865-0002-00L  Migration and Development

SemesterAutumn Semester 2023
LecturersJ. Neve, K. Schneider
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentOnly for MAS/CAS in Development and Cooperation students, as well as specialists with at least 24 months of practical experience in international cooperation.

ETH doctoral students working on topics related to poverty reduction in low- and middle income countries may also be admitted.

ETH MA/MSc students apply with a letter of motivation to the NADEL administration office.

Registration only through the NADEL administration office.



Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
865-0002-00 GMigration and Development
Block course from 18.12. – 20.12.2023
Location: CLD A1
24s hrsJ. Neve, K. Schneider

Catalogue data

AbstractGlobally, over 280 million people live outside their countries of origin. While the concept of migration has negative connotations for some, migration can bring significant benefits – to both countries of origin and destination, if the right policies and initiatives are in place.
The course explores the role that international cooperation can play in promoting the positive aspects of migration.
ObjectiveCourse participants have improved understanding of the following issues:
- Definition of migration concepts and terms
- international legal frameworks related to migration
- The geography of migration flows
- Major drivers of migration
- The evolving concept of “migration and development”
- International cooperation organisations and their strategies and activities in terms of migration and development.
ContentGlobally, over 280 million people are currently living outside their countries of origin, voluntarily and involuntarily; and a further 60 million people live in internal displacement settings within their countries of origin.
Migration is multifaceted, and driven by various, often interlinked factors including conflict and violence, economic, social and political factors, as well as environmental and climate related events.
While the concept of migration has negative connotations for some, migration can bring significant benefits – to both countries of origin and destination, if the right policies and initiatives are in place.
The course explores the role that international cooperation can play in promoting the positive aspects of migration and in reducing the potential negative consequences.

This course covers:
- important terms and concepts related to migration;
- international legal frameworks related to migration;
- the geography of migration flows;
- major drivers of migration;
- the evolving concept of migration and development;
- actions, strategies and initiatives of international cooperation actors when it comes to migration and development.
CompetenciesCompetencies
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Social CompetenciesCooperation and Teamworkfostered
Personal CompetenciesCritical Thinkingfostered

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits1 credit
ExaminersK. Schneider, J. Neve
Typeungraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.

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ProgrammeSectionType
CAS in Development and CooperationModuleWInformation
Comparative and International Studies MasterElectivesWInformation
MAS in Development and CooperationAdvanced Training CoursesWInformation