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Two classes in Berlin

We are delighted to welcome for the first time the Anglophone and Energy Master students who will be spending the next trimester studying and living together in Berlin!

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Presentation of the new programme 2017-2018

MAEIS - Mediterranean studies

Learning and living the Mediterranean

  • 2 languages (English, French)
  • 3 places (Nice, Tunis, Rome)
  • A one-year programme (October-July)
  • 60 ECTS
  • In cooperation with the Université Internationale de Tunis (UIT), the Institut de Recherche sur le Maghreb Contemporain (IRMC), Tunis, the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), the University La Sapienza, Rome,and Istanbul Bilgi University, Istanbul

The curriculum includes five modules:

  • Conflict Management and Peacemaking
  • Sustainable Development and Globalisation
  • Regional Integration and Transformation
  • Mediterranean Politics and Societies
  • Professional Skills Workshops
   Overview of the Academic Year

The programme of Mediterranean studies is structured into three terms:

The first term (October to January) starts in the European Union, in Nice, France. It encompasses classes on the basics of the five modules (Conflict Management and Peace Making, Sustainable Development and Climate Action, Regional Integration and Transformation, Mediterranean Politics and Societies as well as Professional Skills Workshops). Studying in France helps the students to analyse the Mediterranean region and Euro-Mediterranean relations from an EU perspective. Courses will introduce to the institutional architecture of the EU and its neighbourhood policy. They will also discuss the shared risks of populism, terrorism and climate change. Mid-term exams will take place in December. The trimester concludes with a simulation exercise. 

The second term (January to April) starts off in Tunis, Tunisia. Our cooperation partner, the Université Internationale de Tunis, is famous for its integration of international students in Tunisia. Thanks to our partner, the Institut de Recherche sur le Maghreb Contemporain (IRMC), students will have access to the expertise and the library of one of the most renowned think tanks in the Maghreb. Researchers from the region will analyse transformation processes in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean in times of globalisation. Studying in Tunisia will provide the students with a unique experience of a historic democratisation process that turns the nobelpeace-prize winning country into a role model throughout the MENA region. For non-Arab speakers an Arab language course is compulsory.

A study trip to Istanbul will take place druing the 2nd or the 3rd term. 

The programme concludes in Rome, Italy (April to July) where the courses are organised in cooperation with the Istituto Affari Internationali (IAI), one of the leading European think tanks, and our long-term partner, the Sapienza University. Special focus will be given to Foreign Policy Analysis (EU, Russia, US, Iran), as well as migration, poverty and food security, including visits of relevant UN institutions. A workshop in Istanbul will deal with the changing EU-Turkey relations. Students will have the opportunity to advance in their research work, as they are free of obligations from mid-May to mid-June to work on their thesis. The programme concludes with the defence of the thesis and oral exams. With their graduation in the “eternal city”, students become part of CIFE’s worldwide Alumni network.

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