MESCI-Development Economics and International Cooperation

Master in
Development Economics and
International Cooperation

Bridging Skills for Sustainable Development

MESCI - Master in Development Economics and International Cooperation Bridging Skills for Sustainable Development is a one year international Masters (M2 level) programme (60 credits) in development economics and international cooperation at the School of Economics of the University of Rome Tor Vergata.

The programme, which is taught in English, provides a solid grounding in the most recent economic theory in micro- and macroeconomics, as well as in econometrics and statistics.

This intensive Master aims to equip students with an in-depth understanding of economic development issues, as well as with analytical skills and methods for applied research on poverty, inequality, migration, labour, credit, gender, environmental and trade issues.

Courses are grounded in the current challenges the world is facing in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and students are provided with opportunities to learn and interact with staff from United Nations specialized agencies headquartered in Rome (FAO, IFAD and WFP), where many past students have subsequently gone on to do internships and to find employment.

MESCI is targeted to students and young professionals pursuing, or intending to embark on careers in international organizations, public and private companies engaged in international activities and non-governmental organizations.

Since its inception, this programme has enjoyed international recognition and attracts students worldwide.

Students from the following countries have taken part in the programme: Afghanistan, Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia, Brazil, Canada, Central Africa, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Croatia, El Salvador, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malawi, Malaysia, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, The Netherlands, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America, Venezuela, Vietnam, and Zambia.

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