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Social Innovation and Solidarity Studies

Full time Master’s course

Degree:MA
Duration:2 years (4 semesters)
Deadline:Application from May to October
ECTS points:120
Tuition: Information soon!
Institution:Faculty of Social Sciences
European Solidarity Centre (ECS)

 

Requirements

You need:

• Bachelor/Master Degree Diploma

• Transcript of Records

• Secondary School Diploma

• Language certificate in English (at least B2 level)

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Description

Innovation based on Solidarity ethics has the potential to transform the lives of the displaced, excluded or underprivileged as well as to alleviate social problems of the developed communities. The proposed course addresses the real need for supporting emerging change-makers with the educational background to initiate and lead in both the corporate and the III sector characterized by increasing diversity and instability.

University of Gdansk and European Solidarity Centre will provide students with the tools to diagnose specific community needs. The students will explore the contextual sources of resistance to change and through the lens of Solidarity ethics, evaluate alternative business models and to implement social innovation. Students will engage in multidisciplinary and intercultural teams creatively solving real life problems. They will be challenged and facilitated by leading community leaders to tackle the issues facing business and society, explore international perspectives, and engage with Solidarity and relevant research on collaborative movements to strengthen their understanding of the political economy, education and social entrepreneurship.

Main subjects

Solidarity Ethics

Socio-economic aspect of collaboration and equity

The Politics and Pedagogies of Social Change

Intercultural Psychology

Movements and Community Leadership

Innovation Design and Research Methodology

Social Entrepreneurship Models

Micro-finance and Crowd-sourcing

Management of Social Impact Projects

Elective innovation camps, seminars and lectures from UG and ECS visiting professors

Advantages

Most of courses will be team-facilitated by UG, ECS professors and leading social (e.g. ASHOKA) entrepreneurs. The methods will include case-studies, social hatcheries or venture launches. Students will be expected to be engaged in team researched and developed project of local or global social impact which will be evaluated by program leaders.