Cooperation and Exchanges between Regional Master’s Programmes
The Global Campus continues to develop educational, training, promotional and research initiatives which belong to a common portfolio of joint activities. This builds upon the experience and expertise both in the GC Headquarters and its many participating universities and regional hubs.
Joint activities include the Global Classroom, which involves students from all seven regional Master’s programmes and international experts; the Nelson Mandela World Moot Court Competition; exchanges of professors, researchers, and students among the seven regional programmes; workshops on integrated teaching; and other activities.
This activity envisages the exchange of one professor for each Regional Master, who shall teach a specific module and unit, short seminar and alike, prepared and offered to the intakes of another Regional Master during the academic year. The integrated teaching involves the participation of academic staff from two or more regional programmes for the delivery of joint seminars and workshops with an integrated regional perspective.
Global Campus organises additional workshops and conferences on topics varying from year to year, including business and human rights, diplomacy, or prospects for eu policies in the field of human rights.
The rich expertise existing in the Global Campus network emerges also in terms of theses supervision offered to students from professors of all the regional master's programmes.
The Global Classroom brings together students and professors from all Global Campus Regional Programmes for a week-long conference, where a topic of current interest for all the regions involved is studied, analyzed and discussed. The discussion is enriched with the participation of experts including representatives of States, UN agencies, EU experts and civil society organisations.
Every year a Regional Master takes the lead in organising in cooperation with the other partners a promotional event/international conference to raise awareness of the Global Campus network and foster discussion on global challenges to human rights and democratisation.
The Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition in Geneva is developed within the Global Campus of Human Rights Master’s Programmes under the leadership of the University of Pretoria. This human rights educational event is unique in bringing together some of the youngest and brightest law students from universities all around the globe to debate burning contemporary human rights issues on the basis of a common UN human rights system, influenced by national and regional perspectives and experiences.