Why Study Social Protection?
Across the world there is an increased demand for qualified experts who can advise and assist in the creation and implementation of social protection systems. Expertise in areas such as social assistance and social insurance, including pensions, health care and labour enhancement measures, is sought after.
Social protection is based on fundamental principles of social justice. It makes a decisive contribution to overcoming existing inequalities between and within different population groups. Equitable and sustainable access to adequate health care and other necessary social protection benefits are all goals of social protection strategies.
The key strategies of the International Labour Organisation to “Social Protection Floors” and the World Health Organisation to “Universal Health Coverage” also aim at the elimination of poverty and the mitigation of social and economic inequalities. Well-functioning social protection systems play a fundamental role for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) by 2030.
Advancement in social protection makes a fundamental contribution towards poverty-reduction and thus to improvement of quality of life on a regional, national and international scale. Moreover, it has become evident that social protection is an important factor in advancing economic growth, as healthy citizens amplify the productivity of countries. Social protection systems provide the platform upon which a stable workforce can grow and flourish, by providing a safety net for individual citizens against undue hardship related to unemployment, old age or poor health. Despite economic growth, many countries have failed to develop and implement a comprehensive social protection system. This creates a demand for qualified experts globally that can help to create and run such a system.
Our Social Protection Programme is well suited to teach you the knowledge and skills that allow you to become a social protection expert.
Our lecturers are carefully selected based not only on their academic achievements, but also on their international experience, with all having worked or lived abroad. This is an immense asset of the programme – making it both comprehensive and transnational across countries and systems.
The mix of didactic education and professional skills combined with regular monitoring and evaluation of knowledge transfer will assure high quality of the programme and foster possibilities for future collaborations and job prospects for students.