Dual Degree Master

The GTI SDG Dual Degree Master Program can be started either at University of Geneva or Tsinghua University, depending on where the student registers first. At University of Geneva, the Master is hosted by the Geneva School of Social Sciences (G3S) and is called Master in Innovation, Human Development and Sustainability (MIHDS). At Tsinghua University, it is organised by the School of Public Policy and Management (SPPM) and is called Master of Public Policy for Sustainable Development Goals (MPP-SDG). University of Geneva delivers a Master of Science (M.Sc.), Tsinghua University a Master of Public Administration (MPA).

The objective of the GTI SDG Dual Degree Master Program is to provide future change-makers with the skills necessary to address the 17 SDGs. It comprises a high proportion of hands-on teaching courses (challenge-based workshops) with partners in the United Nations and other International Organisations and NGOs, as well as fundamental courses on sustainable development in all its dimensions: social, economic, and environmental. In Geneva, the hands-on courses take place instead at the SDG Solution Space, in the heart of international Geneva. Due to the proximity of dozens of international organisations and hundreds of NGOs, internships are carried out during the year in Geneva. In China, courses take place on Tsinghua’s campus, in the Zhongguancun high-tech district of Beijing. There are also study tours in Shenzhen and other sites in China. The academic thesis is carried out and submitted to Tsinghua University, after completing all academic requirements of both universities.

As well as the Dual Degree offered by both universities, University of Geneva offers a Single Degree version of the IHDS program, involving an exchange semester at Tsinghua or another partner university.
Please find all the necessary information on the G3S website.
For questions about the IHDS Master program in Geneva please contact GTI-Master@unige.ch.
For questions about the MPP-SDG program at Tsinghua, please contact sdg@tsinghua.edu.cn.
For general questions about the GTI, please contact info@gt-initiative.org