Programme Germany

Masters Programme “Labour Policies and Globalisation”

The GLU Masters programme “Labour Policies & Globalisation” (LPG) started as a pilot course in Germany in October 2004. The one-year programme is part of a wider project to promote cooperation between trade unions and the research community and to strengthen the analytical and policy development capacity of trade unions.

The curriculum was jointly developed by universities and trade unions from around the world with a focus on Global Challenges to Labour, International Labour Rights, Processes of Globalisation and Economic Responses to Globalisation.

The course in Germany takes place at the University of Kassel (1st semester) and the Berlin School of Economics and Law (2nd semester) and is taught in English. 

Students have also the possibility to study one term of the programme in Germany and one term at one of our partner universities in Brazil, India, or South Africa (however, applicants should indicate this already on their application).

For more information please contact the coordinator at Kassel University Aleksandra Draganic email: glu.germany(at)

Master Thesis of GLU students studied in Germany

Shay Weinblum

Union Revitalization in the Israeli "New General Federation of Labour" - The growing body of literature on union revitalization

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Joel A. Odigie

Informality and The Prospects of Micro-credit and Social Protection as Drivers of Poverty Alleviation from Below: Lessons for Nigeria

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Dale Forbes

Consideration of the form of the South African welfare state by evaluating the non-implementation of basic income protection

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Radio Interview

About the Global Labour University

Frank Hoffer interviewed on Radio, 4. April 2011
(in German)

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