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University of Bucharest announces the launch of the English language master program “International Public Affairs”. This program aims to prepare future professionals of public affairs for higher adaptability to multicultural and increasingly digital work environments, while contributing to advancing the local, national and global sustainable development and social responsibility efforts.

Among the very few of its kind in the world and unique in both Romania and the region, this two-year degree program focuses on professional and individualized training, with about 80% of the instruction time allocated to seminars, policy workshops, internships, individual tutoring and professional mentoring.

More specifically, the program creates and develops expertise in international public affairs particularly (but not exclusively) for

  • the international relations, public communication or social responsibility units of
    • the institutions and specialized agencies of the United Nations (UN) system;
    • the institutions and specialized agencies of the European Union (EU);
    • intergovernmental organizations;
    • ministries or agencies of the central public administration;
    • the local public administration;
    • non-governmental organizations;
  • the administrative and technical staff of embassies and cultural institutes;
  • the governmental and non-governmental organizations active in priority areas for the global UN agenda;
  • think-tanks or free-lance political consultancy in international affairs.

The practical part of the program focuses largely on the following areas: diplomacy track (public diplomacy, cultural diplomacy, digital diplomacy), global affairs track (sustainable development, humanitarian affairs), european affairs track (European Union institutions and policies), civil society track (international NGOs, social movements), industry track (public-private partnerships for creative industries, the social and environmental sustainability of companies).

Apart from an individual academic supervisor for the entire duration of their studies, all students have access to different mentors from partner institutions in the field of international public affairs which are active in Romania or abroad.

In addition, students are also fully integrated into projects within which they are required to develop solutions to real problems of the partner institutions.

Not least, almost each week, guest experts from Romania or abroad offer lectures and small group seminars that help students familiarize with the challenges of the current labour market and provide more specific knowledge and/or skills.

All FSPUB and associated teaching staff members hold a PhD in social sciences or humanities (political science/international relations, sociology, economy, law, philosophy or contemporary history) and have pursued postgraduate studies at top European and North American universities such as the Central European University, University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, London School of Economics and Political Science, McGill University, Pennsylvania State University and others.

All courses are completely taught and examined in English, which is also the language in which a large part of the practical activities take place. Students can also access for free French or Chinese language classes.

More details about the program can be found here, and information about the admission can be requested at the email address admitere@fspub.unibuc.ro.

Romanian version of this presentation can be found here.

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