Dramatic changes have occurred in global politics due to global civil movements, and the key players in global civil society are Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). NGOs deal with development issues, the aftermath of global financial crises, information technology revolutions, climate change, and questions related to democracy and human rights at local, national, and global levels. NGOs are at the forefront of multidisciplinary academic debates, such as discussions on the role of government and international organizations in a world of very complex and interconnected political issues. NGOs and Non-Profit Sectors also reach beyond domestic boundaries into the realm of global governance.
In the NGO studies program, students learn about the relationships between academic debates and the everyday practices and policies of NGOs and civil society. The NGO Studies program seeks to develop strong domestic and international networks that combine theory and practice. To achieve these goals, the NGO studies program provides students with a wide variety of subjects, ranging from managerial skills for NGOs to cooperation between NGOs and international organizations.