Annual (Each summer term)
During the first year of study, each summer term, students from the MSc. IUSD program meet with other Master Program Students for one week in Berlin for the "Berlin Module".
The Berlin Module follows three objectives:
1. Realize the scope and intensity of political, economic and cultural objectives and instruments.
2. Understand the set-up and interplay of institutions and organizations with relevance to political decision making.
3. Encouragement for assessing the impact of objectives, instruments, institutions and organizations. (How EFFECTIVE are these procedures and how EFFICIENT are the instruments?)
Due to the ongoing and political and social changes round the world, the module emphasizing on the interplay of institutions and organizations. During this one week, the participants study the process of changing rules and regulations, based on practical examples, presented by actors in the German governance system on three different levels: parliament, federal government ministries, and implementing organizations. Students have the chance to critically discuss various topics ranging from economy, academia, social matters and politics. The "Berlin Module" also brings the chance to further strengthening the friendship and network with the other students and colleagues.