Global Labour University

Online Academy

Connecting activists and workers worldwide

Founded in 2014, the Global Labour University Online Academy (GLU Online Academy) is a pioneer in online labour education reaching thousands of trade unionists and labour activists in almost all countries of the world.

Its Massive Open Online Courses, which are developed in close collaboration with academics, trade unionists and activists from across the world, are all for free and cover a wide range of topics. Other than English, the online courses are also available in Bangla, Bosnian-Croatian-Montenegrin-Serbian (BCMS), French, Hindi, Khmer, Russian, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish and Vietnamese.

Over the years, the GLU Online Academy has developed decentralised, globally-connected learning spaces for workers and trade unionists. Its online courses are combined with webinars and localized workshops in a blended model of education supported by teams of certified trainers and tutors. Thousands of participants from across the globe are connecting through these learning spaces in vibrant debates about social and environmental justice, workers' rights, political freedom and democracy.

The work of the GLU Online Academy benefited from the financial support of various organizations, including the ILO, FES, DGB-BW, GiZ, BMZ, OSF, LO Norway and ICDD.

Below you can find all of our available MOOCs, in many different languages. You can also visit our iversity page to see our offers and join LinkedIn or Facebook group to keep up with the latest developments. 

Free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

When? You can attend these courses at any time and study at your own pace.

Where? Wherever you are, all you need is only an internet connection and an eagerness to learn more.

For Whom? Trade unionists, labour activists, labour educators, labour researchers, NGOs and everybody else interested in the topics.

Costs? All courses are free. Once you complete the course, you can obtain an official certificate and under specified requirements, a scholarship voucher for it. 

Certified local trainers and online tutors

Creating new spaces for collective learning and political engagement

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