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European University Institute launches Global Executive Master

The EUI’s first executive master’s programme, launching in September 2024, will enable policy professionals to become agents of change.

22 June 2023

In a world of increasingly fast paced transformation, policy professionals need to keep upgrading their skills to inspire and drive sustainable change around them. The new EUI Global Executive Master (GEM) is designed to support policy practitioners to become agents of change in their organisations and fields of expertise.

The launch of the EUI GEM marks another milestone in the history of the Institute. The EUI School of Transnational Governance and programmes at the EUI Robert Schuman Centre have been offering a wide array of executive trainings for years. The academic and policy expertise from the different units meets in the new two-year part-time programme led by EUI Dean of Executive Education Professor Georgios Papakonstantinou, former Finance Minister of Greece.

"The GEM will be the jewel in the EUI Executive Education crown, completing the vast array of training courses offered by the Institute, which every year attract thousands of policymakers and practitioners and help them keep their competences up to speed”, emphasises EUI President Renaud Dehousse.

The EUI GEM is aimed at policy professionals working both in the private and public sector, as well as in civil society, seeking upskilling opportunities to advance their careers. The part-time programme spans over two years, allowing full-time work to be combined with professional growth and peer-exchange. Due to this flexible structure, participants can design their personal career development journey.

Throughout the two years, EUI GEM participants will learn from leading academics, policymakers and experts from the private sector, who will provide a unique global perspective on cutting edge issues of our time. In the second year, they have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge in one of the four specialisations: energy and climate; economics and finance; technology and governance; and geopolitics and security.

Over the course of the programme, participants will work on a project addressing a real policy problem faced by an organisation and propose solutions based on original research under the supervision of the organisations concerned and EUI faculty. In addition, the EUI GEM foresees three thematic executive study visits: a focus on strategic foresight in Brussels, the EUI’s State of the Union conference in Florence and a Global Challenge executive study visit outside Europe. 

The EUI will welcome its first intake of 30 participants in September 2024. Applications for the EUI GEM will open in October 2023.

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Last update: 22 June 2023

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