UNSSC: United Nations System Staff College and IE University launch a master’s program on sustainable development

Join our information session in Bonn on 3rd May to know more

The United Nations System Staff College and IE University have embarked on an academic partnership to jointly launch a master’s program with a special focus on sustainable development. The one-year Master in International Development (MID)program will equip the next generation of leaders and policy-makers with key skills and competencies required to address the complex challenges highlighted by the 2030 Agenda.

The curriculum has been jointly designed by the UNSSC Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development together with the IE School of Global and Public Affairs. The program includes an immersion week in a United Nations operation where candidates will gain first-hand experience of development work being carried out within an international organisation.

Join the MID information session on 3rd May:

IE University is organising an information session on the master’s programin Bonn on the sidelines of the SDG Global Festival of Action. During the information session, representatives from IE University and UNSSC will be available to provide interested candidates with more information about the joint UNSSC-IE master’s program. The information session will also include a talk on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by Simona Costanzo Sow, Learning Portfolio Manager at UNSSC. Please register to attend the information session here.

Information session details:

Date: 3rd May 2019

Time: 18:00 – 19:30

Venue: Bonn Marriott Hotel, Platz der Vereinten Nationen 4, 53113 Bonn

Key features of the MID program:

Duration: 10 months (October 2019 – July 2020)

Language: English

Location: Madrid (including an immersion week in a UN operation)

Format: Full-time

Programme commencement: October 2019


The intake for the October 2019 cohort is already underway. Prospective candidates are encouraged to apply early given the limited number of places in the program. More details about the admission process and the tuition fees can be found here.


The brochure of the MID programme can be downloaded here.

More info:

Full details about the MID programme can be found on the MID webpage here. If you have any questions, please write to us at sustainable-development@unssc.org.

Source: Notification UNSSC Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development, 17.04.2019