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New degree program in anti-corruption studies

At the September 2010 inauguration of the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA), U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said: “The launch of IACA is a milestone in the efforts of the international community to fight corruption. I pledge my full support to the Academy, and urge you all to do your part.”

IACA is a joint initiative by the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime, the Republic of Austria, and the European Anti-Fraud Office, supported by more than 60 U.N. Member States and international organizations. As a post-secondary educational institution, it aims to contribute to the global fight against corruption through education, research, technical assistance and cooperation.

In December this year, IACA will kick off its new academic program, the Master in Anti-Corruption Studies.

It’s the world’s first international and interdisciplinary Master program in anti-corruption. It’s goal is to enable professionals to become better acquainted with the way corruption impacts all sphere’s of life, and the social complexities surrounding it.

The Master program is a part-time course of study designed for working professionals who wish to remain fully employed while pursuing their degree. It will bring together practitioners and executives from all regions of the world, with a minimum of three years of relevant working experience in, among others, the private or public sector, international, non-governmental or civil society organizations.

It’s also suitable for media representatives and academics with a proven history of academic research in areas related to anti-corruption.

Among the faculty members are Richard Alderman, Mark Plieth, and Tom Firestone.

The Master program runs over a period of 24 months. It consists of seven intensive, twelve-day modules taking place in three-month intervals at the IACA campus in Austria and one time in Malaysia.

IACA is now accepting applications. The deadline is Friday, 26 October 2012.

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