Welcome to our Online Education Programmes

The GLU is a pioneer in cross-country online education for trade union and social activists.

Some are conceptualized as so-called „blended” online courses combining both online and residential training in the campuses of the Global Labour University in Brazil, India, Germany, South Africa and the USA.

Our programme includes Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) which we offer annually. These are courses with several thousand participants offered over 7-10 weeks. They are tutored by an online tutor and “localized” with the help of our Global Labour University Tutors and related Institutions offering local workshops on the MOOC’s topic in various countries. We successfully ran a MOOC on Workers’ Rights in a Global Economy in 2015 and 2016. 

In 2017, we will launch new MOOCs on “Decent Work in Global Supply Chains” and “Economics of Wages and Wage Setting”. 

 All our online courses are free in the audit track with full access to all material and discussions. Depending on the course format, participants can also obtain a Statement of Participation for 29 € or a Certificate of Achievement for 49 €. 

 On the long term, we are planning to build a GLU Academy in cooperation with the online platform iversity to offer a broad range of online education programmes. 

 If you are interested in the our Online Education work, please send an email to online(at)global-labour-university.org