Tsinghua - UniGe Dual Degree Program
Master of Public Policy for Sustainable Development Goals (MPP-SDG)
On 1 January 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development - adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at an historic UN Summit - officially came into force. Over the next fifteen years, with these new Goals that universally apply to all, countries will mobilize efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind.
On January 16th, President Xi Jinping of China and the President Doris Leuthard of the Swiss Confederation jointly witnessed the signing of the memorandum between Tsinghua University and the University of Geneva (UniGe) on comprehensive cooperation on SDGs. During the roundtable, President Qiu Yong of Tsinghua University and President Yves Flückiger of the University of Geneva signed an agreement on a dual Master of Public Policy for Sustainable Development Goals (MPP-SDG) .
Within this cooperative framework, the School of Public Policy and Management (SPPM) of Tsinghua University is partnering with the Geneva School of Social Sciences (G3S) of UniGe to start a highly interdisciplinary 2.5-year dual master’s program for the SDGs from September 2018. This program focuses on defining and developing concrete solutions for the SDGs through hands-on, team-based and project-driven activities, in parallel with courses on the fundamentals of sustainable development. Candidates from a broad range of backgrounds will gain both theoretical understanding and practical field experience that will prepare for employment on sustainable development projects.
This program can be started either at Tsinghua University or the University of Geneva, depending on where the student registers first. Tsinghua University delivers a Master of Public Administration (MPA), organised by the School of Public Policy and Management (SPPM) and called Master of Public Policy for Sustainable Development Goals (MPP-SDG). The University of Geneva delivers a highly interdisciplinary Master of Science (M.Sc.) hosted by the Geneva School of Social Sciences (G3S), the Master in Innovation, Human Development and Sustainability (MIHDS).
Three specialization modules will be available in curriculum
l Sustainable Human Development
-- Technology/Innovation and Entrepreneurship
-- Sociology and Social Policy
-- Development Theory & Practice
-- Environment, Climate and Governance
-- International/Introduction to Public Health
-- Population, Health and Development
l Standards, Governance and Sustainability
-- Governance and Development
-- Globalization and Governance
-- Politics and Government in China
-- International Political Economy
-- Comparative Development
-- Economic Development and Policy in China
l Sustainable Cities and Territories
-- Urbanization and Social Development
-- Science & Art of Leadership
-- Chinese Constitutional and Administrative Law
-- Integrated Approaches to Sustainable Development Practice
Upon successful completion of the dual degree requirements, international students will receive one master degree from each party: the degree “Master of Public Administration” of Tsinghua University and the degree “Master of Science” of the University of Geneva.
Admission to the Dual-Degree Program
l Bachelor’s degree or equivalent;
l English proficiency test certificate (Non-native speaker: TOEFL 92 or IELTS 7.0);
l Two recommendation letters from scholars who have the title of associate professor or above or are senior professionals in the related field;
l Transcript of academic record, research and awards;
l Working experience in development fields preferable but not required.
l 1st Round: November 1 to December 31, every year.
l 2nd Round: January 1 to February 28(/29), every year.
l Rolling: March 1 to April 30 (based on vacancies), every year.
Tuition/Administrative Fee for International Students
University of Geneva
SHI Shuting (Ms.)
Dual Master Program Manager
School of Public Policy and Management
Tel: +86-10-627 81945