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Department of Development Studies
Our courses provide knowledge relating to global development processes and their inter-relationship from a multidisciplinary, social science perspective. Central themes that are addressed include theories of development and underdevelopment, globalisation and the international economic system, North-South relations, foreign assistance and the poverty problem.
Staff at the Department of Development Studies: Sven Åke Bjørke, Christian Webersik, Oddgeir Tveiten, Brian Lucas, Camilla Michalsen, Jannik S. Timenes, Hanne Haaland, Ståle Angen Rye and Arne Olav Øyhus
New cohort of students in the Master programme in Development Management, autumn 2012
In August and September 2012 a new cohort of students in the master programme in Development Management met in Kristiansand for a three week face-to-face session. International and Norwegian students will study the master programme through the Internet for the next two years. The meeting in Kristiansand will be the first of two face-to-face sessions where students, lecturers and coordinators meet. Read more about the master programme.
Internships in the Dominican Republic
In 2010 the three year agreement between Department of Development Studies and Xstrata Nickel Nikkelwork in Kristiansand was renewed for a new three year period. The agreement gives graduated students from the development studies programmes an opportunity to apply for a four month internship for the Falcondo Foundation in the Dominican Republic.
In the autumn semester 2010, the fourth group of students will do their internship at the Falcondo Foundation with financial support from Xstrata Nickel in Kristiansand.
Pupils at one of the schools supported by the Falcondo Foundation.
Field course in the second semester of the Development Studies
The field course (previously called study tour) takes place in a country in either Africa (Tanzania), Asia (Indonesia, Sri Lanka) or Latin America (Bolivia) under the leadership of the course instructor. The duration is approximately one month.
Students who travelled to Indonesia for their field course in 2010 and 2011 made their report into a web presentation. Check out the web presentation here: