provide guidance.

Faculty

The core faculty of the Master is composed by:

  • professors from renowned international universities 
  • professionals and consultants from worldwide
  • experts and officials from international organizations

The combination of academic resource persons and practitioners is a distinctive feature of this Master, which enables smooth integration of theory with practice.

Participants will benefit from the support and involvement of dedicated tutors who will assist and advise them throughout the learning period.

Tuition fee

The tuition fee is set at €8,500.

The fee includes:

  • programme development and management
  • teaching equipment, training materials and documentation
  • use of training facilities and support services

Board, lodging, travel expenses, transports and personal expenses for the period in Turin are not included in the cost of participation.

Applicants interested in participating to this Master should complete and submit the application form by clicking on APPLY in the left upper corner of this page not later than 10 December 2021.

Important: only complete application forms will be considered during the candidate selection process.

For more information on the Master, included cost of accommodation on campus, please contact the course secretariat.

Entry requirements

Applicants must have successfully completed a first level university degree of at least 3 years’ duration (180 ECTS) in law, economics, political sciences, business administration or equivalent.

The validity of non-Italian degrees must be recognized under Italian law and regulations.

The Master is entirely delivered in English. Knowledge of the English language is a pre-requisite and must be proven in the application form with supporting documents.

Scholarships

A limited number of partial fellowships may become available from sponsors in order to facilitate the participation of deserving candidates from developing and transition countries who are unable to meet the full tuition fees.

Participants are therefore expected to finance their participation as much as possible. The admission criteria will take into consideration the participant’s self-financing potential as well as his/her educational and professional profiles. In the application form, participants are kindly requested to indicate the portion of the tuition fees that they are able to finance.

Payment and cancellation refund

The ITCILO’s payment, cancellation and refund policy can be consulted on the following website: www.itcilo.org/turinschool-of-development/admission 

FAQs
What does "First Level Master" mean?

According to the Italian University System, there are two types of Masters: 1st level Master and 2nd level Master.

The only difference between them is the minimum educational background and academic qualification required to be enrolled: in a 1st level Master's, the minimum requirement is a bachelor degree (3 years); while for a 2nd level Master, the minimum requirement is a post-graduate degree (3 +2 years).

Does this Master give access to PhD or to any other 3rd cycle programme?

A First Level Master does not give access to PhD programmes. Admission requirements to PhD programmes vary from country to country, as these depend on the university system of the country where the PhD programme is held. For more information on the minimum requisites required, please directly contact the university offering the PhD programme you are interested in. As a general rule, for instance, a three-year bachelor's degree plus a first level Master’s degree are not considered sufficient for doctoral studies at the University of Turin: both a bachelor’s and a two-year Master's degree (second level) are usually required.

Therefore, pursuing our 1st level Master in International Trade Law, a first level Master diploma will be awarded.

What documents should I submit with my application?

You should attach the documents requested in the Supporting Documents section of the on-line application form. Official documents should be scanned and uploaded. The compulsory documents include a copy of:

  • motivation letter;
  • recent curriculum vitae;
  • diploma of university studies with apostille;
  • transcripts of university studies with apostille;
  • Certificate (TOEFL / IELTS) or other evidence of English language knowledge if not mother tongue.

Important: The application form will be considered only if supported by the above listed documents.

Could this Master be followed only at a distance?

No, this Master includes a residential phase, whose attendance is mandatory, from Monday to Friday, 5 hours per day.

Is it compulsory to take the accommodation and subsistence at the ITCILO campus?

No, it is not. During the residential phase in Turin, you can decide to stay outside the ITCILO campus. However, we would recommend looking for a place not far from the campus because the training sessions start at 9 AM every day. The accommodation fee includes a single bedroom, laundry service and breakfast on the ITCILO Campus for the duration of the residential phase. Meals are not included. 

According to ITCILO rules, accommodation is covered from the day before the beginning of the course (from Sunday) to the day after the end of the course (to Saturday). 

For the cost of accommodation during the residential phase in our facilities, please contact the Master’s secretariat.

Contacts

For general information on requirements, application, fees, accommodation, scholarships and diploma, please contact:

Course Secretariat

Master in Innovation, New Technologies and the Global Economy 

International Training Centre of the ILO

Viale Maestri del Lavoro, 10, 10127 Turin, Italy, 

e-mail: intege@itcilo.orgturinschool@itcilo.org

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