Research & Publications
All four courses offered in the programme cover areas that have only recently become a spotlight of academic focus. Research, as well as conceiving of areas and issues requiring deeper analysis and solutions, is a major thrust of the programme. Therefore, one of the major objectives of the programme is to develop solid research capacity, and to produce publications of high relevance to the respective fields covered by the programme. Project staff and students in the programme are encouraged to contribute.
In the writing of their research papers, students are required to select and develop a topic of theoretical or policy significance to the course focus. It must be a topic that is potentially useful and enabling, in the sense that its outcomes are not only publishable in a peer-reviewed journal, but also capable of influencing policy and legislation in the particular area of focus. Students must be made patently aware of this from the very start.