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Students will achieve a multidisciplinary perspective on the most relevant local and global issues regarding solidarity, with specific focus on cultural diversity and citizenship; climate change and natural resources; and international solidarity and social movements.

In the Master's in Anthropology and Development Studies you study current dilemmas related to solidarity, and examine how solidarity is shaped and negotiated not only in the context of nation-states, but also across borders and at a global level. We examine three areas specifically and thoroughly (although not exclusively); cultural diversity and citizenship, climate change and natural resources, and international solidarity and social movements. Particular attention is paid to how solidarity is negotiated on the ground in alternative and innovative ways. For example, social movements that attempt to create alternative communities and economies may prove especially interesting since they try to work with, and change the nature of everyday solidarities through political action.

Master's research projects need to address a question that is not only relevant academically, but also of societal interest. Students are encouraged to formulate the research question in cooperation with organizations such as, among others, municipal authorities, NGOs, embassies, or education and healthcare institutions. In all cases, a reflection on the social implications of the research findings is required.

For more information about the Master Anthropology and Development Studies, visit the Master's website.