Professional Education for International Organizations: Preparing students for international public service

Professional Education for International Organizations: Preparing students for international public service

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Overview

What does it take to work for an international organization and to succeed there? How can universities prepare their students for a career in international organizations? Answers to these questions come from in-depth studies at selected international organizations (EU, OSCE, ESA, UNEP, World Bank) and a comparative survey of degree programs and professional schools in the United States and Europe. The results are of interest to human resources managers at international organizations, faculty and program managers at institutions of higher education, and last but not least to students who aim for a career in international public service.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783631560075
Publisher: Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Publication date: 02/01/2008
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

The Authors: Dietmar Herz is Professor of Comparative Government at the University of Erfurt (Germany) and holds the Martius Chair for German and European Studies at the Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil).
Marc Schattenmann is Junior Professor of Public Policy at the University of Erfurt.
Susan Lynn Dortants, Kristin Linke, and Stefanie Steuber were research associates of the PROFIO research project at the University of Erfurt.

Table of Contents

Contents: Germany’s underrepresentation in international organizations – Recruitment at international organizations – University education and job performance – Professional schools in the United States – Degree programs in Europe – Recommendations on how to improve educational programs.

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