Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic
Palacky University in Olomouc, the Coordinating Institution, is the second oldest university in the Czech Republic (founded in 1573) and educates almost 22 000 students at 8 faculties. The Department of Development and Environmental Studies (located in the Faculty of Science) is involved in the GLODEP master and offers the International Development Studies program at bachelor, master and doctoral level. Thus is the flagship university of development studies in Central and Eastern Europe. All programs are taught in Czech and the master program is also taught in English. The department is very active in international cooperation (e.g. student and staff exchanges with about 25 universities within the Erasmus+ program). In 2015 the department began the publication of the journal Development, Environment and Foresight.
University of Auvergne, France
The University of Auvergne was founded in 1519 and its teaching and research activities were ranked A+ in the national evaluation process in 2011. There are almost 20 000 students currently studying at the University of Auvergne. In 1976, The School of Economics, involved in the GLODEP program, designed a niche strategy of international development and thus the master program in Development Economics emerged (currently with different specializations – e.g. public finance, health economics), part of which is taught in English. The research centre CERDI (Centre for Studies and Research on International Development) was established in the same year. CERDI is affiliated with the CNRS (National Centre for Scientific Research). This affiliation is a recognition of research excellence and it welcomes additional researchers in the field of international development economics.
University of Pavia, Italy