"Our vision is one of a just and sustainable world.
As an institute of development studies, we strive to help build such a world through multidisciplinary academic research, education, partnerships and political engagement.
We offer world-class educational programmes for the agents of change of tomorrow. In our three Advanced Master programmes, we teach the knowledge(s) and skills, and facilitate an exchange of ideas between students and staff from across the globe. We also offer some short-term programmes for professionals, as well as a highly regarded PhD programme.
Of course, our education is built on first-class research. In our research, of which you can read more on our dedicated research page, we have a strong preference for policy-oriented research as well as a desire to contribute to real (policy) change through the generation, dissemination and application of our knowledge. We also have a focus on the Great Lakes of Africa region, with the Great Lakes of Africa Centre as an open research platform."