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From time to time, the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) organizes so-called Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs).

    Engagement and Impact through Massive Online Open Courses

    Via our online courses we try to engage individuals with the ISS by giving a clear view of our innovative teaching methods that are freely accessible to anyone interested in the topic.

    Engagement is a two-way process, with academics sharing their knowledge and facilitating discussions between people holding different opinions. We aim to strategically engage with other academic partners to create multi-disciplinary online open courses.

    • Trade & investment: Evidence-based policies for development

      This MOOC prepares students that want to analyse trade and investment policies of developing countries and emerging markets.
    • Earth Economics

      This is a course for Earthlings that want to understand how economic policy making can move beyond narrow national interests and how global public goods can be…
    • MOOC Introduction to economic theories

      This MOOC teaches economics from a pluralist perspective, introducing 4 economic theories for the whole set of topics in microeconomics and macroeconomics. More>
    • MOOC Local Economic Development

      MOOC on how local governments, businesses and civil society groups get together to raise income sustainably and improve their lives. Find out more >>
    • MOOC When disaster meets conflict

      Free MOOC on Disaster Risk Reduction and humanitarian aid in conflict settings. It explores the choices and dilemmas faced by actors in conflict settings.

    About ISS MOOCs

    Our MOOCs:

    • are developed together with reputable partners;
    • are taught by renowned academics;
    • do not have entry requirements but will be especially useful to specific groups of students depending on the topic; 
    • can be taken at any time of the day and from anywhere online;
    • are self-paced and based on self-study but offer access to a community of online learners through forums and discussion boards;
    • are free to follow;
    • offer the chance to earn a certificate of completion (fees defined by the learning platform).

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