Master of Philosophy (MPHIL) Degree Programme in Industrial Policy - Call for Applications and Nominations
Thursday, August 18, 2016 to Friday, September 30, 2016
University of Johannesburg, South Africa
The African Institute for Economic Development and Planning (IDEP) and the University of Johannesburg are pleased to announce their new initiative of pan-African postgraduate training in Industrial Policy, and invite applications and nominations for admission in February 2017. The course has been developed as a joint IDEPUJ offering to serve the needs of African countries at a time when industrial policy has re-emerged alongside national development planning and regional integration as a core strategy for achieving structural transformation across the continent. The prioritisation of industrial policy by African governments, the reflection of that priority in national development plans and long-term national visions, and its refraction into the processes of sub-regional and regional cooperation and integration, is one of the distinguishing features of the current period in Africa’s quest for a continental renaissance. The IDEP-UJ MPhil Industrial Policy course is designed to help fill an important gap in the kind of specialised human resource capacity that would enable African governments in their individual and collective efforts to design and implement the robust industrial policies and strategies that could set them on the path of sustained development and structural transformation.