The minor addresses the policy level and local responses to contemporary global challenges through an understanding of “development” as a field that not only pertains to the Global South but also to the so-called developed countries. The minor critically assesses both earlier conceptualizations and approaches of development and discusses their successes and failures.
Understand environmental and economic issues in the global world
The minor Development and Global Challenges explores a number of burning issues in the global world, such as environment and sustainability, poverty and unequal economic growth, diversity and inequality, urbanization and the global political economy.
Change your world, take the minor Development and global challenges
Studying at VU Amsterdam
Amsterdam, a global city
It is not surprising that Amsterdam is known as the number one student city in the Netherlands.
What will your daily life as a student look like?
You can get a good idea of this if you take a look at a timetable and read about the courses for your programme in the study guide.
Don't just become something, become someone at VU Amsterdam
How is the world changing today and what will it look like tomorrow? With the course ‘A Broader Mind’, we challenge you to look at knowledge, society and at yourself with a broader perspective.
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