865-0002-00L Migration: A Challenge for Development Cooperation
|Semester||Spring Semester 2020|
|Lecturers||K. Schneider, L. Hensgen|
|Periodicity||two-yearly recurring course|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Comment||Only for MAS/CAS in Development and Cooperation students, as well as specialists with at least 24 months of practical experience in international cooperation.|
ETH doctoral students working on topics related to poverty reduction in low- and middle income countries may also be admitted.
ETH MA/MSc students apply with a letter of motivation to the NADEL administration office.
Registration only through the NADEL administration office.
|Abstract||An estimated 250 million people are currently living outside countries of origin - voluntarily as migrants or involuntarily as refugees. The course explores the role that international cooperation can play in promoting the positive aspects of migration and in reducing the negative consequences.|
|Objective||Course participants have improved understanding of the following issues:|
- Definition of migration concepts and terms, including migrants, refugees, IDPs
- The geography of migration flows
- The evolving concept of “migration and development”
- International organizations and their strategies and activities in terms of migration
|Content||Today's migration movements are initiated in the countries of origin through different causes, whether political, social, economic, or natural. Although the concept of migration is negatively connoted for many people, international migration has a positive impact on both the countries of origin and the recipient countries. In addition to the transfer of goods and capital, it can also be understood as part of the increasing globalization process.|