Global and Development Studies (GLAD) is an interdisciplinary program, which aims to equip students with a fundamental understanding of processes of globalization in various spheres of human activity: law, politics, economy, history, social relations, culture, and communication. Students gain core knowledge of the very phenomena of globalization and international development as well as specialize in their various aspects and influence they have on the contemporary world. The program is structured in such a way that it allows students to focus either on a selected part of the world, or specific global problems and challenges.
The BA in Global and Development Studies is an interdisciplinary program that aims to equip students with an in-depth understanding of the processes of globalization in various spheres of human activity: law, politics, economy, history, social relations, culture, and communication. Students gain core knowledge of the processes of globalization and international development, the multifaceted aspects thereof, and their influence on the contemporary world. The program is structured in such a way that it allows students to focus either on a selected part of the world, or specific global problems and challenges.
The Program is taught at the Faculty of Political and International Studies (FIPS) of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow – the oldest and the best HEI in Poland and one of the leading universities in the region. This ensures a high quality of teaching and a vibrant and inspiring academic environment. The FIPS is a truly multidisciplinary unit, which is of great significance when it comes to issues connected to globalization and development. We provide expertise in many different areas not only limited to traditional politics and IR, but also fields such as humanitarian aid, environmental protection, public health, media, and communication. This is amplified by the fact that various units at FIPS are specialized in specific regions of the world, which allows us to connect distinct phenomena of globalization and development to particular geographical locations.
Program graduates will have acquired knowledge of the principal traditional and contemporary trends in global sociology, philosophy, politics, and economy. This program also serves as the first step towards continuing one’s academic career on a graduate and postgraduate level in the fields of international relations, area studies, political science, or economy. Graduates are prepared to find employment in public administration, national and international institutions and organizations, non-governmental organizations, international companies, cultural institutions, media, and publishing.
The Jagiellonian University in Krakow
Join us at Jagiellonian University, the best and the most prestigious university in Poland, with a very rich tradition of academic excellence that dates back to the fourteenth century.
Live and study at the academic heart of Central Europe, the home of excellent researchers in many disciplines, including the humanities, social sciences, medicine, mathematics, and natural sciences. The University has many international partners, and our students benefit from various forms of study exchange, shared virtual classrooms, visits of guest professors, and many other aspects of international cooperation. The Faculty of International and Political Studies, which will be your home department, is widely recognized for its research on areas and countries, politics, international relations, and intercultural studies.